Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:09PM
Famous musically for such musical things as Jimi Hendrix, Grunge, Queensryche, Kenny G and Heart, Seattle Washington is not exactly well known for its extreme heavy metal scene.
While Queensryche could be labeled as an 80’s glam-hair-metal band, the far heavier ten year veterans of the local metal circuit known as Pure Hatred stand apart with their title track off their upcoming 5 song EP “When Truth Becomes Treason”.
“These guys are from Seattle? Really?” said Josh “Grinder” Whiting, who DJ’s a heavy metal show on metalmessiahradio.com “It’s way too angry, too thrashy, crossing into the hardcore realm. I’d expect something like this from the east coast or maybe even overseas. But Seattle? I guess it doesn’t matter where you’re from if you’re this angry.”
Another DJ, Mark “Freak-show” Vander-Zanden said “Yeah, I’m in Wisconsin. I’d expect something like this to come from maybe Chicago, Pittsburgh, heck maybe even Utah, but not from Seattle. No way. Don’t they have hippies and drum circles there?”
Pure Hatred’s own guitarist known as Captain Kickass said “Yeah, we’ll get that from folks that aren’t from the Pacific Northwest. They have zero idea that there’s a bunch of metal here, bunch of Punk Rock too. But we do what we do because it’s on our minds, in our hearts and it’s what we like musically.”
The title track from their EP can be heard online at http://purehatred.bandcamp.com/