Concert Photo Review: HATEBREED @ Ace Of Spades – May 20th, 2019

Hatebreed remain one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. Continue reading

Hatebreed Announce Second Leg of 25th Anniversary Tour For Spring 2019

Hatebreed remain one of the most relevant and impactful acts in the hard rock and metal scenes. The Connecticut band will celebrate 25 years of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics across eight albums and consistently sold-out shows in 2019. Continue reading

Watch Hatebreed’s “Seven Enemies” Video As The Band Returns To Warped Tour

Hatebreed are kicking down the door of Summer 2017. The band has issued the video for the thunderous anthem “Seven Enemies” from last year’s critically acclaimed The Concrete Confessional.

The band has also joined the 2017 edition of the annual Vans Warped Tour. Hatebreed will remain on Warped Tour for the rest of the summer, until the trek wraps in August in Pomona, California.

Hatebreed’s Warped Tour dates are below.

6/21 — Albuquerque, NM
6/22 — Phoenix, AZ
6/23 — Las Vegas, NV
6/24 — Salt Lake City UT
6/25 — Denver, CO
6/27 — Nashville, TN
6/29 — Atlanta, GA
6/30 — Orlando, FL
7/1 — St. Petersburg, FL
7/2 — West Palm Beach, FL
7/4 — Wilmington, NC
7/6 — Charlotte, NC
7/7 — Camden, NJ
7/8 — Wantagh, NY
7/9 — Hartford, CT
7/10 — Scranton, PA
7/11 — Virginia Beach, VA
7/12 — Mansfield, MA
7/13 — Darien Center, NY
7/14 — Burgettstown, PA
7/15 — Holmdel, NJ
7/16 — Columbia, MD
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH
7/20 — Noblesville, IN
7/21 — Auburn Hills, MI
7/22 — Tinley Park, IL
7/23 — Shakopee, MN
7/24 — Milwaukee, WI
7/26 — St. Louis, MO
7/27 — Bonner Springs, KS
7/28 — Dallas, TX
7/29 — San Antonio, TX
7/30 — Houston, TX
8/1 — Las Cruces, NM
8/4 — Mountain View, CA
8/5 — San Diego, CA
8/6 — Pomona, CA


Hatebreed premieres music video for “Looking Down The Barrel Of Today”‏

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Revered for its aggressive and intense music coupled with self-empowering and positive lyrics, hardcore/metal band HATEBREED releases “Looking Down The Barrel of Today,” the first music video from their upcoming album, The Concrete Confessional, due out May 13 (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.  Go to

HATEBREED – vocalist Jamey Jasta, guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec, bassist Chris Beattie andMatt Byrne on drums, has just kicked off a 14-date European tour and will begin this project’s first North American run on May 13 in Cleveland, OH.  Confirmed dates are below.

25        Bla, Oslo, Norway^
26        Sticky Fingers, Goteborg, Sweden^
27        En Arena, Stockholm, Sweden^
29        Groezrock Festival, Meerhout, Belgium

1         Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
2         Academy, Manchester, UK*
3         02 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK*
4         Les Docks, Paris, France *
5         X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland*
6         Arena, Vienna, Austria*
7         Zenith, Munich, Germany*

* Impericon Festival date
^ Hatebreed headline date

(North American headline tour)
13        The Odeon, Cleveland, OH**
14        The Metro, Chicago, IL**
15        Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE**
16        The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO**
17        The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT**
19        Regency Center Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA**
20        Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA**
21        The Glass House, Pomona, CA**
22        Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA**
23        The Marquee, Tempe, AZ**
25        Warehouse Live, Houston, TX**
26        Republic New Orleans, New Orleans, LA**
27        Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas, TX**
28        Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
29        River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
31        The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA**

1         Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonville, NC**
2         Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD**
3         Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA**
4         Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ**
5         Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada+
6         The Opera House, Toronto, Canada+
7         Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA+
8         Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY+
9         Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT+
10        Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI+
11        Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT+

** Devil You Know supports
+ Act of Defiance supports

16        Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
17        Hellfest, Clisson, France

2         With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany
3         Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
8         Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
9         Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany
12        Festival de Quebec, Quebec City, QC
13        Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
15        Chicago Open Air, Chicago, IL

6         Fete de la Musique, Geneva, Switzerland
13        Dirt Fest, Crofoot Festival Grounds, Pontiac, MI
26        Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

The Concrete Confessional was produced and mastered by longtime collaborator Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCEWHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GODMEGADETH). Artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER).

