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THE TPH DONATION EXPERIMENT VI IS ON!

Haters!

May Your King have your undivided attention for a while? That’s what I thought, so get ready for yet another beautiful rant!

As you can see, I have decided to fire up the 6th installment of The TPH Donation Experiment.

SIXTH!!!

(in case you wanna get directly to the details about how to help me in the cause of making a 14th TPH album, scroll to the bottom where it says “DONATION INFORMATION” in RED, ok? But if you feel like spending a few minutes scrolling through some much needed blabbering, keep reading!)

As I said…this is the 6th Experiment! It’s definitely insane to think back on the previous Experiments and realize that you guys have made the last 5 TPH albums a possibility through your donations. It truly is mind boggling and I am forever grateful for it, and that is something I will repeat time and time again coz it really means the goddamn world to me, you know. Without your monetary contributions none of those albums could have been created. Pat yourselves on the backs, you deserve it.

It crosses my mind every now and then that with each album I do with TPH there are between 200 and 300 truly devoted people who make us reach the budget. Every time. Come to think of it, we have like 5000 or so followers on Facebook. That’s not a lot, nope. TPH is nowhere near a “big” band and still we have 13 of the best albums ever recorded in our discography. Boom! I like that.

But as I said; 5000 or so followers on Facebook. That makes it even MORE fantastic, the fact that “just” some 200-300 Haters have made each Experiment a success, making me able to pay everyone involved for their efforts. It’s actually downright spectacular… You men and women are championship material, obviously.
But back to the thing at hand.

I am ALWAYS doubting that these Experiments will actually work, but now more so than as we live in very weird times with this Covid-19 shit that causes people to fall sick, lose jobs and loved ones among other terrible things. And perhaps it’s incredibly foolish to think that it will be possible to raise funds for our 14th album in a reasonable amount of time with the current status of the world in mind. Trust me when I say that this has been occupying my thoughts quite a bit lately.

And now comes the time when I have to hand out my deepest gratitude possible to Jörgen Sandström, Ellinor Asp, Dirk Verbeuren and Seiya Ogino, coz not only are they absolutely amazing artists and people, they are also so genuinely awesome I’d take a bullet for them any day (actually, I wouldn’t go THAT far, but you get the point).

But… “why the gratitude?”, I hear you ask.

Well, they have all agreed to help me out with album 14 without even knowing when I can pay them for their invaluable efforts. And I can never thank them enough for that coz it reeeeeeeaaaaally makes things easier for me and prevents postponing the next TPH beast longer than needed. IF we reach the budget, that is. And that’s a big “if”, considering the global situation, as mentioned. I am very aware of that. But hey, sometimes you got to take some chances, I guess. These people obviously believe in me for some weird reason, to the extent they will put in some serious amount of hours to deliver their magic without getting paid first. It blows my mind. You guys are phenoms. Thank you!

So, I’m sure you want to know how the 14th album is coming along then, no?

Well, we released “Purgatory” in April last year. I took a well deserved break after that (as I always do after completing an album; creating TPH is nothing short of MASSIVE work and even a King needs a breather at times) which lasted… not very long. I had all the songs for album 14 ready when winter came about. When I say “ready” I mean “ready” as in “all song structures, drum programming for Dirk, lyrics and mock vocals for Jörgen, Elli’s parts picked out, guitar and bass foundation recorded, song titles, album title – ALL DONE!”.

But that’s not even remotely close to me being “done” with my work as I have all the orchestral stuff left to compose and the electronic elements need to be attended to. And THIS takes time, to put it mildly. While I’m working with these parts of our sound, everyone else included have been recording their stuff when their schedules have allowed for them to do so which means progress has been made in all areas and the plan is to have all of their contributions delivered in full to me come the start of summer 2021!

This means I am HOPING to be able to release this new monster later this year, but it all depends on when/if we meet the monetary goal. This is where this 6th Experiment will differ a little bit compared to the past ones; I will simply have to let this run until we reach the budget and pay everyone as we go along. Will it take 6 months? A year? 2 years? I have no idea, obviously. I actually didn’t plan to fire up this 6th Experiment until the album was actually recorded in full, ready to be mixed, but it doesn’t feel right having everyone do their work for free for who knows how long. And had I waited until it was done, judging from past Experiments, it could take anything from 6-10 months before I can pay them… So, this is where we’re at. I better fire it up now and hope for the best.

I will, as always, keep you informed on the donation process with each $1000 level reached so you all can see how it’s going.

With all that said, please spread the word about the 6th Experiment being up and running now, and let’s keep our fingers crossed that this works out again rather sooner than later. Last off: you can follow the progress on how donations are coming along both at our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thank you for your time, we’ll talk again as soon as something of significance happens.

DONATION INFORMATION:
 
Here are all the details you need if you want to be a part of bringing a 14th TPH album to life.
 
