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Posted on February 12, 2008

Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta spoke to www.lambgoat.com about their forthcoming album. A few excerpts from the interview follow: Lambgoat: You mentioned getting out and playing some new songs. Can you tell me about the next HATEBREED record and if there’s anyone you’re looking at for production/engineering and what sort of changes people can expect? The typical new album questions. Jamey: “Well, there’s not going to be a ton of changes. Obviously we do want to challenge ourselves, but we are what we are at this point. If you hate us, you’re definitely going to hate the new album. If you love us, I think you’re going to love it. It kind of is what it is. We want to speed it up on some parts, slow it down on other parts – I mean, we’re going to…I think, add more of Sean as backing vocals and stuff, which he’s been doing live now for four years, but we never really did it on the album. I think we’re definitely going in almost a more metal route. If people enjoy songs like ‘Doomsayer’ and ‘A Call For Blood’, the ones that are pretty fast and brutal, I think that’s the direction that we’re going. At least the two songs that we’re going to be playing on the tour are pretty fast and in your face. They’re called ‘Spitting Venom’ and ‘Defeatist’.” Lambgoat: While I know you’ve done a lot of guest work recently or in the past, I’m curious if you have any guest musicians slated for the new album? Jamey: “No, you know, I don’t think we probably will have any guests on this record. We talked about having Freddy from MADBALL and Roger from AGNOSTIC FRONT being on one song together, because they’ve never been on a song together, but we ended up making it happen for the last AGNOSTIC FRONT record. It never made the record but we got a remix done where Freddy was on the song and ended up being in the video. But no, I don’t know. It’d be killer to get Zakk Wylde or someone to do a solo on it, but we’ll see what happens. It’s going to be a totally and completely bombastic album. I think we want the focus just to stay sort of on us. I think so many people are so used to seeing the big stickers like, ‘Featuring this and that…'” Lambgoat: I don’t really know how I feel about those stickers. Usually I might actually be steered away as I figure it might be a gimmick to rope fans of bands that wouldn’t normally check it out. I think that might exactly be what it is. Jamey: “Like on ‘Perseverence’, even though we had Kerry King [SLAYER] singing and playing guitar on it, it was never in the deal that we were going to have it on a sticker. We just didn’t want it to even be a mention, but for people who read the liner notes, they’d say, ‘Oh wow, that’s Kerry King playing that solo on that song.'” For the complete interview Check out Hatebreed’s MySpace page for an exclusive new track entitled ‘Bound To Violence’


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