Monday, November 5, 2012
HATEBREED Announce NEW Album Title, Release Dates & Reveal Album Artwork!
As previously announced, HATEBREED have completed work on their NEW studio album which will be released in January 23, 2013 on Razor & Tie in North America/Canada and on January 25, 2013 Nuclear Blast in Europe and various additional international territories. Entitled 'The Divinity Of Purpose', this will be the band’s 6th official album to date, and the follow up to HATEBREED’s self-titled album and also their covers album, 'For The Lions' (both released in 2009).
The CD was co-produced by HATEBREED, Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), with Wilbur also handling mixing duties. The cover artwork was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR) and can be seen below.
Regarding the musical direction, Jamey Jasta told "Maximum Threshold":
"We did enough experimenting, I think, on the last record… A lot of people really liked that record and it did gain us a lot of NEW fans, but on this record, with the 10-year anniversary of [HATEBREED's 2002 album] 'Perseverance' and with Wayne [Lozinak, guitar] being back in the band — this will be his second record with us — it's just fun to kind of keep with the old-school influences. I hear more CRO-MAGS and KILLING TIME and SHEER TERROR and OBITUARY and BOLT THROWER and SLAYER and ENTOMBED and those kind of '80s and '90s influences in there. Which is fun for us, because we emulate the bands that we love. We try to make it our own sound and make it our own style, but at the end of the day, we're just fans of those styles of bands."
'The Divinity Of Purpose' will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014.
HATEBREED is currently on tour with Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis. In January 2013, HATEBREED will also headline the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe (all tour dates below).
HATEBREED with LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES & SYLOSIS:
- Mon/Nov-05: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
- Wed/Nov-07: St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
- Thu/Nov-08: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
- Fri/Nov-09: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
- Sat/Nov-10: St. Paul, MN @ Myth
- Mon/Nov-12: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
- Wed/Nov-14: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
- Fri/Nov-16: New York, NY @ Roseland
- Sat/Nov-17: Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore
- Mon/Nov-19: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
STILLBORN FEST with EMMURE, LIONHEART, THIS IS HELL, THE WORLD WE KNEW
and THY WILL BE DONE:
- 12/26: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
- 12/27: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
HATEBREED will be headlining the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe in January 2013. For more information, check out www.persistencetour.de.
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013:
- Jan-10: Berlin @ Astra (Germany)
- Jan-11: Lint @ Eurocam Media Center (Belgium)
- Jan-12: Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (Germany)
- Jan-13: Paris @ Bataclan (France)
- Jan-14: Saarbrücken @ Garage (Germany)
- Jan-15: Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (Germany)
- Jan-16: Hamburg @ Docks (Germany)
- Jan-17: Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle (Germany)
- Jan-18: Lichtenfels @ Stadthalle (Germany)
- Jan-19: Dresden @ Event Werk (Germany)
- Jan-20: Tilburg @ O13 (Netherlands)
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