Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta On Touring During The Pandemic: “Enough With The Fear Porn. Get On With Your Life”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has taken to social media to discuss COVID-19 restrictions as the band are preparing to wrap up their “Metal Tour Of The Year” with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. The frontman claims the trek didn’t result in many cases of the disease, while adding that he believes it’s time for people to move on with their lives.

Jasta said the following in a since deleted tweet:

“Before this tour went out we were irresponsible super spreaders lol now 4-5 weeks in a whopping 4 people (not in bands) caught the C. Some had barely any symptoms & re-joined the tour already. Enough w/ the fear porn. Get on with your life. We’ll have 10k plus at tonight’s show!!”

As MetalSucks pointed out, Jasta also shared a video that falsely claimed that politicians are only wearing masks for pictures, even though the clip shows them putting their masks back on after posing for a photo. He also recently complained about masks in schools:

“Politicians only wear masks on TV (never when they’re at parties or on their yachts or at clubs in the Hamptons) but they want to make your kids do this. To save who? And at what cost? This shit is so fucked up”

Following the postponement of the Canadian dates on the “Metal Tour Of The Year,” he also seemingly shared inaccurate information regarding capacity limits in Quebec, claiming that only 50 people can attend public events like concerts, even though that number appears to be much higher. However, as MetalSucks mentioned, Jasta, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God’s Willie Adler are reportedly unvaccinated, which could offer another explanation for the postponements. This news isn’t too surprising considering Mustaine recently referred to COVID-19 safety protocols as “tyranny.”

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Postpone Upcoming Canadian Shows To 2022

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and Hatebreed have postponed the Canadian dates on their “Metal Tour Of The Year.” The following shows have been impacted:

09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

The dates will be rescheduled for 2022, but Hatebreed will no longer be performing. Megadeth commented:

“The final three shows of the Metal Tour of the Year in Toronto, Laval and Quebec City will unfortunately be postponed to Spring 2022 due to restrictions in the Quebec province and international logistical issues. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates as soon as they are announced.”

Hatebreed Add Two More Beers To Their “Breed Brew” Line

Hatebreed have teamed up with Witchdoctor Brewing Company and Half Time Beverage once again to create two more beers for their “Breed Brew” line. The latest beverages include a 5.8% ABV beer called “Perseverance Pale Ale” and a non-alcoholic version of their “Live For This Lager.” Both of those are available at Witchdoctor Brewing and halftimebeverage.com. Drummer Matt Byrne commented:

“Who is stoked to get their summertime, post-COVID party on?! Live music and touring are beginning to come back strong and what better way to celebrate than with the release of a new Breed Brew? Hatebreed have once again partnered with Southington, Connecticut’s Witchdoctor Brewing and Poughkeepsie, New York’s Half Time Beverage to bring you ‘Perseverance Pale Ale.’ The beer culture will rejoice for this one, as we’ve kicked it up a notch with this hop-forward, crisp, and malty-flavored 5.8% banger, perfectly bridging the gap between a heavy stout and a lighter lager. For those fans who don’t consume alcohol, we sure as hell didn’t forget about you, either. We now have a smooth, crisp, and non-alcoholic version of our well-received ‘Live For This Lager’ in a limited edition blue can.”

Hatebreed To Replace In Flames On Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Tour

In Flames have dropped off their upcoming tour with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. Hatebreed will now be taking their place. In Flames commented:

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make the difficult decision to not join the Metal Tour of The Year. We were looking forward to playing for you all and this was an unbelievably hard choice to make. Thank you for understanding and your support as we all get through this unprecedented time. We have a lot of things in the works for 2022 – more on that shortly. Stay safe & we’ll see you on the road again soon!“

Tour Dates:

08/20 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/21 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/22 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
08/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
08/25 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/27 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
08/29 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/31 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
09/01 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/02 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/04 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/05 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/09 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago
09/11 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Festival
09/12 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
09/13 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
09/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
09/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
09/18 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
09/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/20 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
09/22 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
09/24 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Amphitheatre
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest Iowa (no Hatebreed)
09/26 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
09/28 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

Hatebreed Premiere “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)” Video

Hatebreed have premiered a new video for their new song “Instinctive (Slaughterlust).” This track is from the band’s new album “Weight Of The False Self,” which will be released on November 27. Jamey Jasta commented:

“In a fight for survival, which a lot of us are right now, we must channel our inner animal and trust our instincts.”

