1=For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band?
HateCrime group was founded in September 2013. All started is very well, we recorded a demo of three songs, and we have a great plans. But then we have a lot of problems with the lineup - it was constantly changing, we had to look for new musicians, show them the old stuff, so we couldn't progress, write new music and even more so record albums.
About style - we don't have some kind of attachment to a specific genre or style of heavy music, we called our style Misanthropic Death Metal. But for a new listener, who is not familiar with us, it will be easier if he sees “Black” and “Death” metal.
For today we have a demo album,three Internet singles
and two full-length album - "The War,That Doesn't Exist", which came out on the Polish label "Putrid Cult" in february 2017, and «Music About Death», which came out on the two Russian labels GROTESQUE SOUNDS and WINGS OF DESTRUCTION in november 2019.
Currently, the group is active in live concerts in Russia, and preparing material for our third full-length album.
2.So far you have released a demo and 2 full lengths , musically how do they differ from each other?
The first demo was completely raw in terms of music and ideas, as the band was just looking for our sound. The first album was composed in a fashionable way by two different band structure, which changed each other, and therefore the album itself came out with a variety of styles. Well, the second album was composed already conceptually, both in terms of the musical component and the text load.
3.From 2013 to 2018 there was no music being released , can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
Well i answered this question with the first question, sorry
4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored over the years with the music?
All the texts, starting with the demo, are permeated with one theme - Hating towards people, like biomasses, like a herd, towards parasites that have infected the planet. In the beginning these were texts full of sarcasm, later more seriousness and concept appeared in them.
5.One of your song titles is 1984 do you have an interest in the writings of George Orwell?
Yes, the second album is almost completely conceptual. We are talking about the theory of "dystopia", inspired by numerous literary works in this genre, such as Ourell's "1984", Zamyatin's "We" and others. The name is a reflection of the textual component - Dystopia is inevitable death, for the most part mental death, death of "individuality", death of "consciousness" as such.
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name HateCrime?
it is a term for a hate crime, in our case, hatred of humanity.
7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the current album cover?
The cover and design are the fruit of the labors of the drummer's wife Irina Aristova. She is a professional photographer and this was her idea and her photography. She is gloomy and approached us right away.What's on the cover? This is the secret of the group)
8 What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance!
There were probably two best performances. This is the presentation of our second album in Moscow and St. Petersburg. We prepared them very well, played well, having spent all our hatred and all our strength at these concerts. We always give our best at our performances to convey all our emotions to our fans.
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
At the worldwide level, this is certainly a strong saying, but in Europe we are listened to and played on the radio in several countries. They also receive reviews and reviews, on the whole very positive, well, people buy our music on the bandcamp, which already speaks for itself.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
This is a big question for the Russian group. We want to seriously get on the European metal scene, which for some reason is not always easy for our bands, maybe this is a relic of the USSR ...
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Oh, we listen to a lot of the most diverse heavy (and not so) (I mean, classics for example) music. If I start to list all the styles and groups, then you will need all the magazine pages for this)
12 Before we wrap up this interview do you have any final words or thoughts?
I want to wish everyone more strength, more power, more knowledge, more listening to Russian metal and more hatred! Stay Evil, Be Hating! Your DimaDima by HateCrime.