Thursday, August 03, 2006

Himsa Plan Tour And Part Ways With Prosthetic Records

All we know so far is that Himsa has parted ways with Prosthetic Records, so it’s anyone’s guess as to why. Did the contract come to it’s end, or did Himsa perhaps get a better offer from another label? While Prosthetic Records has become quite a large label due to the fact that Metal Blade moved Lamb Of God over to Prosthetic Records before Lamb Of God got signed to Epic. All That Remains seems to be doing well enough that they can get onto Ozzfest. Prosthetic also has a knack for signing some decent bands.

Himsa has had two very good releases with Prosthetic Records, “Hail Horror” which was released earlier this year, and 2003's “Courting Tragedy And Disaster”. Himsa has also become a heavy hitter in the more underground sect of melodic metalcore. I would describe the sound of Himsa as being heavily rooted in 80's thrash with lots of melody. There are fewer breakdowns within their songs, and the breakdowns they do have are rarely of the “chugga” variety. Vocalist John Pettibone sounds similar to Jamie Jasta of Hatebreed.

Himsa will also do a headline a tour titled “West Coast Brodeo” with Becoming The Archteype, Demericous, Parkway Drive and Hell Promise. Here are the dates for that tour:
August 02nd Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
August 03rd Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's
August 04th Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
August 05th San Diego, CA - Soma
August 06th Los Angeles, CA - The Avalon (Himsa only) (Featuring Anthrax, Manntis)
August 07th Victorville, CA - Trilogy Theatre
August 08th Fresno, CA - The Belmont
August 09th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
August 10th Bend, OR - The Domino Room at Midtown
August 11th Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre

Himsa At Prosthetic Records


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