What is this project all about?
For 17 years HATRED have been a self sustaining, self financing band. All material released in this time, has been funded through our live shows, merchandise sales, the support of great friends, family and fans, and of course, our own personal finances.
And with the release of the upcoming record WAR OF WORDS, it is no different.
We recorded the album independently, created the artwork and shirt designs, paid for shirt printing, professional mixing and mastering of the album, high quality CD manufacturing, and press pack releases for label interest and PR purposes.
All this is paid for using our band account, and from personal input from all members of HATRED.
As you can imagine, this leaves very little to support the production of the type of high calibre video we are hoping to create.
The positive points to being an independent band all lean towards artistic intent and practical control over performance, logistics and material output. The negative side is not having the power and connections that a fully label supported band are afforded in these circumstances.
We are more than happy, and capable to step up and handle the
production of the video, but due to an overrun of costings towards
an ass kicking album, we have fallen financially short of realising
the final goal for this record.
So, why doing a music video?
Throughout our 17 year history, HATRED have been a constant presence within the European and international metal scene. From the back streets of Berlin, to the deserts of the middle east and the green Shores of Ireland, and with our fan base growing every year, we are often asked where we can be seen online, and to date, we have only been able to offer low quality or self shot content from live shows.
While this has been a great platform to expose ourselves through
the voodoo of youtube, and other online media, we feel, given the
right tools and support, we could offer a much more intense
experience of HATRED's musicianship and give our fans a real taste
of metal, even if they can't make the show!
All promoters and organizers will request a professional and current video to sell their live shows and tours. With so much great material available from many bands, a well produced video can really stand out for promotion purposes, giving the organisers and hardworking bands, the best chance for a great turnout.
Producing low quality videos can leave the viewer a little less
motivated to see that particular act, than they maybe would for
another band on the bill that had the ace up their sleeve, which is
the band HATRED hope to be, we want you all!
It is a vital, and fantastic tool to promote our new record, which is some of our finest work so far, we are proud of what we have achieved, and want to give it the best exposure possible.
Its f**king time! We have wanted to do this for many years and finally feel we have the right record and the right track to make an awesome, intense metal video.
After almost two decades, we are absolutely ready and, with YOUR
support, we can make it a reality.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
The chosen song for the video is the Title track, WAR OF WORDS.
We hope to create a very heavy, visually captivating music video,
which our dedicated Moshcrew and thrashead fans old and new, will
love to watch. And that transports the energy of our music to a
wider audience, and gets their metal loving asses to the
Why would you support this project?
Your dying for some sick Thrash-Metal?
You have been waiting for an asskicking HQ Video Clip from Hatred for years?
You want to be named as a supporter on the new record?
You want the new Hatred record "War of Words" BEFORE the official release?
You have a dream to perform as a Zombie?
You'd love to have Hatred to thrash out in your living room?
Then you are absolutely in the right place!
Support us to make the video happen and you can choose from any of these things, and many more!
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
For what we want to achieve, there is a lot of hard work, and a lot of cost ahead. We don't want to create a typical video. We have been working tirelessly to build a story with a very dark and very heavy atmosphere, we want the viewers glued to the screen and totally captivated for those few minutes. So in preparation, we have:
Drawn up a fully detailed storyboard for every scene to be shot.
Sourced, and organised permission, for mind blowing shooting locations.
Created characters and fantastically scary zombie make up for the cast.
Organised all audio, video and lighting equipment required for filming.
A fully motivated, and professional crew that has the knowledge and experience to shoot and post produce the entire video.
Once again, all these things take a lot of capital to get from
the pipeline into reality, and in order to do this we need your
And we can absolutely promise you that 100 % of the money will be used for the production of the video.
Our favourite aspect of the pledge reward is the opportunity for you to be a part of the video as a main character, or as a zombie extra, through our ACTORS PLEDGES.
What a better way to enjoy your hand in helping us produce the
video, than coming along and spending the day hanging out on set
with the band and crew? But be quick, as parts of course, are
Who are the people behind the project?
We don't feel we're standing alone with our hopes for this project, as the Hatred Moshcrew has shown us over many years, we can always count on them. And together with you we can turn our vision into a stunning reality.
Thank you, and Thrash on!.
Bacchus – vocals
Kört – guitars
Maddin – guitars
Hudson – bass guitar
Flip – drums
Feel free to contact us directly if you have questions, comments or criticisms at: [email protected]