Roadrunner is proud to officially announce the signing of Connecticut’s Hatebreed to the label. The band, who celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2005, land at Roadrunner following the announcement of their 2006 Ozzfest participation and the release of their exclusive track on MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge.
“Not only have Hatebreed been one of the most influential bands of the past decade – there’s no doubt that their best days and most crushing music is ahead of them. It’s a privilege to be working with not only Hatebreed but also with Jamey Jasta, the very face of aggressive music,” says A&R man, Mike Gitter.
Band vocalist and host of MTV2’s Headbangers Ball show, Jamey Jasta says of the signing, “I speak for the whole band when I say that we are more than excited to have our next album be released on Roadrunner Records worldwide. We are all big fans of the label. We’re proud that Roadrunner is the new home for our music and message.”
Hatebreed has spent the past decade clawing its way up the heavy metal ranks, becoming one of the scene’s best-selling metal bands, thanks to an Iron Man work ethic, a busy tour schedule, and a seamless fusion of hardcore and brutal metallic riffs.
The band worked on their first Roadrunner release, Supremacy – due to street on August 28th – with longtime producer Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Terror), and mixer Mike Frasier (Metallica, The Cult). Says Jasta of the album, “We feel that our new material is beyond anything we’ve ever done as far as ferocity and pure adrenaline goes. It is our most brutal and focused album to date while remaining true to our hardcore roots. We’ve added more thrash, death and crossover elements and have been able to keep the songs memorable and precise. To me every song on this album is an anthem. Every song gives me chills and makes me feel completely charged.”