Based in San Jose, Hands of God dropped their demo a little more than two and a half years ago, sprinkling the hardcore world with singles in the months that followed. Rooted in the most brutal of hardcore and metal, Hands of God are devout in the teachings of Merauder and Sheer Terror, taking influence from metal deities like Obituary, Slayer and more in their quest for pit domination.
Fans of the Closed Casket roster (Incendiary, Xibalba, SubScum, etc etc) will welcome with open arms. The new year brings Hands of God to the table with their debut EP Blueprint for Self Destruction, a riff-heavy excursion into chugga-chugga hardcore peppered with muscular metallic riffage and a vein-bulging bark to tie it into one big anti-social bow. Stream the new EP for the first time below, which makes its debut here today and is up for sale tomorrow. And for those of you tape collectors, Criminalized has got you covered.