Hawthorne Heights stirred the waves of punk with 2011's Hate -- an album bursting with emotional resonance, tireless punk and hardcore instrumentation, passionate vocals, and themes reflective of the perils of life. It's the album that spurred such hits as "Oceans," "Four White Walls," and title-track "Hate," and it's also the first album released from the band's very own Cardboard Empire Records. Formed in 2011, Cardboard Empire was built as a means for the band to self-release their music, as well as promote the musical initiatives of up and coming bands like UK punk rockers, Failsafe -- the label's first official signing. Now, for one week only, Hawthorne Heights are offering up Hate in full as a free download. On top of that, they're including Failsafe's first single, "Routines," as a bonus track. You can spin the tracks above, and download the full effort via this link. Also, take note that the band will be heading out for a slew of April tour dates, which you can check out via Facebook.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand for this free EP download, the band's hosting server couldn't keep up and people were experiencing incredibly slow download speeds. In an effort to perform damage control, the band has provided a new faster and better link for you to download from: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?lnyyy60dpaa6657. We've already changed the link up in the above post, but wanted to make you aware of the situation. Keep in mind, this link will only be available for the week, so make sure to grab your download now!