Hatebreed To Release New Album “Weight Of The False Self” In November, Premiere Lyric Video For The Title Track

Hatebreed have announced that they will be releasing their new album “Weight Of The False Self” on November 27. You can find a lyric video for the effort’s title track below:

“Weight Of The False Self” Track Listing:

01. “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)”
02. “Let Them All Rot”
03. “Set It Right (Start With Yourself)”
04. “Weight Of The False Self”
05. “Cling To Life”
06. “A Stroke Of Red”
07. “Dig Your Way Out”
08. “This I Earned”
09. “Wings Of The Vulture”
10. “The Herd Will Scatter”
11. ‘From Gold To Gray”
12. “Invoking Dominance”

Frontman Jamey Jasta said the following about the new record:

“When writing lyrics and riffs, I try to be in the moment, getting a mental picture of my current reality in order to convey what I want to say. Sometimes, I think my reality consists of two irreducible elements, expressed by the age-old interior battle of the dualistic self. The angel on one shoulder stands firm, providing reason, wisdom, and compassion while the devil dances angrily on the other, ranting with passion, spite, and dark desire.

I often wonder if a truly centered mind is attainable, an effortless and non-dualistic state of equilibrium. Until then, I’ll just listen to both sides of my personality and hope I make the right choice. At the end of the day, the listener will choose to hear what they want, but when I am writing, I imagine the voice of the angel to be a lil’ louder.”

Guitarist Frank Novinec continued:

“‘Weight Of The False Self‘ is a perfect representation of Hatebreed in 2020, a fresh onslaught of soon-to-be classics with all the elements that led you here since day one.”

Drummer Matt Byrne added:

“There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fueled drums on this record. I’m proud to say that we will consistently provide a soundtrack to which you can mosh in your living room and destroy your apartment.”

Hatebreed Post Teaser For New Album “Weight Of The False Self”

Hatebreed have posted a teaser for their new album “Weight Of The False Self.” You can check that out below. The band are expected to reveal the details for the effort, while also sharing a new song on September 11.

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Parkway Drive Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, & Fit For A King

Parkway Drive have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King. The trek is now set to take place in September 2021.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Columbus, OH – Express Live
09/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/12 Detroit, MI – The Masonic
09/14 St. Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/15 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
09/17 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/18 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
09/21 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
09/23 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/24 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Festival
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
09/29 Irving, TX – Toyota Music Factory
10/03 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom

Parkway Drive commented:

“We were supposed to start our Viva The Underdogs North American Revolution tour in just three days, but as Winston stated earlier, we are rescheduling to 2021. Our team has worked extremely hard to get the new shows on the calendar and we are very grateful and pleased that we will be coming back in September 2021!

Unfortunately, it was inevitable that some shows had to be cancelled, which we very much regret. We will be adding more dates in the near future, but can’t disclose at the moment. LA, we haven’t forgot our promise to you either…

Stay safe and take care of each other,
Winston, Luke, Jeff, Ben and Jia“

Hatebreed Team Up With Witchdoctor Brewing Company For “Live For This” Lager

Hatebreed have partnered with Witchdoctor Brewing Company to create “Live For This” lager under their new Breedbrew brand. The band will be celebrating the release with some socially distanced events. The first one will take place in Southington, Connecticut on August 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and it will feature beer tasting, giveaways, socially distanced photo ops, etc.

Bassist Chris Beattie commented

“During a time of uncertainty for many, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to partner up and work ‘hands on’ with Witchdoctor Brewing Company in Southington, Connecticut to bring you ‘Live For This’ lager. Teaming up with Witchdoctor’s award-winning master brewer Robert Todd, we were able to deliver a smooth-tasting, crisp version of his Munich Helles-style lager using the finest German ingredients. We wanted to make a beer that appealed to the casual drinker, as well as those who prefer the more hoppy IPA styles. Whatever your preference, I’m sure you’ll enjoy! Stay safe, drink responsibly!”

Drummer Matt Byrne added:

“We have collaborated with Witchdoctor Brewing in Southington, Connecticut to create ‘Live For This’ lager. If you’re not familiar with this Helles style of German beer, think gold-colored, relatively low ABV (4.5%) that won’t blow your head off after one pint. It’s refreshing in this blistering, Northeast summer heat and you can drink this style of beer all day long. If you’re a Budweiser guy, don’t be scared. It’s just as crisp and you will be hooked. If you’re an IPA guy, you will be pleasantly surprised. It has just enough bite. I’ve been lucky to sip beer from all corners of this crazy earth. Helles is one of my all-time favorites. The first sip is the best sip. Nothing compares. The goal of Hatebreed’s ‘Breedbrew’ is to bring a taste of what we have come to enjoy from our German family, home to YOU, our Connecticut heavy metal/hardcore family.”