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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Open letter of apology to HATEBREED; Jamey Jasta comments on the band being labelled as a "white power" band!

As previously reported, Lonnie Nasatir (director of the Anti-Defamation League's Upper Midwest Region) wrote an article for CNN which listed “100 to 150 white power bands are in the United States”. One of the bands that was listed and later retracted was HATEBREED.

Here is what Jamey Jasta had to say to METAL HAMMET about this ridiculousness:

"It was just a really dumb mistake on [CNN's] part. And I've gotta hand it to them. Dealing with the lawyers and everything, they took it off within 30 minutes."

He added, "It's just silly. The whole thing… Because the band has [name] the word 'hate' in it… Why does the word 'hate' have to be strictly used by racists? That's a fucking crock of shit. Let's take our words back. It's the English language. 'Oh, a hamburger doesn't have ham in it.' Get a fucking clue! You know what I mean?! Think about it. That's what we're dealing with here. And anybody that wants to Twitter me or Facebook me and say, 'Oh, well, you should have thought twice before you named your band HATEBREED.' What are you talking about? We have a fucking Grammy nomination, we've been in major motion pictures, we've toured all over the world with OZZY [OSBOURNE] and SLAYER… It's an awesome name. The fucking name rules! The logo is legendary and synonymous with so many fucking great things. So fuck all these people that wanna say differently; I'm over it. And the ADL [Anti-Defamation League], they issued us a really nice letter of apology [see below]. And they said, 'We know that HATEBREED has never had any sort of racist idealogy, and we regret the error and we're sorry.' And they apologized to our fans. So what more could you ask for? You know what I mean?!"


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).

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