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Hatebreed Announce 2nd North American Assault

The summer is bound to get hotter in some parts of these United States with the news that Hatebreed will be hitting the headlining stage with support from Devildriver and The Devil You Know. Check out the press release along with the poster and dates below and I’ll come back with a brief closer.

Tour - Hatebreed - Fall 2016

The Press Release:
HATEBREED will embark on their second assault on North America this fall, this time with their friends in DEVILDRIVER and DEVIL YOU KNOW. The band also released a music video for the song “Something’s Off,” which comes from their recent Billboard-charting release The Concrete Confessional.

Check out the clip, directed by David Broadsky, here.

“Here we go again,” comments vocalist Jamey Jasta. “If we’re bringing the mosh to your city, we wanna see you in the pit! Thank you to everyone who made the first leg of the tour a massive success. We’re grateful to be headed back out to play a bunch of great places we haven’t been to in awhile! See you this fall.”
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Hatebreed Announces “The Concrete Confessional” Tour w Devildriver: Spring 2016

So it seems as though Hatebreed is going to be bringing their level of break neck live intensity to a venue near you and doing this with Devildriver and more. I’ve cribbed the press release and dates for you all to enjoy which you can see after the poster but don’t worry, I will return with some closing thoughts after that.

Tour - Hatebreed - Summer 2016

The Press Release:
The Grammy nominated Connecticut based juggernaut, HATEBREED, will embark on a North American headlining tour in support of their new album, The Concrete Confessional, starting on May 13. Joining them on the trek are modern metal stalwarts DEVILDRIVER, label mates DEVIL YOU KNOW and Metal Blade recording artists Act Of Defiance. Comments vocalist Jamey Jasta:

“New album and tour in 2016?! Lets do this! Our return to the states has been a long time coming and we could not be more excited! Fans have been asking for us to tour with DEVILDRIVER and DEVIL YOU KNOW for a long time and we’re pumped to have ACT OF DEFIANCE on some shows as well. Get your tickets and we’ll see you in the pit!”

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Coal Chamber w Fear Factory @ Irving Plaza

Coal Chamber headlines a night of Metal that also features Fear Factory, Jasta and Saint Ridley.

Devildriver: Live Photos @ PNC Bank Arts Center (8/16/2007)

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Ozzfest 2007 was an exciting Metal event without question with numerous bands to enjoy across the day. The show was discussed in full on THIS LINK; Now please enjoy some images from the Devildriver set.

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Devildriver by Ken Pierce (2007)

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Devildriver by Ken Pierce (2007)

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Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ozzfest” @ PNC Bank Arts Center (8/16/2007)

This year Ozzfest was going to be free and also find some of the most brutal of the Metal bands around as a part of it. Getting the ticket was easy if you followed some details and the capacity crowd affair found Ozzy taking the stage with the likes of Lamb Of God, Static X, Lordi, Black Tide, Hatebreed, Behemoth, Devildriver, In This Moment, Nile, and Chthonic as the Metal lead offs. Our travel to the show caused us some delays and hence missing a few acts but we were there to bring you the scoop so to see more just keep scrolling down past the logo. It was an incredible day of Metal under the blistering heat of the summer sun.

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Artist: Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzfest)
Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
Opener: Lamb Of God, Static-X, Lordi
Date: 8/16/2007
Label: Epic Records

In 2007 it was decided that instead of charging an incredible amount for tickets that the Ozzfest event would be free of charge and be aptly referred to as “Freefest”. If the Metal Legions wanted access to the show they would need to follow advertising and sponsor promotional links or purchase the new Ozzy Osbourne album in order to potentially be allotted a pair of tickets. This might sound pretty straightforward but it was actually a little more confusing that many had expected it to be. There was talk of redeeming issues and continual internet run around which I can attest to being true as I tried to help my friend get his tickets for the area appearance in my vicinity. Since the show was going to be free it would mean that the bands themselves would not be paid and instead get all their operating capital from merchandise sales at each stop on the tour. Resultant of this the now free event would not attract what some people considered to be “top tier bands” and instead drew groups like Lordi, Behemoth, Hatebreed, Lamb Of God and Static X to its stages. I really had a problem with people who were making that statement because while a band like Disturbed and System Of A Down might be good and at times quite heavy, when compared to some of the bands that I just named, come up very short in terms of being in touch with the actual Metal scene of today. These “underground Metal upstarts” for the roster in 2007 would quite possibly go down in history as the MOST relevant lineup based on what is happening in the Metal world right now. This aspect appealed to me as both a journalist and fan of Heavy Metal music overall.
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