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Hate Announces Summer Festival Appearances

After the death of the band's bassist "Moritifier" last month, Polish act Hate has announced the group will remain active and has confirmed a string of festival appearances for the summer.

These dates will be in support of latest album "Solarflesh" (reviewed here). Currently announced shows are available below, and the band also comments:

"We would like you to know that we have decided to continue with the band and keep on doing our job as always. There is still a big hole in our hearts, but we do not want to focus on mourning over the tragedy. Instead we decide to focus on the band and keeping it alive as well as all the ideas we shared with Mortifer.

"We treat what we do as a mission and we cannot see the end of it. On some shows to come we will be accompanied by Mortifer’s wife Alexandra on bass guitar. She has been in the business for some time and been involved in a few Russian bands before. As an experienced musician, she will undoubtedly manage on the stage with us.

"On other shows we will be joined by Piotr Kolakowski (Neyra), a talented musician who had previously been on stage with us as a session musician. The festivals below have been confirmed, but there are more to come soon."

May 23 - Extremefest - Hunxe - Germany
July 26 - Rock im Betonwerk - Chemnitz - Germany
Aug 09 - Brutal Assault Open Air - Jaromer - Czech Rep
Aug 16 - Gothoom O.A. Fest - Bana - Slovakia
Aug 17 - Summer Breeze Open Air - Germany
Aug 24 - Cieszanów Rock Fest - Cieszanów - Poland
Aug 31 - Rock am Wehr - Jena - Germany

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