Hate in the Box is a five piece all live whirl-a-gig of musical mayhem, a perfect picture of innocence lost and childhood memories shattered. Blaspheming the boundaries of the NYC underground, their music is often likened to punk, rock, goth, and industrial while angering the purists of each. Outrageous costumes, outlandish visuals and a rocking energetic delivery have led to bookings at such infamous establishments as Limelight, China Club, CBGB's, Spirit and Webster Hall for their monstrously melodic travelling carnival-from-hell performance. They've crept out of the toychest yet again to deliver unto the world Razorblade Fairytales.
Razorblade Fairytales is a highly charged album delving further into vocalist/lyricist Rainbow Blight's twisted world of dolls, decay and death. Every song tells a story, either bestowing old tales with a shocking, morbid twist or weaving brand new tales for a decidedly grown-up storybook. Along with an even more developed lyrical punch than their prior release, the music has more stomp than a pair of well worn combat boots, stained with the music-box-from-hell keyboards of Optimus Crime.
This new album is the result of multi-instrumental mad scientist Optimus Crime's continued experimentation. Tracks like Malevolent Symphony, Bloody Ballerina and Porcelain exhibit the unbridled evolution of what radio show Industrial Zoning (on 90FM WWSP) called "...the sound of toys breaking. Dark, brooding, beautiful." Also described as "children's toy instruments wired in blood and amplified a thousand-fold, every berserk childhood fantasy of playground warfare run amuck" by interviewer and Rock-n-Roll author Sleazegrinder of The New York Waste.