Poland’s Hate Debut ‘Sovereign Sanctity,’ Announce 11th Album
Formed in 1990, Hate have long represented extreme metal in Poland alongside home country titans Vader and Behemoth. Their 11th album, Auric Gates of Veles, will be unleashed on June 14 through Metal Blade and the first single, "Sovereign Sanctity," can be heard below.
Hate's Hellish atmosphere is reliant on tremolo-picked passages, dissonant chords and bleak traces of melody. Drummer Pavulon (Antigama, ex-Vader) guides "Sovereign Sanctity," effortlessly shifting from double bass grooves to rapturous blast beats to doomier moments, which enriches the song's cinematic effect.
Thematically, the new album continues in the spirit of 2017's Tremendum, which explored Slavonic mysticism. "We wanted to go deeper into the subject, both musically and lyrically," declared vocalist/guitarist ATF Sinner. "We also wanted to record a sharper and better defined rhythm section, a more death metal-oriented one. When it comes to guitar sound, it was meant to be a wall of sonic destruction with dark ambient elements in the background."
"We wanted the songs to sound like anthems, and 'Sovereign Sanctity' is a perfect example of such a song. I think it's also one of the best we have written in years," the frontman commented.
Listen to "Sovereign Sanctity" below and pre-order your copy of Auric Gates of Veles here. View the album art and track listing beneath the song as well as Hate's upcoming tour dates on the "Devastation on the Nation" North American tour co-headlined by Belphegor and Dark Funeral with additional support from Incantation, Vile, Vale of Pnath and Nightmarer.
Hate, Auric Gates of Veles Album Art + Track Listing
01. "Seventh Manvantara"
03. "The Volga's Veins"
04. "Sovereign Sanctity"
05. "Path to Arkhen"
06. "Auric Gates of Veles"
07. "Salve Ignis"
08. "Generation Sulphur"
09. "In the Shrine of Veles" (Pre-Production) *ltd. digi bonus track
10. "Path to Arkhen" (Pre-Production) *ltd. digi bonus track
Belphegor / Dark Funeral / Incantation / Hate / Vile / Vale of Pnath / Nightmarer Tour Dates
May 17 - San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick (no Belphegor)
May 18 - Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 19 - Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom
May 20 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theatre
May 21 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
May 23 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
May 24 - Denver, Colo. @ The Roxy Theatre
May 25 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Riot Room
May 26 - Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
May 28 - Cleveland, Ohio @ The Phantasy Nightclub
May 29 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lee's Palace
May 30 - Ottawa, Ontario @ Mavericks
May 31 - Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial Bell
June 01 - Boston, Mass. @ Middle East
June 02 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Bazaar
June 04 - Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
June 05 - Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
June 06 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Loft at Center Stage
June 07 - Tampa, Fla. @ The Orpheum
June 08 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Zydeco
June 09 - Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
June 10 - Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live
June 11 - Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
June 13 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
June 14 - Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red
June 15 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ 1720
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