Swedish brutal death metal lords Toxaemia premieres the official music video for the “Hate Within”, taken from the upcoming new debut record “Where Paths Divide” on November 20th, which will be released via Emanzipation Productions.
This song is just a typical old school death metal song, that present’s the best of the death metal genre. It’s starts with this that classical brutal crushing death metal riffs, the song continues with this technical death metal perfection – that is fused with dark melodies in the song, presenting this song as a force of hate and destruction coming to devour everything around it, also they did a excellent job mixing the lyrics with the sound, as well bringing up the best of the song and lyrics filled with some original and creative death metal vibe to it, making it an anthem of the death and hate.
Of course every detail in the sounds, production as well is coordinated in a flawless way, also with riffs – drum section and vocals by Vocalist Dennis Johansson, presenting this song in a technical way like a awesome peace of death metal – that has everything that one original and great old school death metal song needs to have. They also kept that old school spirit with a decent production, not adding too much production to it, so that it has that old school death metal vibe, which is incorporated in such a skillful way in the song.
Lyrically it is not a typical death metal song about murder/ slaughter, cutting parts of the body from someone. It’s about the emotional mindset of hate and nihilism, it talks about the deepest state of human darkness and why hate is prime part of life itself – with the philosophical story that points out the lyrics – that also presents the dark side of human beings – also there are disappointment, rage, revenge and depression as emotions in this song and all of this presented the death metal in some different light, that death metal can have some philosophical lyrics that they can be brutal as hell and that the every action of brutality and every wicked thing can come from the mental state of the one human being, since everything starts from the mind, every need and crime – the band sure did presented all of the explanation above in the best possible way, the fans of the band and the new audience that loves death metal and found out of this band now via this premiere, will surely enjoy the devastating power of the orthodox old school death metal sounds.
Embrace the hate, through the brutal and destructive sounds of death metal.
Guitarist Stevo Bolgakov states this about the new music video and the song:
“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”. “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 adds this about the lyrics of the song:
“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.
Stevo Bolgakov: guitar, vocals
Pontus Cervin: bass
Rasmus Axelsson: lead guitar
Dennis Johansson: vocals
Per “Perra” Karlsson: drums
Check out the official premiere for the lyric video of the song “Hate Within”, here: