Testament, Municipal Waste, Lacuna Coil, Etc. Added To Lamb Of God’s Headbangers Boat Cruise

More bands have been added to Lamb Of God’s upcoming “Headbangers Boat” cruise. That event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The updated lineup features: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Testament, Hatebreed, GWAR, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Lacuna Coil, Gatecreeper, Fit For An Autopsy, Vio-lence, Malevolence, Bleed From Within, Dying Wish, and Mark Morton’s solo band.

Watch Jamey Jasta Kick An Alleged Nazi Out Of Hatebreed’s Oklahoma City Show

During Hatebreed’s November 5 show at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK, frontman Jamey Jasta had to have an alleged nazi removed from the audience. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Jasta told the crowd the following:

“Listen, nazis aren’t welcome at Hatebreed shows. This is a fucking obvious thing. But you guys gotta police your own fucking shows, okay? In our day, I didn’t go to the singer of the fucking band. We handled our shit [in] the street. Nobody sees nothing. No fucking snitching, no cops. You got a problem? You handle it in the street like men.”

After the concertgoer left, Jasta added:

“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. There’s no place for racism, anti-semitism, sexism, transphobia – none of that shit. Life is hard enough. Everybody needs music. But I ain’t a fucking cop, but police your own shit next time alright? I love every one of you, but police your scene. It ain’t up to the bands.”

Shout out to reader Benjamin Sharp for sending in the clip, who provided a little more insight into what happened: “I’m honestly unsure [how this started]! My buddy was filming and we were both on the rail, and the individual shouting in the beginning of the clip captured our attention so he flipped his phone around. I did see the man who the crowd essentially ejected themselves though, and he seemed rather intoxicated and belligerent to begin with.”

[via Metal Injection]

Lamb Of God Recruit Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Etc. For First-Ever “Headbangers Boat” Cruise

Lamb Of God have revealed the details for their first-ever “Headbangers Boat” cruise. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 31 – November 4, 2023. The following artists will perform: Lamb Of God (two sets including full performance of “Ashes Of The Wake”), Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit For An Autopsy, and Mark Morton’s solo band. Jose Mangin, Riki Rachtman, and Jamey Jasta will host.

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe commented:

“Imagine the sheer horror on the faces of all the happy families aboard, let’s say, another cruise when they look across the sea and see GWAR decapitating someone on the main deck of a big-ass boat filled with a few thousand crazed metalheads. If there’s any better reason to go on the Headbangers Boat, I can’t think of one…well, that and all our other friends we’ve played shows on land with that will be joining us. It’s gonna be a party for sure – see y’all somewhere in the Atlantic!”

Guitarist Mark Morton added:

“A thrash metal cruise vacation to the Bahamas? Hell yea! Headbangers Boat! We’re stoked about this one y’all! Join us in a celebration of the heavy metal movement that these bands and these fans have been building for the last two decades. Lots of incredible bands with some more surprises announcing soon. LFG!”

Lionheart Share Music Video For New Song “Death Comes In 3’s” Featuring Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta

Lionheart have premiered a new video for their new song “Death Comes In 3’s.” This track features Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta and it will appear on the band’s new album “Welcome To The West Coast III,” which is set to be released on December 9.

“Welcome To The West Coast III” Track Listing:

01. “The Trilogy Into”
02. “Death Comes In 3’s” (feat. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta)
03. “Hell On Earth
04. “Live By The Gun” (feat. Body Count’s Ice-T)
05. “Cold Water Farewell”
06. “Stories From The Gutter, Pt. II” (feat. E.Town Concrete’s Anthony Martini)
07. “New Money | Old Pain”
08. “Deathbed Confession” (feat. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta)
09. “At War With The Gods” (feat. Desmadre’s Los)
10. “Bonnie & Clyde ’05”
11. “Exit Wounds“” (feat. Malevolence‘s Alex Taylor)

Tour Dates (with Terror, Get The Shot, and Dying Wish):

10/07 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
10/08 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
10/09 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/10 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
10/11 Paris, FRA – La Machine de Moulin Rouge
10/12 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
10/13 Lyon, FRA – Le Ninkasi Kao
10/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex XS
10/15 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
10/16 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
10/17 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/18 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
10/19 Nuremberg, GER – Lowensaal
10/20 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
10/21 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/22 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) To Produce New Album From Tim “Ripper” Owens (Ex-Judas Priest)

Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) has recruited Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider) to produce his new album. You can find a teaser for that effort below. The record is expected to include contributions from Nick Bellmore, Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider, ex-Toxic Holocaust), and Chris Beaudette (Jasta, Enteirro). Fans can donate HERE for a limited time to get their name on the thank you list. Jasta said the following:

“Ripper has been one of my favorite voices in metal since [Judas Priest’s] ‘Jugulator’ arrived 25 years ago. His power, range, and work ethic inspire me daily and I cannot wait for the world to hear the crushing new metal tracks we are creating!”

[via Blabbermouth]

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]