It has been a turbulent year for Hate. After releasing Solarflesh: A Gospel Of Radiant Divinity in the beginning of this year (January), the unexpected sudden death of the bassist Mortifer followed in April. The band decided not to disband and continue with their work. Even more, the Polish death metallers have already began working on new material for the upcoming, tentative 2014 release.
Just in time for the holiday season, Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak will bring forth Death Metal Christmas - Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics, a twisted rendition of some of the season's darkest hymns. It was composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother and Monstrosity/Vile/Azure Emote vocalist Mike Hrubovcak. You can check out the artwork below and also the first advance track "Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)". Well, why not?
Two months ago, Eyehategod lost their long-time drummer Joey LaCaze who passed away. The band is now beginning to move on after a difficult period and have announced Aaron Hill as their new drummer. Hill comes by way of New Orleans' local acts Missing Monuments and Mountain Of Wizard and will have big shoes to fill.
Hate Eternal have some good and bad news to share. The bad news is that drummer Jade Simonetto has left the band to further his education and post-music career. The good news is that the brutal death metallers are currently writing material for the follow-up to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes and are seven songs deep into the process. Hate Eternal is tentatively scheduled to begin recording in the Spring of 2014.
Invisible Oranges broke the news last night that Joey LaCaze, drummer and one of the founders of American sludge metallers Eyehategod, has passed away. No further details have been disclosed so far and the band is yet to issue an official statement at this point. Eyehategod recently completed a tour of Europe and were preparing for a string of dates in celebration of their 25th anniversary. RIP...
After they have signed a new record deal with Massacre Records last week, Danish metallers Hatesphere now present us a complete tracklist and cover artwork of their upcoming album Murderlust, to be released on September 27th, 2013. The album will be released as standard CD as well as digipack version, which will also contain 2 bonus tracks. The cover artwork was once again made by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, with whom the band already worked on The Great Bludgeoning and Ballet Of The Brute albums.
Hatesphere recently announced that the band has inked a record deal with German label Massacre Records. Massacre Records will release their 8th studio album, which shall be entitled Murderlust. The follow-up to The Great Bludgeoning will be out later this year. Further details shall be announced soon.
Hatebreed are pleased to announce a headlining "The Divinity Of Purpose Fall Tour", which will encompass dates across North America. The band will be hitting the road this Fall together with support from Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, and Battlecross.
US hardcore/metalcore masters Hatebreed have released a new official video "Honor Never Dies". The song is taken from their latest album The Divinity Of Purpose, released back in January this year through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video below through the YouTube player.
A few days ago, it was announced that Hate's bassist Mortifer had passed away and at the time the band had no idea what had caused his sudden passing. In a new update, the Polish group has now revealed what the autopsy determined as the cause of Sławomir "Mortifer" Archangielskij's death: heart rhythm disturbances. The bassist also suffered from asthma and had obstructive sleep apnea.
"Alchemy Of Blood", a brand new official music video from Polish extreme metallers Hate, is now available for viewing below. "Alchemy Of Blood" comes off the band's latest new album Solarflesh: A Gospel Of Radiant Divinity, released on January 30th, this year via Napalm Records.
"Put It To The Torch", the new official video from US hardcore/metalcore outfit Hatebreed, is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's new upcoming album The Divinity Of Purpose. The album will be released on January 25th in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records and on January 29th in North America via Razor & Tie.