Here is a new interview with Greece's barbaric death,black metal band Hate Manifesto who talk about the split 7inch with Wargrinder and the bands future including a full length coming sooon.
Interview with Hate Manifesto done by Patrick
1.Hails when did you all get the idea to form Hate Manifesto ?
Hate Manifesto were formed in 1997 under the name of Carpathian Lords by our previous vocalist Warfrost Armageddon and me.Later on that year our bass player(and former bass player of kawir)I.AM.GOD. joined us as a permanent member and with that line up we did pretty much everything as a band until 2003 that we put the whole thing on ice.In 2003 just before we decided to freeze the band we changed the name to Hate Manifesto.It was something that we had in mind for many years because obviously our previous name didn't represent us at all anymore neither it blended with our musical style.Hate manifesto represents anything we stand for personally and music wise.
2.What is the current line-up for Hate Manifesto ?For the readers who have never heard Hate Manifesto's music how would you best describe it?
The current line up is:
3.Hate Manifesto recently released a split 7inch with Wargrinder how long did it take you all to write and record the song for this split release?
The track was composed in 2 weeks if i can recall properly and the whole procedure lasted about a month+(recordings,mix,mastering etc)
4.Has the band started writing new music for the next release?Will it be a E.P or are you trying to do a full length this time?
We finished the composing of our full length before 10 days actually and we sent it to our drummer warhead so he can learn it before the recordings.Mid of february we're starting the recordings for the drums and from there slowly step by step we'll finish the whole album.It will be out around september i hope and it will be absolutely a step ahead for us from every aspect.
5.Will the band self-release the next recording or will you all work with a label? Any idea which label you will be working with?
Nope not at all.Our full length will be out from fistbang records again the same label that released our split with wargrinder so stay tuned.
6.Does the whole band work on writing the music or does one member usually write everything?
From 2000 and after i'm handling the music by my self but for no other reason beside the fact that we're 100% satisfied with what i'm composing and that helps the band having a specific musical identity that never changes.
Of course when it's necessary I.AM.GOD. will contribute with ideas especially in the arrangements but overall there's no restrictions to no one in the band.Everyone contributes actively.
7.Who usually writes the lyrics for the songs?What are some subjects the band writes about?
I'm writing the lyrics, it's important for me that i must feel what i'm singing and it's also important that the music fits with the lyrics to be blended as one.We don't want to be out of our concept in any means.Of course as i said above everyone in the band is active so if something interesting will be brought on the table will be used lyric and music wise.
Our concept has to do with war between the ages mostly.Beside that we're speaking about dominance/hate/depopulation/genocide that blend with historical references to war and personal visions of extinction and hate beliefs.
8.Besides the split 7inch with Wargrinder does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers?If yes where can the fans buy it from?
Unfortunately no, there's nothing beside our split with wargrinder available from the band.Possibly some t-shirts will be printed but nothing's sure yet.
Follow the band's page and be updated for everything,our full length will satisfy every potential fan that's for sure.
9.Hate Manifesto comes out of the Greek black/death metal scene what is your opinion of Greece's metal scene?
Well that's a question that requires time to analyze but i'll try to be brief.
Music wise the bands are better that the previous years.Not in the level that i concider a band absolutely dominating or superior but in a good level.Technology helps also bands that are not capable of to sound like monsters or pro's in studio but when they perform live you realize they're a studio built up.For example musicians that supposed to record compose and play but in the studio they can't record a 4/4 or never touched an instrument on a recording session.Also many bands in greece play for the hype and what's popular by the time and not for what they're craving for.But this is a global phenomenon in our music i guess.
Beside that the greek scene is infested with cliques and fake brotherhoods that poison and deteriorate our music.For a little bit of publicity some people can humiliate their selfs easily.Hate manifesto will never be a part of this game neither will do public relations for their own profit so keep a distance from us.We let the slime job for the ones that have a natural talent on it.
We have relations with a handful of people only as friends first and all the rest come after.
We don't support bands we support the attitude of people.Everyone is judged by his actions.
And that's the bottom line.
10.Who are some of your all-time favorite Greek bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for soon?
Definetly i would say early rotting christ,necromantia and varathron.And other bands also but not in the capacity of these 3.We have a unique scene that's for sure but these 3 in their early years overcome everything.
As for other bands i totally support and recommend wargrinder.Absolutely devastating band and so underated.That's the price for not following the bullshit hype here in greece and not doing public relations.Beside that i can't think any other new band that i'm interested in.Mostly i'm into older bands but you can check out our comrades from wargoat if you're into destructive bestial BM and lykaionas for black occult worshippers.
Brothers from Vorphalack will return soon will fresh material so stay tuned.
A band that we have endless respect and that will never change is legion of doom for those that don't know them(if they're are any)
And for those that adore the old school greek BM sound check out caedes cruenta and ithaqua.
11.Are any of the members of Hate Manifesto currently working with any other bands? If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
I.AM.GOD. is also a member of Vorphalack and beside that he runs his personal project called DEATH.FOR.YOUR.RACE.
As for me my main band is and will always be Hate manifesto but beside that i'm running a side project called Cult of eibon in the vein of early rotting christ and varathron.A 7'' ep will be out in february by A fine day to die productions for the ones interested.
As for warhead i don't think he's running any other project beside wargrinder.
12.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Spending time with my family mostly.
Beside that i hang out with my close friends,watching my favorite football team and read a lot.Mostly history books.
13.What does Underground Metal mean to you?
It's a whole way of life and a way to define things in music but in life also.
I believe it exists inside someone you don't learn about it.
If you're are underground you feel it if you're not you pretend to be one.
The underground is the core of our music but i don't believe there's an actual underground nowdays as it existed back then,not at all actually.
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?
First of all i would like to thank you for your support and by giving a chance to hate manifesto to be heard.
Stay true to your beliefs and way of life and stop degenerating your existence by weak pathetic human actions.
For those interested our split 7'' with wargrinder is still available through fistbang records and recently through iron bonehead records also.
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hate-Manifesto-297433660433548/
Oppress or be oppressed