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Formed: 1993
From: New Haven, CT, United States
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Below is our complete Hatebreed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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Richard Spencer Punched In The Face To Hatebreed

In case anyone missed it in the social media barrage, Richard Spencer (president of the white supremacist group National Policy Institute) managed to get himself clocked pretty good on live television yesterday.

You might recall seeing Spencer's name in the news lately due to a dust up with the citizens of Whitefish in my home state of Montana, in which he planned an armed white supremacist march protesting Jewish members of the community.

After heavy media scrutiny and a grassroots awareness campaign, he was out-protested by a bunch of more heavily armed Montanans who don't put up with that sort of shit.

Back to the video of Spencer taking a fist to the face: a true Twitter hero named Zayn synced a portion of the footage up with Hatebreed's "Everyone Bleeds Now." Bravo sir!

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First Bands Announced For Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including the Friday night headliner, Amon Amarth.

Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares: "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins Blind Guardian, Bay Area thrash beasts, Testament, and hardcore kings Hatebreed. Also hitting the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers Possessed, and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites, Hell. More...

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Bloodstock Announces First Wave Of Bands For 2017

Promoters for Bloodstock announced the a bumper crop of acts to play on the Ronnie James Dio main stage for the 2017 edition of the annual festival, including the Friday night headliner! Bloodstock will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 10-13, 2017.

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, Amon Amarth will be sailing the Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night’s headline band! Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK! On August 11th 2017, we are invading Bloodstock! It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, Blind Guardian. The set will be a UK exclusive for 2017.

By Area thrash beasts, Testament are set for a Friday slot. The band just issued the crushing nww album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake" a week ago via Nuclear Blast.

Hardcore kings, Hatebreed make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday, August 12th.

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, Whitechapel, seminal death metallers, Possessed and flying the flag for English heavy metal, Bloodstock favorites....Hell. More...

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Texas Revolution Fest Hosts Modern Metal Bill

October 22, 2016-Texas Revolution Festival held in Austin is a festival run by promoters Come And Take It Productions.

I’ve covered a lot of Come And Take It shows for Metalunderground.com, including the spring version of the festival, Texas Independence Fest in 2015. That festival featured such bands as Between The Buried And Me, Vital Remains, White Chapel, COC, Death Angel and Cavalera Conspiracy. Tonight billed such artists as Hatebreed, Devildriver, Soilwork and Crowbar.

The Independence Festival was a three-day outing, while Texas Revolution was only one day. Both festivals were held at the same venue—Empire Control Room & Garage. The Control Room stage was an smaller, inside stage that held many of the lesser-known and local acts. Ringworm headlined that stage. The Garage is an outside stage that housed the headliners. More...

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Devil You Know Announces North American Tour

Devil You Know's last North American tour for the "They Bleed Red" touring cycle is slated to take place this fall alongside Hatebreed and Devildriver. Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium) will be touring with Devil You Know on drums.

Howard Jones and company are also offering a very limited number of special “meet and greet” packages per show to be held at the venue before the performance - details are available here.

Devil You Know has also started to write new music for a third full-length album. Catch the band live on these upcoming tour dates:

Mon/Sep-26 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Tue/Sep-27 Portland, OR - Dante's
Wed/Sep-28 Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
Fri/Sep-30 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
Sat/Oct-01 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Sun/Oct-02 Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Event Centre
Mon/Oct-03 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
Wed/Oct-05 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Thu/Oct-06 Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Fri/Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Sat/Oct-08 Sauget, IL - Pop's Nightclub
Sun/Oct-09 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
Mon/Oct-10 Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
Tue/Oct-11 Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
Wed/Oct-12 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Thu/Oct-13 Peoria, IL - Limelight
Mon/Oct-17 Knoxville, TN - The International
Tue/Oct-18 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Wed/Oct-19 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Thu/Oct-20 Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
Fri/Oct-21 Dallas, TX - "So What?! Festival"
Sat/Oct-22 Austin, TX - "Texas Revolution Fest”
Mon/Oct-24 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Tue/Oct-25 Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks
Wed/Oct-26 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Thu/Oct-27 Reading, PA - Reverb
Fri/Oct-28 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance More...

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Chicago Open Air Day One

I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.

Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.

But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.

I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...

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Hatebreed Premieres New Music Video

Hardcore heavyweights from Hatebreed premiere a new music video for "Something’s Off", taken from the their new album "The Concrete Confessional", out in stores now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out now "Something’s Off" below.

