Hate Culture is the debut studio album by William Control, the alter ego of Aiden's William Francis. It was released on October 28, 2008 through Victory Records, and is a concept album that follows a man named William Control on the last day before he kills himself. To promote the album, a clip called Taste and a preview of the song Strangers were released through Myspace. Additionally, the single Beautiful Loser was released on iTunes on September 30, 2008, with an accompanying video. The album was written, produced and engineered by William Control. It was mixed by Justin Armstrong and William Control at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle in July 2008. All lyrics are credited to William Control.