New Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Erik Rutan Still Plans To Continue With Hate Eternal

As previously reported, Erik Rutan has officially joined Cannibal Corpse as their new guitarist. Now, the musician has issued a statement regarding his new role, while also confirming that he is still planning to continue with Hate Eternal.

Rutan said the following:

“I felt it very important to personally share some big news with all of you today…. I am officially joining Cannibal Corpse! I am super excited and honored and honestly it still seems a bit surreal. Cannibal Corpse has been a big part of my life and career having listened to them for over 30 years, produced 5 albums with them, done many many tours together and having decades of friendships with everyone involved.

Anyone that knows me knows that I will give everything I have to being the best I can be with CC. For the new album “Violence Unimagined” I contributed and wrote 3 songs of music and lyrics as well as playing guitar, producing and mixing it at Mana Recording. I am very very proud of what we achieved together.

I have been sitting here today reflecting on my life and career and the journey to get here. 30 years ago I was recording my first album with Ripping Corpse at 19 years of age, then onto Morbid Angel, then starting and continuing with Hate Eternal and Mana Recording and now Cannibal Corpse. I feel so grateful to have been and still continue to be a part of this music that I feel so passionate about and embrace.

Hate Eternal will absolutely continue on.. JJ, Johnny and I look forward to recording another unrelenting Hate Eternal album in the future when the time is right. As many people know I have always done multiple things in my career and I plan on continuing that starting with Cannibal Corpse as well as Hate Eternal, Mana Recording, producing and other musical endeavors when time allows.

We will have some other great HE news to share in the near future and look forward to continuing down the path I have been a part of for decades. Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy and excited to what the future shall behold! Thank you all for your unwavering and undying support. It means the world to me. Eternal Gratitude… RUTAN“

Hate Eternal Release Instrumental Version Of “Upon Desolate Sands”

Hate Eternal have released an instrumental version of their 2018 album “Upon Desolate Sands.” You can purchase that on Bandcamp. Erik Rutan commented:

“For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to release an all instrumental version of a Hate Eternal album to allow a different perspective into our music. On the two-year anniversary of our Season Of Mist release ‘Upon Desolate Sands’, that time has finally come. Simply titled ‘Upon Desolate Sands – The Instrumentals’, it’s mastered by Alan Douches of West Side Music and is only available on the Hate Eternal Bandcamp. We hope you enjoy this unique journey through the dynamic passages of this musical landscape.”

Hate Eternal Premiere New Song “All Hope Destroyed”

Hate Eternal have premiered a new song titled “All Hope Destroyed,” via Kerrang!. This track is from the band’s new album “Upon Desolate Sands,” which will be released on October 26. Erik Rutan commented:

“‘All Hope Destroyed‘ is an anomaly on the new record. Controlled chaos, yet unbridled insanity, with a dramatic melodic ending. It encapsulates so much of who Hate Eternal are musically but also explores a bit of new territory that we’ve never fully realized before. This song is a unique entity on the new Hate Eternal album and one I believe truly shines.”

Hate Eternal Premiere New Song “Nothingness Of Being”

Hate Eternal have premiered a new song titled “Nothingness Of Being.” This track is from the band’s new album “Upon Desolate Sands,” which will be released on October 26.

Erik Rutan commented:

“For years I have wanted to add a heavier and darker element into Hate Eternal, and for years that vibe just never came to me. For this album the inspiration came and the heaviness followed. Using a lower tuning then our norm for a few songs on “Upon Desolate Sands” and going through some personal life experiences, helped create a depth of darkness and sense of despair to inspire me to write “Nothingness of Being”. I never have forced anything when it comes to the writing process, we just let the songs flow naturally and write and play what we feel. Crafting a couple of songs with a completely different tuning really helped direct a different path and direction for the writing process. This song amongst some of the more traditional chaotic tunes on the album helps really create a sense of dynamics in a dramatic way. Every song on this album has its own unique texture creating a vast landscape of musical expression and a multitude of emotions, pushing the envelope in every way we can!”

Hate Eternal Reveal Details For New Album “Upon Desolate Sands”, Stream New Song “What Lies Beyond”

Hate Eternal have announced that their new album “Upon Desolate Sands” will be released on October 26. You can pre-order the effort HERE and check out the first single “What Lies Beyond“ below:

“Upon Desolate Sands” Track Listing:

01. “The Violent Fury”
02. “What Lies Beyond”
03. “Vengeance Striketh”
04. “Nothingness Of Being”
05. “All Hope Destroyed”
06. “Portal of Myriad”
07. “Dark Age Of Ruin”
08. “Upon Desolate Sands”
09. “For Whom We Have Lost”

Hate Eternal Announce Summer European Tour

Hate Eternal have announced a summer European tour. You can see the dates for that run below. As previously reported, the band have also been recording a new album.

Tour Dates:

07/23 Munich, GER – Backstage (feat. Gruesome) (free show)
07/25 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Days Festival
07/26 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room (feat. Gruesome)
07/27 Wurzburg, GER – Posthalle
07/28 Steenwijk, NET – Stonehenge Festival
07/29 Utrecht, NET – De Helling (feat. Skeletonwitch & Teethgrinder)
08/04 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air

Hate Eternal Announce 2016 Tour With Vital Remains, Black Fast, & Inanimate Existence

Hate Eternal have announced a headlining North American tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Vital Remains, Black Fast and Inanimate Existence.

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Tour Dates:

05/06 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
05/07 Houston, TX – Eastdown Warehouse
05/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
05/10 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
05/11 Milwaukee, WI – Metal Grill
05/12 Joliet, IL – Bada Brew
05/13 Detroit, MI – Harpos
05/14 Hamilton, ON – The Underground
05/15 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
05/17 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
05/18 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
05/20 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
05/22 TBA, NC – TBA
05/23 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/25 TBA, FL – TBA