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Hatebreed Officially Signs To Roadrunner Records

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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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1. killingtime420 writes:

Jasta "the very face of aggressive music".... that's a bit of an over-statement, I think. I smell ego boost plus hype... OH BOY!!! *w/o sincerity*

"We're all big fans of the label" - Shyeah, they're paying you right?

Hatebreed's not too bad, but they kinda bore me. Maybe I've seen them too often @ fests and such, or maybe their sound has faded in originality. I dunno. Either way, I'm sure RR will have fatter pockets after landing this fish.

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2. Broken Face writes:

Hatebreed rule but road runner r sh** they just rob bands that have already become famous

# May 4, 2006 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. JT writes:

Yeah...RR has a bad reputation...so I hope they don't sink this band. Hatebreed is not the greatest band out there...live shows are great and the albums have a lot of replay value...the new single they put out sounds damn good too...Rise of Brutality got a little too simple for me...this new one sounds like they are back on their game. I'll definitely pick this one up.

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4. sever writes:

hatebreed is f***ing awsome I listen to them when I am p***ed off.

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5. lordpaco18 writes:

not the biggest fan of that band....

# May 4, 2006 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. no one writes:

i like hatebreed but i dont know if roadrunner is the best label for the guys

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7. breakthefoundation writes:

I believe that roadrunner is a great choice, because maybe, and i'm just speaking hypothetically, that hatebreed have a chance to bring metal/metalcore to a more wider spectrum among the common people. Don't bash them because they made a monitarilly decisive chose. Bash them because you don't like their music, not because they're making the best of their talents and long awaited appreciation.

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8. pitchfork writes:

in my opinion the best fit is either metalblade or trustkill.but they are an awesome band and im sure theyll still make good music

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9. Mayhem4ever writes:

trustkill? RR is a better offer. hatebreed's music is cool but jasta's lyrics are even more brutal. I'm shure RR will make and break this band.

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10. RememberMetal? writes:

Roadrunner eats their bands.

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11. rulin kmadd writes:

oh joy that's all we need now more hatebreed
videos on the mallcore badass wanabee's ball who's next on roadrunner? Aiden? (shaking
my head in disgust)

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12. KORNFAN writes:

i've heard one song by these guys and i am very impressed "the threshld" or somthing like that i'll have to check them out

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