Hands That Kill was founded by cousins, Guitarist Chris Hannah Montanickel and Drummer Josh D'Sexington. This happened one day while going on a camping trip of epic proportions filled with danger the two set to camp in the snow. While on this trip they came across what is now referred to as the Rape Tree. After that night they had to form a band and in its honor of this moment. At this time Rape Tree was founded and they spent the next six months learning each others chaotic and fast paced style of metal music. During this time Montanickel had search the earth for the proper singer who could harness the energy of the Rape Tree. During his travels he found Bobby Ocean a man who once was asked by Satan himself for vocal lessons. While Bobby Ocean spent the next couple of months mastering the ever changing musical styles of Rape Tree they realized they still needed a bassist that could break the earth. So once again Montanickel set forth to scour the earth for such a man. During this search Montanickel used his power of entertainment to help close friend and Immortal Art "Slithering Serpent" Silva. Montanickel had joined Leather Serpent a band that spent their time writing only the best of the best in music history but never managed to gain the rights to any song. Every song has been stolen by other pretty notable artist. During Montanickel's time with the Serpents he met the bassist he had been searching for all this time. He met bassist Albino Mike a man who was born from the light of the sun itself. Montanickel announced Albino would be joining him in Rape Tree. While Albino has finished the line up it would still be some time before the musical styles of the four members would forge together. This forging was more then the Rape Tree had known it was now Hands That Kill that had been born.