Long-running Connecticut metallic hardcore fiends Hatebreed have announced dates for a Winter tour supporting Black Label Society alongside the Butcher Babies. Tickets for the tour are up Friday and details are below.

12/28 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory
12/29 — Vancouver, British Columbia — The Commodore Ballroom
12/30 — Kelowna, British Columbia — Kelowna Community Theatre
12/31 — Calgary, Alberta — Flames Central
1/2 — Edmonton, Alberta — Shaw Conference Centre
1/3 — Regina, Saskatchewan — Conexus Arts Centre
1/4 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Burton Cummings Theatre
1/5 — Thunder Bay, Ontario — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
1/7 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
1/8 — Toronto, Ontario — Kool Haus (The Guvernment)
1/9 — Montreal, Quebec — Le Métropolis de Montréal
1/10 — Syracuse, N.Y. — F SHED at The Market
1/12 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
1/13 — Portland, Maine — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
1/14 — Hartford, Conn. — The Webster
1/16 — Royal Oak, Mich. — Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/17 — Columbus, Ohio — LC Pavilion
1/18 — Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore Charlotte
1/20 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Diamond Ballroom
1/21 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arvest Bank Theater At the Midland
1/22 — Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium

I’ve Grown Colder: HATEBREED Release “Dead Man Breathing” Lyric Video

I have been listening to Hatebreed‘s new album The Divinity Of Purpose lately and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. It’s been a long time since a Hatebreed album hit home with me, but this reminds me so much of the Rise Of Brutality / Supremacy-era tunes and that was when I was really digging into them. The band released The Divinity Of Purpose in January and have no released a lyric video for the song “Dead Man Breathing.”

I find it odd that Hatebreed would wait this long, nine months, to release a lyric video. I would think hardcore fans would know the song by now. Regardless, check out the video below and be sure to grab The Divinity Of Purpose now.      Continue reading

Honor Never Dies: Stream HATEBREED’s New Album Now

I told you back in November that Hatebreed had put out a new track that I didn’t hate. I’ve listened to that track quite a few times and it have come to like it a lot. I have been wondering how the rest of Hatebreed‘s new album The Divinity Of Purpose was going to sound, hoping to myself that “Put It To The Torch” wasn’t going to be the only good track. Well, it’s not the only good track, take my word for it.     Continue reading

FIRST BLOOD To Release Free Covers Album For 10th Anniversary

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, legendary metallic hardcore group, First Blood, are set to release a free covers album as a tribute to the many bands that have paved the way and inspired them. With the promise of even more covers to come, the following bands have been confirmed to be covered: Hatebreed, Sick Of It AllEarth CrisisAgnostic FrontMadballAll Out WarBiohazard, and Suicidal Tendencies. The album is set to debut sometime during “the holidays” which I’m guessing is most logically, Christmas. Till then, bedmosh to these songs below. Continue reading

Put It To The Torch: HATEBREED Release New Track That Doesn’t Suck

I haven’t been a fan of Hatebreed for a long, long time, but the bands new track that they’ve just released is nothing to sneeze at. I went into expecting 100% suck but what I took from it was this: this might be the best that Hatebreed has sounded in a long time. It’s fast, it’s heavy and Jamey doesn’t sound like a douche. It’s the Hatebreed that I remember! Check out “Put It To The Torch” after the jump. The Divinity Of Purpose will be released on January 29th. Continue reading

HOUSE OF BLOW Working on New Material

House of Blow ( a hip-hop project featuring Glassjaw’s Daryl Palumbo and ex-Hatebreed guitarist Sean Martin) have been working on new material as of late. They are apparently working with rapper, Cage, who posted the following message on twitter that was then re-tweeted by House of Blow:

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What Happens When You Mix HATEBREED And 100 DEMONS? LIONHEART.

I’ve heard of this band before, but I never actually listened to them and I probably wouldn’t have if Metal Underground hadn’t posted that they had released a new music video. I thought to myself, “should I actually listen to this? Fuck it.” and I hit the play button. What immediately poured out over my speakers was obvious Hatebreed worship with 100 Demons-esque vocals (the scream-y ones. Not the sing-y ones). This kind of shit is still called “hardcore” isn’t it? Or is there another name I can call this? Much like Hatebreed, Lionheart seem to have that jock mentality about them. I’m not into it, man. I gave it a listen and I just don’t dig. Unlike most bullshit posts, I want to rate this band.

Originality: F
Musical ability: C
Execution: C
Overall rating: D

Sorry, but this is no bueno for Gnarly. If you like it though, spread the bro love.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

JASTA Is Bringing Back Jock Rock

Is the term “jock rock” still floating around? I only ask because I just listened to the new Jamey Jasta solo single featuring Mr. Zakk Wylde and… Wow. What a doozy. Not in a good way, either. “Jock rock” is a terrible thing and I thought it died off years ago. I suppose it’s making a comeback with Jasta’s new album. Check out audacity that is Jasta and Wylde.

What did you think? Jasta’s new album Jasta comes out July 26.

~R. Gnarly

Concert Memories Vol. 2

Today, I recollect on Ozzfest 2006. Great year for me. I saw Hatebreed (for the third time, still amazing), The Red Chord, Black Label Society, Bad Acid Trip, Between The Buried and Me and Bleeding Through (for the second time). On top of that amazing line up, I saw Walls of Jericho. I had heard of WoJ before, but hadn’t heard much of their music. Seeing them play, I was blown away by Candace Kucsulain’s vocals (and she is beautiful on top of that) and the musicianship of the entire band. Their whole show went awesome. By the time “Trigger Full of Promises” ended their set, I was a fan. I wanted to meet Candace and tell her how awesome I thought the band was. I saw her leave the stage with a man (I guessed her significant other?) and head into to the crowded merch stands area. I followed behind her for quite a while, Sharpie in hand. I wanted to at least get her autograph. About the time she ducked into the bathroom, I figured it was a lost cause. I went back and watched the rest of the show. I still wish I would have caught Candace, just to let her know how gnarly she was. But, oh well.