Florida death metal band Hate Eternal unleashed an aggressive set of dark and heavy songs during their concert at the Culture Room. This hardcore trio consists of Erik Rutan (widely regarded as one of the best death metal guitarists of all time, having fronted bands like Morbid Angel and Ripping Corpse), J. J. Hrubovak on bass and Jade Simonetto on drums.
Hate Eternal recorded Phoenix Amongst the Ashes at Erik Rutan’s Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. Rutan had this to say about the album: “It was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant Hate Eternal style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special.”