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Formed: 1993
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Hatebreed Officially Signs To Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of Connecticut's HATEBREED to the label. The band, who celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2005, land at Roadrunner following the announcement of their 2006 Ozzfest participation and the release of their exclusive track on Headbangers Ball: The Revenge.

Having worked with Roadrunner internationally for some time, Hatebreed, a hardcore scene institution, are enthusiastically welcomed by Roadrunner’s US staff “ Not only have HATEBREED been one of the most influential bands of the past decade – there’s no doubt that their best days and most crushing music is ahead of them. It’s a privilege to be working with not only HATEBREED but also with Jamey Jasta, the very face of aggressive music itself.” says A&R man, Mike Gitter. Vocalist and host of MTV2’s Headbangers Ball show, Jamey Jasta says of the signing "I speak for the whole band when I say that we are more than excited to have our next album be released on Roadrunner Records worldwide. We are all big fans of the label. We're proud that Roadrunner Records is the new home for our music and message."

Hatebreed worked on this effort with longtime producer, Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Terror), and mixer, Mike Frasier (Metallica, The Cult) on their first Roadrunner Release, SUPREMACY, due to street on August 29th. The band has spent the past decade clawing its way up the heavy metal ranks, becoming one of the scene's best-selling metal bands, thanks to an Iron Man work ethic, a busy tour schedule, and a seamless fusion of hardcore and brutal metallic riffs. Says Jasta of the effort “We feel that our new material is beyond anything we've ever done as far as ferocity and pure adrenaline goes.” He continues about the premiere Roadrunner release “It is our most brutal and focused album to date while remaining true to our hardcore roots. We've added more thrash, death and crossover elements and have been able to keep the songs memorable and precise. To me every song on this album is an anthem. Every song gives me chills and makes me feel completely charged.”

Ozzfest have tapped the band for the main stage this year. In previous years, the band played and headlined the second stage. Bassist Chris Beattie says of the Ozzfest opportunity “It’s an honor and privilege for us to asked to fill a main stage slot and we promise not to disappoint any of our diehards out there! So buy your tickets now and get prepared for the most intense riffing to date, see you this summer!" Additionally, Hatebreed has enjoyed stints on the Warped Tour, and as main support for Slayer on the Fall 2003 Jagermeister Tour. Headline Hatebreed tours, including last November's anniversary tour, are consistently packed to capacity.

Jasta’s position at the helm of the Headbangers Ball TV show is just the beginning of his MTV2 story. The first single off Roadrunner’s MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE is “To The Threshold,” an exclusive HATEBREED track created for the compilation. A video for the track was directed by Dale Restighini (Trivium, Fallout Boy).

HATEBREED’s SUPREMACY is due in stores 8/29/06 and MTV2’s HEADBANGERS BALL” THE REVENGE is out now.

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Bad Acid Trip Confirmed For Ozzfest 2006

In case you missed the quiet announcement (like we did), California metallers Bad Acid Trip have been added to the second stage for this summer's Ozzfest. The band, which has toured with System of a Down, released their debut, Lynch the Weirdo, on System frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004. The album was produced by System guitarist Daron Malakian. This year's Ozzfest begins June 29 in Auburn, Washington, and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

To recap, the Ozzfest 2006 tour dates and lineup are as follows: More...

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Deathkiller Post Demo Online For Download

Deathkiller, featuring former members of Hatebreed and Most Precious Blood, have posted their new three song demo for download and streaming on their MySpace page.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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Hatebreed Cancel Canadian Tour

Hatebreed's upcoming Canadian tour has been cancelled. The trek was to take place in May and also feature The Warriors, Scars Of Tomorrow, and Despised Icon. The cancellation is apparently due to a "radius clause" in the contract for Hatebreed's late-summer tour with System Of A Down. The Canadian tour will reportedly be rescheduled.

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Just For Fun

Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" In Verizon Ad

Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" has been used in one of Verizon's recent online ads entitled "Helevator" promoting their VCAST service.

Verizon has done a great job with the ad. To sum it up, some people get stuck in an elevator and a girl whips out her phone to play a song. One of the choices is Hatebreed's "To The Threshold," which I of course selected given the other lame choices. What ensued was quite entertaining and well done for an ad. You can try it for yourself here (select the "Helevator" clip). How the geeky/wussy guy gets his shirt back on is a mystery to me...

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Hatebreed In Talks With Roadrunner Records

MTV.com reports: Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Hatebreed are now part of the Roadrunner Records kith. But while a deal has yet to be inked, a source said the band's been in continuing negotiations with the label — and is close to signing the proverbial dotted line.

