“Hate Within” is the last video advanced from Swedish death metal mammoths TOXAEMIA, ahead of the release of their debut album “Where Paths Divide” in November. An album that was waited for three (!) decades.
“This song has a long history, it was written back in 1990 and recorded the first time together with the four songs from the 7″ EP“, guitarist Stevo Bolgakov explains. “Then it went under the name “The Acquisition” and had a different lyrics, also the song was much longer. When we recorded it the second time in 1991 the song had new lyrics and been cut down and with the new title “Hate Within”. The reason for us to record it a third time is because we wanted to give it the finishing touches that we felt were lacking due to the fact that we are a more complete band today. We have the lead guitarist we did not have in 1991, a vocalist with a greater range and a drummer with plus 30 years experience, more than the rest of the band combined“.
Stevo also comments on the lyrics of the song, which he wrote. “They are written with disgust towards the false personas and the lying in the media. What’s said is basically that it is OK to fucking hate, don’t be afraid to step on a few toes to get where you want and be able to stand alone against the masses“.
The wait is finally over! More than three decades after its original inception, Swedish cult death metal band Toxaemia will release its debut album. “Where Paths Divide” come as a dark blessing for all old-school death metal fans that praised Toxaemia two demos, one EP and one CD-sampler in the ’90s. Now it’s time for a full dose of bone-crushing, chainsaw buzzing, gore gushing Old School Death Metal, as Toxaemia returns with a new line-up, a renewed motivation and the same sick sound.
Toxaemia has been around since January 1989, one of the pioneering bands of Swedish death metal. They have made some line-up changes but the core is still intact. In the three years between 1989 and 1992, the band managed to record two demos and two 7” EPs. Unfortunately, Toxaemia never released the second EP, since they played and released material until 1992 when, for various reasons, took a break. The reunion came in 2017. Initially, it was all just to have some laughs and play some music again. The band members took it all slow and started rehearsing a little bit. Gradually they started to gel again musically. Some of the musicians had not touched their instruments since 1992 when they quit playing. They started rehearsals and played a few shows and festivals, before signing to Emanzipation and started recording their debut album. Now, the old Swedish death machine is ready to fire on all cylinders and make up for the lost time, with their debut opus “Where Paths Divide”!
“Where Paths Divide” will be released in digital, CD, and LP (crystal clear vinyl, limited to 500) by Emanzipation Productions, on November 20th, 2020.
- Stevo Bolgakov / guitar, vocals
- Pontus Cervin / bass
- Rasmus Axelsson / lead guitar
- Dennis Johansson / vocals
- Per “Perra” Karlsson / drums
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