We are damn proud to announce the signing of the Danish thrash metal legends HATESPHERE!
Just in case you aren’t familiar with them – which is a shame! – here’s an introduction to the band:
Formed in 2000 by guitarist Peter “Pepe” Hansen, HATESPHERE quickly overpowered the Danish metal scene.
HATESPHERE’s first three albums, “HateSphere” (2001), “Bloodred Hatred” (2002), and “Ballet Of The Brute” (2004) upgraded the band’s status from local sensation to Europe’s hottest up and coming thrash quintet.
“The Sickness Within” followed in autumn 2005 – after the band inked a deal with SPV Records – and received raving reviews from the worldwide metal media!
HATESPHERE already toured worldwide, sharing stages with bands like The Haunted, Exodus, Kreator, Behemoth or Morbid Angel. They also appeared on festivals such as Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Roskilde Festival and many, many more.
Furthermore, HATESPHERE made history by being the first Danish band to tour China!
“Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes”, the fifth studio album of the band, shot up to position 26 on the Danish National Music Charts!
After supporting Dismember on their European tour, HATESPHERE released “To The Nines”, produced by Tue Madsen, which was yet another incredibly well received album. With the album, HATESPHERE also won the award for the best metal album at the Danish Metal Awards in 2010!
“The Great Bludgeoning” (2011) entered the Danish National Charts on #40 and won the prestigious Danish Gaffa Award for the best hard rock album!
HATESPHERE are now ready to release their 8th studio album “Murderlust“, which will be the first release on Massacre Records!
The band on the signing with us:
”As a band there is a time where you find out what is most important! We most certainly found out that finding a label that believes in us and loves our music must be the thing, and we can’t find a better match than Massacre Records. Knowing what the label stands for, Massacre is the perfect partner to release our new album “Murderlust” later this year. We can’t wait to start our journey together!”
We have other fantastic news as well:
HATESPHERE will join Hypocrisy at the second part of the “End Of Disclosure Tour 2013” this fall!
Here are all confirmed tour dates so far, make sure you don’t miss the guys live:
01.08.2013 DK Brabrand near Aarhus – Danmarks Grimmeste Festival – www.facebook.com/events/
02.08.2013 DK Helsingør – Musikhuset Elværket (Helsingør Festival) – www.facebook.com/events/
03.08.2013 AT Spital am Semmering – Metal Invasion Open Air – www.facebook.com/events/
07.09.2013 DE Greven – Backyard Festival – www.facebook.com/events/
14.12.2013 DE Lingen – Alter Schlachthof – www.facebook.com/events/
20.12.2013 DK Copenhagen – BETA – www.facebook.com/events/
21.12.2013 DK Aarhus – Fatter Eskil – www.facebook.com/events/
End Of Disclosure Tour 2013 (Part 2)
w/ Hypocrisy, HATESPHERE
15.09.2013 EE Tallinn – Rockclub Tapper – www.facebook.com/events/
16.09.2013 LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena – www.facebook.com/events/
17.09.2013 LT Vilnius – New York Club – www.facebook.com/events/
18.09.2013 BY Minsk – Club Re:public – www.facebook.com/events/
19.09.2013 UA Kiev – Bingo Club – www.facebook.com/events/
21.09.2013 RO Bucharest – Arenele Romane (Metalhead Meeting) – www.facebook.com/events/
22.09.2013 BG Sofia – Mixtape 5 – www.facebook.com/events/
23.09.2013 RS Belgrade – Dom Omladine – www.facebook.com/events/
24.09.2013 HR Zagreb – Tvornica Kulture – www.facebook.com/events/
25.09.2013 IT Brescia – Circolo Colony – www.facebook.com/events/
26.09.2013 FR La Valette-du-Var (near Toulon) – Le Vox – www.facebook.com/events/
27.09.2013 ES Barcelona – Salamandra 1 – www.facebook.com/events/
28.09.2013 ES Madrid – Sala Arena – www.facebook.com/events/
29.09.2013 PT Lisboa – Paradise Garage – www.facebook.com/events/
30.09.2013 PT Porto – Hard Club – www.facebook.com/events/
01.10.2013 ES Bilbao – Santana 27 – www.facebook.com/events/
04.10.2013 DE Würzburg – Posthalle (Hell Inside Festival) – www.facebook.com/events/
05.10.2013 CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Café – www.facebook.com/events/
We are really happy to welcome HATESPHERE to the Massacre Records family and we are looking forward to the release of “Murderlust“, which is expected to hit the stores on September 27, 2013!
Esse – Vocals
Mike – Drums
Jakob – Guitar
Pepe – Guitar
Jimmy – Bass