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Country of origin: Odder, Denmark
Founded: 1993 (under Necrosis)
Status: Active
Official homepage: HateSphere

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Band History - HateSphere (Online Oct. 2003)


The story of HATESPHERE takes it's beginning a long time ago. In 1993 the three high-school mates Jesper Moesgaard (drums), Claus Nielsen (vocals) and Frantz Dhin (guitar) started a band called CAUTERIZED. None of the members had ever tried to play before, and they logically started out playing cover tracks of their favourite bands such as SLAYER and SEPULTURA. They quickly changed the name to NECROSIS and continued rehearsing cover tracks in their humble rehearsing room in the local school in Odder, Denmark.

If it was the smell attracting him, I cannot say, but some way one little school boy named Peter Lyse Hansen got hold of the information, that NECROSIS was searching for another guitar-player, and when he realised, that they were playing Death Metal, he contacted them, because he liked this form of music and needed someone to play with. They accepted him and they began rehearsing tracks like "Dead Skin Mask" and "Seasons In The Abyss" by almighty SLAYER, "Hollowman" by ENTOMBED and "Dead Embryonic Cells" by SEPULTURA. Luckily for you it is not possible to hear how it sounded, because all traces of the early works of NECROSIS have been erased for good... and we mean LUCKILY FOR YOU!!!!

THE FIRST DEMO: "Condemned Future" (1995)
NECROSIS made their live debut in 1994 at some music contests in Denmark and it made them want some more (no one liked them, but what the fuck!). They started writing their own songs and in 1995 they decided to make their first demo. They entered the (in)famous Borsing Recordings in Aarhus, DK, and recorded "Condemned Future" in one April-weekend that same year with Jan Borsing producing it. The style on the demo was old school Death Metal and showed pretty much the music the band was listening to every day. They hadn't found their own style, but they had at least found a place to start!

Shortly before this demo, Frantz had moved to Aalborg and as a replacement they got Jespers brother, Jan, on the guitar. Because they had never had a bass player, Frantz agreed to help them out during the recordings. Later that year Frantz came back to the band this time taking care of the bass fulltime, and NECROSIS played a couple of gigs with Frantz band from Aalborg, DESPONDENT SOUL (it wont get any worse than this!). In 1996 they played some gigs with COOKYPUSS (Punk Rock) and PAPILLA (girl Rock band), but apart from that not much happened. Some songs were made, but they were never used live or in the studio (they stunk!!!). The band felt that vocalist Claus, was showing a growing lack of interest in the band and although the band had never been really serious, the rest of the band wanted a to go a little further than Claus, and they decided to kick him out!

THE SECOND DEMO: "Disconnected '97" (1997)
It didn't take long before a tall curly boy from Aarhus contacted them, because he had read, that they were searching for a new vocalist. His name was Jacob Bredahl and when they heard how he could sing, they immediately hired him. This all happened in early 1997. Suddenly the song writing went much easier, and later that year the second demo "Disconnected '97" was made. Again they used Borsing Recordings, but this time with Tue Madsen (Grope) producing it. This, compared with an improved song writing, made this demo come out much better than the debut. The style was more experimenting and faster now, and the demo got some incredible reviews, especially in Germany. The band also got some contract proposals, but they turned them all down... and luckily for that!

THE THIRD DEMO: "Spring '98" (1998)
The band decided to continue working on the fast and melodic style and in 1998 they recorded their third and self produced demo, which was called "Spring '98". Everything had been improved, and suddenly the band had found a path to follow. The demo was sent to various labels, but no one took the bite! EXTREMITY RISING VOL.4 (1999). There was one man showing a little interest. His name was Jacob Hansen (Ex-INVOCATOR) and at that time he had his own record label, Serious Entertainment (RIP), in Denmark. He released some albums called "Extremity Rising" containing unsigned acts from Denmark, and he wanted Necrosis to record a track for the forthcoming "Extremity Rising Vol.4". Even before that happened, another member was friendly kicked out. For a long time the band had felt, that Frantz wasn't fitting the band anymore and in the spring of '99 a new bass player, Mikael Ehlert Hansen, was found. Shortly after that, they entered Borsing Recordings again to record the song "Addicted Soul" for the Extremity-sampler and again it was Tue Madsen producing.

