Hailing from the tiny island of Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean, Deathcore act Haine was established in the fall of 2017. Founded by bassist Claudio Toscano, Chris Bonello on vocals, guitarist Jean Vella and drummer Konrad Saliba, the band's mission statement was simple; forgo all preconceived notions and pre-existing scene stereotypes to create their own brand of extreme music. Haine's sound was moulded by influences from a vast variety of musical genres, resulting in a deeply layered sound combining heavy grooves and crushing breakdowns, punctuated by melodic overtones.
Haine released their first three singles, 'This Darkness', 'Our Own Messiahs' and 'I, Empyreal' in 2018 with the intention of showcasing the band's sound. These were soon followed by a fourth single and first music video, 'Breeding Falsity' in 2019.
After the amicable departure of Jean Vella, James Horton and Jack Pisani joined the band on guitars. With this newly-found lineup complete, the band played their first show within six weeks. Invigorated by this and the future looking bright, the band started planning and pre-production for its debut self-titled EP release at the end of 2019. The EP was recorded by David Depasquale at SpineSplitter Studio in the summer of 2020, and its first single 'Burn it Down' was released in the November that followed. Its accompanying music video was met with high praise, with Deathcore giants Shadow of Intent joining the fold by reacting to it on a live stream. Following this, the EP was released on the 6th of January, 2021, with excellent feedback coming from the local and international scene. Following the recording of the Debut EP, James Horton parted ways with the band, and was replaced by Liam Coleiro on guitars.