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Ottawa’s HATRED REIGNS Premiere New Video “Planes Divide” via NoCleanSinging

Debut EP “Realm: I – Affliction” Out Now!

L-R = Jeff Calder – Guitar, Adam Semler – Guitars & Vocals, Eric Cooper Lefebvre – Drums, Kyle Hnatyshin – Bass, Brandon Mayhew – Vocals
Photo Credit: Gilles Landreville

Ontario’s HATRED REIGNS unleashed to the metal world their debut EP “Realm: I – Affliction” last month on May 25th. The 3 track EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dark Moon Productions and drums engineered by Geoff McNeely & Joe “Moon” Lyko at Raven Street Studios presents songs from their future full-length concept album that recants the travels of a damned soul to purgatory where their fate will be determined as they face numerous challenges along the way.

Guitarist Jeff Calder explains:

“Lyrics were written by Brandon Mayhew (guitarist) and me. The concept was inspired by Dante’s Inferno and movie ‘What Dreams May Come’ (the book is not as similar to the film) while giving our own twist and personal interests on the theme.”

Now a month later, the Ottawa powerhouse premiere their new lyric video “Planes Divide”, a track about a damned soul that travels between gateways towards Necropia.

Watch “Planes Divide” now via at the following link:

“Realm” I – Affliction” is available for full stream and download on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and all other major retailers.

Show Dates:
June 23 – Pembroke, ON – Nelson Street Pub – info
June 29 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks – info
July 20 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks – info w/ Archspire

Track Listing:
1. In Anguish (4:29)
2. Pain Leads To Nothingness (3:57)
3. Planes Divide (4:13)
EP Length: 12:40

Album / Live Band Line Up:
Brandon Mayhew – Vocals
Jeff Calder – Guitars
Adam Semler – Guitars & Vocals
Kyle Hnatyshin – Bass
Eric Cooper Lefebvre – Drums

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Hailing from the Ottawa/Gatineau Capital Region of Ontario, the five members of Hatred Reigns compose original brutal music and have been taking the local scene by storm. Fusing both old school death metal and new school tech elements, each song they create is unique and full of beastly hammered drums, brutal aggressive guitars, sonic booming bass, and demonic vocals appealing to a diverse audience.

Looking to develop a new project with big ambitious goals to create a concept album Hatred Reigns was founded in 2015 by Jeff Calder, (guitarist, and conceptual artist). They performed their inaugural performance in 2017 to a sold out crowd and thus very high standards were established and word spread to promoters in other cities of their performance.

“Realm: I – Affliction is a satisfying slab of devastation, it is prime brutality with an intricate edge full of twists and turns at frequent intervals. Hatred Reigns show a lot of promise here and this is only the beginning for them.” – Metal Injection