These Arms Are Snakes is a Seattle-based post-hardcore quartet currently on Jade Tree Records. The band was formed by members of the bands Botch, Nineironspitfire and Minneapolis-based Kill Sadie, with Harkonen drummer Chris Common joining after the recording of Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home. They have toured the U.S.A. with such notable bands as Minus the Bear, Underoath, The Blood Brothers and Against Me. Both Minus the Bear and The Blood Brothers have lent members to assist in the recording of Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home.
*Brian Cook â€” bass, Synths, vocals, pump organ *Ryan Frederiksen â€” guitar, pump organ *Steve Snere â€” Vocals, Synths *Chris Common â€” drums, percussion
*This is Meant to Hurt You EP (Jade Tree Records, 2003) *Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home (Jade Tree, 2004) *Like A Virgin EP (split with Harkonen) (Hydrahead Records, 2005) *Easter'' (Jade Tree, 2006)