THE DEBUT ALBUM: "Hatesphere" (2000/2001)
This song made such a great impression on Jacob Hansen, that he decided to give them a record deal on his own label. Shortly before this another member had disappeared: Jan didn't want to play this kind of music anymore and he felt, he had to make to many compromises and therefore he decided to leave. In his place old axe man, Ziggy, was found and together with him the song writing for the album began. Not only should they write songs for the album, but another thing had to be solved at the same time... a new name for the band!

You should think that this would be over in a minute, but it can be very difficult to find the right name, when you have to. Finally a new name was found and NECROSIS was now known as Hatesphere... In March 2000, Hatesphere entered the studio to record their long awaited (for themselves!) debut album together with producer Jacob Hansen. Again Borsing Recordings was used to record the drums and the bass, but the guitars, vocals and the mixing was done at Mr. Hansens own Aabenraa Studios in Aabenraa, DK. The recordings were done in just 11 days, and the album was ready to be released... so they thought! But due to economical problems Mr. Hansens record label had to shut down and suddenly Hatesphere had an album just ready to release, but no one to release it! A very frustrating situation, but the band wasn't ready to give up. Two amazing gigs were played: One supporting thrash gods TESTAMENT, and another supporting ANATHEMA and MAYHEM in Manchester, UK! Really incredible shows and on top of that a label seemed to be interested in the album. Italian label, Scarlet Records, heard the album and were willing to give HATESPHERE a deal. Around Christmas time 2000, the contract were signed, and finally the album was ready to be released.

Around the same time a new drummer was found. The man with the big nose, Morten Toft Hansen, was the new man behind the drum kit and he was replacing Jesper Moesgaard, who was actually the only original member left in the band (Well, Peter was close, but not quite there). And then finally on the 16th of April 2001, almost a year after the recordings, the album was released.

THE SECOND ALBUM: "Bloodred Hatred" (2002)
May 2002, HATESPHERE entered Jailhouse Studios, Horsens, Denmark with producer Tommy Hansen (HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, ILLDISPOSED, BARCODE) to record their second album entitled "Bloodred Hatred". The music had developed into more fast thrashy stuff and it was not only the band that was extremely satisfied with it. It was incredibly well received all over the world, and that meant that the band got the chance to tour properly this time... but not after a lot of problems of course! Shortly after the recordings of "Bloodred Hatred" guitarist Ziggy left the band and they had to find a new one quickly in order to get some proper touring done. Henrik Bastrup Jacobsen from fellow Danish Death Metallers, KOLDBORN, joined and the band started rehearsing for the touring. In the beginning of January 2003 they left for a short European tour supported by Italian band, INFLICTION. Returned from the tour they started touring Denmark the next couple of months, before the highways of Europe were calling again! This time they were supporting THE HAUNTED and MASTODON on a 30-day European tour and kicked everybody's asses! Shortly after returning from that tour another problem emerged again, drummer Morten Toft Hansen left the band, because he didn't have the time for two bands anymore (he is also in RAUNCHY) and again someone new had to be found quickly. Anders Gyldenøhr from Danish rockers, GROPE, joined the band and got his live-debut on the Nuclear Storm Festival in Czech Republic, where HATESPHERE was co-headlining together with VADER and BEHEMOTH.

THE MINI ALBUM: "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed And Something Black" (2003)
September 2003, HATESPHERE entered Antfarm Studios, Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (BARCODE, MEVADIO, MNEMIC) to record one new track and two cover-songs for a mini-album! The recordings went smoothly and the new line-up proved its worth. Expect a December 2003,release for the mini-album. Hell is here - HATESPHERE!

Current Line-Up:
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars (also in DEATH MACHINE)
Henrik Bastrup Jacobsen - Guitars (also in KOLDBORN, HUMAN ERUPT)
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass (also in HUMAN ERUPT, ex-BARCODE)
Anders Gyldenøhr - Drums (also in GROPE, ex-PIXIE KILLERS)
Jacob Bredahl - Vocals (also in THE GUV´NORS, DEATH MACHINE & BARCODE, ex-INSULT)

Previous members:
Morten Toft Hansen - Drums (on "Bloodred Hatred")
Ziggy - Guitars (on "HateSphere" & "Bloodred Hatred")
Jesper Moesgaard - Drums (on "HateSphere")
Jan Moesgaard - Guitars (on "Condemned Future", "Disconnected '97" & "Spring '98")
Frantz Dhin - Bass (on "Condemned Future", "Disconnected '97" & "Spring '98")
Claus Nielsen - Vocals (on "Condemned Future")


