Hot on the heels of critically acclaimed 2019 album Of Rot and Ruin, New Jersey Blackened Death Metallers HATH will reissue 2015 debut EP Hive October 2 on Willowtip Records. Previously self-released on digital format, the remastered Hive will be released on CD, vinyl LP, and digital formats. The reissue includes a brand new song, “Artopus,” which is streaming below:
“Artopus” (Official Audio)
HATH released the following statement concerning the Hive reissue:
“We were excited when Willowtip gave us the opportunity to do a physical release for Hive, since it’s what started it all for Hath. AJ remastered the EP to give it an updated sound, and we included a new song, Atropus. This song was written in between Hive and Of Rot And Ruin, and really represents the shift in our sound between the two releases. We can’t wait for people to finally be able to physically own these songs, and hear them how we wanted them to be heard.”
Frank Albanese – Guitar/Vocals
Greg Nottis – Bass/Vocals
Peter Brown – Guitar
AJ Viana – Drums
Hath started in 2014 as a project between Frank Albanese and AJ Viana. Greg Nottis joined on bass during the writing of their first EP Hive, which released in 2015 to generally high praise.
In early 2017 Hath began recording their first full-length record. 2018 saw a lot of changes for the band. Hath signed a deal with Willowtip Records, added guitarist Peter Brown to the band, and finished Of Rot and Ruin.