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HATEBREED RETURN WITH FIRST NEW SONG IN FOUR YEARS WITH “WHEN THE BLADE DROPS”
After landing the most influential song of their 25-year career, selling out shows worldwide, and ending the victory lap of an intense three-year cycle, Nuclear Blast artist Hatebreed respond with their first new single in four years with “When The Blade Drops.”
“This is just a taste of what’s to come and we’re definitely going hard on this one,” says frontman Jamey Jasta. “The speed, intensity, and brutality that people have come to expect from us is on full display. Can’t wait to play this one live and see the pit erupt.”
At just under three minutes, “When the Blade Drops” is an absolute ripper that reaffirms the GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet’s standing as one of the most pertinent and impactful acts in hard rock and heavy metal. This standalone single also declares the start of a new chapter in Hatebreed’s history that is wagered to be marked by the same ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics that have made them one of heavy music’s most unshakable establishments. “When the Blade Drops” effectively crystallizes the energy and fury of Hatebreed’s legendary live gigs into a sharper-than-a-guillotine anthem.
The anthemic track is a special treat for fans as Hatebreed finish their new album, due out later this year. While “When the Blade Drops” won’t appear on the forthcoming album, it certainly sets the table for what’s to come.
Stay tuned for more details on Hatebreed’s eighth studio record.
“When the Blade Drops” arrives hot on the heels of the sold-out anniversary shows that Hatebreed embarked on throughout 2019 and the unparalleled success of 2016’s The Concrete Confessional. Not only did the latter poll 42 million total Spotify streams, but the single “Looking Down The Barrel of Today” also measured 25 million-plus Spotify streams. The band also covered Revolver and The Guardian bestowed a 4-out-of-5 star rating on the album.
Hatebreed will be touring Europe this spring with Parkway Drive. More U.S. touring is also being prepared. All confirmed dates are below.
Jamey Jasta — Vocals
Chris Beattie — Bass
Frank Novinec — Guitars
Wayne Lozinak — Guitars
Matt Byrne — Drums
WITH PARKWAY DRIVE, STICK TO YOUR GUNS, + VENOM PRISON:
4/1 — Hamburg, Germany — Sporthalle Hamburg
4/2 — Leipzig, Germany — Arena Leipzig
4/3 — Munich, Germany — Olympiahalle
4/4 — Zürich, Switzerland — Samsung Hall Zürich
4/6 — Budapest, Hungary — Budapest Arena
4/7 — Wien, Austria — arte Hotel Wien Stadthalle
4/8 — Prague, Czechia — Futurum Music Bar
4/9 — Frankfurt Am Main, Germany — Festhalle Messe Frankfurt GmbH
4/10 — Schijndel, Netherlands — Schijndel
4/11 — Dortmund, Germany — Westfalenhallen
4/13 — Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg — Rockhal
4/15 — Paris, France — Zénith de Paris
4/16 — Bruxelles, Belgium — Forest National
4/18 — London, United Kingdom — The SSE Arena, Wembley
5/2 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
WITH PARKWAY DRIVE + EVERY TIME I DIE:
6/13 — Brisbane —Riverstage
6/19 — Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
6/20 — Melbourne — Melbourne Arena, Melbourne
6/21 — Adelaide – AEC Theatre
6/24 — Perth – HBF Stadium