HATE To Kick Off Devastation On The Nation North American Tour; New Video Now Playing

Photo by Daniel Rusilowicz

Polish death metal unit HATE will be touring across North America with Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Incantation, Vale Of Pnath, and Nightmarer as part of the annual Devastation On The Nation tour. Set to commence on May 17th in San Diego, California, the trek will winds it way through over two-dozen cities upon its conclusion June 15th in Los Angeles, California. See all confirmed dates below.

The band’s latest journey comes in advance of their eleventh full-length, Auric Gates Of Veles, set for release June 14th via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Auric Gates Of Veles, view the band’s newly-issued video for “Sovereign Sanctity.” Produced by 9LITER FILMY and filmed by Błażej Jankowiak, the clip can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.

Comments HATE frontman ATF Sinner, “Well here it is, the first visual to our new album, The Auric Gates Of Veles, for the song, ‘Sovereign Sanctity.’ We feel the video and the song together pass a story that at once conveys our message universally and yet is full of details and symbolism that tell a deeper story. So instead of me telling you about it, I’ll present it to you all with no preface. Just a quick thanks to Błażej Jankowiak and 9LITERFILMY for the massive work done bringing our united vision to life.”

To preorder HATE’s Auric Gates Of Veles, visit metalblade.com/hate.

HATE – Devastation On The Nation w/ Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Incantation, Vale Of Pnath, Nightmarer:
5/17/2019 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
5/18/2019 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
5/19/2019 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
5/20/2019 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
5/21/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/23/2019 Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
5/24/2019 Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
5/25/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/26/2019 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
5/28/2019 The Phantasy – Cleveland, OH
5/29/2019 Lee’s Place – Toronto, ON
5/30/2019 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
5/31/2019 Imperial Bell – Quebec City, ON
6/01/2019 Middle East – Boston, QC
6/02/2019 Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
6/04/2019 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
6/05/2019 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
6/06/2019 The Loft at Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
6/07/2019 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
6/08/2019 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL
6/09/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
6/10/2019 Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
6/11/2019 Gas Monkey Bar and Grill – Dallas, TX
6/13/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
6/14/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/15/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

Since 1991, HATE has lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and most ruthless death metal unleashed upon the world. With 2017’s Tremendum, they took a step toward a darker, more atmospheric, black metal-oriented style and began exploring Slavonic mysticism, and new album Auric Gates Of Veles boldly continues in that direction. “We wanted to go deeper into the subject, both musically and lyrically,” asserts ATF Sinner. “We also wanted to record a sharper and better-defined rhythm section; a more death metal-oriented one. When it comes to guitar sound, it was meant to be a wall of sonic destruction with dark ambient elements in the background.” To say that they achieved that which they set out to create is an understatement, for Auric Gates Of Veles is a titanic record that is both more organic and dynamic sounding, and may well be the finest of their storied career.

With the ominous rumble that heralds the commencement of opener “Seventh Manvantara” giving way to a squall of guitars and blastbeats, it is clear that HATE is playing at the top of their game. Progressing through the rampant thrashing and wide open spaces of “The Volga’s Veins,” the haunting, crushing grooves of the title track, the equally sinister and tragic sounds of “Salve Ignis,” and concluding with the raw black metal of closer “Generation Sulphur,” it is a diverse record, not content to rehash the same idea eight times. The centerpiece of the album is arguably the six-and-a-half-minute epic thunder of “Sovereign Sanctity,” which demands the full attention of the listener from start to finish.  Notes Sinner, “We wanted the songs to sound like anthems, and ‘Sovereign Sanctity’ is a perfect example of such a song. I think it’s also one of the best we have written in years.”

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