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Interview

Catching Up With Hate Eternal Frontman Erik Rutan

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While on my tour of interviews and shows last year, I was treated to a death metal extravaganza at the Kentish Town Forum in London. The show was headlined by Vader (who I also caught up with, video coming soon) and also included performances from the likes of Hate Eternal and Threat Signal. After some talking with managers and staff, I was able to sit down with Hate Eternal's respected frontman Erik Rutan, who not only leads one of the most brutal bands in death metal, but has also made a name for himself as one of heavy music's most in demand producers. Almost immediately after the Hate Eternal set, we sat down to talk about death metal's past and present, his storied career and more.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

That looked like a very fun interview. I've been impressed with his work for a long time, but now have that much more respect for him. What a chill and down to earth guy. \m/\m/

# Nov 28, 2017 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Probably the nicest guy I've ever interviewed. Absolute gentleman and very friendly. I'm lucky that I've never interviewed any arseholes (or they've always been good with me anyway,) but Erik Rutan was such a joy to be around. Considering he'd only just finished his set, I thought he'd be a bit more anxious to get the interview over with but he was an absolute pleasure.

# Nov 28, 2017 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

it wasn't so much of an interview as it was a conversation. Your relaxed demeanor and pleasant attitude also goes a long way in making for a positive experience. Like Hellrat, I've enjoyed each of these late releases.

These video interviews add some exclusivity to the site and MU could definitely benefit from more of them. Even other contributors could jump in and add their own VI's. (I'm looking at you, CROM.)

Here's to more in the future, Cheers!!

# Nov 28, 2017 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Unfortunately CROM has left the site now.

There's another 3 on the way from me, including one in the next few hours. I'll be recording another one with Napalm Death in 2 weeks too (not sure as of yet with which band member.) Unfortunately, the downside of living in Spain is that not many bands come down here, but any chance I get and every time I'm back in England, I'll try and get more booked.

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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

:( How unfortunate. That answers why I haven't seen his posts lately. I wish him well.

Good luck with the ND interview.

# Nov 28, 2017 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Thanks DJ and thanks for the kind words.

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