of Hate (Dark Punk Rock)
"Straight out of Barnsley
comes a Punk Rock tsunami of noise with extremely dark
lyrics portraying the darker side of punk with intensity
and a deep sincerity. The heart of South Yorkshire is
bared to you all. Watch it bleed." Jonny Wah Wah,
From the bowels of Barnsley
comes an unearthly sound that is getting people pretty
excited up and down this green and pleasant land. System
of Hate have quickly racked up an impressive haul of
support slots and won many new admirers with their brand
of intense, aphotic power punk.
They will play their
5th consecutive Rebellion Festival in Summer 2017.
System of Hate sprang
from Barnsley punk band Total Confusion in late 2012,
making their live debut in early 2013. From there, regular
gigs, including support to Sham 69, Goldblade and Vice
Squad, culminated with a very well-received appearance
on the new band stage at Rebellion in 2013 and another
batch of new admirers.
The band was initially
Dave Sutcliffe (vocals), Shaun 'Paddy' O'Neill (bass),
Patrick Crawford (guitar) and Carl Gulliford (drums).
However, in a quest to expand the sound, Martin Roberts
(ex Danse Society) joined to play keyboards and trigger
samples in later 2013.
The first recording
was the Immortal EP produced in Barnsley at Nafrosounds
in March 2012. It included: Am I Evil?, Dark Winged
Immortal, Parasites In Paradise and Sins of Father.
Released in March 2014,
the second recording was the Insanity EP produced in
Rotherham at Orion Studios with Steve Ellis.
In September 2014,
The Industrial Remixes of the Insanity EP by Lyndon
Scarfe (The Danse Society/ Black Lamps) was released,
adding yet another dimension to the sound.
The band have appeared
with their heroes such as UK Subs and Angelic Upstarts,
as well as becoming involved in an album for Teenage
Cancer Trust with the Specialised Project and also the
We Shall Overcome national event, to raise money for
John Robb (award-winning
journalist, author and boss of Louder Than War, and
singer with Goldblade and The Membranes) said of System
of Hate: Its a great powerful Punk Rock take on the
Killing Joke kind of thing. They've got the intensity,
the feral power, the tribal drumming. Really great live,
a fantastically intense show live and they are good
players as well, a good tight band. Also, the songs
show a little bit of imagination.
The debut full-length
album Unhallowed Ground - was recorded at Axis Studios
in Doncaster between June and October 2015 by the brilliant
Matt Elliss. Featuring the ten original tracks: Rogue
Apostle, Kiss the World (1916), Crucified, Antichrist,
Sanatoria, Zealot's Path, Mutilation, Apostle of Pain,
Killing Fields and Unhallowed Ground.
The album was self released
on Saturday the 27th February 2016, and was re-released
on RET Records on November 11th 2016, Plastic Head will
System of Hate have
shared a stage with: Vice Squad, Goldblade, Sham 69,
Lupine, Peter & The Test-Tube Babies, Angelic Upstarts,
UK Subs, Discharge, 999, Lurkers, Dirtbox Disco, XSLF,
Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, The Vibrators, Membranes,
Evil Blizzard, Spear Of Destiny and played Rebellion
2013 (Cock Sparrer, The Damned, Exploited), 2014 Rebellion
(NOFX, Killing Joke, Stiff Little Fingers), 2015 Rebellion
(The Damned, Boomtown Rats, Less Than Jake), 2016 Rebellion
(40 Years of Punk / 20 Years of Rebellion - Descendents,
Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned).
Thanks to trips down
south to London, up north to Gateshead, and many places
in between, System of Hate have attracted a very loyal
fan base. With performances at the last four Rebellion
Festivals, the band has picked up fans from all over
the world, with offers to play in Europe and the USA.