STYLE: , ORIGIN: DenmarkFORMED: 1998LABEL: Scarlet Records
  • Esben "Esse" Hansen - vocals
  • Peter "Pepe" Lyse Hansen – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Kasper Kirkegaard – rhythm guitar
  • Jimmy Nedergaard - bass
  • Mike Park - drums

Hatesphere is a Danish death and thrash metal band from Aarhus. The band was formed in 1998 by guitarist Peter “Pepe” Hansen. As of 2017, the band consists of vocalist Esben “Esse” Elnegaard Kjaer Hansen, guitarists Peter “Pepe” Lyse Hansen, and Kasper Kirkegaard, bass player Jimmy Nedergaard and drummer Mike Park Nielsen. The band has released nine albums and two EPs to date.

Formed in Aarhus, Denmark, by guitarist Peter “Pepe” Hansen in 1998, Hatesphere quickly overpowered the Danish metal scene, while concurrently setting an immeasurable new standard for thrash metal domestically and abroad. Hatesphere’s first three albums, HateSphereBloodred Hatred and Ballet of the Brute, upgraded the band’s status from local sensation to Europe’s hottest up and coming thrash quintet. Under the leadership of Scarlet Records, Hatesphere toured Europe with The Haunted in 2003 and again with Exodus in 2004, while also turning heads at Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, and Hellfest Festivals.

In 2005, Hatesphere inked a deal with SPV Records and assembled a production team of established Danish producers; including Tommy Hansen, Jacob Hansen, and Tue MadsenThe Sickness Within was released in September of that same year receiving rave reviews from the worldwide metal media. The pure ferocity, complexity, and brutal grooves enshrined in the album, landed Hatesphere on multiple tours of Europe with KreatorMorbid AngelSoilworkDark Tranquillity, and Chimaira. In addition to headlining shows in support of The Sickness Within, the band made appearances at Wacken Open Air, Metal Camp, and Roskilde Festival.

Hatesphere continued to raise its profile on an international level by touring Japan, co-headlining the UK with Gojira, and headlining the first edition of The Danish Dynamite tour with Raunchy and Volbeat. Hatesphere again made history by being the first Danish band to tour China. Following the 2007 release of Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes, HateSphere yet again hit the road headlining Europe with Aborted and Dagoba, which was followed by successful performances at Wacken Open Air and Roskilde Festivals and a support tour of Poland with Behemoth in September.

Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes also shot up to position 26 on the Danish National Music Charts. Soon thereafter, Hatesphere amicably parted ways with then vocalist Jacob Bredahl, who chose to concentrate on other musical endeavors. Without missing a beat, Hatesphere assembled its strongest, and present lineup, showcasing its intensity, bottomless drive, and ravenous new frontman Joller Albrechtsen at the 2007 Danish Metal Awards (DMeA). All doubt cast over the band’s lineup instantly shattered as the band hit the ground running with a monthlong co-headlining tour of Europe with Swedish legends Dismember. Hatesphere was indeed back in business.

Hatesphere entered Antfarm Studios in November 2008 to record the next album entitled To the NinesTo the Nines was recorded, mixed and mastered in less than a month under the leadership of longtime friend and producer Tue Madsen (Earth CrisisThe HauntedHeaven Shall Burn) at AntFarm Studios in Aarhus and was released by Napalm Records.

In February 2010 vocalist Jonathan “Joller” Albrechtsen left Hatesphere, and the band announced that Mevadio singer Morten “Kruge” Madsen would replace Albrechtsen on the February–March North American tour with The Black Dahlia MurderObscura, and Augury.

In July 2010 the band announced that a permanent replacement for Jonathan “Joller” Albrechtsen had been found in Esben “Esse” Hansen, also known from Danish metal band As We Fight. At the same point it became known that bass player Mixen Lindberg had left the band and that he would be temporarily replaced by the band’s former bass player and founding member Mikael Ehlert until the end of 2010. The band toured the US and Canada September–November 2010 supporting Nevermore and Parasite Inc. In May 2011 the band announced that Gob Squad bass player Jimmy Nedergaard had joined the band.

Current members
Esben “Esse” Hansen – vocals (2010–present)
Peter “Pepe” Lyse Hansen – rhythm and lead guitar (1998–present)
Kasper Kirkegaard – rhythm guitar (2016–present)
Mike Park – drums (2009–present)
Jimmy Nedergaard – bass (2011–present)

Former members
Jacob “Dr. J” Bredahl (1998–2007)
Jonathan “Joller” Albrechtsen (2007–2010)
Lead guitars
Niels Peter “Ziggy” Siegfredsen (1998–2003)
Henrik “Heinz” Bastrup Jacobsen (2003–2007)
Jakob Nyholm (2007-2015)
Mikael Ehlert Hansen (1998–2007)
Mixen Lindberg (2007–2010)
Jesper Moesgaard (1998–2000)
Morten Toft Hansen (2000–2003)
Anders “Andy Gold” Gyldenøhr (2003–2007)
Dennis Buhl  (2007–2009)

