HATEBREED are set to headline 2016’s Impericon Festival which hits London and Manchester next May, as well as a clutch of dates across mainland Europe.
The East Coast hardcore icons are currently working on their seventh album which is is set to see the light of day in Spring 2016. Expect to hear some new music at the UK shows!
Frontman Jamey Jasta comments, “For those about to mosh, we salute you! See you in the pit at the Impericon Festivals! It’s gonna be a rager and we’re really excited to play you some new material.
Catch Jamey Jasta and his cohorts at the following shows:
Mon 2nd May – MANCHESTER Academy
Tue 3rd May – LONDON O2 Kentish Town Forum
You can pick up tickets up from box offices, all usual agents and online via http://www.impericon.com/uk/festival/. Support comes from Northlane, Emmure, Bless The Fall, Chelsea Grin and more.
The band’s relentless tour cycle in support of critically acclaimed current album, ‘The Divinity Of Purpose’ is now winding down, with the five piece playing at Ozzfest Japan last weekend. Check out some media quotes about ‘Divinity Of Purpose’, which was heralded as one of their best yet;
“They are actually one of the few long-standing bands that can be counted on to repeatedly deliver” – 8/10 – Metal Hammer
“This is Hatebreed’s best album in years… If there was a record to spin-kick your own face off to, then this is it!… A hardcore masterclass.” – 5/5 – Terrorizer
“Hatebreed get back to their best” – 4Ks – Kerrang!
“Yet another brutal, breathless triumph in a career littered with premier mosh” – 8/10 – Rocksound
“The kings of metallic hardcore” – 4/5 – Total Guitar
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!