HAND, a three-piece progressive gothic metal band from Sussex, England, has inked a deal with Femme Metal Records.

Originally a duo combining elements of rock and trance, the two founding members Kat Ward and Kieren Johnstone joined forces with drummer Cris Nelson early in 2006 and the band's current incarnation was born.

HAND self-released two EPs, with FONY guitarist Chris Hamilton collaborating with the group on its second CD, "Shadow: Word Pain". In 2007, HAND took part in the AKG Unsigned Heroes competition, beating over 800 acts to secure their spot in the top 20. Later that year the band signed to Copro Records, the label home of acts such as PANIC CELL, FOREVER NEVER and I-DEF-I.

HAND's debut album, "Deadroom Journal", was recorded in May 2008 at Philia Studios with producer Nick Hemingway (ISOR, CANCER, DESECRATION) and was released worldwide on September 22, 2008.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/handgothicband.


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