Metal Night at MCC: Indian Handcrafts, Mt. Cyanide, & Tangents (19+)
Indian Handcrafts - Progressive metal - Barrie
Indian Handcrafts first formed in 2010 while Brandyn James Aikins and Daniel Brandon Allen were playing together in another band. Indian Handcrafts came together after the two realized that, as the only members in the band who got along, they would be better off as a dynamic duo. Breaking off into their own band, the pair built a sound based on a solid foundation of riff-centric sludge rock tinged with a psychedelic atmosphere, with Allen on guitars, Aikins on drums, and both handling vocal duties. A year later they had created an eponymous self-released album.
In August 2011 they emerged onto the music scene proper, with the release of a music video for the demo version of a song called "Red Action". They subsequently went on a self-promoted tour, soon after signing with Los Angeles based record label, Sargent House.
In 2012, the band travelled to Sound of Sirens Studio in California with producer Toshi Kasai to create their second album, Civil Disobedience for Losers, which featured single "Bruce Lee". They toured as openers for Billy Talent's Dead Silence Tour in 2013, sharing the stage with Red Fang, Hollerado, and Sum 41.
The band's sophomore album, Creeps, was released on October 2, 2015.
In early 2017, Leland Burmania joined the group, changing the dynamic to a trio.
On May 11, 2018, the band released an EP entitled Bastard through Barrie-based record company, Atrial Records and recorded with and mixed by Andrew Shropshire.
Mount Cyanide - Metal - Toronto
Tangents - Anxiety/math rock - Orillia
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