Formed in 2006, Hi Tech Hate is the brain child of Arkansas native, Travis Grigg. Raised on a steady diet of bands like Kiss, Prince, Machine Head, and Soulfly, Grigg’s musical inclinations were formed at a very young age. His love of the theatrical stage show element combined with the art of writing great songs and the anger fueled attitude of heavy metal, Grigg wanted to create something that would cause people to stand up and think.
After witnessing the over abuse of information and technology constantly spewed at humanity by huge corporate interests, Grigg decided to put his anger into a musical form, “Let’s be honest. Technology has officially taken over the human race. Sure there’s positive aspects of it like the internet and smartphones but along with that comes more advanced weapons and the overwhelming presence of mass media,” says Grigg, “I mean, it’s pretty insane that there are people who can’t stand to be away from their phones or the web for more than 10 seconds without having some sort of anxiety attack!”
Sometimes the only way to fight the aggressor is to come back with more aggression. The first incarnation of Hi Tech Hate was a raw, brutal onslaught of industrial metal that roared and crashed its way into the human consciousness. Crushing guitars and pounding drum work brought Hi Tech Hate to a new level of extreme and even garnered radio play around the United States. However, being locked in Arkansas and finding unreliable band members, Grigg decided that it was time to move someplace where his machine could take on a life of its own.
Moving out west to Los Angeles, Hi Tech Hate took on a new form of musical attitude. Hollywood provided more than just a new avenue to bring Hi Tech Hate to the world; it also gave Grigg a new target. Instead of focusing on the dehumanization caused by technology, Hi Tech Hate had new enemies to attack. In addition to his nonstop fight with mass media consumption, Grigg found a new enemy in the music industry and the soulless shadows and empty dreams that Hollywood feeds off of.
Heavy and melodic without becoming a part of the cheese that Hollywood loves to breed in; Hi Tech Hate’s music has matured from a rampaging beast crushing everything in its path to a surgical tool of unprecedented precision. With songs like ‘Dead Superstar’, ‘Suckerpunch’, and ‘Movin’ On’ Hi Tech Hate has become a new force for Hollywood to contend with.
“Moving to LA and seeing what Hollywood really was made me want to work harder, write better lyrics, better songs, great hooks, and get the attitude of Hi Tech Hate across,” states Grigg, “I want to create something that people will pay attention to since the attention span of people sucks right now.”
HTH recently finished their debut video for the track ‘Movin’ On’ with acclaimed film director and former Society 1 singer, Matt Zane which has already hit the radio waves receiving airplay on internet radio stations as well as markets like Little Rock, AR; Tampa, FL; and St Louis, MO.
Hi Tech Hate is ready to hit the road and spread their message across the country and the world. Hi Tech Hate has hit Hollywood with both barrels loaded and is ready to hit the rest of the world in the face with both barrels. new purpose and new enemies to attack, Hi Tech Hate are ready to rock the world the way Grigg always knew it was destined to. HTH live shows are pure energy when the band hits the stage and will leave crowds wanting more.” Grigg agrees, “I want to leave audiences speechless. I want them to not be able to believe what they’ve seen or heard.”