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?
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.
US brutal death metal titans Hate Eternal have announced a week-long tour that will take them through Central America and into South America. The band's first-ever trip to these countries begins with a September 1st show in Mexico City, Mexico, as part of the UltraMetal festival and concludes with a September 8th stop in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Hate Eternal is touring in support of its latest full-length, Phoenix Amongst The Ashes.
Hate Eternal's upcoming album Phoenix Amongst The Ashes (out May 10) is currently streaming in its entirety on Metal Sucks here. Be sure to check out the album while you can (comes down Monday May 9) and leave a comment.
Founder, vocalist and guitarist Erik Rutan comments: "Phoenix Amongst The Ashes is an album that we did everything possible to create a death metal classic that would stand out amongst all of our releases as an album that not only carries the traditional Hate Eternal sound, but expands the boundaries of what is possible within the confines of extreme death metal. I feel that this album truly represents a band that overtime has matured into creating our most dynamic and intense album yet. At times fast and extreme, at times, heavy, atmospheric, evil and melodic with the darkest of overtones. I truly feel this is one of my finest moments in my career and a defining moment for Hate Eternal. If you are a death metal fan, you should give it a listen, you won't be disappointed!"
Hate Eternal and Origin will co-headline a North American summer tour that will also include Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn.
Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan and co. will be heading out this summer in support of their new album for Metal Blade Records, which is currently in the final stages of being completed. Hate Eternal's new album promises to be one of the most venomous slabs of death metal in 2011 and this tour, which features fellow death metal greats Origin, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn, will easily be one of the heaviest line ups of the year - or so the official press release promises you.
Erik Rutan adds: "Hate Eternal is super excited to be touring North America this summer with a new album and a completely awesome death metal package. It has been a while since we have done a headliner tour in the US, so for us to co-headline with Origin and add Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn to the bill, totally has us amped up and psyched like you can't imagine!
Florida-based extreme metallers Hate Eternal will embark on a European headlining tour in support of their forthcoming album. The tour kicks off April 29th in Wurzburg, Germany and will run through May 20th ending in Leipzig, Germany. Support on the tour will come from Obscura, Beneath The Massacre and Defiled.
Announced dates are as follows:
Apr. 29 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
Apr. 30 - Tilburg, Holland - Neurotic Death Fest
May 01 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 02 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
May 03 - London, UK - Underworld
May 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
May 07 - A Corona, Spain - Sala Ola Green
May 12 - Rome, Italy - Blackout Club
May 13 - Romano Sesia, Italy - Rock N Roll Arena
On April 29th & April 30th, 2011 the leading death metal festival of Europe will once again come to the 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Neurotic Deathfest organization earlier confirmed heavywheight acts such as Autopsy, At The Gates, Exhumed, Misery Index and Decapitated. This time there are seven more names, including exclusive performances by Hate Eternal, Obscura, Magrudergrind and Beheaded.
Hate Eternal, the American hyper-death metal formation of Erik Rutan will be present again on the Neurotic Deathfest, ever since their crushing performance on the festival in 2008. The German technical death metal ensemble Obscura, who were seen as one of the best newcomers on Neurotic Deathfest 2009 will return in 2011 as well. Other bands to be confirmed are: Beheaded from Malta, who will perform a special 20th anniversary set, slam-death machine Vulvectomy from Italy, the grind hit of the moment Magrudergrind from the US, the Canadian deathsters of Beneath The Massacre and the Dutch band Antropomorphia. This last act might be unknown to many younger fans, but this band received quite some praise in the nineties with their album Necromantic Love Songs and are recently reformed.
Hate Eternal is working on their fifth studio album (second for Metal Blade Records) and follow up to Fury And Flames once again at Erik Rutan's own Mana Recording Studios. JJ Hrubovcak has been added as the band's bassist and the devastating combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums is at work once again. The album promises to be one of the most intense death metal albums of 2011.
Frontman Erik Rutan offers the following update: "The band has been locked up in Mana Recording Studios doing pre-production for the past 2 months, finishing up songs that we have been writing over the last year in between tours and albums that I've produced, and we feel we have come up with one of Hate Eternal's heaviest, most twisted, evil, melodic, and insane albums yet. It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant Hate Eternal style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store. Look out for updates from the studio over the next few months."
Florida death metallers Hate Eternal have issued the following update:
"Hate Eternal have been forced to drop off the ongoing Job For A Cowboy North American tour due an infection in Erik Rutan's hand and complications in his kidney. Erik was admitted to an Iowa City hospital on the early morning of Nov. 23rd and has remained under doctor's supervision since.
The infection has caused concern for the doctors, but the major concern of the doctor's is, Erik's kidney. Erik has had a couple of procedures done on his kidney. Erik will not be able to continue the tour, but he is expected to make a full recovery. He is expected to be released sometime next week and then will seek further treatment at home in Florida.
Hate Eternal will utilize the bass playing skills of J.J. Hrubovcak (Vile, Divine Rapture, Randall Flagg) on their upcoming European tour with Cephalic Carnage and Skeletonwith.
Dates are as follows:
9 - Würzburg, Germany at AKW (with Deadborn)
10 - Leipzig, Germany at Conne Island (with Deadborn)
11 - Hamburg, Germany at Markthalle (with Deadborn)
13 - Prague, Czech Republic at Exit Chmelnice (with Deadborn)
14 - Wien, Austria at Arena (with Deadborn)
15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia at Gala Hala (with Deadborn)
16 - München, Germany at Feierwerk (with Deadborn)
17 - Verona, Italy at Lucille Club (with Deadborn)
18 - Rome, Italy at Alpheus Club (with Deadborn)
20 - Martigny, Switzerland at Les Caves du Manoir (with Deadborn)
You can check out a new track from Hate Eternal entitled "Fury Within" at the following location. Also "Bringer Of Storms" has already been made available at the band's MySpace page for your listening pleasure. The song is featured on the band's newest album "Fury And Flames".