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Hatebreed – Self-Titled

October 9, 2009

Written By: Tim Bannock

Label: E1 – Rating:

People who fault AC/DC for sounding the same on every album are missing the point, which is two-fold: (1) if you can rock out, then rock out, and (2) if you’re winning formula produces songs like “Back In Black,” “For Those About to Rock,” and (ten years down the road) “Thunderstruck,” then stick to it. Music isn’t and shouldn’t always be about innovation, because sometimes a certain sound or progression just elicits the right response. Enter Hatebreed, with their self-titled album, released September 29th.

Jamey Jasta and crew have been releasing roughly the same tracks since 1994. With six full-length releases and just as many people exiting the band over the years, the thing you need to know is that Hatebreed’s still going strong, still in demand, and pulling people into their shows. And they aren’t going through the motions; one listen to the Best Buy exclusive live tracks on Hatebreed’s new LP and you’ll know that these guys just love to wreck up the concert venues they play at. Bustin’ out 15 tracks (not including the aforementioned live ones), Hatebreed sounds just as strong as they did way back when they came rip-roarin’ out of Connecticut to tour with the likes of Slayer, Napalm Death, Entombed and many others.

All of that said, it’s not like they are putting out the same riffs. The self-titled album is the first full-length featuring the dual-guitar attack of Frank Novinec and Wayne Lozinak, as well as a guest solo by Chris Broderick, the new axe-man who helped Dave Mustaine tear it up on Megadeth’s latest release, Endgame. While that shouldn’t lead you to believe that Hatebreed’s whipping out the crazy technical solos on every track, it does allude to the fact that the guitar work sees some more change-ups than on previous releases, albeit only subtly more so. Not every breakdown ends with a held chord; several fills feature some neat harmonizing and the occasional pull on the whammy bar to get a higher-pitched squeal out of the note. Nothing ground-breaking, but it definitely makes tracks like “Between Hell and a Heartbeat,” “Through the Thorns,” and (especially) instrumental track “Undiminished” standout from previous albums.

If you can call their mosh-pit aggression “beautiful,” it’s because you can pick up this disc at any point and hear the influences of those classic bands mentioned earlier, and then get pummeled by the discordant mosh beats when the band goes into circle pit mode. Every single song has a slow break-down with crashing tones, and they all have fast, thrashy moments that remind you of late 80s/early 90s Slayer and Napalm Death. Essentially, Hatebreed knows just how to select the best early-era thrash riffs, tune them down a bit, and toss in a more modern mosh groove that reminds one of Fear Factory, later Testament, and Machine Head.

The kicker to all of this: a cover of Metallica’s “Escape.” How can you go wrong? You really can’t.

Like Hatebreed? Check out: Turmoil, Subzero, Overcast.

Hatebreed – Full Album Preview

September 30, 2009

hatebreedThe long awaited self-titled new album from Hatebreed is in stores now!

 See full-album preview below.

In addition to the new album being available from your favorite retailer, it is also available now in the following bonus configurations:


-2 bonus tracks “Kill An Addict” (2010) and “Filth” (2010)
-Both songs freshly re-recorded with the band line-up, originally on the band’s EP Under The Knife

-Bonus 68 Minute DVD with 13 live concert festival appearances (Download 2009 & Wacken 2008), Making-Of-The Album and Bonus Music Videos
-Expanded artwork
-2 live bonus tracks “To The Threshold” and “As Diehard As They Come”

-2 new bonus tracks “Lay It All To Waste” and “Preservation Of Belief”

** Editor’s note: I find the notion of Hatebreed being in ‘family-friendly’ Wal-Mart an ironic notion : )

VINYL VERSION: includes alternate art also available now

Hatebreed CD/LP/Poster/Shirt Bundle
This great bundle exclusive includes the following:
-CD / LP / T-Shirt / Poster / MP3 download of “In Ashes They Shall Reap” upon purchase

Jamey Jasta took some time to explain the multiple versions, which can be heard here:

Htebreed will be participating in two in-store signing sessions to celebrate the release with their fans.

WHEN: Thursday October 1st, 2009 @6-8PM
WHERE: Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 587-7722

WHEN: October 3rd, 2009 @3:00
WHERE: Zia Records
4503 W Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702)-233-4942

Hatebreed – Decimation of the Nation Tour

August 27, 2009

Written By: Natalie Perez
(Metal Editor)

When it comes to any type of tour, during any time of year, there’s only one thing to do… “Lose Your Mind!”

This is exactly what the 900 people in a sea of black t-shirts, scattered about the Pomona Glasshouse did on August 18th. Ironically, Britney Spears’ “Toxic” filled the air, as the stage lights flickered on/off a blood shade of red. Utter silence cluttered the air as each member of Toxic Holocaust walked on stage.

Lasting for a mere 20 minutes, the band pummeled through “Nuke The Cross, Wild Dogs and Endless Armageddon,” thrashing and bashing was all that could be seen.

Toxic Holocaust Set List:
1. Wild Dogs

2. Gravelord

3. War is Hell

4. 666

5. Nuke the Cross

Next up was a different type of thrashing; one consisting of pure death metal aggression by none other than Dying Fetus, another 3-piece combo that puts brutality to the test.

