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Thu, Oct 30 2014: HATE ETERNAL

HATE ETERNAL have announced Chason Westmoreland as their new drummer. The native of Las Vegas, USA has already laid down drum tracks for the band’s forthcoming new album. Westmoreland will also be joining the band on their ensuing tour cycle, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.

Twenty-five year old Chason Westmoreland has already been behind the drum kit since the tender age of five, and internationally touring with renowned acts such as FALLUJAH, BURNING THE MASSES, ENFOLD DARKNESS, and OCEANO. Recent tour footage of the new HATE ETERNAL percussionist can be viewed here, while a collage of fresh behind-the-scenes studio footage and further details can be found at SickDrummer.com.

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HATE ETERNAL founder and principal member Erik Rutan (guitar, vocals) comments on Westmoreland joining the band: "Chason is such an amazing talent and a very determined guy. He came down to try out in June and literally blew us away! We bonded instantly musically and personally, and JJ and I knew he was the right guy and drummer for HATE ETERNAL. Chason has a high motor, hits hard, plays fast and is a very diverse and dynamic player. The drums on this album have a very primal and visceral feel to them and I think he did a tremendous job on the recording. I cannot wait for us to get on tour and deliver the goods!"

Westmoreland states on joining the band and his contribution to the new album: "I am extremely honored to join HATE ETERNAL. The new material is very challenging and has a lot going on. I put everything I had into this album and I'm very excited about the results. I cannot wait to see what the future holds and get on the road with our new album!"

Recently signed to Season of Mist, HATE ETERNAL have been one of the leading death metal acts worldwide for over eighteen years. The band's five full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and HATE ETERNAL are a proven headliner across stages on five continents.

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