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
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is releasing his long in the works solo project album Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 this fall. Jasta announced today that he is offering subscribers to his podcast, The Jasta Show, via Gas Digital a special offer to get early access to the two new singles and the album before the public can buy or stream it. The two singles are ‘Spilled Blood Never Dies’ ft Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, and ‘Silence the Enemy Mind’ with Billybio’s Billy Graziadei. The album features guest appearances from Max Cavalera, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jesse Leach, Windstein, Howard Jones, Matthew K Heafy, Zoli Teglas, Billy Bio, Phil Rind, Tommy Victor, Joey Concepcion and Frankie Palmieri, as well as his backing band consisting of Charley and Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider). Jasta will likely not tour behind this album right away since his focus for 2020 will be recording the new Hatebreed album. Jasta’s podcast airs two episodes weekly (Tuesday and Friday) in an interview format, often featuring hour-long, in-depth chats with legends. He is nearing 500 episodes, with the current edition #489, with Amigo The Devil, just aired.
There’s something that happened at the Worcester Palladium that may be the best thing I’ve witnessed in many many years. I don’t want to waste anyone’s time with lead up, let’s dive right into this perfectly orchestrated amoeba of chaos. Continue reading
Hatebreed who made hardcore influenced music mainstream has announced their 25th-anniversary headline tour for 2019. Formed when frontman Jamey Jasta was a teenager in Connecticut, Hatebreed has gone from a local phenom, a regional success story to an internationally hailed band. The first leg of the tour will feature support from Obituary and Cro-Mags, both bands an influence on Hatebreed. Terror and Fit For An Autopsy will also open. A second leg will be announced soon. Continue reading
Not that there’s ever really been a moment of musical drought for Boston’s Unearth, but tracing back to 2014s Watchers of Rule the motive is a recommitment to brutality. On Extinction(s) (Century Media), the New Englanders are playing with more passion and vitriol than most of their younger contemporaries currently filling the Metal and Hardcore ranks. Continue reading
In what is probably the biggest Who’s Who of heavy metal since Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio concocted the idea of Hear’n’Aid back during those halcyon days of hairspray and bulging spandex around 1985, Metal Allegiance continues to add name after name after name to its roster of well-respected contributors. Continue reading