|Origin||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Genres||Psychedelic garage rock|
|Labels||A&M, Burn Burn Burn|
|Associated acts||Soundgarden, Monster Magnet, Wellwater Conspiracy, Pearl Jam|
Hater was an American rock band from the 1990s, a side project mostly under the direction of Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd. Additional members included Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, John McBain (ex-Monster Magnet and, later, partner of Cameron and Shepherd in Wellwater Conspiracy), bassist John Waterman for the title album, Alan Davis on bass for The 2nd, and Brian Wood, brother of Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood.
The band also contributed a song for the 1995 compilation album Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML called "Convicted", which does not appear on either album. The musicians for the track were Shepherd, McBain, Davis, & Cameron (the same lineup for "The 2nd").