Listen as the oscillations rattle your ears and crawl under your skin. If life is the waiting room to hell, then this is the bellowing sounds encapsulating every molecule in the room...
Leather Glove is a new one-man death/sludge metal/crust violence machine masterminded by renowned San Francisco Bay Area-based sound engineer Greg Wilkinson of Earhammer Studios in Oakland. Throughout the years Greg has consolidated himself both as leading force behind the sound and vision of now legendary heavy albums he recorded and engineered by bands like Noothgrush, Atriarch, Pallbearer, Vastum, Iron Lung, Lycus, Graves At Sea, High On Fire, etc., and as a pioneer in the local Bay Area underground heavy music scene, having played, starting as early as in the late 90's, in such notable Bay Area bands as Laudanum, Graves At Sea, I Will Kill You Fucker, and currently being the long lasting leader, bassist, and vocalist of the mighty Brainoil and the guitarist of grind/powerviolence juggernauts Deathgrave. Debuting with the Skin On Glass Demo, his first release as Leather Glove, Greg's solo music comes to life as a bestial and dismal amalgamation of many of his long-lasting musical influences, ranging from Autopsy, Coffins and Noothgrush, to Corrupted, Bolt Thorwer, and Doom - materializing an aural onslaught of abrasive, barbaric, and heavy as fuck old-school death metal riffs, sludgy, punishing crust punk-influenced rhythms, and cavernous caveman growls.
When streaming the colossal release closer Conduit to Misery, CVLT Nation has labeled Leather Glove's music as "a massive and snarling amalgamation of all his primary death metal, sludge, and crust punk influences", and "a bloodthirsty death/sludge metal beast that will not relent in front of anything as it deploys its viscous attack on the listener", and calling it in the end "a sonic punishment that will be hard to forget".
The Skin On Glass Demo will see the light on May 20th as a limited edition cassette tape as the only physical medium available and as a digital product - Pre-orer are already live on both our store and our Bandcamp page. The Skin On Glass was entirely written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Wilkinson himself at his own Earhammer Studios in Oakland CA. The drums on the recording were performed by Chad Gailey (Necrot, Atrament, Rude, Ex-Vastum), while the artwork is by Boo Boo Danger Art.