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Signs Of Chaos To Support Hatebreed

Making ripples on the local scene with an assaulting and aggressive sound featured on latest EP "Watch It Burn," Ottawa's Signs Of Chaos has been selected as local opening support (along with Accursed Spawn) for Hatebreed's tour stop on July 13th at Mavericks.

The band has previously been local Ottawa support for Alestorm, Eluveitie, Insomnium, Firewind, Dark Tranquility, Beyond Creation, Exciter, Death Angel to name a few.

Signs Of Chaos unleashed the brutally hard hitting "Watch It Burn" this past April to to follow 2012’s debut album "Rise" and an untitled demo from 2009. The band features the riffage of Matt MacIvor and Dave McCann along with the ear stabbing vocals of Nick Bedard, followed by the blasting drums of Stephane Desilets and the trademark tombstone slab of bass playing by Tom Hansen.

July 13 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks w/ Hatebreed, Accursed Spawn
July 23 - Gatineau, QC - Minotaure w/ Greta Knights, First Fragment, About: Blank, Fumigation More...

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Hatebreed Posts Final Track-By-Track Video

The overall lyrical theme of reclaiming control of your own life couldn't be more apparent than on the final four songs of Hatebreed's "The Concrete Confessional."

Each in its own way, across "The Apex Within," "Walking The Knife," "Dissonance," and the album's real-rocker-of-a-tune closer "Serve Your Masters," cuts through the noise right to the heart of what is real.

As Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta put it, "There is so much that is happening in the world today that is fucked up, and people are putting blinders on to it. I just want to spark some new thoughts."

Check out the final track-by-track video for "The Concrete Confessional" below. More...

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Hatebreed's New Album Hits The Charts

"The Concrete Confessional," Hatebreed's seventh full-length recording and one of Rolling Stone's "25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums for 2016," has debuted at #13 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart.

The Grammy-nominated band also sees the album making its first-week bow at #2 on the Hard Rock Albums and Current Hard Rock Albums charts, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart.

In addition, Hatebreed graces the cover of the just-published (June/July) issue of Revolver magazine. In the "Reservoir Dogs"-themed cover and feature, the hardcore heroes discuss anxiety, death, the American dream, and other provocative topics from "The Concrete Confessional." Catch the band live supporting this new album: More...

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Hatebreed Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

Now that new Hatebreed CD "The Concrete Confessional" has been released and fans can get deep into every one of those 13 songs, a new track-by-track video comes online that features Jamey Jasta revealing the stories behind another four gems in the collection. Nuclear Blast also comments:

"'From Grace We've Fallen' is a throw-back to the era when bands combined metal with hardcore before the term 'metalcore' had been coined. It's a true 'crossover' song with its apocalyptic lyrics that examine the destruction of values, or morals, of the environment.

"If there's one overall message on this album, it's to get off the computer, put the iPhone or iPad down, quit arguing on Facebook, and have a real conversation with someone, communicate with people in your community, start solving problems on your own. People are being manipulated by the media to such a degree these days, that we are way too close to the reality of 'Us Against Us.'

"Nostalgia, looking back at another time is a fun thing, but not when it's where you live every day. 'Remember When' asks the question, 'if you're too obsessed with the past, how can you be in the present or live in the future?' The best times are now. More...

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Hatebreed Discusses Album In New Video

Music places us in time, it provides a snapshot for our lives, we remember where we were, what we were doing and what was going on in the world when we hear a particular song.

In years to come, Hatebreed's "The Concrete Confessional" (in-stores today) will likely prompt memories of the upheaval that is taking place in our world today, from terrorist attacks to the most outrageous Presidential primaries in America's history.

In a brand new video clip Jamey Jasta talks about what he'd like fans to take away from the new album. "I'd like people to listen to the new album and have it spark a new thought, have a conversation with somebody about it, be human and embrace the experience." More...

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Hatebreed Posts "Seven Enemies" Clip

Hatebreed today premieres the lyric video for the track "Seven Enemies," which can be viewed here below.

The song, taken from Hatebreed's upcoming album "The Concrete Confessional" coming May 13th via Nuclear Blast, is a take on the Seven Deadly Sins that have a place in most of the world's religions.

"A lot of people gravitate towards their vices and sins and it dooms them," said the band's Jamey Jasta. "They lead to destructive lifestyle patterns, and then that starts affecting the people around them."

"Seven Enemies" is now available as an instant-grat track when "The Concrete Confessional" is pre-ordered on iTunes. More...

