Idle Hands
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Idle Hands

Portland, OR | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | MAJOR

Portland, OR | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Metal

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Dec
04
Idle Hands @ Comerica Theatre

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Dec
03
Idle Hands @ City National Grove of Anaheim

Anaheim, California, United States

Anaheim, California, United States

Dec
02
Idle Hands @ Magnolia Music And Arts Festival

Burbank, California, United States

Burbank, California, United States

Dec
01
Idle Hands @ Wiltern Theatre

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nov
29
Idle Hands @ The Warfield Theatre

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States

Nov
27
Idle Hands @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nov
26
Idle Hands @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland, Oregon, United States

Nov
25
Idle Hands @ Paramount Theatre

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Nov
23
Idle Hands @ The Complex

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Nov
22
Idle Hands @ Fillmore Auditorium

Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver, Colorado, United States

Nov
19
Idle Hands @ Palace Theatre

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

Nov
18
Idle Hands @ Riviera Theatre

Three Rivers, Michigan, United States

Three Rivers, Michigan, United States

Nov
16
Idle Hands @ The Palace Theatre

Kentucky, United States

Kentucky, United States

Nov
15
Idle Hands @ Agora Theater & Ballroom

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Nov
15
Idle Hands @ Agora Theater & Ballroom

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Nov
14
Idle Hands @ The Fillmore Detroit

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Nov
12
Idle Hands @ MTELUS

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Nov
11
Idle Hands @ Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Nov
10
Idle Hands @ the tower theater

Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, United States

Nov
08
Idle Hands @ The Palladium

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Nov
07
Idle Hands @ Kings Theatre

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nov
05
Idle Hands @ Dr. Philips Center

Florida, United States

Florida, United States

Nov
04
Idle Hands @ Tabernacle

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Nov
02
Idle Hands @ THE BOMB FACTORY

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Apr
27
Idle Hands @ KEEP IT TRUE Festival

Lauda-Königshofen, Hesse, Germany

Lauda-Königshofen, Hesse, Germany

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Press


"Idle hands Gives Ghost A Run For their Money"

Portland has become a heavy metal mecca with many prominent bands and labels — like Agalloch, Red Fang and Vrasubatlat Records — calling the Oregonian city home. There are also a ton of really great local acts based in PDX, including IDLE HANDS — a traditional heavy metal band which you will be hearing about in the future.

Formed in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in the fall of 2017, IDLE HANDS initially began solely as a creative outlet for former Spellcaster bassist Gabriel Franco, who now handles vocals and rhythm guitar in addition to being the band's sole songwriter.

Franco says he now has a full line-up, and last month, the foursome released IDLE HANDS' debut EP, Don't Waste Your Time via the band's own Lone Fir Records.

With a range of influences from The Sisters of Mercy, Iron Maiden and In Solitude, the end result ends up sounding like The Devil's Blood or Ghost, perhaps with less pop and more heavy metal.

Musically, IDLE HANDS sounds a lot like its predecessor but with a moodier approach thanks to Franco's baritone voice. Mark my words, this band is going to be everywhere in the next couple of years. If you're a fan of the whole 80s nostalgia craze, NWOBHM or anything in between, jump on the bandwagon before your a poseur. - Metal Injection


"Idle Hands Track Premiere ‘Give Me To The Night ‘"

Portland, OR-based heavy metal/goth unit Idle Hands released their debut EP last year and it was enough to get the Decibel team salivating for more. Formed by Spellcaster bassist Gabriel Franco when that band ended, Idle Hands combine Spellcaster’s sense of heavy metal glory with goth rock tendencies and vocals.

Quickly following up on debut EP Don’t Waste Your Time, Idle Hands are ready to show the world their debut EP, entitled Mana. The first offering from that album is “Give Me to the Night,” which Decibel has an exclusive stream of below. At less than three minutes, it’s a quick but satisfying teaser for what you can expect when Mana drops on May 10 via Eisenwald.

“Mana is 8 months for 40 minutes,” Franco tells Decibel. “I spent every waking moment for the better part of the last year thinking about some detail or another regarding this album and I am very satisfied with the end result. Also immensely grateful to have such talented and open minded bandmates willing to work with me and my sometimes questionable ideas, but I promise there is substance in all these tracks, and we all put real hard work and honest emotion into everything we do.” - Decibel Magazine


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Featuring several former members of Spellcaster, IDLE HANDS made waves last year with the release of their critically-acclaimed debut EP Don’t Waste Your Time, which Banger TV called “the best debut of 2018.” Formed deep in the heart of the Pacific Northwest in 2017, the band initially began as a sole creative outlet for former Spellcaster bassist Gabriel Franco, who now handles vocals and rhythm guitar. “Mana is 8 months for 40 minutes,” Franco tells Decibel. “I spent every waking moment for the better part of the last year thinking about some detail or another regarding this album and I am very satisfied with the end result. Also immensely grateful to have such talented and open minded bandmates willing to work with me and my sometimes questionable ideas, but I promise there is substance in all these tracks, and we all put real hard work and honest emotion into everything we do.”

FFO: In Solitude, Tribulation, The Sisters of Mercy, Paradise Lost

IDLE HANDS is:
Gabriel Franco – vocals, guitar

Sebastian Silva – guitar

Brandon Hill – bass/backing vocals

Colin Vranizan – drums/backing vocals

Band Members