Bay Area hardcore band Bite The Hand release new EP, Brutal By Design

Bay Area hardcore band Bite The Hand release new EP

Brutal By Design on Big Bite Records

Photo Credit: Will Levy

STREAM: Brutal By Design EP
WATCH: “Brutal By Design”
WATCH: “Day Of Pain”

“Bite the Hand’s sound is metallic hardcore with thrash-like flourishes, especially in the divebomb-laced guitars and speed department.”No Echo

“Bite The Hand are cutthroat… It’s mouthwatering anger, clenching your fists until they bleed; they give the impression that they can burst through a crowd like a whirlwind.” Distorted Sound

“This record the East Bay Hardcore outfit bring out a collection of urgent, riff-filled tracks that are brutally honest.”Metal Noise

Bite The Hand is the next band primed to make waves out of the Bay Area’s burgeoning hardcore scene. Formed in 2022, the five-piece released their EP, Down Comes the Bay, in October of that year, introducing a gripping, sociopolitical charged sound. On their new EP, Brutal By Design, out today on Big Bite Records, Bite The Hand create a thrashy frenzy across five tracks.

Mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Brutal By Design has a sonic drive that draws from the bounce of classic California hardcore bands and infuses a sharp, tough, full sound. Lyrically, the songs range from addressing class struggle and racial inequality to looking back with regret and acceptance of self. Bite The Hand stems from the mind of  guitarist Timmy Lodhi, who also lead on production and direction for the music videos accompanying singles “Day Of Pain” and “Brutal By Design.” The EP is just as furious as the band’s live show, and fans on the West Cost can catch them alongside Paint It Black, Sabertooth Zombie, Mask, and more on a string of upcoming shows, full dates below.

With Brutal By Design, Bite The Hand have created an urgent, honest, riff-filled EP that is meant to rile you up and leave you wanting more. The EP is available on cassette HERE and digitally HERE.

Bite The Hand is GVB – Vocals, Timmy Lodhi – Guitar, Jacob Breeze – Guitar, Travis Pacheco – Bass, and Jared Cortland – Drums.

Brutal By Design Tracklist:

1. Intro

2. Day Of Pain

3. Rotting Mouths

4. Brutal By Design

5. The Pressure

Upcoming Shows:

3/23 – 9 Lives Warehouse – Oakland, CA (Record Release)

4/5 – Rapid Fest – Simi Valley, CA

4/12 – Holland Project – Reno, NV – w/ Drag Me Under, and Wisecrack

4/13 – Eagle Aerie Hall – Las Vegas, NV w/ Mask, Doomsday, Caveman, Scrutiny, Bankroll

4/14 – The Flyway – Pomona, CA w/ TBA

4/20 – Neck of the Woods – San Francisco, CA w/ Paint it Black, Sabertooth Zombie