Official press release:
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 frst release as Leather Glove, Greg’s solo music comes to life as a bestial and dismal amalgamation of many of his long-lasting musical infuences, 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-infuenced 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”.
Leather Glove’s Skin On Glass demo drops on May 20 2016 – and can now be pre-ordered on our Bandcamp.
Skin On Glass track listing:
1. “Skin On Glass”
2. “Rods Of Stell”
3. “Conduit To Misery”