[ Bands ] [ News ] [ Tourdates ] [ Hell Over Hammaburg ] [ Contact/Imprint ] Home > > Bands > > Alte Promo > > My Darkest Hate Fotos Combat Area My Darkest Hate www.mydarkesthate.de History: Even since the beginning of the 90ties, Jörg M. Knittel had the idea to form a Death Metal band in the style of BOLT THROWER, MASSACRE or the old CELTIC FROST. But it took him 6 years, to find with Rene Pfeiffer a vocalist, who fits both from the music and personal aspect perfectly. At the end of 1998 MY DARKEST HATE entered the studio for the first time in order to record their demotape “Blood Pounding Black”.The demotape got great reviews in wide parts of the press. At the end of 1999 the line-up was completed by Klaus Sperling (Drums) and Oliver Grosshans (Guitar) and in October 2000 they recorded their debut album “Massive Brutality” at the “House of Music” Studio in Winterbach near Stuttgart. This excellent Death Metal masterpiece on highest musical skills was engineered and mixed by Achim Koehler (Primal Fear, Pungent Stench, Totenmond...) and released in April 2001 on Vile Music/Zomba. The album got great reviews and numerous interviews and features in all important Metal magazines and fanzines. Due to a heavy tinitus disease – Rene Pfeiffer had to quit and the band had to come up with two new musicians: Chris Simper on vocals (ex-Pale, ex-Disinfect) and Oliver Schort on bass (Malice in Wonderland). After the release of the debut MY DARKEST HATE got offers from several bigger record companies and finally decided to sign to Massacre Records. In summer 2002, MY DARKEST HATE entered the “House Of Music” studio again in order to record the follow-up album “To Whom It May Concern”. This second strike shows besides of an excellent production a further improvement in songwriting and was released at the 28th of October 2002. The album achieved the 10th rank in the ROCK HARD soundcheck and got top rankings in all relevant magazines. In summer 2002, the band also had live perfomances at bigger festivals like the PartySan and Summer Breeze Open Air. After many successful liveshows the band began with the songwriting for their third album “At War” which was released in May 2004. The Coverartwork for this album was created by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Malevolent Creation and the album also included a bonus DVD including the video clip “Catch the Bullet” and some more live material. It was followed by a couple of festival appearances like the “Up from the Ground”, “RPck Harz” and the Austrian “Devil Days”. In November 2005 the new album “Combat Area” was hammered on track with producer Andy Classen (Legion of the Damned, Dew-Scented, Krisiun, ...) which pounds way heavier and more aggressive! The brilliant cover artwork was done by Ahmet Meran Karanitant (Six Feet Under, Leaves Eyes, ...). Many live shows are already booked for 2006 – be prepared! Line-up: Jörg M. Knittel - Guitar Oliver Grosshans - Guitar Chris Simper - Vocals Klaus Sperling - Drums Oliver Schort - Bass [ Promotion ] [ Publishing ] [ Privacy Policy ] [BILD] [BILD] [BILD]