Hatebreed signs deal w/ KOCH Records
Wednesday, April 09, 2008 11:23 AM PT
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KOCH Records has entered into a new multi-tiered, worldwide deal with Hatebreed.
As part of the new deal, KOCH Records will release a series of future projects from Connecticut's Hatebreed.
The first project under the new deal will be Hatebreed's first-ever live DVD. The main DVD concert shoot took place at Harpo's in Detroit on Saturday, March 29th, 2008. Directed by Kevin Custer, the yet-to-be titled DVD will also feature a collection of recent live shows from various tour stops in Germany, Philadelphia, New York City and New Haven, CT. The new DVD will see its release in late summer/early fall.
Over the course of the band's four albums, Hatebreed have sold over 1 million albums in the U.S. alone. In addition to being the voice and visionary of Hatebreed, Jasta is also the co-frontman for various side-projects like Kingdom of Sorrow and Icepick. Jasta also served as host of Headbangers Ball (on MTV2) for over three years. Additionally, Jasta is also the owner of Stillborn Records and the clothing line Hatewear.
Jamey Jasta states, "The band and I had set out to find an aggressive, forward thinking marketing and creative team to release the first-ever Hatebreed live DVD experience, a live album, and a cool unique covers record project and teaming up with KOCH Records is a perfect fit." Jasta explains "There are other important projects that we are planning to partner with KOCH Records to release. They are a smart company with a dedicated staff and I speak for the whole band when I say that KOCH just gets it and aren't afraid to take risks and work their asses off. We are excited to start working together."
Scott Givens, VP of Metal, offers, "I'm thrilled to add Hatebreed and Jamey Jasta and his many endeavors/projects to the KOCH family. Jamey has been a leader his entire career and we are elated that he has chosen us to be his partner going forward."
John Franck, SVP of Marketing comments "We couldn't be more excited to be in business with Jamey Jasta and Hatebreed. The dedication and work-ethic Jasta brings to each and every one of his projects is what it's all about. This deal has been a long-time coming and is a great fit for KOCH Records as we continue to expand our roster. Fans are going to be stoked when they see what we have in store for them; starting with this DVD which is going to hit 'em over the head like a ten ton brick."