"We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained when asked about the talks. "We sold over 300,000 on [2002's] Perseverance and 200,000 on [2003's] The Rise of Brutality. We got a Grammy nomination. But we feel we need to be at a label that deals with more metal bands and is more involved in the whole grand scheme of metal and hardcore."

Jasta added that Roadrunner's long tradition of fostering acts such as Madball, Biohazard and Sepultura is also appealing. "It [would] just [be] the right home for us," he said.

There's a lot going on in Hatebreed's world these days. They've just finished recording Supremacy, which Jasta calls an "all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality." Due in early August, the album will feature 13 tracks of Hatebreed's "best material yet."

"This album's just more charged, more focused," he added. "There are classic Hatebreed songs on here — ones I can see being in our set for years to come. I really set out when writing these songs with these guys [that] if it didn't make my hair stand up or give me chills down my spine, I didn't use it. I wanted to tap into pure adrenaline — the speed, the brutality, the breakdowns. I wanted to make a crushing record that was going to have a memorable impact on people."

He said Supremacy will include the first single, "To the Threshold," and the second single, "Never Let It Die," which the band is shooting a video for in May. Also expect it to have "Defeatist," "Spitting Venom," "As Diehard as They Come," "Mind Over All" and "The Most Truth."

At the end of April, Hatebreed will head to Australia, where they'll open gigs for Korn. A Canadian run is scheduled to precede the band's mainstage slot on this summer's Ozzfest, as will several European festival bookings. The Connecticut hardcore dudes will also headline a number of club shows this summer — on Ozzfest off-dates — with Strapping Young Lad.

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Hatebreed Add New Guitarist

Hatebreed have announced the addition of guitarist Frank "3 Gun" Novinec to their line-up. Novinec, a Cleveland native, has previously played with Terror, Ringworm, and Integrity. According to frontman Jamey Jasta, "We've decided to become a five piece again. Mainly because of the new album having a lot of parts that involve second guitar but also because me and Beattie started this band as a 5 piece and feel like it's an integral part of our sound and vision." Meanwhile, Hatebreed's Sean Martin had the following to say:

"Frank '3 Gun' Novinec has been an influential guitar player in the hardcore scene since the release of 'The Promise,' by Ringworm in 1993. His guitar playing/writing with Ringworm, as well as everything he did with Integrity helped to define the Cleveland sound. That sound had a direct impact on me as a guitar player, and as a fan, it got me through a lot of hard times and helped to define my playing today. I was lucky enough to meet 3 Gun while we were on tour with Motorhead, and playing a show in Cleveland. Since then, He's become one of my best friends, and it will be an honor to be sharing the stage with him."

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Watch Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" Video Online

Roadrunner has posted the video for Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" - a track recorded especially for the compilation album "MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge." You can stream the video from teh links below:

You can also check out the MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge ecard here. MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge was released will be released on April 11th and contains 2 CDs, 38 tracks, and 2 1/2 hours of music.

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Initial Ozzfest 2006 Tour Dates Released

The initial dates for Ozzfest 2006 have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 08 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Jul. 14 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Music Energy Center
Jul. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 26 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - New York, NY @ Randall's Island
Jul. 30 - Hartford, CA @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 01 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
Aug. 05 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Virginia Beach
Aug. 09 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphiheatre

To recap, the official lineup for this year's Ozzfest is as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE (10 shows only)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
DISTURBED
TBA**
HATEBREED
LACUNA COIL

**Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23

Second Stage:

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
ATREYU
UNEARTH
BLEEDING THROUGH
NORMA JEAN

Second Stage (rotating):

A LIFE ONCE LOST
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
WALLS OF JERICHO
ALL THAT REMAINS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2006 Lineup Revealed

Here is the lineup for Ozzfest 2006 according to a posting on Ozzfest.com, a few hours prior to the previously announced 9 p.m. EST:

Main Stage:
Ozzy Osbourne
System of A Down
Disturbed
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil

Second Stage:
Black Label Society
Atreyu
Unearth
Bleeding Through
Norma Jean
A Life Once Lost
Strapping Young Lad
The Red Chord
Full Blown Chaos
Walls of Jericho
All That Remains
Between The Buried and Me

A major mainstage act is also said to be announced on May 23rd. There's much speculation of this being Metallica, although their record label and the band have denied those rumors. The full press release posted on Ozzfest.com follows. More...

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Hatebreed Film Video For "To The Threshold"

This past weekend Hatebreed shot a video for the new song "To The Threshold," which will appear on the upcoming Headbangers Ball "The Revenge" 2 Disc CD compilation for Roadrunner Records. The video was directed by Dale Restighini and "tells a story of young kid who uses music to escape the abuse of a man his mother is seeing."

