|Studio album by William Control|
|Released||October 28, 2008|
|Recorded||at Sleepy Hollow Studio|
|William Control chronology|
|Singles from Hate Culture|
Hate Culture is the debut studio album by William Control. The album was released on October 28, 2008 through Victory Records. It is a concept album that follows a man named William Control on the last day before he kills himself. To promote the album, a clip called 'Taste' and a preview of the song "Strangers" were released through Myspace. Additionally the song "Beautiful Loser" was released on iTunes on September 30, 2008 and a video for the track was also released.
Speaking to Kerrang! in 2009, William Francis remembered:
That came out of some serious desperation and hopelessness. Being on the road for five years had worn me down. I’d literally been home for three months in those five years and there were internal problems within Aiden that, coupled with some things that were going in my personal life, meant I snapped and had a breakdown. I went home and wrote some songs that didn’t really fit Aiden. We’re a punk rock band who like horror films… and those were more electronic and dark. I showed them to the label and they liked them so I put together William Control as a solo project and that album came together pretty quickly as a therapeutic outlet.
All songs written and composed by William Control.
|7.||"We Are Already Here"||0:11|
|9.||"Don't Cry for Me"||2:56|
|11.||"The Whipping Haus"||4:43|
|12.||"London Town" (Hidden track of a 911 call starts at 7:45)||8:59|
- "Death Club" - Was cut from album to be included on the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Soundtrack though it appears as a remix by Renholdër.
- The dialogue that makes up the first track, "Prologue", is actually the opening monologue from "The Libertine", a 2004 movie starring Johnny Depp.
- Two songs from Hate Culture have been used in commercials for "Flicks" on Cartoon Network. "Beautiful Loser" was used in an ad for "Adventures in Babysitting"
- The song "Strangers" was included in the Saw V soundtrack.
- A track from the album sessions, "Death Club", was included in the soundtrack to Bill Nighy/Kate Beckinsale horror flick Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
- Griffiths, Mark. Kerrang! #1261, May 16, 2009. Treasure Chest. An Intimate Portrait Of Life In Rock. wiL Francis, p. 58