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Hatebeak returns with new album

Monday, May 18, 2015 9:34 AM PT / 4,917 views
Hatebeak The Number of the Beak Official press release: The world's most infamous death-metal/grindcore band fronted by a parrot is back! Reptilian Records (Easy Action, Heroine Sheiks, Cutthroats 9) has announced that their 100th release will be none other than Hatebeak's, Number Of The Beak on June 26th. This monolithic release, which is beautifully mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) will be issued on CD, cassette, as well as limited vinyl runs (including 300 on a special Bird Shit black/white/clear color mix). Featuring a sure-to-be controversial cover by artist Stephen Kasner, one side of the vinyl collects all of Hatebeak's long out-of-print EPs from 2004-2007 while the other side features six never released songs, the first new avian-metal to surface in eight years. Stream Hatebeak samples here: Hatebeak formed in Baltimore, MD in 2003. During their initial existence, they were a studio project shrouded in mystery. In recent years it has become public knowledge that Hatebeak was the brainchild of Blake Harrison (who is now in Pig Destroyer) with Mark Sloan (The Index) and Waldo, a 21 year old African Grey Parrot. Within months, the first Hatebeak recording Beak Of Putrefaction surfaced on Reptilian Records. The public reception quickly went from metal underground oddity to national news as programs like The Howard Stern Show and outlets like The A.V. Club covered the band. The band's logo was a parody of the Hatebreed logo, and the single cover was a blatant rip-off of Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance, which quickly earned a cease and desist order and was re-issued with Waldo obscuring most of the original picture. Refusing to perform publicly for fear of traumatizing Waldo, the human members went on to other projects while Waldo went on to do album reviews for Decibel Magazine, so Hatebeak went underground until the time was right. Now, as The A.V. Club summed it up, Parrots have long been relegated to menial communication: echoing sentiments about popcorn and crackers or, at best, doing adorable covers of other people's terrible music. But now it is the parrot's time to shine!

19 comments


anonymous 5/18/2015 10:19:43 AM

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anonymous 5/18/2015 10:19:58 AM

-_- I don't want to live on this planet anymore.


anonymous 5/18/2015 10:28:58 AM

got stoked for new Hatebreed then was confronted with this BS


anonymous 5/18/2015 11:04:05 AM

People cry about cute Asian teenagers that are into metal but only know J-pop, yet get excited over a parrot screaming over rehashed throwaway riffs. good job metal community /m\


anonymous 5/18/2015 11:20:08 AM

Better than most of the shit on this site tbh


anonymous 5/18/2015 11:37:39 AM

Is this a fcking joke or what?


anonymous 5/18/2015 11:47:24 AM

people with big jew noses are stoked


anonymous 5/18/2015 11:49:11 AM

why does gayness like this and tim labesis's retarded arnold band get attention?


anonymous 5/18/2015 12:11:43 PM

Welcome back, Hatebeak! Will Caninus make a return too!?


thetowerofrome 5/18/2015 12:20:41 PM

Lollll. Awesome


anonymous 5/18/2015 12:33:40 PM

YO FRONZ HERE. WHAT KIND OF WEAK SHIT IS THIS? THIS BAND CAN SUCK MY F U C K. I WOULDNT LET THESE BROKE BOIS OPEN FOR MY BAND IN THE HISTORY OF EVER. ANYWHO MY COLOGNE "RAGE" IS OUT, IF YOUR TRYING TO GET YOUR DI C K SUCKED OR YOUR F U C K SUCKED THEN YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO HIT THIS SHIT UP. MY FERRARI SMELLS LIKE RAGE RIGHT NOW AND I GOT MY D I C K AND F U C K SUCKED IN IT. HA LIVING THE LIFE. MADE. STAY SICK


analcest 5/18/2015 1:36:23 PM

got stoked for new Hatebreed then was confronted with this BS Lol what a fvck1ng f4990t


anonymous 5/18/2015 4:14:16 PM

All these comments are bad. Except the one that mentioned Doug a lot of times, that one was good. I don't come for the dumb music stories, I c-m for Doug.


anonymous 5/18/2015 5:49:01 PM

All these comments are bad. Except the one that mentioned Doug a lot of times, that one was good. I don't come for the dumb music stories, I c-m for Doug. Epitome of ignorance^^ America is doomed


anonymous 5/18/2015 6:36:04 PM

^^^america is Douged.


ed_money 5/18/2015 10:37:30 PM

Wasn't funny when it first came out. Why bother recording.


anonymous 5/19/2015 9:08:11 AM

anonymous21 hours ago Is this a fcking joke or what? Yes, actually, it is. This is the essence of what one would call a "joke" band. Are you familiar with the concept?


anonymous 5/20/2015 3:33:17 PM

No Hitchc-ck jokes yet? too high brow?


anonymous 5/22/2015 6:03:25 AM

if this record flops, the birds will become meat for your local kfc's or chinese food restaraunts...





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