THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE, a five piece band calling Amarillo, Texas home, have been dazzling audiences with their intense live performances since forming in early 2003. Starting locally and quickly expanding, the band endeavored to play for as many willing audiences as possible, eventually leading the band to embark on tours of the Midwest and, later, nationally. Having survived the countless member changes most young bands experience, THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE‘s current lineup are a cohesive unit, sharing a true passion to succeed.



Two of our family have announced lineup changes this week: THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE and BESIEGED.

Following the departure last month of vocalist Josh Barbee, THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE have moved bassist Ian Sethi to vocals. Formerly of Kentucky band THE NINETY FIVE THESES, Sethi has reportedly taken up his new role in the band wonderfully. THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE are currently looking to fill their now vacant bassist position.

Similarly, BESIEGED have parted ways with singer Freddie, who has decided to concentrate on his family and teaching career. The band has made it clear this departure is on the best of terms, with all involved supportive of the decision. In the wake of Freddie’s leaving the band, BESIEGED are currently seeking a new lead vocalist. Candidates should match the bands beliefs, be creative, have a strong stage presence, and be able to tour regularly. More information can be found on their website at:


We’re sad to say that THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE will be parting ways with their vocalist, Josh Barbee, in a matter of days. The split is an amicable one, as Josh’s has opted to pursue other endeavors he feels more drawn towards and the rest of the members support that decision. Nevertheless, Josh has been a great friend to all the Blood & Ink family and will be missed.

Josh’s last show with THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE will take place this Saturday, January 6th in the band’s hometown of Amarillo, TX at The Refuge.


THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE have mapped out their upcoming tour alongside THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS (who call Southern Death Records home, the label run by members of SPITFIRE and NORMA JEAN). Dates for the tour are listed on the tours page.


It’s finally here… the debut album from Texas’ THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE, Understanding The Words We Speak. Seriously, don’t pass this one up. Intensely powerful, both musically and lyrically, these boys have poured their hearts out on this technical masterpiece. Don’t sleep on picking this up, either from your local record store (if they don’t have it, they can definitely order it for you) or via the Blood & Ink Online Store.

Also, a quick note to all those we saw/met/hung out with at Cornerstone this past week: Thank you for making our trip one of the most incredible experiences of our lives. Don’t forget to check out BURDEN OF A DAY, ENLOW, and SKYLINES at Sonshine Festival this coming weekend if you’ll be there too.


We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE, the newest band on Blood & Ink Records. Calling Amarillo, Texas home, this intense outfit has been on our radar for a while now and we finally extended the invitation to join our family. We couldn’t be happier to have them aboard, as we think everyone else will be as impressed with them as we are.

For those wondering who the mystery third band on the Blood & Ink Records Tour alongside ENLOW and BURDEN OF A DAY would be, you might now be able to figure out it’s THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE. So, plan to see not one… not two… but three of our great bands in a city near you soon. Also, the boys will be releasing their debut full length later in 2006 and we’ll keep you posted as those plans become more solid.

In the meantime, check out THE GENTLEMAN HOMICIDE‘s myspace page for some samplings of what they’re up to: