So once again the media strikes against Heavy Music and mislabels HATEBREED as a "white power" band. After finding out that they were listed as one of the “100 to 150 white power bands are in the United States”, the band exploded with anger via their Twitter account after being mislabeled by Lonnie Nasatir, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region. The band immediately threatened legal action against CNN.
The first tweet came at about 11:30 AM yesterday stating: “@CNN remove our name from your website or you’ll be hearing from our attorneys. Next time do some actual research.”
Other "white power" bands listed are: Aggravated Assault, Angry Aryans, Attack, Jew Slaughter, White Terror, Final Solution, Force Fed Hate, Fueled by Hate and many others.
The reason for this article stems from the attack on the Sikh temple by Wade Page, who killed six people during his shooting rampage. Page has been associated with two white power bands, End Apathy and Definite Hate.
But we all know that Hatebreed as a whole are not against any race or promote hate speech.
“Our music brings people of all races together all over the world. @CNN @cnnopinion & @chicagoADL need to get their facts straight,” tweeted the band. Many of their fans agreed with this sentiment.
After the band and their fans contacted CNN numerous times and pointed out their big mistake, HATEBREED have been removed from the list.
Don't forget to catch HATEBREED with WHITECHAPEL, ALL SHALL PERISH & DEEZ NUTS. Here is a complete list of tour dates
- Thu/Sep 13: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
- Fri/Sep 14: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
- Sat/Sep 15: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- Sun/Sep 16: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
- Mon/Sep 17: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
- Tue/Sep 18: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
- Wed/Sep 19: Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
- Thu/Sep 20: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
- Fri/Sep 21: Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
- Sat/Sep 22: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
- Sun/Sep 23: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
- Mon/Sep 24: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
- Tue/Sep 25: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
- Wed/Sep 26: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
- Thu/Sep 27: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
- Fri/Sep 28: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
- Sat/Sep 29: Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
- Sun/Sep 30: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
- Mon/Oct 01: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
- Wed/Oct 03: Austin, TX @ Emo's East
- Thu/Oct 04: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
- Fri/Oct 05: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
- Sat/Oct 06: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
- Sun/Oct 07: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
- Mon/Oct 08: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
- Tue/Oct 09: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
- Wed/Oct 10: Richmond, VA @ The National
- Thu/Oct 11: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
- Fri/Oct 12: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
HATEBREED recently announced that they are in the studio self-producing their upcoming full-length album with co-producer assistance from world-renowned Metal producers Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Gojira) and Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall).