Hateplow is not an average death metal band. Although stripped from any technical virtuosities or progressive experimentation, this group offers something which is (or should be) essential for all heavy music formations -Â the sheer brutality and aggression of metal enclosed in the most violent form possible. Hateplow is the ultimate death metal experience, where the only thing that matters is to bang your head and scream your guts out! The band feat. Phil Fasciana (Malevolent Creation), Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse),Â longtime underground scene stalwart Crazy Larry Hawke, Tim Scott (Revenant) and Kyle Symons (ex-Sickness) released their debut album in 1998. â€œEverybody Diesâ€ remains a great debut album by a true death metal giant. If you havenâ€™t heard of Hateplow yet, this is the perfect opportunity to make up for the lost time.
Metal Mind Productions will release â€œEverybody Diesâ€ in a new digipak edition, limited to numerated 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The album will be available on 5thÂ May 2008 (Europe).
â€œEverybody Diesâ€ (remastered)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1154 DG
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre: death metal
Release date: 05.05.2008 Europe
1. Everybody DiesÂ
3. Prison BitchÂ
4. $20,00 Blow JobÂ
6. The Gift GiverÂ
7. Crack DownÂ
8. In The DitchÂ
9. Ass To Mouth ResuscitationÂ
11. Ante UpÂ
12. Anally AnnieÂ
14. Born With Both/ Sunshine of Your Love/ Pepe Lopez song
The beginnings of this monstrosity reach back to 1994, where Malevolent Creationâ€™s guitarist Phil Fasciana teamed up with Rob Barrett from Cannibal Corpse and freelance drummer â€œCrazyâ€ Larry Hawke to form what at first was considered a mere death metal side project. â€œIn â€˜94 I had just finished recording Malevolent Creationâ€™s third CD â€˜Stillbornâ€™â€ â€“ says Fasciana â€“ â€œand I was very unhappy with the recording, and the band was falling apart at that time. Rob had some time off from Cannibal Corpse and me, him and Larry got together to write some songs along the lines of Napalm Death or Terrorizer for fun and we recorded a 4-song demo two days later.â€ A year later the guys decided to get together again and add some new members to the fold. Kyle Symons (ex-Sickness), who became the bandâ€™s vocalist, recalls the collaboration between the musicians as a very successful one: â€œThey just wanted to start something faster than Malevolent at that time. When Rob was in Cannibal Corpse, he had no time to sing for Hateplow so I started to sing for them; then we found a bass player Tim Scott from Revenant to join…â€. With a steady line-up the formation begun working on their crazy debut LP â€“ â€œEverybody Diesâ€. Hateplowâ€™s intention was to record a straight-forward, brutal death metal album which would be perfect for headbanging and drinking to. However, with some musicians still working with other bands, the recording process took some time. To make it worse, right after recording the drums Larry Hawke was arrested and sentenced to 9 months in jail. During his lock-up, the rest of the group managed to record their bits and finally finish â€œEverybody Diesâ€. Produced by Brian Griffin (who later on did a great job on Malevolent Creationâ€™s â€œThe Fine Art of Murderâ€), the album consisted of 14 brutal tracks, dealing with the most violent and disgusting themes the guys could come up with. The lyrical content of the album was always considered one of the strongest points of the LP â€“ fans were loving the explicit and often humorous lyrics written by Symons. Fasciana comments on his colleagueâ€™s talent: â€œKyle is very realistic with the lyrics and they are quite hilarious at times. We believe it is a lot cooler to write about real life things other than make believe shit!!â€. Symons admits himself: â€œWhen you stay out drinking all night you tend to meet and see some fucking strange shit.â€
In the meantime Hawke got out of jail, but it wasnâ€™t long until bad luck struck again. On May 24th 1997 Larry Hawke was found dead in his apartment â€“ he died of smoke inhalation after a fire. â€œIt was a terrible loss for everyone.â€ â€“ says Fasciana. â€œWe miss him very much! He was a great friend to have!!â€ Despite this tragedy, the band decided to release their debut album in 1998. â€œEverybody Diesâ€ received great acclaim among death metal fans and critics, becoming a very successful release and referred to as a perfect combination of Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation and Napalm Death.
It wasnâ€™t until two years later when Hateplow returned with a renewed line-up, featuring Dave Culross (Malevolent Creation, ex-Suffocation) on drums and Doug Humlack (ex-Hibernus Mortis) on bass, and recorded their follow-up album entitled â€œThe Only Law is Survivalâ€. The band went on two major European tours, one in 2001 and another in 2003 (where they headlined on the Fuck The Commerce Festival in Eastern Germany).