Hand of Fire

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Hand of Fire
Origin Concord, California
Genres Thrash metal,
Years active 2015-present
Labels Rottweiler
Associated acts Bore, Tantrum of the Muse, Perpetual Paranoia
Website handoffire.band
Members Jim Settle
Tiago Souza
Tom Eaton
Bill Davies
Past members Corey Steger

Hand of Fire is an American thrash metal band that originated in California. The band started in 2015 as a vision of Frontman, Jim Settle, formerly of Tantrum of the Muse.[1][2]


In 2010, Hand of Fire formed with Jim Settle (formerly of Tantrum of the Muse) and Corey Steger (formerly of Underoath) as just a project.[3] The project started to write music and record. The original band was Settle, Steger.[3] Rottweiler Records heard the music and sent the project a contract.[3] Due to the distance between the members, Steger left the band, while Settle organised an official lineup, all members from his project Bore.[4] In 2015, the band officially started as a vision of Settle's.[1] In May 2016, Hand of Fire signed to Rottweiler Records.[5][6] The band consists of vocalist Jim Settle, guitarist Tiago Souza, bassist Tom Eaton, and drummer Bill Davies. The band's debut album, Let the Killings Begin is due to be released through Rottweiler in 2016.[3] Later it was announced the album would be released on December 3, 2016.[7] The band later released a lyric video for "Let the Killings Begin" of the album.[2][8] The album, titled Nuclear Sunrise, was released on November 17, 2017 and received great reviews.[9][10][11] On August 24, 2018, the band announced that their newest track, "World of Deception" would air on Reanimated Radio. The track released the night, via The Covenant Metal Show through Reanimated Radio.



  • Jim Settle - vocals (formerly of Tantrum of the Muse, formerly of Bore, Vengeance Rising) (2010–present)
  • Tiago James Souza - guitar (formerly of Bore, Perpetual Paranoia[12]) (2015–present)
  • Bill Davies - drums (formerly of Chürchfield, formerly of Bore) (2015–present)


  • Corey Steger - guitar (formerly of Underoath, Symmetry Point) (2010-2015)
  • Tom Eaton - bass (formerly of Bomb and Scary, formerly of Something Left Unsaid, formerly of Bore) (2015–2018)



  • Let the Killings Begin (2016)

Studio albums

  • Nuclear Sunrise (2017)[9][10][11]
  • World of Deception" (TBA)


  • "Let the Killings Begin" (2016)
  • "Deck the Angels" (2016)
  • "The Prophecy" (2017)
  • "World of Deception" (2018)

Compilation appearances

  • The Bearded Dragon's Sampler: Third Times a Charm (2017; The Bearded Dragon Productions)
  • The Pack Vol. 1 (2017; Rottweiler)


  1. ^ a b Pirtle, Dave (May 2016). "5Q5A - Hand of Fire". Lastrit.es. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Stagg, David (October 28, 2016). "HM PREMIERE: Hand of Fire drops new lyric video for "Let the Killings Begin"". HM Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Settle, Jim (September 19, 2016). "Interview: Hand of Fire". Interviewed by Mace Beard. The Bearded Dragon. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Hand of Fire on Facebook
  5. ^ DarcyRumble (May 18, 2016). "Rottweiler Records Releases Teaser Of New Thrash Signing Hand Of Fire". Giants in the Sound. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Rottweiler Records (May 13, 2016). "Rottweiler Records announcement". Facebook. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Beard, Mason (October 17, 2016). "Rottweiler Records Announce Release Date for Hand of Fire's Let the Killings Begin". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Beard, Mason (October 28, 2016). "Hand of Fire Dropped "Let the Killings Begin" Lyric Video". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Moore, Bruce (October 5, 2017). "Hand of Fire - "Nuclear Sunrise"". Pure Grain Audio. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Sullivan, Christan (October 2, 2017). "Nuclear Sunrise - Hand Of Fire Review" (PDF). The Metal Resource. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Beard, Mason (November 17, 2017). "Album Review: Hand of Fire - Nuclear Sunrise". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "'Perpetual Paranoia' – An International Collaboration Between 'Dale Thompson' (Bride) & 'Tiago James De Souza' (Hand of Fire)". The Metal Resource. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  13. ^ Settle, Jim (April 12, 2015). "Jim Settle (Tantrum Of The Muse)". Interviewed by Stephen Sarro and Trav Turner. As the Story Grows. Retrieved July 10, 2016.