Saturday, January 23, 2016

Interview with Greek black/death metal band Hate Manifesto done by Patrick on 1-23-16.

Hello   to  the  readers  of  Winter  Torment!!
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.

Oppress or be oppressed