The Concrete Confessional track list:
1. A.D.
2. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today
3. Seven Enemies
4. In The Walls
5. From Grace We’ve Fallen
6. Us Against Us
7. Something’s Off
8. Remember When
9. Slaughtered In Their Dreams
10. The Apex Within
11. Walking The Knife
12. Dissonance
13. Serve Your Masters

DIRT FEST 2016 Announces Lineup


April 22, 2016Dirt Fest 2016 featuring Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Trivium, Attila, & more will go down in it’s new Metro-Detroit location on Saturday, August 13.

A newly reunited Bury Your Dead will also perform for the 10th Anniversary of their iconic record “Beauty And The Breakdown”, along with Michigan natives Walls Of Jericho and Wilson.

Dozens more acts will round out the lineup of Metal, Hardcore, and Hard Rock bands performing on multiple stages at the Crofoot Festival Grounds in Downtown Pontiac, Michigan.

Tickets are on sale now. Go to for General Admission and VIP Packages.

Hatebreed, Devildriver and The Devil You Know California Tour Dates Leaked


Relentless reliability is intrinsic to longevity in the music business—or any other business for that matter. No giving up is allowed. No promise can go unfulfilled. If people can depend on you, they’ll believe in you and stick with you until death. Since forming in 1994, Grammy award-nominated hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and first for Razor & Tie, The Divinity of Purpose, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames.

5/20 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, California

5/21 Glass House – Pomona, California


Crossfaith Reveal Brand New Track “Ghost In The Mirror” Feat. Caleb Shomo Of Beartooth


New Album Xeno To Be Released On September 18th

Hot off the news of announcing their forthcoming studio album Xeno, Crossfaith have revealed another taste of what’s to come in the form of “Ghost In The Mirror”

Ghost In The Mirror” features Beartooth vocalist Caleb Shomo and is the second track to be revealed from the forthcoming Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) produced album.  Xeno will be released on September 18th through Razor & Tie in North America.  The title track “Xeno” was revealed last week.

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Frontman Kenta ‘Ken’ Koie explains the song, “This song is about the fight against myself. Everyone has some bad habits, and self-control can be very difficult for humans. And we invited our new best friend, Caleb Shomo of Beartooth, to contribute a guest vocal on the track. His voice made this song more aggressive and offensive. I can’t wait to play this song with him at our show.

Pre-order the album here, and get both aforementioned tracks as an instant download:
Crossfaith is currently touring North America on the full Van’s Warped Tour and will be announcing more tour dates soon.  The band will tour the UK later this year as main support to Skindred.
More about Xeno
Xeno has a story of hope, failure, love, betrayal and death woven into its fabric so skillfully it’s impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction begins. It’s both an escape from and examination of reality that reveals more and more truths the further it delves.
Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen, Xenotakes the groundwork laid by 2013’s Apocalyze and 2012’s Zion EP as well as the band’s vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.
Xeno is an artistic endeavor like few others, with roots in manga, anime and the furthest reaches of its creators’ minds. Frontman Kenta ‘Ken’ Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, bassist Hiroki ‘Hiro’ Ikegawa, keyboardist Terufumi ‘Teru’ Tamano and drummer Tatsuya Amano are, quite simply, operating on a different level.
Ken explains, “This record is dedicated to everyone because we believe it will make a new phase in this music culture. We had a bad time after we released the last album Apocalyze. Our original guitarist Kazuki had to leave during a tour due to a cerebral hemorrhage, it was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career. Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.”
He continues, “The experience of working with Josh Wilbur means a lot to us.He brought us fresh feelings and has helped us to create our best record to date.We put everything we’ve got into Xeno and it is the most important and precious thing to us. We can’t wait to share the experience of Xeno. It is beating, it is alive!We are dedicating this record to everyone!”
Xeno is a character, two to be exact.  This is an intricate story of artificial intelligence meets human desperation.  The two combine to see the human Xeno, so distraught with the state of the world that he endeavors to bring creation through devastation.
“Everyone has a dark side,” says Ken. “Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It’s easy to see what they do. So Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”