After Erik Rutan (vocals/guitar) initially left Morbid Angel he formed Hate Eternal with ex-Suffocation guitarist Doug Cerrito. With fellow members Jared Anderson (bass/back. vocals) and Tim Yeung (drums) in tow the resulting debut Conquering The Throne (2000) was a ferocious slab of old-school Death Metal. The album was only 30 minutes long and never let up, and after Cerrito left and Derek Roddy took over drums, the follow-upKing Of All Kings (2002) fell right in line with the style of the previous. After its release, however, Rutan re-joined Morbid Angel but subsequently left again while Anderson left the act permanently to deal with his drug rehabilitation, Randy Piro has taken his place.