HateTimesNine started out as a recording project by vocalist Travis Neal and guitarist Tracy Swider in San Diego CA, in late 2005. After a month in the studio and recording a 3 song demo it was evident that the songs and sound had definite potential. Most of the feedback from friends and colleagues were that they needed to form a band and get their asses onstage. So the work began.
HateTimesNine released their debut effort Shadows in mid-2009. In September 2009, they released the video for their song In Darkness, which is from the Shadows album. Currently they are in the process of writing their second, yet to be titled studio album and are also searching for a new vocalist.