Blackened death metal practitioners HATE will host a Gimme Metal guest DJ special this Monday, November 8th at 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT. Don’t miss it! Visit: gimmemetal.com and join the band in the live chat!
No one combines death and black metal quite like Poland’s HATE. With unflinching viciousness and a sense of atmosphere unique to the band, on Rugia, their twelfth full-length released last month via Metal Blade Records, they push the boundaries of their craft even further.
Rugia, which earned the #30 spot on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart and #33 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Albums chart in the US as well as the #25 on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart in Canada upon its first week of release, is currently available on CD, LP, and digital formats.
Preview and purchase the record at THIS LOCATION.
Rugia was tracked at Hertz Recording Studio in Poland and recorded, mixed, and mastered by the Wiesłaski Brothers (Behemoth, Decapitated). Everything was laid down over about two to three weeks, with longtime collaborator Michał Staczkun providing the ambient elements of the band’s sound. HATE is also celebrating thirty years of activity with Rugia. Vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner affirms he is as driven as ever. “The fire is still burning! I’m proud that I have built a band with such strong energy, that’s lasted for a long time in spite of numerous line-up changes and obstacles in our way. We are still here, and we create with ever growing consciousness and dedication. The energy speaks through us. Honestly, I think of the band as something much bigger and more profound than the individual people involved in it over any given period of time. I believe we create a channel for energies that surpass us.”
“…entirely unrelenting and aims only to destroy everything in its path.” — Metal Injection
“It’s a storm of anvils… it’s just RAINING anvils…” — MetalSucks
“…a gripping blend of madness and munitions, of savagery and sinister peril.” — No Clean Singing
“…a triumph of death metal…” – Scream Blast Repeat
“…ruthless and uncompromising…” — Distorted Sound
“If there ever existed the hymns that sang the symphony of Lucifer’s banishment from Heaven, detailing the plummet into the underworld, the scorching and boiling of celestial flesh, incineration of wings as seraphic divinity is now transformed into a verendus being, as he is signified and reborn in the lake of ebony and fire it would be HATE’s recent release, Rugia.” — Metal Digest
“…another welcoming effort from this Polish band that never ceases to impress the old and the new fans.” – Grimm Gent
ATF Sinner – vocals, guitars
Domin – guitars
Nar-Sil – drums
Tiermes – bass