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Formed: 1993
From: New Haven, CT, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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J. Jasta Says His Band And Music Is A Institution

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta recently spoke to Ray Hogan of NorwalkAdvocate.com about the group's participation in the 11th annual Ozzfest, which rolls into Hartford, CT Sunday. This year marks HATEBREED's fourth year on the Ozzfest but first on its main stage.

"We had doubts not knowing what there was going to be for a pit area. Playing to seats is a new element to us," Jasta said of appearing on the main stage. "We're playing to double or triple the amount of people on the other three Ozzfests we've done. It's more people that want to rock out and not be annihilated in the pit. Everybody is having a good time out there. We are really the only extreme band on the main stage."

Regarding "Supremacy", HATEBREED's fifth disc, which is due August 29 via Roadrunner Records, Jasta said, "This band and the message is an institution. It's like a restaurant you like. You don't want to show up and have the menu completely different. We've built this for 10 years, and while there are some new stylings and tempos, when you put it in you know right away that it's HATEBREED."

On running his own Stillborn Records out of West Haven and being a figurehead to the do-it-yourself underground hardcore and metal scenes:

"We just wanted to meld the scenes and have unity. Ten years later, it's a lot different. Ozzfest is a very eclectic crowd. Connecticut has really inspired us to tour out of the Northeast and look for bigger things, each time we come back it keeps us humble."

On being a band about unity and self-empowerment, despite its name:

"Some people have drawn the wrong conclusion. We try to tell people there's a deep message in a lot of our songs, an underlying message of hope or overcoming adversity. We're a band that represents life in general."

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New Hatebreed Song Posted Online

A new HATEBREED track, entitled "Defeatist", has been posted at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album, "Supremacy", due on August 29 via Roadrunner Records. The track listing is as follows:

01. Defeatist
02. Horrors of Self
03. Mind Over All
04. To The Threshold
05. Give Wings To My Triumph
06. Destroy Everything
07. Divine Judgement
08. Immortal Enemies
09. The Most Truth
10. Never Let It Die
11. Spitting Venom
12. As Diehard as They Come
13. Supremacy of Self

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UFC Ultimate Beatdowns To Be Re-Issued

The UFC backed compilation "UFC Ultimate Beatdowns Vol. 1" will be reissued on August 29th via Nitrus with a revised track listing. Here's how it will now shape up:
01 - UFC Intro - "Optimus Bellum Domitor"
02 - Stemm - "Face The Pain"
03 - Slayer - "Warzone"
04 - Damageplan - "Blunt Force Trauma"
05 - Hatebreed - "Live For This"
06 - American Head Charge - "Cowards"
07 - Shadows Fall - "Power Of I And I"
08 - Sepultura - "Bullet The Blue Sky" (U2 cover) 09 - Fear Factory - "Slave Labor"
10 - Icepick - "Born To Crush You"
11 - Killswitch Engage - "Breathe Life"
12 - Chimaira - "Indifferent To Suffering"
13 - U.P.O. - "It's Alright"
14 - Index Case - "Listen"
15 - Black Flood Diesel - "Lost Cause"
16 - Scars Of Life - "Dying Here"

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Hatebreed Reveal "Supremacy" Tracklisting, Artwork

Te tracklisting for Hatebreed's new album, "Supremacy", due out via Roadrunner Records on August 29th, has been revealed as follows:

1. Defeatist
2. Horrors of Self
3. Mind Over All
4. To The Threshold
5. Give Wings To My Triumph
6. Destroy Everything
7. Divine Judgement
8. Immortal Enemies
9. The Most Truth
10. Never Let It Die
11. Spitting Venom
12. As Diehard as They Come
13. Supremacy of Self

The album artwork can be seen here, and an audio stream is due to be put online next week.

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Hatebreed Plan Headlining Tour After Ozzfest

Hatebreed will headline a full U.S. tour set to commence in September and run through October. The bill will feature support from the Black Dahlia Murder throughout, plus Napalm Death, Exodus, First Blood and Despised Icon. "We've never gone out on a headline run immediately following Ozzfest, and we've always wanted to, and we always felt we needed to, but there were always plans that superseded that," frontman Jamey Jasta said. "We're taking out a very extreme bill. We're going to call it maybe the Monsters of Mosh, something crazy like that. But it will be a good way for us to give back to the underground, extreme scenes, and also for us to go out and headline for the first time in a long, long time and do a full hour-and-a-half set with our new staging and new gear."

