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December 20, 2009

Danish Metal Award nominees HATESPHERE will hit North American shores early next year in support of newest album To the Nines with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, OBSCURA and AUGURY. Unfortunately, drummer Dennis Buhl is quitting due to severe back problems and the band is therefore forced to cancel their upcoming European tour with HYPOCRISY. However, Dennis Buhl is being replaced by ex-MERCENARY drummer Mike Park. Furthermore, HATESPHERE has entered collaboration with Rune Walther from Dream Fire Agency, which from now on will act as the band’s management.

Guitarist Peter “Pepe” Hansen comments:

“This is indeed a new and exciting chapter for HATESPHERE. After touring Europe for more than 7 years, we finally have the chance to visit The States. It is a huge opportunity for us and we look forward to play for our U.S. fans! A huge thank you to the guys in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, who were kind enough to invite us! Unfortunately, we have to cancel the European tour with Hypocrisy due to our change of drummer and personal reasons. However, it’s a pleasure to have Mike behind the drums. We’ve known him for several years, and he wanted to play fast for a long time and now it’s finally happening so obviously we’re happy! We promise to return both during the summer at the festivals and in the autumn. Last but not least, we’re happy to announce that Rune Walther from Dream Fire Agency will be taking care of the business as our new manager.”

Drummer Mike Park comments:

“I’ve always been a big fan of HATESPHERE and I’ve known the guys for a long time so it was quite natural to take over from Dennis. The opportunity came as an extension of my break with MERCENARY and I feel great sitting behind the drums in a hard-hitting and professional band as HATESPHERE. I’ve already played my first three concerts with the guys and it was fantastic. The energy, the drive and comradeship is exceptional - just as it should be. Now I look forward to show the HATESPHERE banner in the U.S!” Confirmed HATESPHERE tour dates/venues:

Feb 24 Atlanta, GA @ Masque Feb 25 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater Feb 26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room Feb 27 Orlando, FL @ The Social Mar 01 Houston, TX @ Meridian Mar 02 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater Mar 03 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit Mar 05 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock Mar 06 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theater Mar 07 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s Mar 08 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Mar 09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Mar 10 Boise, ID @ The Venue Mar 12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater Mar 13 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck Mar 14 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks Mar 15 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4 Mar 16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club Mar 18 Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel Mar 19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Mar 20 New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House Mar 21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - Downstairs Mar 22 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Mar 23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater Mar 24 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick