While the pandemic races across the globe, the HateSphere camp has its own share of ‘events’. Esse decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. People age, priorities shift and so forth…  but fear not. To help us out with future live shows (in 2024???) we’ve borrowed the very talented and vicious front beast Michael Olsson (Blood Eagle, Defacing God, Caro). This means that vocal duties are in very capable hands and we’re looking forward to sharing the stage with him. We can’t wait to get back on the road but for now we sit and wait for the world to open up again. To make the wait a bit more bearable we’ve chosen to release our cover of Dio’s ‘Stand Up And Shout’ to the world. This track has previously only been available on the Japanese edition of ‘Reduced To Flesh’. Even though we’re not currently looking for a new permanent vocalist, we are however spending this worldwide lockdown writing material for our 11th album. In the meantime, blast ‘Stand Up And Shout’ and crack open a cold one. We wish you all a happy quarantine and we’ll see you on the other side.

Hell is (still) here. Hatesphere.