Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hate Unbound Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We're a fairly newer band.  Only formed back in 2013 in Detroit.   Driven by our love for heavy, thrash and death metal.   At first it was just a meeting of friends that were all into the same things but once we started getting serious about it, things took off very quickly for us.   To summarize, we're heavy groove laden death and thrash metal.  That's what we're about.

2.You have an album coming out in February, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

People that have seen us play live and have heard our music have said it best:  we're "heavy as fuck!"

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

A lot of our topics focus on darker subject matter.  Like the slavery of extreme drug abuse.  Or how shitty some humans can be towards each other.   Or how some people fall into cults or extremism because they believe whatever they are told.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hate Unbound'?

That's a great question.  Early on we were at a point where we wanted to start gigging so we needed a name.  A point that all bands come to.   But we were struggling to find an interesting name that wasn't already in use by any band.   Because of the internet, any band can be "global" so it can be difficult to come up with something unique.   We'd typically just throw names back and forth that we thought were interesting.    The names would evolve many times during one discussion as people added to those ideas.   Someone threw out "Hate Unbound" and a light went off.   That is unique.  And it reflects our contempt for shitty people, heroin dealers, etc..   A quick web search to make sure it wasn't in use and just like that:    We became Hate Unbound.  

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Best shows?   One would have been Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival II in 2016.   This is an awesome 3 day event with so much metal,  it's like we died and went to heaven.   There were 50 bands.  Origin, Belphegor, Dying Fetus, Product of Hate, Sacred Reich and so many more.   I can't say enough for the great bands and the vibe the entire 3 days.   Just amazing.   I recommend that everyone hits this festival in their future. 
Another would have been New Jersey Metal Fest 2 also in 2016.   DJ Jerry Declet from the Metallicave on Nuclear Rock Radio puts on an amazing annual metal fest.   This guy does more for the east coast metal scene than most bands ever do.   He is a champion of underground metal bands and we have nothing but love for the man and his efforts.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the album is released?

We already have a tour planned for April but are waiting on a couple confirmations before we can announce with whom and the venues, etc.    We plan on 2 more runs this year to different parts of the North America as well.

7.The album is coming out on 'Inverse Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Absolutely.  They have been amazing to work with.    It has been a great relationship so far.   They are good people.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death, thrash and groove metal?

We're just now starting to see the reviews of our album for those that got a preview... and they are all great.   We're ecstatic about the responses so far and hope people continue to enjoy our music.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We'll always be heavy.   But I see us growing as a whole unit and become better at what Hate Unbound already does.  We'll always be metal so that part will never change.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

 Some notable major influences are titans such as Death,  Slayer and Testament.  And other bands such as Gojira, Lamb of God,  Nevermore and so on.   We don't intentionally try to sound like anyone but you have to let your influences bleed through your own art.   It would be a dishonor to those mighty bands to deny their influence.  And we are thankful for all of them and so many more.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Daryl:  loves going to concerts, playing ice hockey and riding motorcycles
Art: is a big horror movie buff
Foot: is a devoted family man and enjoys going to see bands play live
Will: is a cigar aficionado, likes keeping up on technology and digs cars!
Sean: no comment.  haha

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

We wanted to thank you, for taking the time to interact with us.  We truly appreciate it.   And we want everyone to know that we would be honored to have folks check out our music.  The metal head family is an awesome group of folks and we're excited to share our music with our family.  
Keep your horns up, your heads banging and stay metal !

Hate Unbound

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