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Strapping Young Lad Announce Ozzfest 'Off' Dates

Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just announced a slew of major Ozzfest "off" dates with such heralded acts as HATEBREED and UNEARTH, among others. The group have returned with "The New Black", a stunningly well-defined and more diverse effort that is soon to be a landmark in the epic pantheon of heavy metal. The much-anticipated new album is set for a July 11 release via Century Media Records.

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Ozzfest "off" dates:

Jun. 30 - Midtown Ballroom - Bend, OR (headline w/ locals)
Jul. 03 - Celebrity Theatre - Las Vegas (w/ HATEBREED)
Jul. 05 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO (w/ HATEBREED, UNEARTH, RED CHORD)
Jul. 06 - Salt Air Pavilion - Salt Lake City, UT (w/ HATEBREED, BLEEDING THROUGH)
Jul. 13 - Reverb - Cedar Falls, IA (headline w/ locals)
Jul. 17 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON (headline w/ locals)
Jul. 20 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH (w/ HATEBREED, UNEARTH, RED CHORD)
Jul. 24 - Embassy - London, ON (headline w/ locals)
Jul. 25 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH (headline w/ locals)
Aug. 02 - The Station - Portland, ME (headline w/ locals) More...

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Stillborn Records Partners With Abacus Recordings

A long standing friendship has lead to an exciting partnership between Stillborn Records and Abacus Recordings. Abacus Recordings will now be sub-distributing and becoming involved with marketing strategies for Stillborn releases. "We are ecstatic about working with the Stillborn releases," says Ray Harkins of Abacus Recordings, "Stillborn has signed some very long standing and developing artists that above all believe in the value of hard work as evidence by their label manager Jamey Jasta and Jay Reason."

The bond between the two labels has existed for years. Stillborn owner Jamey Jasta has spent years touring with many of the artists on Abacus in his band Hatebreed. Abacus Recordings artist The Distance's lead vocalist Jay Reason also helps run Stillborn giving the labels an intimate understanding and comradery making this partnership a natural extension of their friendship.

Abacus Recordings has recently released a number of highly revered albums such as Sick Of It All "Death To Tyrants", Ignite "Our Darkest Days" and in June The Distance "The Rise, The Fall & Everything In Between." The partnership with Stillborn begins with the release of Full Blown Chaos "Within The Grasp Of Titans" on July 11th.

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Avenged Sevenfold and DragonForce On Ozzfest 2006

It comes as little surprise that Avenged Sevenfold have been officially confirmed as the mystery band on the main stage for Ozzfest 2006. The real surprise announcement is that power metal band Dragonforce, recently signed to Roadrunner Records in North America and rumored to be joining Gigantour 2006, has been added as the main stage opener as well.

Ozzy Osbourne is now slated to headline the second stage on three dates (replacing some dates that he was previously thought to be headlining the main stage):

July 8 - San Bernardino, CA's Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
July 11 - San Antonio, TX at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 22 - East Troy, WI at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre

OZZY says, "After 10 years of headlining Ozzfest's main-stage I think it's time for a change. I haven't had a chance to play this close to an audience in years and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it."

Also announced is that Ozzfest emcee Big Dave and professional Ozzfest party guy, Eddie, have begun their nationwide search visiting 19 of the festival's 26 cities to find the first-ever Miss Ozzfest. The duo will be accepting entries and taking photographs of Miss Ozzfest candidates in each city. Throughout the summer the Ozzfest fans can vote for your favorites at Ozzfest.com. All entries collected from Big Dave and Eddie will be posted for you to vote on. The top three in each city will be awarded FREE tickets to the show in their city, where at some point during the evening's festivities, the three contestants will be presented on stage to the fans who will vote on a winner. Photos of each winning contestant, including the top vote getters from Raleigh and West Palm Beach, will be posted once again on Ozzfest.com, where fans can pick their Miss Ozzfest 2006. Final voting will be held at Ozzfest.com on August 7 and 8. The winning beauty will be awarded the grand prize and receive round trip airfare and accommodations for her and a guest to attend the year's final show August 13 in West Palm Beach where she'll be crowned Miss Ozzfest 2006.

Here's a recap of the complete official Ozzfest 2006 lineup and tour dates: More...

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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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