Hate launches video for “Sovereign Sanctity”
As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, Hate will release their 11th full-length, “Auric Gates of Veles”, via Metal Blade Records on June 14th. You can pre-order the album in various formats HERE.
The centerpiece of the album is arguably the six and a half minute epic thunder of “Sovereign Sanctity”, which demands the full attention of the listener from start to finish.
“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,” Sinner states.
For a preview, the band has now launched a video for the first single, “Sovereign Sanctity”. Produced by 9LITER FILMY and filmed by Blazej Jankowiak, the clip can be viewed here:
Hate’s front-man ATF Sinner comments: “Well here it is, the first visual to our new album – ‘The Auric Gates of Veles’ – for the song, ‘Sovereign Sanctity.’ We feel the video and the song together pass a story that at once conveys our message universally and yet is full of details and symbolism that tell a deeper story. So instead of me telling you about it, I’ll present it to you all with no preface. Just a quick thanks before we start to Blazej Jankowiak and 9LITERFILMY for the massive work done bringing our united vision to life.”
Since 1991, Hate have lived up to their name, responsible for some of the angriest and most ruthless death metal unleashed upon the world. With 2017’s “Tremendum”, they took a step toward a darker, more atmospheric, black metal-oriented style and began exploring Slavonic mysticism, and new album Auric Gates Of Veles boldly continues in that direction. “Auric Gates Of Veles” is a titanic record that is both more organic and dynamic sounding, and may well be the finest of their storied career.
With the ominous rumble that heralds the commencement of opener “Seventh Manvantara” giving way to a squall of guitars and blastbeats, it is clear that Hate are playing at the top of their game. Progressing through the rampant thrashing and wide open spaces of “The Volga’s Veins”, the haunting, crushing grooves of the title track, the equally sinister and tragic sounds of “Salve Ignis” and concluding with the raw black metal of closer “Generation Sulphur”, it is a diverse record, not content to rehash the same idea eight times.
Starting next week, Hate will be touring across North America with Belphegor, Dark Funeral, and Incantation as part of the annual “Devastation on the Nation” trek, before appearing at various European festivals this summer. See below for all dates!
“Devastation on the Nation” tour dates
w/ Hate, Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Incantation
May 17 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
May 18 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
May 19 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
May 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
May 21 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
May 24 – Denver, CO – Roxy Theatre
May 25 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 28 – Cleveland, OH – The Phantasy
May 29 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
May 30 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
May 31 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
June 1 – Boston, MA – Middle East
June 2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
June 4 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
June 5 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
June 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft at Center Stage
June 7 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
June 8 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
June 9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
June 11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
June 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
June 14 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
June 15 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
July 19 – Nova Bana, Slovakia – Gothoom Open Air Fest
Aug. 3 – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans, France – Sylak Open Air
Aug. 15 – Barther, Germany – Barther Open Air Fest
Aug. 18 – Saint Nolff, France – Motocultor Fest
Aug. 24 – Susice, Czech Republic – Metal Madness
Aug. 31 – Leipzig, Germany – Torture the Masses Fest
The record is available in the following formats:
-limited edition digipak-CD (EU exclusive – includes 2 bonus tracks)
-180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
-slate blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
-white / black marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
-black / white splatter vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
-black / white split vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
-grey / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!