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Hatebreed live at 2009's Decimation of the Nation Tour.
Background information
Origin New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Genres Metalcore, hardcore
Years active 1994-present
Labels Victory, Stillborn, Universal, Roadrunner, Koch
Associated acts Icepick, Kingdom of Sorrow, Ringworm
Website http://www.hatebreed.com/
Jamey Jasta
Wayne Lozinak
Frank Novinec
Chris Beattie
Matt Byrne
Former members
Dave Russo
Larry Dwyer, Jr.
Jamie "Pushbutton"
Nick Pappantonio
Lou Richards
Matt McIntosh
Sean Martin

Hatebreed is an American metalcore/hardcore band from Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut. The band was founded in November 1994.



Hatebreed was formed in 1994 in Bridgeport, Waterbury and New Haven, Connecticut. They began by recording a three song demo and selling it to locals. Those three songs would eventually be released on a split seven inch with New York's Neglect in 1995. They followed that up with the highly acclaimed EP Under the Knife in 1996, and the following year released Satisfaction is the Death of Desire on Victory Records, then the home of some of the biggest bands in metalcore. Satisfaction sold more copies than any other debut in the history of the record company.

Tours with national metal bands such as Slayer, Deftones, Entombed and Napalm Death influenced their music and brought them to the attention of many non-hardcore/metalcore fans. These influences were apparent on the band's next two releases, 2002's Perseverance, and especially 2003's The Rise of Brutality.

After the release of The Rise of Brutality, the band took part in the 2004 Unholy Alliance tour in Europe with Slayer, Slipknot and Mastodon. In June, 2006, Hatebreed went on an extensive European tour which included a performance at the Download Festival in Donnington, UK. Immediately following this European tour, they played the main stage at Ozzfest 2006 alongside DragonForce, Lacuna Coil, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, and co-headliners System of a Down. At this point, Mark Jubert had left the band to pursue a musical career with Bookworm.

The band's fourth album, Supremacy, was released in August, 2006, their first through Roadrunner Records, featuring new guitarist Frank Novinec (who had previously spent time playing with Ringworm, Terror, and Integrity). Jasta described it as an "all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality".[1]

On September 13, 2006, former guitarist Lou "Boulder" Richards committed suicide at the age of 35; he had played on 1997's Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire and 2002's Perseverance before leaving the band later that year.

Hatebreed headlined the second stage on the 2007 Ozzfest tour. Hatebreed appeared at Wacken Open Air festival in 2008 alongside Iron Maiden, Children of Bodom, and Avantasia. In April 2008, Hatebreed signed a worldwide deal with Koch Records for the release of their live DVD, a live album, and a cover album entitled "For The Lions", which was released on May 5. On September 2, they released their concert DVD, entitled "Live Dominance". Artists covered included Metallica, D.R.I., Crowbar, and the Cro-Mags.[2]

On February 9, 2009 Guitarist Sean Martin quit the band.[3]

Hatebreed's fifth studio album, entitled Hatebreed, has been released September 29, 2009. In May 2009, the band also released For the Lions, a record consisting of covers of songs by artists that have influenced the band's developement.[4]

Hatebreed has confirmed they will be part of Metaltown Festival for 2010. The festival will be in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 18-19. [5]


Current members
  • Jamey Jastavocals (1994-present)
  • Chris Beattie – bass guitar (1994-present)
  • Wayne Lozinak – guitar (1994–1996, 2009-present)
  • Matt Byrne – drums (2000-present)
  • Frank Novinec – guitar (2005-present)
Former members
  • Jeff Mielcarz - Drummer (Left before recording first EP)
  • Larry Dwyer, Jr. – guitar (1994–1996)
  • Dave Russo – drums (1994–1996)
  • Matt McIntosh – guitar (1996–1999)
  • Jamie "Pushbutton" Muckinhaupt – drums (1997–1999)
  • Rigg Ross - drums (1999-2000)
  • Nick "Nickel P" Pappantonio - drums (2000)
  • Lou "Boulder" Richards (deceased) – guitar (1997–2002)
  • Sean Martin – guitar (2000–2009)


Studio albums
Other songs
  • Live Dominance (2008)
Music videos
  • "I Will Be Heard"
  • "Perseverance"
  • "This Is Now"
  • "Live For This"
  • "To The Threshold"
  • "Defeatist"
  • "Destroy Everything"
  • "Never Let It Die"
  • "Ghosts Of War"
  • "Thirsty And Miserable"
  • "In Ashes They Shall Reap"


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