The room erupted in chaos as guitarist John Gallagher enraged the crowd with his signature growling and shouting. Nothing but madness came out of the 30 minute set.

Dying Fetus Set List:
1. Homicidal Retribution

2. Your Treachery Will Die With You (New Song)

3. Justifiable Homicide

4. Pissing in the Mainstreem

5. Grotesque Impalement

6. Praise the Lord (Opium of the Masses)

You shall soon believe the brutalizing fate, when it comes to Los Angeles locals, Winds Of Plague, who kept the enraged crowd moshing.

Fans did just that, jumping onto one another shouting along with the lyrics and rocking out to the beat of the music. The musicians themselves were going right along with it. When it was all said and done, several band members, including the band’s keyboardist, jumped in on all the fun.

One of the band members jumped onto the crowd, holding his microphone, as the fans held him high in the air. What could be better than to have unknown strangers standing on top of you screaming their heart out? It’s called “weird, but entertaining fun!”

Winds Of Plague Set List:
1. Decimate the Weak
2. Origins and Endings
3. New Song 1
4. Angels of Debauchery
5. New Song 2
6. The Impaler

But the weirdness not to mention fun didn’t end there. The night raged on, wrapping up with the two headliners Chimaira and Hatebreed.After taking their sweet time, Chimaria came on to show the crowd why they were worth the wait; they had wanted the audience to bear witness to their mayhem – mayhem that kept exploding into the night. Chimaira set the stage with such memorable tunes as “Resurrection, “ and “I Hate Everyone.”

Chimaira Set List:
1. The Venom Inside
2. Ressurection
3. Secrets of the Dead
4. The Dehumanizing Process
5. Destroy And Dominate
6. Pure Hatred


As the night was drawing to a close, Hatebreed took the stage, met with a warm welcoming fit for kings of Hardcore. Playing for an hour, Hatebreed threw together a set list containing their oldest and latest material, that would last late into the night. The crowd roared as Jasta shouted “This doesn’t even feel like a week day, it feels like the fucking weekend!!!” Adding, “You 900 people make it feels like 9,000 people.” Jasta had said a handful of catchy remarks that left the audience begging for more. Clearing out the night with some cover tunes taken off their all covers album “For The Lions.”

Hatebreed Set List:
1. To the Threshold
2. Live For This
3. I Will Be Heard
4. Doomsayer
5. This Is Now
6. Proven
7. Perseverance
8. You’re Never Alone
9. Defeatist
10. Destroy Everything
11. Last Breath
12. Before Dishonor
13. Ghosts Of War
14. Thristy and Miserable

Hatebreed Set To Release New Self-Titled Album September 29 on E1 Music

August 24, 2009

Metal-Hardcore juggernauts HATEBREED are set to release its new album, the ferocious, self-titled HATEBREED, on September 29th, 2009.

The album will be available on CD, digital download, vinyl and special edition with a bonus 65-minute DVD. HATEBREED’s follow up to 2006’s SUPREMACY will be released on E1 Music in North America and Roadrunner in all other territories.

Front-man Jamey Jasta comments, “This is our fifth studio album and it’s a monster! We’ve survived some pretty rough times and the music shows it. There was no reason to change the recipe that our fans know and love but we added a few brutal new ingredients and we’re more than amped on the results. Violence is a given!”

Jasta elaborates, “I feel this new album is a true crossover record in the sense that our metal and hardcore roots are evenly represented throughout it. There’s still the fast East Coast tuned down Hardcore that people know and love, yet there are metal influences that shine through on almost every song. The speed is there, which we even kicked up a few notches on some of the songs, but the groove and slower tempos are represented. On Hatebreed, there is a violent mix of straight forward anthem headbangers, fast thrashers and brutal breakdown after breakdown. There’s something for everyone.”

The announcement of the band’s new album is also part of E1’s continuing / expanding relationship with the group after its initial first 2 releases together, including the #1 charting Billboard DVD LIVE DOMINANCE and the recently released covers album, FOR THE LIONS.

The new album was once again produced by Zeuss and will feature the return of original guitar player Wayne Lozinak (who recently replaced departed guitarist Sean Martin) alongside core members Chris Beattie (bass), Matt Byrne (drums), Frank Novinec (guitar) and singer Jamey Jasta.

The band is currently headlining its U.S. DECIMINATION OF THE NATION tour which runs through September.

To date, HATEBREED has sold over 1 million albums in the U.S. alone and toured the world with the likes of Slayer, Slipknot, System of a Down, Lamb of God, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Disturbed, Black Sabbath and much more.

The album track-listing for HATEBREED is set to include the following tracks:
1.Become The Fuse
2.Not My Master
3.Between Hell And A Heartbeat
4.In Ashes They Shall Reap
5.Hands Of A Dying Man
6.Everyone Bleeds Now
7.No Halos For The Heartless
8.Through The Thorns
9.Every Lasting Scar
10.As Damaged As Me
11.Words Became Untruth
13.Merciless Tide
14.Pollution Of The Soul
15.Escape (New Diehard Edit)

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