– THE BUDGET NEEDED IS $10000.
 
– Donating 150 SEK will give you the following digital versions when the album is completed: CD MIX (MP3), CD MIX (FLAC), HDR MASTER 44,1 24 BIT (FLAC), HDR MASTER (INSTRUMENTAL FLAC). Links to the downloads will be e-mailed to you upon release.
 
– You can of course donate more if you feel like it.
 
– Donations are preferably made through PayPal to theprojecthate@gmail.com. Please make a note saying “ALL HAIL THE KING!” with the payment. Or you could just say something else. Also, I will ALWAYS confirm your donation within 24 hours of receiving it, so if you don’t hear from me within that time frame… well, then something fucked up. Simply e-mail me then, ok? If my fellow Swedes prefer another paying method, you know where to reach me.
 
– The album will, as always, be mixed and mastered by myself and superhero Dan Swanö of Unisound fame. Anything else would be ludicrous.

// Lord K Philipson, March 25th, 2021 | Filed in News, The Project Hate | Comment now »

 

Darkglass FTW!

I want to hand out the hugest thank you possible to Darkglass Electronics’ Chief Operating Officer Marcos Barilatti for bringing me even further into the realms of Darkglass’ magic when it comes to bass tones. Over the last couple of years I have been using the incredible Microtubes B7K Ultra (seen in my right hand) from this very company for my sound. The B7K Ultra is a pedal that will never fucken ever leave my set up and it has brought me the best tone I’ve ever heard.  And now I add the equally as insane ADAM (short for Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine, aka The Green Beast that I hold in my left hand) to my arsenal. I couldn’t be fucken more ecstatic. This goddamn thing is crushing all kinds of shit!

Bass has always been ridiculously important to me when it comes to TPH, which obviously shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who ever listened to what I do. Just ask Mr. Swanö of Unisound AB who’s had the immense pleasure of trying to satisfy me in this department when he’s mixed our albums up until this day. And he sure has done a terrific job with it. Swanö also deserves yet another thank you since he is actually responsible for making me aware of Darkglass Electronics in the first place. Thanx to their products he’s having less of a hard time dealing with me when it comes to mixing my stuff. Smart move, D! You’re the fucken best, dude!

With all that out of the way; let me finish up by saying that I can never show enough gratitude to Mr. Barilatti and Darkglass Electronics for the fantastic support and for getting me the ADAM. I’m truly honored beyond words.

Now if you excuse me, I have some bass playing and tone settings to take care of.

Stay safe, everyone.

// Lord K Philipson, February 5th, 2021 | Filed in News, The Project Hate | Comment now »

 

I salute you all!

 

I wanna hand out the hugest THANK YOU possible to all you heroes who made “Purgatory” come to life in 2020, you who bought the accompanying merchandise and digipak for said album, you who bought the latest beanie and you who purchased “Purgatory” or any other album of ours through Bandcamp or through me directly. I raise my beer in your honor from the outdoor bathtub where I’ll spend New Years Eve with my beloved wife. I hope you guys and gals are safe out there and I wish you all a happy new year.

Thank you for the support, Haters. It is invaluable to me. We’ll talk next year. Trust me, great things are coming.

Cheers!

// Lord K Philipson, December 31st, 2020 | Filed in News, The Project Hate | Comment now »

 

All ordered beanies were sent out a few weeks ago!

In case you missed out on this, make sure to always follow our social media accounts as those are more regularly updated with quick updates than this, our official site.

On Monday the 30th of November, all beanies were posted. Now it’s up to the postal service to get your stuff to you safe and sound. Keep in mind that with the Covid situation going about it might take longer than usual for your shit to arrive at your doorstep. Be patient. And no, I can’t send you any tracking number if you didn’t pay for registered mail, so don’t ask me about it. This was made crystal clear when the ordering information was put up initially, you know.

Again, thanx a fucken bunch to all of you who craved some new Hate wear. Much appreciated.

// Lord K Philipson, December 15th, 2020 | Filed in Merch, News, The Project Hate | Comment now »

 

The Hate Beanies Winter Collection Has Arrived!

The Hate Beanies have arrived and they both look and feel fucken amazing! Seldom has a white beanie looked so fantastic on a human being as in this picture. The other beanie versions look just as awesome, so you know.

Once again huge thanx to Helloil for printing them and another as huge a thanx to Ogino Design for designing them. And last off I raise my glass to you who asked for beanies and also bought one or all them.

Packing everything will go down during the weekend and shipping them goes down Monday, Nov 30th if nothing fucks up. I’ll let you know when they have been delivered to the post office.

Have a great weekend!

// Lord K Philipson, November 26th, 2020 | Filed in Artwork, Merch, News, The Project Hate | Comment now »