On August 31, 2009, Knives Exchanging Hands announced that they were breaking up. Take pure aggression and emotion. Mix it with profoundly melodic interludes, devastating breakdowns, and just a touch of aural dissonance. Your final product is North Carolina's Knives Exchanging Hands. Started in 2004 by five guys who wanted to play music that was hard hitting yet harmonious, going through a 3-song demo, a few lineup changes, and a self-released 6-song EP, Knives is now as solid as ever.