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Hate Squad

Formed: 1993
From: Hannover, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hate Squad News

Below is our complete Hate Squad news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hate Squad To Co-Headline Metal Franconia Fest

Hate Squad has just confirmed the band's first live gig in 2012 co-headlining Germany's Metal Franconia Festival on Saturday, March 31st. The festival itself will take place on March 30th and March 31st at the Jahnhalle in Hirschaid.

The line-up also features Disbelief, Ektomorf, Hail Of Bullets, End Of Green, and many more. For further info visit the festival's website here. More...

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Hate Squad Sets Album's North American Release

Having won over audiences across Europe via major metal/hardcore tours and massive festival appearances since the band's 1993 inception, Germany's Hate Squad will drop the new full-length, "Katharsis," onto North American audiences via Massacre Records this January 17th.

The Hannover-based quartet will kick off the new year with its sixth LP to date, surging with nearly an hour of the band's pummeling blend of death metal and hardcore. The album was recorded and mixed by Ralf Müller at Rape of Harmonies Studios, produced by Müller and Hate Squad, and mastered by Olman Viper at Hertzwerk (Hamburg). Check out the title track to the album and more at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deep Scars
2. Katharsis
3. Your Rotten Life
4. The One
5. Hatebomb
6. A.P.A.B.
7. Misanthropic Soul
8. Vicious Assault
9. Old Times...Good Times!
10. Kill
11. R3volut1on15t
12. Face Your Demon
13. Live And Learn

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Hate Squad To Release New LP

German death/thrash hardcore band Hate Squad announced that they have completed work on a new LP entitled "Katharsis," which is due for release on October 28, 2011 through Massacre Records.
“Katharsis” was produced by Ralf Müller and the band. Tobias Huber created the cover artwork (see below). “Katharsis” will also be available as limited edition Digipak with 2 exclusive bonus tracks.

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Hate Squad To Release New Album

Massacre Records has issued the following update about German act Hate Squad recording a new album to be released in September:

"Hate Squad has entered the 'Rape Of Harmonies Recording Studios' in May to record the forthcoming album, which is scheduled to be released on September 23, 2011!

"On May 19th, 4 days after entering the studio, all drum tracks were already done. 10 days later the recordings of the bass and the guitars were done, too. In early June Hate Squad announced that the recordings are almost finished. They also announced the album title: 'Katharsis.'

"On September 23rd, Hate Squad will headline the Moshroom Festival in Krefeld, Germany. Their show will be the album release show as well."

More details on the upcoming "Katharsis" release will be announced as they are made available from the band.

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Hate Squad Signs To Massacre Records

German metalcore band HATE SQUAD have signed with Massacre Records for a worldwide deal. The band's new and sixth album is announced for beginning of 2011.

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Hate Squad Announces First Shows of 2010

Hate Squad has announced the following shows for 2010:

30.04.2010 - KIEL / Alte Meierei (Mosh in den Mai festival)
01.05.2010 - TBA / TBA (northern Germany)

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Germany's Winterbreath Festival Lineup Revealed

Germany's Winterbreath Festival, which takes place on January 2 and 3, 2009 in Hauptsmoorhalle, DE-Strullendorf/Bamberg is shaping up. Here are the bands confirmed so far:


For more information, visit the festival's website at winterbreath.de.

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Hate Squad Reveal New Album Track Listing

German thrash/hardcore metal band HATE SQUAD will release its fifth album, "Degüello Wartunes", in March via Dockyard 1/Soulfood. The CD was recorded at Rape Of Harmonies Studios (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MAROON, NARZISS) in Triptis, Germany and features guest appearances by HEAVEN SHALL BURN's Marcus Bischoff and MAINTAIN's Timo Böhling.

"Degüello Wartunes" track listing:

01. Degüello Wartunes
02. Rise Up
03. Killing Spree
04. At The End Alone
05. Anger From The Gutter
06. Aggro Manticore
07. Never Surrender...Die Fighting!
08. My War
09. Shank
10. Hannover H8core
11. Rivers Of Blood More...

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Hate Squad Announce New Album Title

German thrash/hardcore metal band HATE SQUAD has set "Degüello Wartunes" as the title of its fifth album, due in February via Dockyard 1. The CD was recorded at Rape Of Harmonies Studios (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MAROON, NARZISS) in Triptis, Germany and will feature guest appearances by HEAVEN SHALL BURN's Marcus Bischoff and MAINTAIN's Timo Böhling.

HATE SQUAD's fourth album, "H8 for the Masses" came out in 2004 via Swellcreek Records. The CD was recorded at Horus Sound Studio (KREATOR, PARADISE LOST, GUANO APES) with producer Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY).


Burkhard Schmitt (Vocals)
Mark Künnemann (Guitars)
Helge Dolgener (Drums)
Bauke De Groot (Bass)
Martin Blankenburg (Guitars)

For more information, visit their Myspace page.

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