Connecticut hardcore/metal act HATEBREED will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, entitled "Decimation of the Nation", presented by Hot Topic. The trek will hit 30 cities, beginning in Rochester, New York on July 31 and wrapping up on September 2 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Main support on all dates will come from CHIMAIRA.
Commented HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, "It's been over a year since we've done a complete United States tour and we haven't played some of these places in ages so we're really amped to hit the road in support of 'For The Lions' [HATEBREED's upcoming covers album] and play for all of our die-hards!"
The dates are as follows:
Jul. 31 - Rochester, NY - Water Street
Aug. 02 - Traverse City, MI - The Terminal
Aug. 06 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere’s
Aug. 08 - Springfield, MO - Remmington’s
Aug. 10 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
Aug. 11 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Club
Aug. 13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug. 14 - Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Aug. 15 - Chico, CA - Senator Theater
Aug. 16 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Aug. 17 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Aug. 18 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Aug. 19 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
Aug. 21 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Aug. 22 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Aug. 23 - Corpus Christ, TX - Concrete St. Amphitheater
Aug. 24 - Lafayette, LA - Grant Street Dancehall
Aug. 25 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
Aug. 26 - Jackson, MS - Fire
Aug. 27 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
Aug. 28 - N. Myrtle, SC - House of Blues SC
Aug. 29 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Aug. 30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Sep. 01 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s Theater
Sep. 02 - Scranton, PA - Tink’s
In other news, HATEBREED will co-host MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" with Jose from Sirius Satellite Radio tonight (April 29) at 11:00 p.m. The entire show is dedicated to the band.
Century Media Records recently announced that the European release of the limited-edition CD digipack and LP of "For The Lions" has been postponed due to "manufacturing issues."
The limited-edition CD digipack and LP versions of "For The Lions" will now be released on May 25 in Europe. The standard jewel case CD will be made available on May 11.
An e-card for "For The Lions" can be accessed at this location.
Due in the U.S. on May 5 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records), "For The Lions" 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. They are "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.
"For The Lions" track listing:
01. SLAYER - Ghosts of War
02. CRO-MAGS - It's The Limit
03. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - Suicidal Maniac
04. SEPULTURA - Refuse/Resist
05. METALLICA - Escape
06. BAD BRAINS - Supertouch/Shitfit
07. MISFITS - Hatebreeders
08. D.R.I. - Evil Minds
09. MADBALL - Set It Off
10. SICK OF IT ALL - Shut Me Out
11. BLACK FLAG - Thirsty
12. NEGATIVE APPROACH - Sick Of Talk
13. CROWBAR - All I Had I Gave
14. MERAUDER - Life Is Pain
15. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Your Mistake
16. JUDGE - Hear Me
17. OBITUARY - I'm In Pain
18. SUBZERO - Boxed In
The video for HATEBREED's cover of the SLAYER classic "Ghosts of War" can be viewed below. Helmed by "Live Dominance" director Kevin Custer, the clip is the first to feature returning HATEBREED guitarist Wayne Lozinak.