HATE Detail New Album and Drop First Single, “Sovereign Sanctity”!

Polish blackened death metal minions HATE have given details on their upcoming new album. Auric Gates of Veles is due out on June 14th via Metal Blade Records. Ahead of the album’s release, the band has dropped the first single, “Sovereign Sanctity”. You can stream that single right here along with more details of the new album including tour dates.

From The Press Release

On June 14th, Hate will release their 11th full-length, Auric Gates of Veles, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Auric Gates of Veles, the first single, “Sovereign Sanctity”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/hate – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: 
-jewelcase-CD
-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! 

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. “We wanted to go deeper into the subject, both musically and lyrically,” asserts 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.” To say that they achieved that which they set out to create is an understatement, for 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 Hateare 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. 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. 

Auric Gates of Veles track-listing
1. Seventh Manvantara
2. Triskhelion
3. The Volga’s Veins
4. Sovereign Sanctity
5. Path to Arkhen
6. Auric Gates of Veles
7. Salve Ignis
8. Generation Sulphur
9. In the Shrine of Veles (Pre-Production) *ltd. digi bonus track
10. Path to Arkhen (Pre-Production) *ltd. digi bonus track 

Before the release of Auric Gates of VelesHate will be touring across North America with Belphegor, Dark Funeral, and Incantation as part of the annual “Devastation on the Nation” trek, in addition to appearing at various European festivals. 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 

Hate live
May 2 – Kopervik, Norway – Karmoygeddon Festival
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 

Hate line-up:
ATF Sinner – vocals, guitars
Pavulon – drums
Apeiron – bass (session) 
Domin – guitar (session) 

Hate online:
https://www.facebook.com/HATEOFFICIAL
https://www.instagram.com/hateofficial/
https://twitter.com/HATEBand
https://www.youtube.com/user/hatepoland

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