Anthrax, Black Label Society, & Hatebreed Announce North American Tour

Anthrax and Black Label Society have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Hatebreed will open.

Tour Dates:

07/26 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/28 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
07/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
07/30 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
08/01 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre
08/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana
08/05 Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh Arena
08/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
08/08 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (no Hatebreed)
08/09 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/11 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
08/12 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
08/13 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
08/16 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/18 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08/19 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/20 Detroit, MI – Fillmore (no Hatebreed)
08/22 Pittsburgh, PA – StageAE Outside
08/23 Toronto, ON – History
08/24 Trois Rivière/Montréal, QC – Amphithéâtre Cogeco
08/26 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Hatebreed)

Anthrax’s Scott Ian commented:

“Zakk [Wylde] has been a friend and an inspiration to me as a guitar player, songwriter, and beard grower since we met in 1988. We’ve had the privilege to share festival stages with Zakk and BLS around the world, and it’s always been a head-banging mutual admiration society between the two bands. Now we get to share the stage every night on what is easily going to be the heaviest tour of 2022 — the ultimate pounding one-two combination of bands. Oh, and did I mention we’ve got fucking Hatebreed with us as our special guests? Holy crap, it’s going to be the night of 1000 crushing riffs. I can’t wait to see you all on the road.”

Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde continued:

“ANTHRAX is one of The BESTEST LEGENDARY METAL/THRASH BANDS of ALL TIME — I have been buds with SCOTTY, CHARLIE, FRANKIE & JOEY for over 30 years and they are some of the BESTEST people you will meet. JON is The BESTEST new addition ANTHRAX could ask for — HATEBREED are The BESTEST HARDCORE/EXTREME METAL band & BESTEST friends w/ANTHRAX & BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The ANTHRAX + BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & HATEBREED TOUR is going to be one of the BESTEST TOURS EVER!!”

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta added:

“Listen up! It’s gonna be a hot summer! Anthrax, BLS, and Hatebreed will be on your case, in your face, and ready to kick you and your father back in place! See you in the pit.”

Hatebreed Cancel August European/UK Tour

Hatebreed have cancelled their August European/UK tour. The band commented:

“Apologies to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us in UK/Europe this August. Due to mounting logistical issues from other tours canceling/postponing we have to cancel & make other plans.”

Crown The Empire Added To Select Dates Of Parkway Drive’s Spring North American Tour

Crown The Empire have been added to the last five dates on Parkway Drive’s spring tour with Hatebreed and The Black Dahlia Murder. The band will be taking over for Stick To Your Guns, who will not be appearing at those shows.

Tour Dates:

With Stick To Your Guns:

05/08 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/09 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
05/13 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
05/16 Montreal, QC – Place Bell (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation
05/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Outdoors
05/25 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
05/26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside

With Crown The Empire:

05/31 Wichita, KS – Wave
06/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
06/03 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels
06/04 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (‘Viva Socal‘)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

Knocked Loose To Replace Hatebreed On Canadian Dates Of Parkway Drive’s Upcoming Tour

Hatebreed will no longer be joining Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns on the Canadian dates of their upcoming tour. Knocked Loose will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/09 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
05/13 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
05/16 Montreal, QC – Place Bell (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation
05/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Outdoors
05/25 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
05/26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside
05/31 Wichita, KS – Wave (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/03 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (no Stick To Your Guns)

Hatebreed Premiere “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)” Live Video

Hatebreed have premiered a new live video for their song “Instinctive (Slaughterlust).” The footage was captured during the band’s 2021 tour with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, and Trivium. The track is from their latest album “Weight Of The False Self.”

Parkway Drive Announce North American Tour With Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, & Stick To Your Guns

Parkway Drive have announced a headlining North American tour. Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns will open.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/09 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
05/13 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
05/15 Montreal, QC – TBA
05/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation
05/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Outdoors
05/25 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
05/26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside
05/31 Wichita, KS – Wave (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/03 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/04 So-Cal, CA – TBA (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (no Stick To Your Guns)

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.”