HATEBREED Frontman Interviewed In Athens; Video Available

Metalpaths conducted an interview with vocalist Jamey Jasta of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED when the band performed in Athens, Greece on July 2, 2009. The chat is now available in video and text format at this location (scroll down).

HATEBREED will release its new self-titled studio album in the fall via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records) in North America and Roadrunner in all other territories. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2006's "Supremacy" is shaping up to be one of HATEBREED's "most ferocious albums ever."

The new album is once again being produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris at Planet Z studios in Hadley, Massachusetts and marks the return of original guitar player Wayne Lozinak (who recently replaced Sean Martin) alongside core members Chris Beattie (bass), Matt Byrne (drums), Frank "3 Gun" Novinec (guitar) and Jamey Jasta (vocals).

The band is currently taking a breather from the recording studio by touring Europe and South America, making a series of high-profile festival appearances and playing a number of headline shows before returning to the U.S. for the "Decimination Of The Nation" tour which begins later this month and runs through September.

Jasta recently told Noisecreep that HATEBREED's new CD is "definitely hard as hell and there isn't a lot of sludgy doomy stuff from my KINGDOM OF SORROW experience," referring to his side project with CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein. "A couple things may be vocally similar, but it's the upbeat, aggressive approach that we always take. Everyone stepped up their game with the covers record and that challenged us to match the intensity and speed, and to do solos. This will be our first record with guitar solos. We're not known for that. Wayne [Lozniak] is a shredder and that will surprise some people but it's not overdone."

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