STEEL BEARING HAND: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Lich Gate” From Texas Death Thrashers As Slay In Hell Full-Length Nears Release Via Carbonized Records


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Cvlt Nation is currently streaming “Lich Gate” from Texas death thrash unit STEEL BEARING HAND. The track comes off the band’s crushing Slay In Hell full-length, set for release April 2nd!

“‘Lich Gate’ is an anthem dedicated to the black arts of necromancy,” proclaims the band. “Forbidden, reviled, and scorned as a serious science, a sorcerer dedicates himself to this abominable craft in order to realize his will, culminating in world conquest!”

Adds Cvlt Nation, “This band makes you want to forget about all of the fucked shit around us and focus on what’s important: HEAD BANGING!”

Stream “Lich Gate” exclusively at Cvlt Nation HERE.

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, Slay In Hell comes adorned in the diabolic cover illustration of VRUGARTHDOOM and vomits forth six sinister psalms that pay their respects to the masters – namely Celtic Frost, Slayer, and Autopsy – while maintaining a singular unholy vibe.

Slay In Hell 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 where “Command Of The Infernal Exarch” and “‘Til Death And Beyond” can be streamed.

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.

“…pure, uncut heavy metal thunder of the highest order.” – Last Rites