Hand of Fire is a new project from Jim Settle, known for his work with Tantrum of the Muse. Today, HM is proud to premiere the band’s first single, a lyric video for “Let the Killings Begin.” Settle spoke with us about the new band:

“Hand of Fire, as a band, came together out of hope — a hope for bringing thrash metal back to its glory days. A hope for four friends to use their blessings to share their talent of music and lyrics with the world. That hope has now turned into excitement for you, the listener, to hear what God has gifted us, and we hope you enjoy it.”

The band signed with Rottweiler Records, was formed in 2015, and is the product of four veteran musicians from throughout the Bay Area. Led by Settle, Hand of Fire’s members have been in prominent Californian punk and metal acts such as Tantrum of the Muse, Bomb and Scary and Something Left Unsaid. “Signing with Rottweiler Records has been a blessing,” Settle said. “The support and excitement that outpours from the label and community is a force to be reckoned with.”