Heaven's Basement started making inroads on the rock scene with their 2013 debut studio album Filthy Empire, but the band has undergone some changes that includes a new moniker and a new voice leading the group. The band is now going under the name The Cruel Knives, welcoming Tom Harris on board to replace Aaron Buchanan, who exited Heaven's Basement in the fall of 2015.

The current lineup of the band includes Harris on vocals, with Sid Glover on guitar, Rob "Bones" Ellershaw on bass and longtime friend of the band Al Junior stepping in to handle drums for the exiting Chris Rivers in The Cruel Knives.

In a new Facebook posting, The Cruel Knives make their new moniker and future plans clear. They also use the opportunity to drop a new song, "The World We Were Sold," for fans to hear. It's an aggressive, guitar-driven rocker as you can hear, with Harris' voice being the perfect compliment to the sound. See their full posting below and listen to the track above.

Hi everyone!
Today gives us the massive pleasure of announcing our new band The Cruel Knives.
After bringing in Tom as our new singer there was a completely rejuvenated energy and chemistry that we all felt had to be given the right to stand on it's own.
Chris strongly believes in this change but as it turns out he wont be able to join us in this new chapter. We really value his ongoing support, he will always be our brother and we wish him and his new family a fantastic future. He explains his position here for you to read: Chris Rivers Art.
Long time friend of the band, Al Junior, has entered the fold as drummer for The Cruel Knives and we can't wait for you all to see him live with us.
We've always been blown away by how dedicated and supportive you've all been as fans throughout our career and figure you've waited way too long for new music! So here is our new song, 'The World We Were Sold'. This is just a taste of what’s to come, we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it and we can’t wait to share loads more music with you soon.
As well as new music, we're also going to be joining The Pretty Reckless on their upcoming European Tour starting 19th January. We can’t wait to get out on the road again, playing live has always been the most important thing for us and that'll never change!
If you could share this around to help us spread the word that'd be great! Also, don't forget to give our new page a 'like' to receive future updates.
Cheers everyone,
Tom, Sid, Rob & Al

As stated, the group will be hitting the road later this month, opening shows for The Pretty Reckless in Europe. The dates for the run, which lasts into mid-February, can be seen here.

The Cruel Knives

Facebook: The Cruel Knives