HATE have announced a brand new album!
Titled Rugia, the upcoming album from the Polish blackened death metal band is the follow-up to 2019’s Auric Gates Of Veles and is scheduled to be released in October this year, via Metal Blade Records.
For the new album, the band elected to once again track the album in the Hertz Recording Studio in Poland, and it was 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.
“It was clear to me that it should build upon and evolve from our previous record, Auric Gates Of Veles (2019), both musically and lyrically. However, every HATE record stands as a separate journey, and never twice to the same place. You never know exactly where it will lead you,” states vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner, who has led the band since 1991. “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.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released the first song from the upcoming album; the title track Rugia.