"The brutal/intense side of screamo, veering into grind, along the lines of Orchid, Pg. 99, early Converge and Discordance Axis." - Decibel
Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Nunez of Torche, Eris is twelve tracks of wounded and rabid hardcore, evoking turn-of-the-millennium screamo bands like Orchid and Pg. 99 who dealt in passion, poetry, and all-out brutality. The sound is so intense, it veers from screamo to grindcore, with blastbeats pelting like a hailstorm and riffs hurtling forward the way Discordance Axis' once did, and occasionally slows to a white-knuckle, Converge-worthy dirge. Akin to newer bands like Loma Prieta,Knife Hits takes the most crushing and emotive vibes of the late '90s/early '00s scene and makes new magic with it.
Formed in Orlando, Florida in 2011, and relocated to Philly and Chicago, Knife Hits consists of members of grind-punkers Backslider, and ex-members of Khann, Republicorpse, and more.
Eris is a joint effort between three labels: Dead Tank Records is handling the digital release, and Dead Tank, Hydrogen Man and Give Praise are teaming up for the vinyl.
The album was mastered by Nick Zampiello (Modern Life Is War, Unsane).