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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Details, Return of Guitarist Waybe Lozinak

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HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.”

Sean M. Martin comments "After 10 years, I've decided to leave HATEBREED. This in no way reflects my personal relationship with Jamey, Chris, Matt and Frank, they're four of my closest friends and I'll always love them with all my heart. I want to thank all of the fans as well as the guys in the band and crew, past and present, for giving me some of the best times of my life."

HATEBREED will play a special one-off show on May 1st at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, performing songs from the forthcoming covers album and of course, long-time favorites.

HATEBREED will also be kicking off a short world tour appearing at the following European festivals:

June 20th / Hellfest, Clisson, France
July 3rd / Vainstream, Munster, Germany
July 4th / With Full Force, Germany
July 6th / Metalcamp, Tomlin, Slovenia
July 24th / Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican July 25th / Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatro Flores July 26th / Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Lux

Look for HATEBREED to tour behind "For The Lions" with a full round of dates to be announced later this year.

The complete track listing for "For The Lions" is to include the following covers:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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1. Jomama writes:

That sucks about Sean leaving the band. I just saw Hatebreed back in September and got to meet and hang out w/ Sean. I'm so glad since he won't be with them any more. I do wish him the best, just won't be the same.

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2. btbamfav20 writes:

hmm, the new track sounds a little like Hatebreed, but meh. i would've prefered a real Hatebreed album, not a bunch of covers... lol

Now listening to: 42147 - Nevermore

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