HATE ETERNAL Bassist Leaves The Band, Seeks Treatment For Drug Problem

HATE ETERNAL bassist Jared Anderson has left the band in order to commit himself to rehabilitation for a drug problem.

The following is Anderson's official statement on the matter:

"Due to a continuous ongoing drug problem for the last couple of years, I've committed myself to rehabilitation. I will be leaving HATE ETERNAL due to the time and dedication it's taking to get myself back on the right track. It's a very unfortunate situation, which must be dealt with, and out of total respect for my bandmates, it's the right thing to do for I cannot be responsible for holding the band back. HATE ETERNAL has been one of the greatest things in my life for 5 years and now it must end due to my personal issues. I want to apologize to all the fans and my bandmates as well. But I can simply say that I will get well and I will be back somewhere in this scene. I wish the band all the luck in the world and thank you for the great 5 years. Blessed be and may the hatred be eternal!"

The rest of the band issued a separate statement offering their support to Anderson.

"Jared, being our bandmate as well as one of our best friends, we wish him the best with his recovery and his health and he will always be a part of what HATE ETERNAL was and is, we will miss him!

"Randy Piro (who has been filling in for Jared for the last 5 months) will be taking over on bass/backing vocals.

"HATE ETERNAL will be touring as main support for ARCH ENEMY from August 25th until September 9th, at which point touring with HATEBREED commences on September 12th through October 9th. After that, we look forward to hitting the road with DEICIDE starting on October 31st and will run through until November 27th. All tours are in North America."

Upcoming HATE ETERNAL tour dates:

w/ DIABOLIC, DARK FAITH, and OF ANGELS AND GRAVEDIGGERS

Aug. 09 - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL

w/ ARCH ENEMY, EVERGREY, and BLACK DAHLIA MURDER

Aug. 25 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Aug. 26 - TBA
Aug. 27 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 28 - L'amour - Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 29 - The Paladium - Worcester, MA
Aug. 30 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QUE, CAN
Sep. 01 - Club Rocket - Toronto, ONT, CAN
Sep. 02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 03 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
Sep. 05 - Gothic Theater - Engelwood, CO
Sep. 06 - Bricke - Salt Lake City, UT
Sep. 07 - Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 08 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA (HATE ETERNAL only)
Sep. 09 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA

w/ HATEBREED, MADBALL, TERROR and CEPHALIC CARNAGE

Sep. 13 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
Sep. 14 - Higher Ground - Winooski, VT
Sep. 24 - New Lafayette Club - Bloomington, IL
Sep. 30 - Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 01 - Vince - Little Rock, AR

w/ DEICIDE, KRISIUN, and CATTLE DECAPITATION

Oct. 31 - Villa Real Convention Center - McAllen, TX
Nov. 01 - Trees - Dallas, TX
Nov. 02 - The Backroom - Austin, TX
Nov. 03 - TBA
Nov. 04 - The Mason Jar - Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 05 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
Nov. 06 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 07 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Nov. 08 - The Pound - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 10 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO
Nov. 12 - Pop's - Sauget, IL
Nov. 13 - Metro/Smart Bar - Chicago, IL
Nov. 14 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 15 - Convention Hall - Asbury Park, NJ *New Jersey Metal Festival
Nov. 16 - Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, QUE, CAN
Nov. 17 - The Funhouse - Toronto, ONT, CAN
Nov. 18 - Rosebud - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 19 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
Nov. 20 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
Nov. 21 - Jeeter's Pub - Fayetteville, NC
Nov. 23 - Venom - St. Petersburg, FL

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