Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Polish death/black metallers HATE.
Based in Warsaw, HATE has been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on its current album, "Tremendum" (2017). The album saw Adam "ATF Sinner" Buszko (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know.
Buszko stated about the new deal: "'You are judged by the company you keep', the saying goes — and if that is true, then we shall be judged extremely favorably.
"We are very proud to announce our signing to Metal Blade Records, a label that is as synonymous with metal as the invention of the distortion pedal.
"This signing could not have come at a better timing, as it coincides with an opening of a new chapter in the band's history. Beginning with the release of 2017's 'Tremendum', HATE has been on a journey towards new, even darker horizons, and we're confident that this step will help us in reaching these goals. Our first collaboration is already well underway and plans have already been laid down to enter the studio in December of this year, with a tentative release date for mid-2019.
"Come, bear witness and join us on this journey."
A pre-production recording of a new HATE song, "Path To Arken", can be streamed below.