Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Acquires Rights To Milwaukee Metalfest, Event To Return In 2023

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has acquired the rights to the Milwaukee Metalfest. The frontman is currently planning to relaunch the event next year.

Jasta commented:

“I am so grateful and thrilled that [founder] Jack Koshick has passed the Milwaukee Metalfest torch off to me. He is a visionary and we will carry on the MMF legacy for years to come. So many of us have great memories from ‘Milwaukee Metalfest‘, and the time is right for it to return.”

“On a recent podcast I did with the late [The Black Dahlia Murder singer] Trevor Strnad (RIP), I fantasized about bringing the fest back and even wanted Trevor to curate it with me. In light of his death, I feel the need to see it through and relaunch the festival in 2023.”

Koshick added:

“‘Milwaukee Metal Fest‘ has been a labor of love for me. I started working on it when I was 29; I am now 66. I want to thank all those living and dead for making this dream come true. Most of all, I want to thank the bands, fans, and crews that made this happen. The time has come to move on. I feel Jamey Jasta and his partners will do a fine job representing the brand. Until we meet again, I love you all.”

Anthrax’s Scott Ian To Guest On New Album From Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will be guesting on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s new album “…And Jasta For All.“ You can find a clip of him in the studio below. Previously confirmed guests include: Testament frontman Chuck Billy, Exodus frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza, Viol-lence guitarist Phil Demmel and Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker.

Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes On The Current State Of Death Metal: “I Despise What This Genre Has Become”

It looks like Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, ex-Cannibal Corpse) isn’t a fan of the current death metal scene. The frontman tweeted the following about the genre after watching Knofest’s recent “Death Metal Round Table” with George “Corpsegrinder’ Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Chase Mason (Gatecreeper), and Alex Jones (Undeath):

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has since invited Barnes to discuss his thoughts on “The Jasta Show,” but he refused:

[via The PRP]

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher To Release New Solo Album In February

Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher will be releasing a new self-titled solo album on February 4 via Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s Perseverance Music Group. Pre-orders are expected to launch soon. Fans can also get their names on the effort’s thank you list by donating HERE. The track listing has yet to be revealed, but it has been confirmed that Fisher‘s Cannibal Corpse bandmate Erik Rutan will be appearing on a song called “Acid Vat.” Fisher commented:

“When Jamey approached me to do this record, I was fired up to get into the studio with Erik Rutan and record the vocals! It’s a mix of Death Metal, Thrash and Hardcore, and it sounds heavy as hell!!! I’m really excited about it, and I can’t wait for the world to hear it!!!”

Jasta added:

“Working with George has been a dream come true, he’s one of the best dudes in metal and one of the most brutal voices EVER. He’s outdone himself on this album!”

Mastodon Apologize For Brent Hinds’ Recent Use Of Homophobic Language

Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor has issued a public apology on behalf of his bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds, who recently caused some controversy after using homophobic language on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta’s “The Jasta Show.” The comment in question came as Hinds was discussing a past tour with Disturbed, who he referred to as “gay ass shit.”

One of the people calling out Hinds was LGBTQ writer Morgan Y Evans (Metal Riot), who said the following while commenting on a photo of Dailor dressed as Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford:

“As an lgbtq supporter of the band who has seen you live 3x, written you up many times in magazines and effin flew once to NOLA to see you from NY State, it was super crappy today to see you all over the press w a member using homophobic language to describe a tour with @disturbed . Super not effin cool in 2021. Or is it just a costume to y;all, I love your music and am super pissed at the casual disregard and privilege it takes to still use g^y as a nagative [sic] word in 2021 and normalize that kind of association. Not supporting the band anymore unless there is a formal apology and will actively tell as many metalheads as I know, not that it will make a difference. But i would really like to see you reprimand that crap and own it. Not cool. Total BS. I literally bought the last cd copy of Lifesblood from you guys at contamination like 20 years ago and feel like total dog doo today after reading that Brent lazy bs.”

Dailor then issued the following apology:

“This really bums me out. I’m very sorry we hurt your feelings or anyone else’s, that is never our intention. We want our LGBTQ fans to feel safe listening to our music and coming to see us live. We also have no ill will towards Disturbed, they were always super cool to us on the Mayhem tour. I think that interviewer might have caught Brent on a bad day. Sorry for upsetting you or anyone else, we appreciate you and all of our fans very much.”

Jasta has since responded as well by taking down his interview with Hinds:

“This episode has been taken down. The point of the podcast is to talk to old friends, make new ones, throw some ideas around & maybe make a couple of those ideas happen. This episode was never meant to create division or stress @bhinds is my friend & I want nothing but the best for him.

He has a right to his opinion but once his words were being used against him I figured it was best to not let one crappy podcast take any shine away from a killer new album. We all have bad days that we don’t want broadcast & spun into something that it isn’t.

We’ll do it again down the line and it’ll be fun like the previous episodes with Brent have been. Love you Brent. Awesome job to you & everyone involved in every aspect of the new album.”

[via Metal Injection]

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.”

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 Frontman Jamey Jasta’s “Deadly Business” Chosen As Entry Theme For AEW’s Frankie Kazarian

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “Deadly Business” has officially been chosen as the entry theme for AEW wrestler Frankie Kazarian. You can see footage of Kazarian’s first match with the new theme at the 37:12 mark in the below YouTube video.

[via The PRP]

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Recruits Testament And Vio-lence Members For New Jasta Album

Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta has revealed that Chuck Billy (Testament) and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) will be guesting on his new Jasta album “…And Jasta For All.“ That effort is currently in the pre-production phase.

Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher To Guest On Dee Snider’s New Album

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) has confirmed that George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse) will be guesting on his new song “Time To Chose.” That track is from Snider’s upcoming album “Leave A Scar.” Aside from Fisher, the album is also expected to feature Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage) and more. The effort is currently being mixed by Nicky Bellmore and producer Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) recently shared a teaser for it, which you can check out below.