The Sickness Within

Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass
Morten Toft Hansen - Drums
Ziggy - Guitars
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars

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2005 "The Sickness Within" - Steamhammer

Total playing time: 44:39

  1. The White Fever
  2. The Fallen Shall Rise In A River Of Blood
  3. Reaper Of Life >mp3
  4. Sickness Within >mp3
  5. Murderous Intent
  6. The Coming Of Chaos
  7. Bleed To Death
  8. Heaven Is Ready To Fall
  9. Seeds Of Shame
  10. Chamber Master
  11. Marked By Darkness


Ballet Of The Brute

Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass
Morten Toft Hansen - Drums
Ziggy - Guitars
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars

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2004 "Ballet Of The Brute" - Scarlet Records

Total playing time: 36:30
  1. The Beginning And The End
  2. Deathtrip >mp3
  3. Vermin
  4. Downward To Nothing
  5. Only The Strongest...
  6. What I See I Despise
  7. Last Cut, Last Head
  8. Warhead
  9. Blankeyed
  10. 500 Dead People


Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed And Something Black (MCD)

Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars
Henrik Bastrup Jacobsen - Guitars
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass
Anders Gyldenøhr - Drums
Jacob Bredahl - Vocals

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2003 "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed And Something Black (MCD)" - Scarlet

Total playing time: 28:10
  1. Release The Pain
  2. Bark At The Moon (OZZY-Cover)
  3. Caught In A Mosh (ANTHRAX-Cover)
  4. Lowlife Vendetta (Live)
  5. Bloodsoil (Live)
  6. Plague (Live)
  7. Hate (Live)

Bloodred Hatred

Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass
Morten Toft Hansen - Drums
Ziggy - Guitars
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars

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2002 "Bloodred Hatred" - Scarlet Records (Europe)/Century Media (North America)/Soundholic (Japan)/CD Maximum (Russia)

Total playing time: 31:52 (without bonus)
  1. Intro
  2. Believer
  3. Hell Is Here
  4. Insanity Arise
  5. Disbeliever
  6. Plague
  7. Lowlife Vendetta
  8. Deeper And Deeper
  9. Kicking Ahead
  10. Addicted Soul (Bonus Track on Japan version)
  11. Under Water (Bonus Track on Japan version)
  12. Grace (Bonus Track on North American version)
  13. Under Water (Bonus Track on North American version)


Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Jesper Moesgaard - Drums
Mikael Ehlert Hansen - Bass
Ziggy - Guitars
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars

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2001 "HateSphere" - Scarlet Records (Europe)/Soundholic (Japan)

Total playing time: 40:59
  1. Hate
  2. Picture This
  3. Addicted Soul
  4. Bloodsoil
  5. Down For Good
  6. No Sense
  7. Preacher
  8. Dead
  9. Ill Will (D.A.D-Cover)
  10. Restrain (Bonus Track on Japan version)

Spring '98 (Demo-CD) (as NECROSIS)

Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars
Jan Moesgaard - Guitars
Jesper Moesgaard - Drums
Frantz Dhin - Bass

1998 "Spring '98 (Demo-CD) (as NECROSIS)" - Independent

Total playing time: 20:30
  1. Restrain
  2. Grace
  3. Under Water
  4. Suppressed By Secrecy
  5. Ill Will (D.A.D cover)

Disconnected '97 (Demo) (as NECROSIS)

Jacob Bredahl - Vocals
Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars
Jan Moesgaard - Guitars
Jesper Moesgaard - Drums
Frantz Dhin - Bass

1997 "Disconnected '97 (Demo) (as NECROSIS)" - Independent

Total playing time: 13:30
  1. Disconnected
  2. Cosmic Sicko
  3. Spiders Like To Hide

Condemned Future (Demo) (as NECROSIS)

Peter Lyse Hansen - Guitars
Claus Nielsen - Vocals
Jan Moesgaard - Guitars
Jesper Moesgaard - Drums
Frantz Dhin - Bass

1995 "Condemned Future (Demo) (as NECROSIS)" - Independent

Total playing time: 23:45
  1. Condemned Future
  2. Absurd Creation
  3. Cowardly Prejudiced
  4. Dark Half

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