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Hate Debut Video for Exhilarating New Single, “Sovereign Sanctity”

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I have to thank Apple Music for throwing tons of new music my way over the years, and Hate are one of those bands I discovered thanks to a new music playlist. You might want to throw a shoe at me for saying it, but upon listening to them for the first time a couple of years back I couldn’t help but think they sounded like a slightly less mainstream Behemoth, down to Nergal’s vocals. Don’t get me wrong, I ate that shit up regardless. But today, my friends, Hate have blown me out of the water with the release of their new single, “Sovereign Sanctity,” taken from their upcoming album entitled Auric Gates of Veles.

“Sovereign Sanctity” demands attention from start to finish by creating a tenebrous atmosphere through intense tremolo-picking and exhilarating blast beats that peak in a riotous cacophony, taking the song through darker moments in anthemic waves. Hate’s frontman Adam the First Sinner states: “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.” I’m inclined to agree, Mr. First Sinner.

Auric Gates of Veles is set for release on June 14th and can be pre-ordered here along with a bunch of other merch goodies. You can catch Hate on the Devastation on the Nation tour alongside Belphegor, Dark Funeral, and Incantation, which kicks off this week. Dates are posted below the embed.

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

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