Bill Steer (born William Geoffrey Steer) (born 3 December 1969 in Reynoldston Avenue, Stockton-on-Tees, England) is an English guitar player, and a founder of British Metal band Carcass. He often frequented the Sheraton to play snooker, forming his first band there, and bought bread regularly from the Co-op on Redhill Road. During summers, he was usually found on the assault course at Ki-ora hall. He is considered a pioneer and an essential contributor to grindcore due to his involvement in Napalm Death and Carcass, two of the most important bands of the genre.
He was a guitarist for Napalm Death from 1987-1989. He played guitars in Carcass from 1985-1995. He played guitar with Michael Amott, whom he inspired to form his own bands. After the demise of Carcass he started his own band Firebird, which is inspired by 1970s rock music. Steer currently resides in London, UK.
Steer also appeared along with Jeffrey Walker (bassist/vocalist of Carcass) in an episode of the Sci-Fi comedy Red Dwarf. He performed as the drummer of the band Smeg and the Heads named Dobbin in series 3 episode 5 "Timeslides".
In addition to Steer's guitar prowess, he is well known for naming his solos on earlier Carcass albums (example: "Maim to Please" by W.G. Steer from Tools of the Trade).
It has been announced that in 2008 Carcass will re-unite to play at several European festivals such as Wacken '08. In an interview, Steer mentioned that a new Carcass album could hardly be possible. The Carcass reunion show schedule continues in 2009, a new North American tour is announced for March 2009.
Bill is currently playing for Gentlemans Pistols, (British rock band) since June 2009 when guitarist Chris Rogers announced his departure from the band and started hosting a show on the internet radio station, TotalRock, in 2010.