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Lacuna Coil's New Single Streaming Online

As the anticipation surrounding the release of the LACUNA COIL album, “Karmacode”, continues to build, Century Media has posted a stream of the disc’s stunning first single, “Our Truth,” to tide over the masses until “Karmacode” is released on April 3rd 2006. Go here to listen to it.

Lacuna Coil will officially release the “Our Truth” on March 6th 2006 on Century Media in Europe (UK March 13th 2006). The single will be available in different formats including the track ‘Without A Reason’ which is as exclusive to the single as the “Our Truth” radio-mix and the Jack Dangers remix. The accompanying video for "Our Truth" was directed by Fort Awesome, a brand-new directorial duo whose individual credits include Queens of the Stone Age, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Chevelle and more. More...

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Details

MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.

On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.

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Hatebreed Post New Song Online

A HATEBREED track, entitled "Bound to Violence", has been posted online at www.myspace.com/hatebreed. The song will be included on the band's upcoming follow-up to 2003's "The Rise of Brutality", tentatively due later in the year via Stillborn Records. Other tracks set to appear on the CD include "Spitting Venom" and "Defeatist". A DVD is also in the works.

"Bound to Violence" was previously included on the soundtrack to the movie "Punisher", which came out in March 2004 through Wind-Up Records.

HATEBREED will be embarking on a tour of Australia with headliners KORN beginning in late April. Also appearing on the bill will be DISTURBED and 10 YEARS.

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The Red Chord Confirms Europe’s Persistence Tour

The Red Chord has just been confirmed to play the Persistence Tour with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Born From Pain, Bleed the Sky and Full Blown Chaos. The tour begins December 1st in Germany and will cross through 6 countries in 2 weeks. Following to Persistence Tour, The Red Chord will play a couple shows in England before returning home.

THE RED CHORD on Persistence Tour 2005 w/ Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, BORN FROM PAIN, Bleed The Sky, and Full Blown Chaos: More...

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Manntis Check In From The Road, Video Posted

The explosive Southern California quintet Manntis are currently annihilating crowds on the 10 Years of Brutality Tour alongside Hatebreed, Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi and If Hope Dies, which runs through Nov. 23rd. Their first video, "Axe of Redemption," is now in heavy rotation on Fuse's Metal Asylum and MTV2's Headbangers Ball. Click here to watch video.

Jake Sirokman (vocals) checks in with the following report from the road: "We are on the 4th date of the Decade of Brutality tour with Hatebreed and things are going great. We are very proud and excited to be sharing the stage with such awesome bands and of course one of our major influences Hatebreed. We are also looking forward to the Century Media Christmas Party, also another great set of bands that night. This is it for now and we hope you all have a great Thanksgiving weekend. See you on the road."

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Hatebreed's "A Decade of Brutality" Ecard Online

Hatebreed's "A Decade of Brutality" 10 year anniversary tour ecard is now online. The tour runs from November 1-26 and features Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi, Manntis, If Hope Dies in addition to Hatebreed.

10 YEARS OF BRUTALITY TOUR Dates:

11/1 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/2 - Manchester, NH @ Bombshelter
11/3 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
11/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/5 - Louisville, KY @ The Gate
11/6 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/7 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/8 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
11/9 - Birmingham, AL @ 4th & 16th Space
11/10 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
11/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/12 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Fuel
11/13 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/14 - Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
11/15 - Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
11/16 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
11/17 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
11/18 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/19 - Pittston, PA @ The Staircase
11/20 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
11/21 - State College, PA @ The Crowbar
11/22 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
11/23 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
11/25 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Skarhead, All Out War, Neglect & One 4 One appear
11/26 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Converge, Crowbar, Subzero & Irate appear.

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Bleed The Sky Announce UK Tour Dates

Bleed The Sky are to tour the UK with Withered and Bridge Of Solace after finishing their US tour with My Ruin and European dates with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Napalm Death, and Born From Pain. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Hatebreed Plan 10th Anniversary Tour

Hatebreed will be hitting the road in November for their 10th anniversary tour, dubbed the "10 Years Of Brutality Tour." Joining the band will be Most Precious Blood, Full Blown Chaos, Gizmachi, If Hope Dies, and Manntis. More dates will be announced, but here's the latest:

11/1 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/2 Manchester, NH @ Bombshelter
11/3 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
11/4 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/5 Louisville, KY @ The Gate
11/6 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/9 Birmingham, AL @ 4th & 16th Space
11/10 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
11/14 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
11/15 Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
11/16 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
11/17 Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/23 Orono, ME @ Ushuaia

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