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Hatebreed in talks with Roadrunner Records

Friday, March 31, 2006 8:31 AM PT


MTV.com is reporting the following:

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Hatebreed are now part of the Roadrunner Records kith. But while a deal has yet to be inked, a source said the band's been in continuing negotiations with the label — and is close to signing the proverbial dotted line.

"We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained when asked about the talks. "We sold over 300,000 on [2002's] Perseverance and 200,000 on [2003's] The Rise of Brutality. We got a Grammy nomination. But we feel we need to be at a label that deals with more metal bands and is more involved in the whole grand scheme of metal and hardcore."

Jasta added that Roadrunner's long tradition of fostering acts such as Madball, Biohazard and Sepultura is also appealing. "It [would] just [be] the right home for us," he said.

There's a lot going on in Hatebreed's world these days. They've just finished recording Supremacy, which Jasta calls an "all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality." Due in early August, the album will feature 13 tracks of Hatebreed's "best material yet."

"This album's just more charged, more focused," he added. "There are classic Hatebreed songs on here — ones I can see being in our set for years to come. I really set out when writing these songs with these guys [that] if it didn't make my hair stand up or give me chills down my spine, I didn't use it. I wanted to tap into pure adrenaline — the speed, the brutality, the breakdowns. I wanted to make a crushing record that was going to have a memorable impact on people."

He said Supremacy will include the first single, "To the Threshold," and the second single, "Never Let It Die," which the band is shooting a video for in May. Also expect it to have "Defeatist," "Spitting Venom," "As Diehard as They Come," "Mind Over All" and "The Most Truth."


42 comments


3/31/2006 8:35:10 AM
nocare first post

3/31/2006 8:36:24 AM
hatebreed needs to have talks with "satisfaction" about the SHIT they've been putting out

3/31/2006 8:54:19 AM
hatebreed- <i>n.</i> a term deriving from two separate terms. (hate=complete dislike for an object, concept, or action.) and (breed=people who aren't white.) 1. a shitty band.

3/31/2006 9:01:05 AM
fck you hatebreed is the shit

3/31/2006 9:06:08 AM
hahaha, ok.

3/31/2006 9:06:53 AM
i thought rise of brutality was a lot better than perseverence. cant wait to see what they do next.

3/31/2006 9:11:37 AM
juat go completely nu metal... you know you want the money and nobody really cares about this band anymore except nu metal kids... it's inevitable

3/31/2006 9:29:49 AM
hatebreed is terrible. And they say they wanna go to a label thats all metal?? Nickelback is on Roadrunner, enough said.

3/31/2006 9:35:30 AM
do people actually say things like "oh it's all out in your face brutality"??

3/31/2006 9:59:07 AM
please give it up already, perseverance was good, but you really are not gonna put out a song that doesn't sound exactly the same as the rest are you Hatebreed?

3/31/2006 10:05:31 AM
reissue UNDER THE KNIFE and maybe we can talk

3/31/2006 10:08:31 AM
to the threshholdddddd....dum dum duda duda dum dum dum duda to the thresholddddddd....

3/31/2006 10:27:47 AM
nickelback may be on roadrunner, but so is the dresden dolls.

3/31/2006 10:31:06 AM
There cd names just keep getting more white power as they progress.

3/31/2006 11:06:22 AM
To the Threshold is a badass song. I'm stoked for this.

3/31/2006 11:43:50 AM
who the fck are all of you people?

3/31/2006 12:40:27 PM
*pats back - Jamey Jasta

3/31/2006 12:58:37 PM
they already had the rise of brutality, so this album is gonna be in your face brutality? how about the rise of gayness and then the legacy of gayness. those are better titles.

3/31/2006 12:59:36 PM
i thought they were on roadrunner...

3/31/2006 1:17:12 PM
Gotta hate everything that sells over 100 copies...

3/31/2006 1:56:08 PM
"all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality."

3/31/2006 3:04:38 PM
Hatebreed's good dudes and good tunes, but they should stay the hell away from Roadrunner. Someone above said something about sharing a label with Nickelback. That would be enough reason to keep anyone away.

3/31/2006 3:10:40 PM
i remember hearing the hatebreed demos for perseverence and being so disapointed with the album versions.... then I sold my hatebreed cds

3/31/2006 4:06:49 PM
haha, Lex_Luger! It's so naive and ignorant of you people to bitch about hatebreed sounding the same for years, but you gays are the first to bitch about a band that changes their style even the slightest. p.s. fun as fck live show

3/31/2006 4:16:22 PM
right on....hatebreed rules! fck all who disagree

3/31/2006 4:20:41 PM
Loki .... thats very true! Props!

3/31/2006 8:13:57 PM
Gay bands on the label, but people like Nickelback and Slipknot bring in enough money so they can sign better bands. Still, this CD will no doubt sound exactly like the last two and they will never top Satisfaction.

3/31/2006 8:18:44 PM
didnt BLS sign to roadrunner??!?!?! YES!

3/31/2006 8:24:46 PM
"all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality." Jayme is starting to sound like a So. Cal bro. Go motocross!

3/31/2006 9:36:25 PM
should have stopped after satisfaction and formed other bands.

3/31/2006 11:09:56 PM
"all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality" hahaha wtf

4/1/2006 3:56:17 AM
i am gonna go ahead and say i am a racist for liking hatebreed. oh well.

4/1/2006 9:55:17 AM
This album better be tens time better than Rise of Brutality because that album was disappointing.

4/1/2006 1:34:34 PM
"MTV.com is reporting......" God help us all.

4/1/2006 5:04:54 PM
i till love hatebreed, you can't them and still concider yourself a fan of hardcore

4/2/2006 2:55:54 PM
people seem to forget they are on UNIVERSAL RECORDS right now. think of all the horrible artists they share the same label with.

4/2/2006 6:39:37 PM
does anyone actually take this band seriously anymore? their lyrics read like a self hep book written by randy savage for gods sake.

4/3/2006 3:10:40 AM
Good for them, kids bashing on this site shouldn't take peoples opinions offensively. Just because someone isn't bashing a band you can't see the good aspects of, doesn't make the band bad. It only discredits you by revealing your narrow mind.

4/3/2006 12:26:55 PM
^ONLY NARROW MINDED PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HATEBREED....YOU'RE A fckING DUMBASS

4/3/2006 2:15:51 PM
yeah, they aren't the greatest band ever, and yeah, Roadrunner isn't the greatest label but they have brought hardcore/metal music to the masses so props to them.

4/3/2006 2:22:35 PM
Cryptic Slaughter, you just proved my point. You dragon-fcking dick with ears.

4/4/2006 12:14:48 AM
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