HATEBREED – Hatebreed

HATEBREED wholeheartedly believe that their new self-titled album is their best yet…and they are right. It sounds like the band has done some growing up as artists and musicians because Hatebreed is the band’s most musically diverse and accomplished record yet. Dynamics are what it’s all about and HATEBREED have expanded their arsenal of riffing styles, incorporated more spacing in the songs, added some new moods/atmospheres, and all overall maturity. There’s even a melancholic instrumental which shows a new side of the band.

As we all know, the lyrics and attitude behind them are the core of what HATEBREED are all about, and this record is no different. While the details and stories may be different, the lyrics involve the hardcore ethos. If every band could take their lyrics this seriously, everyone would always say what they mean and mean what they say.

The “Exclusive Best Buy” Edition involves a 65 minute DVD featuring tons of performances at European festivals. We all know how absolutely insane the band stirs up a crowd in the U.S. so it’s cool to see how European crowds react to the band. Also included in the DVD is a “making of” the new record.

HATEBREED have been one of the most successful bands to make the leap from the underground to the mainstream and Hatebreed only proves that the band continues to mature. Hatebreed will more than satisfy diehard fans but might also appeal to fans who were turned off by the band’s more “one-dimensional” stylings of the past. (E1 Music)

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HATEBREED Announce Summer Tour; Support from CHIMAIRA

HATEBREED have confirmed a summer tour of the U.S. in support of their new album, For the Lions (in store May 5th).  The tour, dubbed Decimation of the Nations, is sponsored by Hot Topic, and will feature CHIMAIRA as the main support act on all dates.

7/31 Rochester, NY Water Street
8/2 Traverse City, MI The Terminal
8/6 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
8/8 Springfield, MO Remmington’s
8/10 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater
8/11 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater & Club
8/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
8/14 Sparks, NV New Oasis
8/15 Chico, CA Senator Theater
8/16 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
8/17 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
8/18 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
8/19 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
8/21 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
8/22 Austin, TX Emo’s
8/23 Corpus Christ, TX Concrete St. Amphitheater
8/24 Lafayette, LA Grant Street Dancehall
8/25 Little Rock, AR The Village
8/26 Jackson, MS Fire
8/27 Knoxville, TN Valarium
8/28 N. Myrtle, SC House of Blues SC
8/29 Norfolk, VA The Norva
8/30 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
9/1 Millvale, PA Mr. Small’s Theater
9/2 Scranton, PA Tink’s

For info on ticket sale and availability, please visit http://www.hatebreed.com or http://www.myspace.com/hatebreed.

MUNICIPAL WASTE: The Art of Thrashing

If there’s one band’s success that has forced labels scrambling to sign retro-thrash bands, it’s Richmond, Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE. Taking the best of the worlds of classic punk, hardcore, and thrash, the band add their own attitude and style to create some of the best crossover music in decades. The WASTE‘s new album, The Art of Partying, does just that while continuing where 2005’s excellent Hazardous Mutation left off but with added thrashing fury. APESHIT hung out with vocalist, Tony Foresta and drumgod Dave Witte during one of the stops on their recent tour with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. What we learned was that despite their comedy-induced image, MUNICIPAL WASTE are dead serious about their music.

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SHADOWS FALL to Co-Headline Sounds of the Underground

SHADOWS FALL have been added to the third-annual Sounds of the Underground tour as alternatinv co-headliners with CHIMAIRA, EVERY TIME I DIE, and alongside main headliners GWAR.

SHADOWS FALL vocalist, Brian Fair comments, “It is going to be another summer of insanity for the boys in SHADOWS FALL and we couldn’t be more stoked. Not only are we looking forward to partying with our friends in DARKEST HOUR, EVERY TIME I DIE, CHIMAIRA and GWAR, but also to check out some killer music at one of the summers most diverse festival tours. We are planning on playing a set that will include songs from the early days of SHADOWS FALL up to our new album, Threads of Life, and leaving a wake of devastation behind. So bust out the sunscreen, put the beers on ice and get ready to rock cuz the SHADS are coming back to town”.


There will also be a handful of special area appearances. TESTAMENT will play before GWAR at the Starland Ballroom on July 14 in New Jersey. MUSHROOMHEAD will close the show in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21 and will also perform as special guests in Columbus on July 22, Chicago on July 23, and Minneapolis on July 24. The legendary SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will close shows in San Jose, California on August 3, Irvine, California on August 4, and Mesa, Arizona on August 5. LAMB OF GOD will headline a recently added date on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky and will be joined by special guests HATEBREED and BEHEMOTH.

