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Roadrunner Records signs Hatebreed

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 12:26 PM PT
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Official press release:

Roadrunner Records is proud to officially announce the signing of Connecticut's Hatebreed to the label. The band, who celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2005, land at Roadrunner following the announcement of their 2006 Ozzfest participation and the release of their exclusive track on Headbangers Ball: The Revenge.

Having worked with Roadrunner internationally for some time, Hatebreed, a hardcore scene institution, are enthusiastically welcomed by Roadrunners US staff Not only have Hatebreed been one of the most influential bands of the past decade theres no doubt that their best days and most crushing music is ahead of them. Its a privilege to be working with not only Hatebreed but also with Jamey Jasta, the very face of aggressive music itself. says A&R man, Mike Gitter. Vocalist and host of MTV2s 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 Records is the new home for our music and message."

Hatebreed worked on this effort with longtime producer, Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Terror), and mixer, Mike Frasier (Metallica, The Cult) on their first Roadrunner Release, Supremacy, due to street on August 29th. The band 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. Says Jasta of the effort We feel that our new material is beyond anything we've ever done as far as ferocity and pure adrenaline goes. He continues about the premiere Roadrunner release 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.

Ozzfest have tapped the band for the main stage this year. In previous years, the band played and headlined the second stage. Bassist Chris Beattie says of the Ozzfest opportunity Its an honor and privilege for us to asked to fill a main stage slot and we promise not to disappoint any of our diehards out there! So buy your tickets now and get prepared for the most intense riffing to date, see you this summer!" Additionally, Hatebreed has enjoyed stints on the Warped Tour, and as main support for Slayer on the Fall 2003 Jagermeister Tour. Headline Hatebreed tours, including last November's anniversary tour, are consistently packed to capacity.


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