Hungry Like Rakovitz was formed by guitarist Enrico back in 2003/2004
Take inspiration for their name from a weed-addict cannibal called Daniel Rakowitz (changing the W with a V).
|HLR at their GrindMountain Studio, Winter 2012.|
During the first years the line-up change almost every week except for Enrico.
A demo with L.G. Lorusso (ex-Ephel Duath) on vocals was recorded and released in 2005.
The band still underwent several changes in line-up until the end of 2008, finally ending up with a solid group of musicians: Enrico (guitar), Tiziano (drums), Simone (bass) and Rubens (vocals).
In 2009 they release their debut EP (later considered as the first album), "HolymosH".
In Spring 2010 HLR leave for their Grind & Grimness Tour over France and North Italy.
In 2011 they released "Evil Opus" a 7inch split with O.
Both works were co-produced by a lot of italian/european's underground labels.
|HLR live in Nantes (France) during their GRIND & GRIMNESS TOUR 2010|
In june 2012 the band records the new album "The Cross is Not Enough".
Recorded at Studio73 by Riccardo "Paso" Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret, The End Of 6000 Years, Sunpocrisy).
The Album will be released in February 2013 through Blasphemy World Wide Records, Shove and Grindpromotion.
The same year HLR appear on a compilation curated by Michele Giorgio for cvltnation.com.
During the last two years the band played a lot of shows sharing the stage with bands like:
EYEHATEGOD (USA), BORIS (Japan), CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan), FUCK THE FACTS (Canada), TOXIC HOLOCAUST (USA), SKELETON WITCH (USA), RUSSIAN CIRCLES (USA) THE SECRET (Italy), GOATWHORE (USA), WORMROT (Malaysia), NESSERIA (FR) and a lot of other great bands.