Hive began as the brainchild of Mike Paradise and Morgan Carpenter in early 2014, with a vision to combine the caustic, legendary Minneapolis sound of 90's crust with influences from Pacific Northwestern dark hardcore and Swedish d-beat. The band began performing live by the end of the year. By mid-2015, Hive recorded their first self-titled, six-song release, which was originally available digitally and on limited-edition cassette and later self-released on a limited-edition 12" vinyl EP. Hive was also involved in two compilations: a Twin Cities featurette released digitally by Razorcake Magazine and Cvlt Nation's tribute to the Dead Kennedy's classic album "Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables."
Hive's new LP, "Parasitic Twin," which embraces the natural progression of their gravitas sound while building atmosphere around the private black cloud of d-beat. Recorded Spring/Summer 2016 by Mike Duffy in Room 44. Mixed by Matthew Kirkwold at Rumble Studios. Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering. Art Design and Layout by Morgan Carpenter. Includes digital download.