H A T E S.A.
Ricardo Larrazabal - Guitars
Vladimir Mendieta - Vocals, Bass
Grover Ocampo - Drums
(591) 77701106 Email : email@example.com
Casilla 1197 La Paz, Bolivia Sud América.
HATE is born early 1993 in La Paz, Bolivia. Founded by guitarist Ricardo Larrazabal, he invites Vladimir Mendieta (bass and vocal), from then on, the band will suffer several changes, passing through different drummers. With HATE’s first line up, in 1994, comes out their first demo titled “Sociedad Sin Vida” (Lifesless Soiciety). This demo has a moderate success within La Paz’s rocker scene, however the band is still looking to make a strong name for its self, that’s why in February of 1995, the demo “XXI Century” is recorded.
In 1996, HATE is invited to play in two of the most important rock festivals in Bolivia: “Explorock '96” (where the 10 most important bands from La Paz share a stage) and the “First National Underground Music Festival ‘Raza’”. In October of the same year, Hate wins the first place in a band contest from La Paz –with over 36 groups participating-.
Early 1998, the band wins the "X-Prerock", later they will release their first record: “Heart Beat Machine". Then HATE will enter to the "April Fest" contest, playing with some of the most important bands – in different genres – and one more time, the band wins the first place.
After an extensive promotion of the record through the country, in later 1999, the band performed their last two concerts promoting “Heart Beat Machine” record, one of this concerts was opening for “Rata Blanca”, playing for over 6000 people.
In middle 2000, HATE records their second album: "Anagramas". The band will later release the record in 2001, year in which the group will open for sweetish band “Hammerfall”, the Spanish band “Tierra Santa” and the Argentinean punk band “Attaque 77”.
In 2003 "Republica de Odio" (Hate Republic) is released but, after two shows, Hate will begin the search for a new drummer. After a couple of weeks, Chris Paredes (well known metal drummer and one of the best drummers in the country) takes over the drummer position. Finally HATE achieved their official lineup. The same year the band wins – for the first time- the award for “Best Metal Band” in the “Rock And Bol Awards” organized by the radio show with the same name.
In 2004, HATE starts the recording of “Ángel Oscuro” (Dark Angel) EP, produced by well known producer Martín Joffré (Loukass, Tejilah), thanks to this disc – released in September – HATE gets 4 nominations in the 2004 “Rock And Bol Awards” and wins – 2nd year in a row - the “Best Metal Band Award” and Chris Paredes wins the “Best Drummer Of The Year Award”.
Begining 2005, the band signs a record deal with American “Statue Records” label to distribute in United Estates the successful “Ángel Oscuro” EP. The record tour leads them to play in Perú and to record their first live album, this gives a taste of the power of HATE and their relation with the fans – later this album will be called “Odio Vivo” (Living Hate).
In November, “Ángel Oscuro” wins the “Best EP Award” in the 3rd “Rock And Bol Awards” edition and HATE, once again, wins the “Best Metal Band Award”.
By 2006 HATE’s “Odio Vivo” hits the stores and the band prepares their new album: “Pandemonium” which is released in November 2007. This record will take them into a – very successful - national tour.
In 2009, HATE works for 8 months in “Pro-Audio” studios, where they record the best tracks from their previous 3 records and 5 new songs. This album will later be known as “Legado de Odio” (Hate Legacy). That year the band will only give one performance as guests at the “Juntucha Festival” where they perform in front of over 4000 people.
2010 will be HATE’s most successful year. First “Legado de Odio” is released and the band begins their longest tour with every show sold out. Within this tour, the band is the headliner in the 4 most important music festivals in Bolivia: “Rock De Los Andes”, “Illimani Metal Fest”, “Juntucha 2010” and “K-Oz Fest Open Air”. HATE is also recognized as the “best Metal Band 2010” and the “Best Video” by the web site “La Paz Vanguardia”.
In 2011, HATE’s band members sing endorsement deals with “Laney” (British brand of amplifiers and acoustics boxes for guitar and bass). As “Laney” artists, they are included in the brand’s official international list alongside Tony Iommy (Black Sabbath), Sharlee D'Angelo (Arch Enemy), Mikael Akerfeld (Opeth), Rob Holliday (The Prodigy), Daniel Linde (HIM) and other accomplished worldwide known musicians. From now on, they participate in different instrumental clinics alongside other national and international musicians in different events, demonstrations and especial presentations. Later that year, HATE closes – very successfully – the “Laney Fest Bolivia 2011” with a concert. In November, HATE receives – for the fourth time – the “Best Metal Band Award” also the “Best Metal Album Award” for “Legado de Odio” and “Best Metal Song” for “Desaparición” in the well known “Rock And Bol Awards”. They will also perform at the “La Paz Extrema Metal Fest” where the best metal bands in the country perform in front of over 5000 people at the Open Air Theatre “Jaime Laredo”, and at the “Caras del Metal 2011” and “Juntucha 2011” festivals.
In 2012 HATE is recognized with the “Career Achievement Award” at the “rock And Bol Awards”. After the successful “Legado de Odio” tour, demonstrations, drums clinics and national festivals, the band begin the composition and production of their new record.
In January 2013, Chris Paredes, for personal reasons, leaves the band. After auditioning the best drummers in the city, welcomes Grover Ocampo as the new drummer of the band.
Now the band is preparing to release their new record titled “La Sangre del Tiempo” (Time’s Blood) on may 3rd 2013.
HATE has been categorized as the most important metal band in Bolivia, becoming one of the bands with the biggest fan base in every show. In their 20 years, Hate released 2 demos and 8 albums, shared stage with international well known bands such as Rata Blanca (Argentina), Attaque 77 (Argentina), Hammerfall (Sweden) and Tierra Santa (Spain). HATE not only has the ability to sold out every show they give, they also have been headliners in different national music festivals such as: “Illimani Metal Fest”, “Juntucha”, “Broken Fest”, “Rock de los Andes”, “La Paz Extrema Metal Fest” and “Laney Fest” to name a few.
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