Polish extreme metallers HATE have issued, via their Official Facebook Page, the following announcement:
This is to inform you that HATE have amicably parted ways with longtime drummer Hexen. The band cited artistic differences as grounds for this. Hexen has appeared on three of the band’s albums Morphosis (2008), Erebos (2010) and Solarflesh (2013), and has contributed much to overall sound of the band. Founding member Atf Sinner comments: “After creating “Solarflesh” we all felt that something has come to an end. It was like writing last pages of a book, a conclusion. Not long ago Hexen informed us that he decided to go his own path to work on his projects. We part ways with him with mutual respect and understanding and we look forward to embracing the next chapter of HATE. We wish him nothing but the best. He is our brother and it will stay so forever.”
Hexen: “For a long time I have wanted to try myself in other musical styles. Knowing that Hate demands 100% dedication, I was aware that I would not be able to combine my other artistic plans with commitments that the band has made. That is why I decide to leave. I will now pursue my plan and hope for it to bear fruit soon. On the other hand, I believe that we may perform together again in the future. I wish the guys further successes. I myself know best how much work it takes to get on this level.
In other news, HATE have been intensively working on a new studio album, with release pegged for late this year. The band will also start European Tour on 28-th March (below) with a new drummer on board. New lineup will be announced within days!
Spreading the Plague MMXIV Tour
28.03.14 – Munchen (GER) Backstage Halle
29.03.14 – Leipzig (GER) Hellraiser
30.03.14 – Berlin (GER) Comet
31.03.14 – Hamburg (GER) Markthalle
01.04 14 – Osnabruck (GER) Bastard Club
02.04.14 – Essen (GER) Turock
03.04.14 – London (UK) Underworld
04.04.14 – Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
05.04.14 – Alsfeld (GER) K.O.B.M.
06.04.14 – Zurich (CH) Werk 21
08.04.14 – Paris (F) Nouveau Casino
09.04.14 – Dijon (F) Vapeur
10.04.14 – Stuttgart (GER) Club Zentral
11.04.14 – Graz (AUT) Explosiv
12.04.14 – Prague (CZ) Modra Vopice
13.04.14 – Geiselwind (GER) Music Hall