Led by vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune), Sabbath Assembly anno 2017 features guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), who has been with the band since 2011; original drummer Dave Nuss; bassist Johnny Deblase, who also played on the band's self-titled album; and the new addition of second guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, Zvi). We have been thrilled by the group's endeavors since the early albums, yet not they continue to evolve and excite as a far more progressive and at times heavier beast than when they first arrived, steeped in interpreting the hymnody of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. One of the most consistently good and unique bands in modern rock and metal, Sabbath Assembly are no mere faux-cult or yet another pretend wizard band. The new album Rites Of Passage draws from much deeper wells and is one of their most dynamic releases. The songs on Rites of Passage include stories of losing one's religion (rather than initiation), dissolution of a relationship (rather than marriage), and managing the dementia and physical decline of a loved one (as more profound than a funeral rite).
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Death metal’s speed obsessed sons of darkness Hate Eternal don’t ever fuck around in their quest to represent metal to the fullest. Their newest song is a real scorcher, one of the more listenable (some people can’t take this band’s intensity) songs they’ve done yet still truly punishing. Love these dudes. There are some riffs in here you will want embedded into your face/skull. The track titled “The Stygian Deep”, is streaming now at Stereogum.
Regarding the new track, HATE ETERNAL founder Erik Rutan comments: “”The Stygian Deep” has a very compelling and intriguing energy to it, dynamic and expanded yet aggressively rooted in the tradition of Hate Eternal. A very black mysterious journey that develops through many passages as you listen. A musical landscape of much depth and darkness…”
Infernus will be released worldwide by Season of Mist on August 21. Pre-orders for the album across multiple CD and LP bundles are available at the Season of Mist E-Shop. HATE ETERNAL previously released the first track from ‘Infernus’, “Pathogenic Apathy”, here.
New album Infernus is sure to be a thrill ride if other tracks are half this good and I’m loving the snare attack. Between this, Gutter Instinct and the mindfuck of the recent Alkaloid record, this is an awesome death metal year even if this is only a “halftime report”.
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At times perhaps the most extreme death metal band in the world (when it comes to speed, insane arrangements and quality), Hate Eternal have announced their inclusion in the Metal Alliance Tour this year. The band recently signed to one of my favorite labels Season Of Mist and have new material pending.
Regarding their forthcoming album, Rutan comments, “The recording process has been fantastic so far. I’ve never felt so focused and determined on a Hate Eternal record, and I know that this will be an album our listeners and supporters will truly appreciate. It represents an important milestone for me personally since 15 years ago both Hate Eternal began recording it’s first album and Mana Recording Studios was born. We have so much more news to share with you over the coming months. We’re super proud of what we’ve accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful Hate Eternal material to date.”
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Europe’s premier indoor extreme metal festival, Neurotic Deathfest, has announced new names for the 2015 installment, set to take place at 013 venue in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 17-19, 2015. Eleven new acts are confirmed, including Hate Eternal, Devourment and Nader Sadek. The organization earlier confirmed heavyweight acts such as Bloodbath and Immolation. Tickets are available through neuroticdeathfest.com.Add to My Radar
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of legendary death metal band HATE ETERNAL. Helmed by founder, guitarist/vocalist, primary songwriter and acclaimed producer Erik Rutan, HATE ETERNAL has been one of the leading bands in the worldwide death metal scene for over eighteen years. The band’s five full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and the band is a proven headliner across five continents.
HATE ETERNAL (Rutan [guitar, vocals] and J.J. Hrubovcak [bass/vocals]) are currently holed up in Rutan’s Mana Recording studio (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MOUNTAIN GOATS, GOATWHORE) recording a new album that will be released in early 2015.
Regarding the recording Rutan comments, “We are ecstatic about how the recording for our new album has been coming out so far, and our new label and home Season Of Mist. We’ve worked very hard on crafting these songs to reflect our path, from our past to the present, and the journey of Hate Eternal and its members. Writing this album was a long and arduous process. It took a tremendous amount of determination, blood, and sweat to bring this all to fruition. We’re super proud of what we’ve accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful Hate Eternal material to date.”Add to My Radar
For the first time since releasing The Industrialist last year American metalheads Fear Factory (Candlelight Records) are now embarking on a headlining tour in North America. The tour will visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada.
