Hatebeak

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Hatebeak
Origin Baltimore, Maryland
Genres Death metal, grindcore
Years active 2003–2009, 2015–present
Labels Reptilian Records
Associated acts Pig Destroyer, Triac
Members Blake Harrison
Mark Sloan
Waldo the Parrot

Hatebeak is a death metal band, formed by Blake Harrison and Mark Sloan, featuring Waldo, a 21-year-old Congo African grey parrot. Hatebeak is the only band to have an avian vocalist.[1] The band never tours as the amplification required could harm the bird.[2] Hatebeak is signed to Reptilian Records. The band split up in 2009, but reunited in 2015, and will release the album Number of the Beak on June 26, 2015, through Reptilian Records.[3]

The band's sound has been described as "a jackhammer being ground in a compactor".[4] Aquarius Records magazine called Hatebeak "furious and blasting death metal".[5] Hatebeak made its second record with Caninus, a band whose lead singers were two dogs.[5] Hatebeak's goal is to "raise the bar for extreme music".[5]

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