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HATE was formed in Warsaw, Poland in 1990 by guitarist and vocalist Adam The First Sinner, guitarist Qack and drummer Mittloff. During the underground years 1990-1995 the band gained great reputation with demo tapes "Aborrence"(1992), "Evil Art"(1994) and "Unwritten Law"(1995) which contained extreme death metal inspired by the American-like kind of the style. There was, however, much more to it than just another death metal act. There was something that clearly showed at the band's early stage performances - evil atmosphere and a very specific sense of seriousness that has never left the band in spite of several changes in the lineup.
Is it the name of the band itself, banners with inverted Christs attached to the pentagrams (that have always accompanied their shows) or the attitude of this hellish horde killing with sound with a surgical precision, that made such impression on metalheads? Hard to tell (perhaps all of it together), but one thing is by no means certain: they crashed, crash now and will crash like not many other bands around.
In 1996 Hate signed their first record contract with a small underground label - Novum Vox Mortiis. First two albums were relesed on the label: "Daemon Qui Fecit Terram" (1996) and legendary "Lord Is Avenger" (1997). Both were officially distributed within the territory of Poland but numerous copies appeared on European market as well as in the East through some underground distros. In 1999 Hate entered Selani Studio, Olsztyn to record mini lp. "Victims" which was relesed in 2000 on Metal Mind Records - the major Polish label - and gained the band a kind of cult reputation. It was the first album where one could hear the band's style cristalized with all the characteristics of the sound they will present on next materials. It was high time for Hate to make it to the western market and try their chances there.
The occasion appeared one year later during some shows with Immolation when the band got contacted with American record label Dwell Records. The collaboration started with a compilation "Gateways To Hell: Tribute To Slayer (vol 2)" where Slayer's track "Postmortem" performed by Hate was included. That one song (the best on the compilation) made the band noticed in USA and resulted in several offeres from different labels.
In 2000 HATE signed their first record contract outside their homeland with WW3/Mercenary Music and released their first official CD in America which was a compilation of their previous albums - "Lord Is Avenger" and "Victims". The release was entitled "Holy Dead Trinity" and had its American premiere in 2001. The material got rave reviews and made the band's name famous among metalheads in USA. One year later HATE entered Seracos Studio, Warsaw to record their next album "Cain's Way". The material was released in 2002 on WW3/Marcenary Music strenghtening the band's position on American continent and pushing Hate to some higher level. The album was licensed for Europe to Blackend Records several months later.
At the time of European premiere the band was undergoing some changes in the lineup - two musicians (Ralph - git and Mittloff - drums) were made to leave and replaced by fresh blood - Kaos (git) and Hellrizer (drums). The change strenghtened the band giving it some new perspective and motivation. How needed it was one could notice one year later (2003) when the new material "Awakening Of The Liar" was recorded.
The production of the material makes others sound like they have got a lesson to learn. HATE proved to be one of the best extreme metal acts around and it seems that "Awakening (...)" is just the beginning of their further, more dynamic career. Led since the beginning by the very same man - composer and author Adam The First Sinner - HATE has come a long way to the point where it is now. Their hermetic and orderly style - bringing to mind some classical works rather than those of extreme metal - is what clearly distinguishes them from others. The most amazing thing about the band, however, is how big progress they have been making from one album to another. Hope this tendency will last and the band will get the reverence and fame it deserves. "Awakening of The Liar" will have its world premiere early in 2004 - in North America on Mercenary Music and in the rest of the world on French label Listenable Records.
Jason Hoffmann (November, 2003)
Adam The First Sinner - guitar, vocal
Kaos - guitar
Cyprian - bass
Hellrizer - drums
Mittloff - Drums (Аlso in Domain (Pol), Goetia, Riverside)
Ralph - Lead Guitar
Quack - Lead Guitar (ex-Imperator)
Daniel, Martin - Bass, Vocals
Daemon Qui Fecit Terram - СD 1996 (Novum Vox Mortis)
Lord Is Avenger - CD 1998 (Novum Vox Mortis)
Victims - MCD 1999 (Mental Mind Productions)
Evil Decade of Hate (Best of/Compilation) - Cd 1999 (Apocalypse Production)
Holy Dead Trinity (two previously released materials - Victims and Lord Is Avenger) - CD 2001 (WW3/AMC / American Music)
Cain's Way - CD 2002 (WW3/AMC / American Music)
Awakening Of The Liar - CD 2004 (Listenable Records/Mercenary Music)
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