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.”

2021 Rebel Rock Festival Cancelled

The 2021 Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, FL has officially been cancelled. The event was unable to move forward due to unfit conditions related to severe weather.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We are deeply and utterly devastated to announce the cancellation of this weekend’s Rebel Rock Festival.

After this week’s severe weather and despite our crew’s effort to improve the ground conditions around the Main Stage over the last three days, our venue partner has deemed the area unfit for artists, crews, vendors, and fans. We were able to get in the Taco Metal Party on Thursday by using the B-Main grounds while continuing to work on the conditions of the Main Stage grounds. The amount of water dropped this week simply proved to be too much to clear to provide you a safe festival environment and experience. We can’t tell you how heartbreaking it is to see two years of work be tackled by mother nature.

We’ll share more information about refunds as soon as possible.”

Parkway Drive Cancel North American Tour

Parkway Drive have officially cancelled their North American tour with Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King. The band issued the following statement:

“To our US and Canadian friends, our North American tour is officially canceled, after trying to reschedule multiple times. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. The good news is that we’re currently working on a new tour that we’re excited to tell you about very soon. It goes without saying that we wish the situation was different but we’re doing everything in our power to get back over there. See you all soon!”

Incubus, We Came As Romans, & Like Machines Added To 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

Incubus, We Came As Romans, and Like Machines have been added to this year’s Rebel Rock festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 23-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 23 (“Taco Metal Party”): Volbeat, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite), Slaves, Erra, Otherwise, Sons Of Texas, Kyng, Greyhaven, Killakoi, Fate Destroyed, Matriarchs, and Part Time Superheroes.

September 24: Incubus, Machine Gun Kelly, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Attila, From Ashes To New, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, Like Machines, Saul, September Mourning, Afterlife, Dirty Machine, Pigweed, Fighting Giants, and Circa Arcana.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Legends Of Wu-Tang, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, Hatebreed, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Bad Omens, Another Day Dawns, Them Evils, Small Town Titans, Falling Through April, Farewell To Fear, Fecility, and Grin Cynic.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Miss May I, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions, Fire From The Gods, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Destrophy, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, Below 7, Kill The Imposter, and Lost In Silence.

Furnace Fest To Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test For Attendees

Organizers of the 2021 Furnace Fest have announced that all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results to gain entry into the event. The festival is currently scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26.

The following statement was issued:

“As a result of the increase in Covid-19 cases, we are majorly and proactively stepping up our precautions.

The safety of our fans and team is our top priority.

As such, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend Furnace Fest 2021.

Even though the festival is a 100% outdoor event, we highly encourage all our friends to get fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the fest.

A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of first entering Furnace Fest for fans who are not fully vaccinated.

The two-fold aim of these measures is to keep everyone safe and our friends in business.

We have an opportunity to showcase the neighborliness, thoughtfulness, and community for which Birmingham is famous.

Read on for additional notes:

Negative Covid-19 tests will be required for all non-vaccinated fans at Furnace Fest and all pre/after parties.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccinations will be required at Furnace Fest events in the form of a vaccination card, a photocopy of your vaccination card, or an electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone.

All the above will remain the same for indoor pre/after-parties, except we require masks to be worn at all times while inside.

Furnace Fest will have masks on-site but ask you to please also bring your own
Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the venue grounds.

Furnace Fest volunteers and staff will be equipped with appropriate sanitizer to wipe down often touched surfaces.

See you in 39 days!”

If you missed them, the current daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mewithoutyou, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

Bury Your Dead To Replace As Friends Rust At 2021 Furnace Fest

Bury Your Dead have been added to the 2021 Furnace Fest as a replacement for As Friends Rust. The event is scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mewithoutyou, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, Bury Your Dead, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

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.”

Motionless In White & For The Best Added To 2021 Furnace Fest

Motionless In White and For The Best have been added to the 2021 Furnace Fest as replacements for Hatebreed and Forever Starts Today. The event is scheduled to take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 24-26 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Underoath, Astronoid, Cave In, Converge, Defeater, Eighteen Visions, Emery, END, Every Time I Die, Few Left Standing, From Autumn To Ashes, Gideon, Haste, If I Die First, Luxury, MR. ENC, Narcissus, Open Hand, Reclaim The Empyre, Rivals, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Stavesacre, Terminal, Terror, Thursday, Unwed Sailor, Walls Of Jericho, With Honor, and Zao.

September 25: Taking Back Sunday, All Get Out, Anberlin, The Appleseed Cast, The Beautiful Mistake, Beloved, Better Off, The Bled, Bloodjinn, Cartel, Codeseven, The Darling Fire, Evergreen Terrace, For The Best, Further Seems Forever, He Is Legend, Hopesfall, Jeremy Enigk, Life In Your Way, Living Sacrifice, Mae, Mayday Parade, Mewithoutyou, Mineral, Misery Signals, Nominee, Poison The Well, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, and Touché Amoré.

September 26: Killswitch Engage, ’68, Andrew W.K., As Friends Rust, August Burns Red, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Be Well, Boysetsfire, The Casket Lottery, Comeback Kid, Copeland, Counterparts, Darkest Hour, ERRA, Face To Face, Fit For A King, The Get Up Kids, Hatebreed, Holy + Gold, Hot Water Music, The Judas Cradle, The Juliana Theory, Knocked Loose, Light The Torch, Love Is Red, Meadows, Motionless In White, Piebald, Showbread, Turnstile, and Unearth.