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Hatebreed Posts Track-By-Track Video

After discussing positive mental attitudes, Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta has released a new track-by-track video discussing upcoming album "The Concrete Confessional" (due out May 13th through Nuclear Blast worldwide. Check out the clip below.

According to Jasta, "'A.D.' was the track from the get, what we knew was strong, it was fast, it was brutal, it had that quality that you want for the opening track on a album."

With the song "Looking Down the Barrel of Today," Jasta explains, "The day is either going to control you or you are going to control it. You're either holding the barrel or you're getting it pointed at you. I thougt it was a great second track just to keep that flow. Really heavy, really fast, right out of the gate."

The album's third song, "Seven Enemies," is a take on the seven deadly sins. "A lot of those things lead to destructive lifestyle patters," Jasta says. "People gravitate toward their vices and sins and it dooms them... and then that starts affecting the people around them It's a short, heavy song, and we know that the pit will erupt when we get it into the set."

With "In The Walls," Jasta channels his personal experiences with night paralysis and night terrors, and the fear that one might be losing one's mind. "It's something different for us, but it's also really a fast, heavy, hardcore track, that reminds me of old-school Hatebreed." More...

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Hatebreed Talks Positive Mental Attitudes

On Hatebreed's upcoming album "The Concrete Confessional" (due out May 13th through Nuclear Blast worldwide), the lyrics grapple with a number of the injustices and frustrations that people are experiencing in today's society.

Songs such as "A.D.," "Us Against Us," and "Looking Down the Barrel of Today" speak to these issues.

"Sometimes it's not so easy to have a positive mental attitude," said Hatebreed's lyricist Jamey Jasta, "but at the end of the tunnel, there is light." Hear more of what Jasta has to say about the new album in a brand new video clip below.

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Hatebreed Releases New Video

Hatebreed just released a clip for "Looking Down The Barrel of Today," the first music video from upcoming album, "The Concrete Confessional," due out May 13th (Nuclear Blast worldwide).

Directed by David Brodsky (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, All That Remains) the performance piece was shot earlier this month at the band's rehearsal space in Connecticut.

The video opens with the preface "Welcome to Two Minutes and Forty-Seven Seconds with Hatebreed," and includes special text throughout that was written by vocalist Jamey Jasta as a message of keeping a positive mental attitude.

In addition, the track "Looking Down the Barrel of Today" is now available at iTunes as an "instant-grat track" when placing a pre-order for "The Concrete Confessional." More...

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Hatebreed Discusses Upcoming Album

In this new video clip below, Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta talks about the band's writing and demoing process for the songs on upcoming album "The Concrete Confessional," due out May 13th on Nuclear Blast.

Hatebreed - vocalist Jamey Jasta, guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec, bassist Chris Beattie and Matt Byrne on drums - will hit the road to support the new album beginning May 13th in Cleveland, OH and playing 25 cities.

Devildriver will support on all dates, with Devil You Know and Act of Defiance supporting on select dates. A previously posted lyric video for new Hatebreed track "A.D." can also be found at this location. More...

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Hatebreed Posts "A.D." Lyric Clip

On Hatebreed's upcoming release "The Concrete Confessional" (due out May 13th through Nuclear Blast), a number of tracks provide a pragmatic look at issues that have become front-and-center in today's New Normal, and the track "A.D." is a case in point.

Reflecting what is today a challenging time, it's a song that fuses together frustration with torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jamey Jasta's immortal growl.

"'A.D.' was a way that I could voice my frustration about the loss of opportunities available to the average guy," said lyricist/vocalist Jasta. "With the government and big business drowning in corruption and greed, the average person is being squeezed, so achieving the American Dream is becoming less and less real."

Check out the "A.D." lyric video below. "We all need to pay closer attention to what our elected leaders are doing," Jasta added. "Start locally, in your own community, make your representatives accountable." More...

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Rocklohama 2016 Adds More Bands

Onsite festival experience details and additional bands have been announced for the 10th year of Rocklahoma, set to be held May 27, 28 & 29 this year at the "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa.

Escape The Fate, Shaman’s Harvest, RavenEye and many more join Rocklahoma’s lineup of the best current rock artists and classic bands, which includes Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, SIXX:A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, and many more.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day, as well as premium onsite camping amenities and VIP packages. In addition, the Rocklahoma campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Full info on the lineup and vendors, as well as ticket details, can be found here. Registration for the Miss Rocklahoma competition is also underway now through April 20. Voting on the Top 10 finalists begins April 25 and five finalists will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2016. More...

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