Fear Factory will be supported on The World Industrialist Tour by Hate Eternal, Kobra and The Lotus.
The tour will start on April 14 in Colorado and run through until June 8 in California.
Check out tour dates and the official music video for ‘The Industrialist’ here.Add to My Radar
Scottish death metal band Cerebral Bore have premiered a brand new video for the song Horrendous Acts of Inequity. The song was produced by Chris Fielding and recorded at Foel Studio in Wales. The guitarist for the band, Paul McGuire, goes on to say that this song will be a taste of things to come for future albums.
To see the video, read more of what Paul McGuire had to say and a list of upcoming tour dates click here.Add to My Radar
Louisianan black metal act, Goatwhore, and Floridan death metallers, Hate Eternal have announced a co-headlining United States tour. The tour will last from February 19th through March 3rd as they play in thirteen different cities. The bands will also be supported by Fallujah and Cerebral Bore.
To check out the tour dates click here.
Hate Eternal’s latest album “Phoenix Amongst The Ashes,” was released in May 2010 through Metal Blade Records.Add to My Radar
The band commented:
“Origin and Extreme Management Group are happy to announce what will undoubtedly be the most brutal, uncompromising, brain damaging tour of the summer! Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, Abysmal Dawn, and your favorite mid western based death cyclone, Origin. We are very excited to finally rejoin our old friends, Hate Eternal on the road for the first time since 2002. This will also be our second time out with Abysmal Dawn and our first time with the legendary Vital Remains. Could it get any better?
Well… of course it can, because this tour will mark our first full length run with new vocalist, Jason Keyser (Skinless, Mucopus). It took some time for us to arrive at this point, but be ready for the most blistering Origin performances to date. See you all on tour!”
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New Music: “Phoenix Amongst The Ashes” off of Hate Eternal’s brand new album “Phoenix Amongst The Ashes”
The album “Phoenix Amongst The Ashes” was released on May 10, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Hate Eternal will be on tour this summer and to review a list of their summer tour dates, you can click right here.Add to My Radar
How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? I have found many a hidden gems and a few utter disappointments but there are few things greater in this world than gently cracking open the liner notes for the first time as the smell of ink and paper washes over you.
In the world of iTunes and Pandora, the art form that is the album cover is slowly dying. But we’re here to remind you that in the world of heavy metal, the art of the album cover is alive and well! So each Tuesday we’ll present to you the best album covers of the week to declare what we all already know – Heavy Metal is art.
So welcome this week’s episode of: KICK ASS ALBUM COVERS OF THE WEEK!!! (insert blistering guitar shred here). What a sweet week we had as we watched SuidAkrA and Leaves’ Eyes go head-to-head and back-and-forth. Ultimately SuidAkrA’s “Book of Dowth” came out on top. So, congratulations to SuidAkrA and stay tuned for their return for May’s Cover of the Month voting in a few weeks.
But if you’re wondering what we have in store for you this week head on over here.
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New Music: Hate Eternal Release Second Single ‘Lake Ablaze’ off forthcoming “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes”
The latest Hate Eternal single “Lake Ablaze” off “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes”, their upcoming 5th release due out on Metal Blade Records May 10th, is now available for your aural pleasures on Decibel Magazine’s website.
Fans can also check out two “In the Studio” clips on Metal Injection featuring footage of Erik Rutan and company as they recorded “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes.” More clips will be coming soon…
You can also catch the band on tour this summer. View the dates here.Add to My Radar
Florida based Death Metal band Hate Eternal will be heading out this summer in support of their new album for Metal Blade Records “Phoenix Among the Ashes”, which is currently in the final stages of being completed. The new album promises to be one of the most venomous slabs of death metal in 2011 and this tour, which features fellow death metalers Origin, Vital Remains,and Abysmal Dawn, will easily be one of the heaviest line ups of the year.
To see what Erik Rutan had to say and for tour dates click here.Add to My Radar
Florida based Death Metal band Hate Eternal announced a headlining European tour to support their forthcoming studio album through Metal Blade Records. The tour starts on April 29th in Wurzburg, Germany and will end in Leipzig, Germany on May 20th. Joining them on the tour will be Obscura, Beneath the Massacre, and Defiled.
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