Touring members
Morten “Kruge” Madsen – vocals (2010)
Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums (2005)
Henrik “Heinz” Bastrup Jacobsen – guitar (2008)
Mikael Ehlert Hansen – bass (2010)
Nikolaj Harlis Poulsen – bass (2013)


Studio albums
HateSphere (2001)
Bloodred Hatred (2002)
Ballet of the Brute (2004)
The Sickness Within (2005)
Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes (2007)
To the Nines (2009)
The Great Bludgeoning (2011)
Murderlust (2013)
New Hell (2015)

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Black (EP, 2003)
The Killing (EP, 2005)

Versus (2013)

Sickness Within
Reaper of Life
Forever War
Drinking With the King of the Dead
To the Nines
Ressurect with A Vengeance
Smell of Death
Pandora’s Hell
Lines Crossed Lives Lost


Reduced To Flesh / 2018

  • Album Info
  • 2018
  • Scarlet Records

New Hell / 2015

Hatesphere - New Hell
  • Album Info
  • 2015
  • Massacre Records

1. The Executioner
2. Lines Crossed Lives Lost
3. Head On A Spike
4. The Longest Haul
5. Your Sad Existence
6. On The Shores Of Hell
7. New Hell
8. Master Of Betrayal
9. Human Cesspool
10. The Grey Mass
11. Resurrect With A Vengeance (Live)
12. New Hell (Dynamic Mix)


New Hell is the ninth studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2015 by Massacre Records.

Murderlust / 2013

Hatesphere - Murderlust
  • Album Info
  • 2013
  • Massacre Records

1. Murderlust
2. Pandora’s Hell
3. Fear Me
4. The Violent Act
5. Punishable By Death
6. In Process
7. Iconoclast
8. Darkest Of Forces
9. Refill The Chest
10. Assassin


Murderlust is the eighth studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2013 by Massacre Records.

The Great Bludgeoning / 2011

Hatesphere - The Great Bludgeoning
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Napalm Records

1. The Killer
2. Venom
3. Smell Of Death
4. Decayer
5. The Wail Of My Threnode
6. Resurrect With A Vengeance
7. The Great Bludgeoning
8. Need To Kill
9. Devil In Your Own Hell


The Great Bludgeoning is the seventh studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2011 by Napalm Records.

To The Nines / 2009

Hatesphere - To The Nines
  • Album Info
  • 2009
  • Napalm Records

1. To The Nines
2. Backstabber
3. Cloaked In Shit
4. Clarity
5. Even If Kills Me
6. Commencing A Campaign
7. The Writing’s On The Wall
8. In The Trenches
9. Aurora
10. Oceans Of Blood


To The Nines is the sixth studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2009 by Napalm Records.

Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes / 2007

Hatesphere - Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes
  • Album Info
  • 2007
  • Steamhammer

1. Lies And Deceit
2. Slain
3. Damned Below Judas
4. Drinking With The King Of The Dead
5. Forever War
6. Feeding The Demons
7. Floating
8. Let Them Hate
9. Absolution
10. Forever War (Bonus Video)


Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes is the fifth studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2007 by Steamhammer.

The Sickness Within / 2005

Hatesphere - The Sickness Within
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • Steamhammer

1. The White Fever
2. The Fallen Shall Rise In A River Of Blood
3. Reaper Of Life
4. Sickness Within
5. Murdeous Intent
6. The Coming Of Chaos
7. Bleed To Death
8. Heaven Is Ready To Fall
9. Seeds Of Shame
10. Chamber Master
11. Marked By Darkness


The Sickness Within is the fourth studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2005 by Steamhammer.

Ballet of the Brute / 2004

Hatesphere - Ballet of the Brute
  • Album Info
  • 2004
  • Scarlet Records

1. The Beginning And The End
2. Deathtrip
3. Vermin
4. Downward To Nothing
5. Only The Strongest…
6. What I See I Despise
7. Last Cut, Last Head
8. Warhead
9. Blankeyed
10. 500 Dead People


Ballet of the Brute is the third studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2004 by Scarlet Records.

Bloodred Hatred / 2002

Hatesphere - Bloodred Hatred
  • Album Info
  • 2002
  • Scarlet Records

1. Intro
2. Believer
3. Hell Is Here
4. Insanity Arise
5. Disbeliever
6. Plague
7. Low Life Vendetta
8. Deeper And Deeper
9. Kicking Ahead


Bloodred Hatred is the second studio album by the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2002 by Scarlet Records.

HateSphere / 2001

HateSphere - HateSphere
  • Album Info
  • 2001
  • Scarlet Records

1. Hate
2. Picture This
3. Addicted Soul
4. Bloodsoil
5. Down For Good
7. 6. No Sense
8. Preacher
9. Dead
10. Ill Will


HateSphere is the first studio album of the Danish metal band Hatesphere. It was released in 2001.

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