Watch Footage Of Hatebreed, Fear Factory, Crowbar, Etc. Members Performing Down, Fear Factory, Etc. Songs

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has been out on his “Jasta And Friends” European tour, which finds him performing alongside Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), and more. You can see footage of the group performing Down’s “Bury Me In Smoke,“ Hatebreed’s “Last Breath,“ Crowbar’s “All I Had (I Gave),” and Fear Factory’s “Edgecrusher,“ “Replica,” and “Body Hammer“ below:

[via The PRP]


Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Recruits Howard Jones (Light The Torch) For Upcoming European Tour

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has revealed that Howard Jones (Light The Torch, etc.) will be joining him on his upcoming European tour. This news comes after he previously recruited Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares and Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein for the trek. The group are expected to perform tracks from Jasta, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Fear Factory, Crowbar, and more. Uncured will serve as support on the headlining dates. Aside from the European run, Jasta will also be celebrating his birthday with a performance and a live taping of “The Jasta Show” podcast at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, CT on August 7.

Tour Dates:

08/07 Wallingford, CT – Cherry Street Station
08/09 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Torgau, GER – Endless Summer Fest
08/11 Ypres, BEL – Ieper Fest
08/12 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival
08/13 London, UK – New Cross Inn
08/14 Helmond, NET – The Cacaofabriek
08/15 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
08/16 Wien, GER – Viper Room
08/17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/18 Hamburg, GER – Elb Riot Festival

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Explains His Concerns Over As I Lay Dying’s Return

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, etc.) is among the few people in the metal community who has openly talked about As I Lay Dying’s controversial return, and during a recent episode of his podcast “The Jasta Show,” he discussed it even further. The particular episode, which can be found HERE, features Bleeding Through‘s Brandan Schieppati, who happens to be a good friend of Tim Lambesis. However, Jasta was unaware of this before recording the episode, so he decided to add a new intro to voice his concerns.

Here’s what Jasta had to say [transcribed by The PRP]:

“So I reached out to Brandan [Schieppati] saying like ‘Hey man, I wish I knew you were in contact with Tim Lambesis from As I Lay Dying because I have feelings about that whole situation.’

And this episode was recorded before Brandan posted a picture, you know, publicly aligning himself with Tim. Now I’ve since spoken to Tim and I’ve traded messages with Brandan… the verdict is still out if this is a good idea.

I wish no ill will upon anyone. But when you commit such a heinous crime and then you come out and you don’t make a statement from the band—the band that everybody in the band was like ‘I’ll never jam with this dude again, he ruined our lives.’ I shouldn’t say everybody in the band, but some people in the band we’re greatly affected by this.

Obviously it ruined the band’s career up until this point, right? So I just found it interesting that these guys would not only go back to jamming with Tim, but that also no statement, like ‘Oh, he’s a changed man’—no evidence of him being changed.

And we’ll give Tim the benefit of the doubt. I’m not saying that people can’t be rehabilitated. I’m not saying people don’t deserve a second chance. I just haven’t seen anything yet.

So when I see people following along blindly—and Brandan has a different relationship with Tim, they’ve been in contact this whole time. I wish I knew that before this episode because that would have drastically changed this episode.

I’ve dealt with people close to me in the past that had drug issues that became criminals. Some were rehabilitated, some went right back to doing the same shit they did before they were in jail, before they were caught.

I don’t want to see that happen with Tim, but I’m coming from a different place with this whole thing. I’m not just gonna follow blindly and go ‘Oh yeah dude, welcome back.’

This is gonna be a discussion that’s gonna come up on future episodes. And you see with other situations where people were acting really fucking shady—you look at Kevin Spacey, Kevin Spacey‘s not making movies right now. He doesn’t have a Netflix show.

What we do is a gift. What we do is a privilege and it’s gotta be earned. And it’s gotta be earned back if you fuck up and you hire someone to KILL. YOUR. WIFE. OK?

‘Oh, it didn’t happen. Oh, you never wanted to kill your wife? OH, You never wanted to kill somebody?’ No motherfucker I’m not saying that. Don’t fucking put words in my mouth. I’m saying what has been done… ‘Oh he served his time’—no, he served an abbreviated sentence.

Look he’s got time to show and prove. He’s got an open invite to come on the podcast and we’ve spoken. And we’re gonna have to get Brandan back on and see, because I think this is gonna be very polarizing for Bleeding Through fans—especially their female fans. With the Me Too movement going on right now and with Marta in the band, I gotta be honest I don’t think it’s a good look for him to be aligning himself with Tim Lambesis.

But they have a friendship and I like Brandan a lot. I respect him. I respect his hustle and his grind. We’ve toured before, we’ve shared a bus before. I consider him a friend but I just hope he’s not being manipulated.

And I hope that this isn’t a ploy for a band like As I Lay Dying to now get credibility off a band like Bleeding Through and that might not be the case, but this is just kind of my skeptical thinking, or my thinking right now.

And I want to be honest with my listeners and with my fans. And as you’ve seen—and this is the reason why I had to do an emergency intro before this episode—I’m like the only one who has sort of come out publicly in saying ‘Hey, hey not just yet, not just yet.’ ‘Oh well the song is a statement’, huh, OK. Interesting…

To each their own. If you want to support it and if you can separate the art from the person, that’s fine. But you are in a different position than I am in. Let’s be upfront. Let’s be honest about it. The stage is sacred. I worked my whole life, trying to treat people decently, trying to be a good guy.

You don’t just get this privilege and this honor and this gift back after an abbreviated sentence and without really a statement from the rest of the band or your ex or your kids saying ‘we’ve forgiven you.’ If that was the case then maybe my opinion would be different…”

Lambesis infamously tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife in 2013 and was released from prison in December 2016. He has since reunited with the band’s classic lineup to release a new song called “My Own Grave”. The group are currently scheduled to play a sold out show on June 16 at the SOMA Sidestage in San Diego, CA, and are planning to address their return in the near future.

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Shares Preview Of A New Jasta Demo Track

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has shared a preview of a new Jasta demo track. You can check that out below. He also mentioned that he hopes to have Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo) guest on the song.

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Premieres New Song “13 Appears” Feat. Tommy Victor (Prong) & Joey Concepcion (The Absence)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered a new song titled “13 Appears.” The track features Tommy Victor (Prong) and Joey Concepcion (The Absence), and it can be streamed below:

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Records New Jasta Track With Prong’s Tommy Victor

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that he has recorded a new Jasta track with Prong‘s Tommy Victor. The song is expected to surface soon.

Jasta Premieres New Video For “Chasing Demons” Feat. Howard Jones (Light The Torch)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered a new video for “Chasing Demons” feat. Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage, Light The Torch). This song appears on his latest Jasta release “The Lost Chapters.” The frontman said the following about the clip:

“I’m excited to get a new Jasta video out and honored to have worked with the great Howard Jones. His signature vocals bring this track to the next level and this song has now become a staple in the Jasta set. Even though I am very busy with Hatebreed this year, I’ve managed to squeeze in some festival shows and club dates with Jasta. It’s gonna be a good time”

Current Jasta Dates:

05/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater (feat. Body Count)
06/03 Wallingford, CT – The Dom at Oakdale Theater (feat. Lamb Of God)
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Torgau, GER – Endless Summer
08/11 Ieper, BEL – Ieper Hardcore Fest
08/12 Walton-On-Trent, UK – Bloodtock Festival
08/17 Dinkelshuhle, GER – Summer Breeze Festival
08/18 Hamburg, GER – Elb-Riot Festival