Metalcore band Hatebreed formed in Connecticut in 1994, taking their name from the Misfits song “Hatebreeders.”
∙ Frontman Jamey Jasta said his favorite collaboration was with his hero, Slayer guitarist/founder Kerry King, who “shredded” on Hatebreed’s 2002’s cut “Final Prayer.”
∙ From 2003 through 2007, Jasta hosted the reboot of MTV’s metal series Headbanger’s Ball.
∙ Hatebreed’s “Live for This” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2005.
∙ To promote their 2009 covers collection, For the Lions, the group issued an iTunes-exclusive single from the album every Tuesday for the five weeks before its release.
∙ According to Jasta, their first album to top Billboard’s Hard Rock chart—2013’s The Divinity of Purpose—was “all pit, no s**t.”
∙ The band’s fusion of hardcore punk with heavy metal has won them enough fans to catapult their last three releases into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart.
ORIGINNew Haven, CT