LINE-UP: Nicola (Guitar/Vocals) – Nicholas (Bass) – Aeternus (Drums) – Andrea (Guitar).
The band has been created in 1993 by Nicola Bianchi with the aim to create an uncompromising weapon melting together everything’s Extreme in his personal idea of music. Year by year a strong coherence and firm will gave to this damned creature a respected name being considered the first violent act moving from Italy and one of the most killer acts into the Underground scene.
1993: HANDFUL OF HATE was put together by Nicola B.
1994: The band records the demo tape “Goetia Summa”.
1996: HANDFUL OF HATE signs a deal with Northern Darkness Records for the release of two albums. The band records its first album “Qliphothic Supremacy” at the end of 1996.
1999: Northern Darkness Records releases the second album “Hierarchy 1999”. The deal with the label ends this same year.
2000: HANDFUL OF HATE records a 3 songs promotape. The swedish label Downfall Records offers the band to release 2 songs on a limited 7″-ep.
2001: Downfall Records releases the infamous “Death From Above EP” on 7″-ep, limited to 666 copies.
2002: the band decided to record a new 2 song promo CD. Code666 rec offers to HANDFUL OF HATE a record deal for one album. The song “Hell’s carnal scream” taken from the “Promo 2002” appears on the “Better Undead Than Alive” double compilation CD by Code666 rec.
2003: Code666 Records spawns the third full album called “ViceCrown”. Warlord Records releases a limited 500 copies 7″-ep called “Scorn And Conquest” which includes either the title track from the “Promo 2002” and the Impaled Nazarene’s cover “The Horny and the horned”.
2004: Downfall Records releases the “Blood Calls Blood” MCD, including all remastered songs from “Promo 2001” plus an old 1999 unreleased song as bonustrack. Under license of Code666 Records, Russian label CD-Maximum releases the east -European version of “ViceCrown” album. The band plays live around Eurpe.
2005: HANDFUL OF HATE signs a one- album deal with the Italian label Cruz Del Sur Music.
2006: HANDFUL OF HATE records the fourth full- length album “Gruesome Splendour”. The new album is out on November the 20th…
2007: the band promotes the new album through a massive european live-gigs campaign.
2008: November 2008: Handful Of Hate appears on the compilation LP “Long Live Metal!!! acte premier” released by Emanes Metal records (France) in 500 limited copies with the song “Boldly Erected” taken from the album “ViceCrown” (Code666 rec. 2003)…
2009: the band is playing live in Italy and Europe and getting ready for the recording of the 5th full-lenght album.
July – August: the band is recording the new album titled “You Will Bleed” at “Studio 73” (RA –Italy) and “Cholera Industries” (Camaiore- LU – Italy) the release date will be November 2009 under the sign of Cruz Del Sur Music. Will follow a massive gig campaign to support the new piece of Hate considered by the band itself as “a tribute to the roots of Black/Death Metal and a genuine, uncompromising act looking towards the old times!”.
2010/11: the band is touring around Europe and composing new material. The next chapther will be the most Extreme ever!
2013: 20th year of Underground and Hate! the band celebrates with the long awaited reprint of “Qliphothic Supremacy” the first album sold out since 2001. This opus comes with 4 bonus tracks and an enriched artwork through Azermedoth records (Mex).
November 2013: “TO PERDITION” Code666/Aural Music the 6th album is out! This piece of pure hatred comes out in a : Ultralimited “wooden Torture box” handmade edition and Digipack cd. Soon a tape version will be released too by Metal Defiance (Greece).
Never so fast, never so extreme, never so powerfull before! a monument to celebrate 20 years of infamous and extreme activity.
2015/16: the band is songwriting new songs for the next 7th album.