THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Jörgen Sandström (ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE), guitarist Lord K. Philipson (GOD AMONG INSECTS, ex-LEUKEMIA), bassist Michael Håkansson (ENGEL, ex-EVERGREY), singer Jo Enckell (IGNORANCE BLISS) and guitarist Anders Bertilsson (RUIN, COLDWORKER) has parted ways with drummer Daniel "Mojjo" Moilanen (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA, RUNEMAGICK, LORD BELIAL, ENGEL). "Conflicting schedules led us to this and we didn't wanna postpone this recording [of the new THE PROJECT HATE album] more than necessary so we let him go and there's no bad blood whatsoever involved," explains Philipson.
Mojjo's replacement in THE PROJECT HATE is Thomas Ohlsson (pictured below), who has previously played with KAMTJATKA, AXENSTAR, SEVEN WISHES and CELLOUT. Philipson says, "[Thomas is] a fantastic guy who stepped in on very short notice (three weeks), determined to learn all the songs and put them down for this coming blasphemous assault. . . [He] is a terrific guy full of piss and vinegar, giving a 110% to THE HATE and will now hopefully get some recognition for his thunderous work on the coming album. We are extremely happy to have him onboard."
In other news, bassist Michael Håkansson has been forced to sit out the recording sessions for THE PROJECT HATE's new album "due to some personal stuff."
Commented Michael: "Due to an unfortunate situation, I have decided to leave the bass duties on this album to Mr. K himself. A combination of time-consuming studies and a current lack of decent facility to rebuild Royal Death Studios got me to a point where I realized that I wouldn't be able to focus and create this upcoming monster to satisfaction. I'm not happy at all to have made this decision but quality oversees everything, and as we all know, K will pound the living hell out of the lower strings as he used to do before I arrived at the camp. However, I will be back on the next album… rest assured."
THE PROJECT HATE recently inked a deal with Vic Records for the release of the group's new album.
The band's last CD, "In Hora Mortis Nostræ", was released in September 2007 via Stormvox Records, the label owned by Swedish actor Peter Stormare. A teaser for the album is available below.