Given the incestuous nature of it's extreme music scene, Baltimore, MD is no stranger to supergroups and weird dudes. A supergroup about a weird dude was inevitable. Featuring members of Baltimore noteables Pulling Teeth, Triac and Stout, Hatewaves is the musical extension of local celebrity/tattoo artist/PT drummer Alex 'TheXBeast' Henderson's outlandish views on life and the world we live in. Although not an actual member of the band per se, he serves as the band's muse serving up verbal diatribes which act as direct inspiration for such tracks as 'Poser Politics', 'Death And Air' and the latest track 'No Friends' which poses the question: 'What's the point of having friends? They either move away or die'.
The band released their debut 7" 'Taste The Beast' via A389 Recordings last year to a disturbingly enthusiastic response and played shows sporadically whenever schedules would permit. All of which were over in the blink of an eye.
Having just completed their second EP, 'The Tombs' will be released as a 5" by A389 Recordings in America and overseas via the legendary grindcore label RSR. (If you don't know what it stands for, you're probably better off not knowing). With live appearances few and far between, the band will be joining Pulling Teeth for an exclusive record release performance on this year's This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA TIH promoter Joseph McKay was quoted "It was shocking to find out first hand just how hungry people are for Hatewaves. When we announced them playing This Is Hardcore, we had an amazing rush for tickets. I'm still answering nasty emails from people who couldn't get tickets for Hatewaves. Due to the anticipation of their TIH set, I've brought in a few ex marines to help backup our regular security team. I'm psyched although a little worried for what will come of their set this August.
Hatewaves 'The Tombs' will be available mid August via A389 Recordings and RSR (Europe) as well as digitally via Itunes. Early copies will be available at the band's performance at This Is Hardcore Fest on August 13th, 2011 @ The Starlight Ballroom (Philadelphia, PA) before it is anywhere else.
Listen to the Hatewaves track 'No Friends' from the upcoming EP 'The Tombs' by visiting the streaming
media player at www.a389records.com
Taste the beast.
(Photo by Baron Kirkpatrick).