More info and updates are available at http://www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com, http://www.livenation.com, and http://www.purevolume.com/SOTU07Tour.

LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, LORDI, Others Confirmed for This Summer’s “Free” Ozzfest

LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, and LORDI are among the first acts announced to join Ozzy Osbourne on this summer’s “free” Ozzfest.  LAMB OF GOD and Finland’s LORDI will take on the mainstage while HATEBREED will be the second stage’s lone headlining act.  Second stage support acts will include MONDO GENERATOR, ANKLA, CIRCUS DIABLO, NILE and THE SHOWDOWN.

The tour was originally scheduled to start July 7th but has been pushed back to July 12th to accommodate the extension of Ozzy‘s European tour.  Here is the complete Ozzfest itinerary:
Jul. 12 – White River Amphitheatre, Seattle, WA
Jul. 14 – Gorge, George, WA
Jul. 17 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA
Jul. 19 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Jul. 21 – Hyundai Pavilion, Devore, CA
Jul. 24 – Cricket Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
Jul. 26 – Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM
Jul. 28 – Coors Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Jul. 30 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City, MO
Aug. 02 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 04 – Smirnoff Music Center, Dallas, TX
Aug. 06 – UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
Aug. 08 – Germain Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH
Aug. 10 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Aug. 12 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 16 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 18 – New England Dodge Music Theatre, Hartford, CT
Aug. 20 – Tweeter Center, Boston, MA
Aug. 22 – Tweeter Center, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 24 – Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 26 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit, MI
Aug. 28 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 30 – Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

HATEBREED – Supremacy

The biggest hardcore band on the planet return with an album sure to please their diehard fans. HATEBREED stay within their trademark sound and deliver all the heavy-handed riffs, high energy, and aggression that you can handle. Supremacy sounds like it was specifically created to be the soundtrack for a perpetual moshpit. And these are the kinds of moshpits that HATEBREED are infamous for conjuring. It simply does not let up. The lyrics roar just as much, if not more, than the instruments themselves. However, this is also the aspect of Supremacy that may make or break one’s enjoyment of the record. With a detailed intro and extensive liner notes, vocalist Jamey Jasta explains and elaborates on coping with his recent personal struggles. However, after a few songs he turns out to sound more like a preacher than a hardcore vocalist. This will wear down those who are not interested in being told in a sense how to live their lives, though this may not have been the original intent of the band. But HATEBREED fans will eat up as this is more or less in line with their previous records. With Supremacy, they continue their strong consistency and show no signs of letting up as one of the mainstream’s most prominent figures. (Roadrunner Records)

HATEBREED Head Out on Monsters of Mayhem Tour

HATEBREED begins their Monsters of Mayhem Tour today in support of their new album, Supremacy. Special guests for the tour include THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS, FIRST BLOOD, and DESPISED ICON.

Tour dates:
9/1/2006 The Palladium Worcester, MA
9/3/2006 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA
9/4/2006 Jaxx Springfield, VA
9/5/2006 Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
9/6/2006 Club Zoo Pittsburgh, PA
9/7/2006 NorVa Norfolk, VA
9/8/2006 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
9/9/2006 Webster Theatre Hartford, CT
9/10/2006 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
9/12/2006 Jester’s Pub Fayetteville, NC
9/13/2006 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
9/14/2006 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
9/15/2006 Harpo’s Detroit, MI
9/16/2006 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
9/17/2006 Huntington Music Hall Huntington, WV
9/19/2006 House of Blues Chicago, IL
9/20/2006 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
9/21/2006 Piere’s Ent Ctr Ft. Wayne, IN
9/22/2006 The Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI
9/23/2006 The Rock Maplewood, MN
9/24/2006 Pop’s Sauget, IL
9/26/2006 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
9/27/2006 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX
9/28/2006 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
9/29/2006 Concrete Street Pavilion Corpus Christi, TX
9/30/2006 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, TX
10/1/2006 South Beach Lubbock, TX
10/2/2006 Dos Amigos Odessa, TX
10/3/2006 Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
10/4/2006 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
10/6/2006 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/7/2006 Soma San Diego, CA
10/9/2006 House of Blues Hollywood, CA
10/10/2006 Pound, The San Francisco, CA
10/12/2006 The Premier Seattle, WA