In a post to social media today, Hatebreed has announced they are postponing their new album indefinitely due to production delays/shutdowns due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This follows last night’s announcement that their spring tour dates are totally canceled. Jamey Jasta commented: “[The] album is postponed indefinitely. I’m told retail + pressing plants in EU & N. America will be closing or are closed already making manufacturering/pre-orders impossible. Our fans buy a lot of vinyl/CDs so the label needs to protect their investment understandably”. Hatebreed is the first major band on a major metal label to postpone a highly anticipated album in 2020. Sadly, we expect more of these. Hatebreed’s next planned tour right now is their European tour with Parkway Drive, now set to take place late in 2020. Continue reading
What started as a joke shirt from his online store, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed has released a one song demo from his Black Alpaca project. As a bonus track for his GaS Digital subscribers to “The Jasta Show Podcast” and made for purchase via www.martyrstore.net.com, the track features Jasta and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). No word yet if this will lead to more music. Jasta is also working behind the scenes on another likely self-released project, an All-Star Thrash Metal album for release at a later date. The Jasta Show recently surpassed 500 episodes and can be streamed on all DSPs or GaS Digital for a low fee and a ton of bonus material and perks. Continue reading
You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading
We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading
Jamey Jasta answered a tweet from a fan saying his goal was to release the new Hatebreed album in May 2020. Jasta just self-released his new solo album Jasta The Lost Chapters Vol 2., and is putting his popular podcast on The Gas Digital Network on hiatus so he can focus on the new album. Hatebreed’s latest album is 2016’s The Concrete Confessional.
Howard Jones of Light The Torch (Blood Has Been Shed, ex-Killswitch Engage) is the guest on episode 499 of The Jasta Show Podcast by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. During the pod, Howard discussed and confirmed the recent dismissal of drummer Mike Sciulara. The band is currently on tour with Fit For A King, and Ice Nine Kills and the drums for LTT are being handled by Kyle Baltus of 36 Crazyfists. As of now, Kyle is not the new permanent drummer of LTT. Sciulara was not officially announced as fired, but Jones detailed some instances which hastened his exit. Jones also mentioned that Light The Torch has been working on new music and he is hoping to complete pre-production on his vocals by the end of the year, with an eye on a new release in 2020. Episode 500 of The Jasta Show is coming soon, featuring Ice-T. Continue reading
As we previously reported Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is dropping his new Jasta solo album, Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 next month, He just announced he is dropping two songs this week, on November 6th, ‘Strength To Draw The Line’ ft. Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage) & ‘When The Contagion Is You’ ft. Matthew K. Heafy (Trivium). Details and the link to pre-save the tracks can be found below! Continue reading