Exclusive Premiere: Hate Eternal Shake Things Up on New Track, All Hope Destroyed

On their latest single, the Floridan death metal mainstays cover new ground without scrimping on the brutality.

Exclusive Premiere: Hate Eternal Shake Things Up on New Track, All Hope Destroyed

Death metal trends come and go, but Hate Eternal remain. The St. Petersburg, Florida, trio led by the inimitable Erik Rutan (former Morbid Angel guitarist and death metal producer extraordinaire with clients including Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, and Devourment), have stood the test of time, inspiring fans and shaming poseurs with their unrelenting mix of technical wizardry and sheer sonic ruthlessness.

But what has always set Hate Eternal apart from the death metal horde at large is their ability to work unusual influences and interesting new styles into their music. To experiment with new ideas while maintaining total sonic barbarity is every death metal band’s dream; Hate Eternal seem to do it without even trying.

A perfect example of this is All Hope Destroyed, the latest track from Hate Eternal’s upcoming seventh studio album Upon Desolate Sands. From the get-go, All Hope Destroyed is a furious racket--but rather than plug away at a single theme, the track quickly pivots, introducing jaunty bass-heavy rhythms and weirdo guitar parts that channel Gorguts and latter-day Death. Tech-death traditionalists shouldn’t worry, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into here, it’s just more dynamic that your usual crushing deluge of blast beats.

"All Hope Destroyed is an anomaly on the new record," explains Erik Rutan. "Controlled chaos, yet unbridled insanity, with a dramatic melodic ending. As the song builds into a frenzy it ends with a epic finale. It encapsulates so much of who Hate Eternal are musically but also explores a bit of new territory never fully realized before. This song is a unique entity on the new Hate Eternal album and one I believe truly shines on Upon Desolate Sands."

Kerrang! is excited to premiere All Hope Destroyed. Listen to it below and revel in the twisted savagery of it all:

Check out the menacingly baroque album artwork for Upon Desolate Sands below:

And make sure to go utterly apeshit to Hate Eternal when they play with Harm’s Way and Cannibal Corpse (UNGH) at one of the dates listed here:

Nov 2 Columbia, SC - The Music Farm (tickets)
Nov 3 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel (tickets)
Nov 4 Norfolk, VA - Shaka's (tickets)
Nov 5 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club (tickets)
Nov 7 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (tickets)
Nov 8 Providence, RI - Fete (tickets)
Nov 9 Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall (tickets)
Nov 10 Rochester, NY - Anthology (tickets)
Nov 11 Columbus, OH - Skully's (tickets)
Nov 13 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (tickets)
Nov 14 Toledo, OH - Civic Music Hall (tickets)
Nov 15 Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theater (tickets)
Nov 16 Palatine, IL - Durty Nelly's (tickets)
Nov 17 Madison, WI - The Majestic Theater (tickets)
Nov 18 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's (tickets)
Nov 20 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room (tickets)
Nov 21 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (tickets)
Nov 23 Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock (tickets)
Nov 24 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live (tickets)
Nov 25 Baton Rouge, LA - The Varsity Theater (tickets)
Nov 27 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies (tickets)
Nov. 28 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater (tickets)
Nov 29 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue (tickets)
Nov 30 St. Louis, MO - Delmar Hall (tickets)
Dec 1 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note (tickets)
Dec 3 Memphis, TN - Growlers (tickets)
Dec 4 Athens, GA - Georgia Theater (tickets)
Dec 5 Orlando, FL - The Abbey (tickets)
Dec 6 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Culture Room (tickets)

Hate Eternal’s new album, Upon Desolate Sands, comes out October 26th on Season of Mist. You can pre-order it here.

WORDS: Chris Krovatin
PHOTO: Alex Morgan

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