“The thrash riffage hits like a bolt of lightning, the solos are shredding but always crisp and melodic, and the gnarly vocals go from a blackened hardcore bark to a burly death metal growl with plenty of venomous variety in between…” — BrooklynVegan
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming Slay In Hell, the impending new full-length from Texas death thrash practitioners STEEL BEARING HAND. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling this Friday, April 2nd!
Engineered and mixed by Irving Lopez (Morbosidad) at Anomalous Mind Engineering and mastered by Jack Control (Cianide, Darkthrone, World Burns To Death, Totalitär) at Enormous Door Mastering, STEEL BEARING HAND’s Slay In Hell spews forth six sinister psalms that pay reverence to the likes of Celtic Frost, Slayer, and Autopsy while maintaining a singularly unholy vibe.
Proclaims BrooklynVegan, “The thrash riffage hits like a bolt of lightning, the solos are shredding but always crisp and melodic, and the gnarly vocals go from a blackened hardcore bark to a burly death metal growl with plenty of venomous variety in between…”
Adds the band, “Slay in Hell represents years of blood, sweat, and tears and is the most accurate representation available of what has largely been an experience meant to be taken in person. It’s the most potent distillation of the band’s essence to date, our syncretization of both style and execution. In short, THIS is STEEL BEARING HAND.”
Stream Slay In Hell, exclusively via BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
Slay In Hell comes adorned in the infernal cover illustration of VRUGARTHDOOM and will be released on CD and vinyl via Carbonized Records and cassette through Carbonized and Cimmerian Strength Productions. For preorders, visit the Carbonized Records store HERE or Bandcamp HERE.
In the midst of the blistering Texan summer of 2009, STEEL BEARING HAND arose from an insatiable thirst for vengeance against all interlopers, blasphemers, and desecrators of Metal. For several years, they waged war in the trenches of house venues, warehouse spaces, and dive bars across America, honing their craft. Finally, in 2015, they released their self-titled debut album, followed by a few tours. Parting ways with their co-founding drummer in 2016, 2017 was spent whetting the blade anew. With their noses to the grindstone, they produced a more refined sound, entering the studio in the summer of 2019 to capture this ultimate incarnation of the band’s character and personality with the fittingly titled Slay In Hell full-length.
“STEEL BEARING HAND‘s death-laden razor blade cuts through all pretenders with irresistible riffing power… the band has crafted the true soundtrack to your next toxic waltz.” — Decibel
“This band makes you want to forget about all of the fucked shit around us and focus on what’s important: head banging!” – Cvlt Nation
“…pure, uncut heavy metal thunder of the highest order.” – Last Rites
“…if you’re looking for a raging blackened/death/thrash slab of madness then look no further, Slay In Hell could be just for you.” – The Sleeping Shaman