Parkway Drive Announce Rescheduled Australian Dates With Hatebreed & Every Time I Die

Parkway Drive have postponed their Australian tour with Hatebreed and Every Time I Die due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in 2021. Here’s the new dates:

07/01 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
07/03 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
07/09 Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Arena
07/10 Adelaide, AUS – AEX Theatre
07/13 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) Premieres Lyric Video For “Return From War” Feat. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has premiered a lyric video for his song “Return From War.” This track features Soulfly’s Max Cavalera and it appears on Jasta’s latest album “The Lost Chapters: Volume 2.”

Footage From Late 1990s/Early 2000s Metal Shows Shared On New YouTube Channel

A new YouTube channel called Liberated Tape Archive has been sharing footage that was captured at various metal shows in the late 1990s/early 2000s. This includes performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000, Chimaira, Nothingface, and more.

[via The PRP]

Converge, Ex-Job For A Cowboy, Etc. Members Join Forces In Umbra Vitae

Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Mike “Gunface” McKenzie (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, etc.), Sean Martin (Twitching Tongues, ex-Hatebreed, etc.), Greg Weeks (The Red Chord, Labor Hex, etc.), and Jon Rice (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, ex-Job For A Cowboy, etc.) have launched a new band called Umbra Vitae. The group’s debut album “Shadow Of Life“ will be released on May 1 and the effort’s first single “Return To Zero“ can be streamed below:

Bannon had the following to say about the band, whose name was inspired by Georg Heym‘s 1913 poem of the same name:

“After reading the piece from Heym, I immediately felt connected to it. Later, while working on the previous Wear Your Wounds album, my love for Death Metal was rekindled. This was likely a reaction to working on non-aggressive music for such a concentrated period. As these songs started to form, the ominous nature of that original poem came to mind.

In many ways it embodied the character of what we were all creating together. For me, Umbra Vitae is darkly confrontational and my own internal struggles are nested within each song. At this point in my life it is of the utmost importance to use this art and music as the vehicle for a healthy purge of emotion. By design, even in something this intense, there is righteous intent to be a better human through the process of creating it.”

He also told Revolver the following about “Return To Zero“:

“‘Return To Zero‘ is about removing resistance in one’s life in order to be best version of ‘you’ that one can be. I feel that this is a relatable topic for many. What resistance is and how it manifests is unique to every single one of us. For me, this is a constant process and essential to being a better husband, father, friend, artist and human. Below you’ll find a section of the lyrics that state this better than I can in paragraph form. Thank you to everyone who continues to listen.”

“Bite down on the chain
Bow down to no one
Destroy the ego
Radiate love
Carve out a purpose
Where there was none
Compassionately
Wipe up the blood
Remove resistance
And exit the cage
Climb to your feet
Accept your rage
It’s time to reclaim
What’s rightfully yours
Bite down on the chain
And bow down to no one”

“Shadow Of Life” Track Listing:

01. “Decadence Dissolves”
02. “Ethereal Emptiness”
03. “Atheist Aesthetic”
04. “Mantra Of Madness”
05. “Fear Is A Fossil”
06. “Polluted Paradise”
07. “Intimate Inferno”
08. “Return To Zero”
09. “Blood Blossom”
10. “Shadow Of Life”

Hatebreed’s New Album Delayed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Hatebreed’s new album, which is reportedly titled “Weight Of The False Self,” has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jamey Jasta confirmed the news on Twitter:

“[The] album is postponed indefinitely. I’m told retail + pressing plants in EU & N. America will be closing or are closed already making manufacturering/pre-orders impossible. Our fans buy a lot of vinyl/CDs so the label needs to protect their investment understandably”

Hatebreed Cancel Spring Tour With After The Burial, Havok, & Creeping Death

Hatebreed have cancelled their spring tour with After The Burial, Havok, and Creeping Death due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Regretfully HATEBREED is going to cancel all of their shows in May. As of now its unclear how many venues will actually be allowed to stay open and in some instances some are already planning to be closed. Beyond the reality that there won’t be enough shows to hold together a tour, we are most concerned about everyone’s health and safety. Canceling is the responsible thing to do in the interest of everyone staying well so we can all look ahead to having shows together in the future. Tickets are refundable at point of purchase.”

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) & Howard Jones (Light The Torch) Share New Song “Black Alpaca”

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) have shared a new track called “Black Alpaca” from their side project of the same name. Jasta commented:

“1st demo song Black Alpaca. Inspired by the web series ‘Metal Dudes Doing Non Metal things’ Everyone’s favorite kinda non existent stoner metal super group!”