Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED are currently making pre-production recordings of some of their new material before embarking on a six-date tour of South America with LAMB OF GOD and LACUNA COIL at the end of March.
A new photo of HATEBREED bassist Chris Beattie laying down tracks in the studio can be seen below.
In a recent interview with Australia’s Loud magazine, HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta stated about where he sees the band’s next CD going musically, “Well, there probably won’t be any melody whatsoever. (laughs) It’ll be fast, heavy, I would say very reminiscent of the last record’s faster, heavier songs like ‘Merciless Tide’ and ‘Hands Of A Dying Man’.”
On the topic of a tentative release date for the next HATEBREED album, Jamey said, “I don’t know. We were talking about that the other day and we were thinking about whether we should put something out in October, or should we try to maybe just wait until next January and tour more on the ‘Perseverance’ ten-year anniversary tour. Because originally we thought about doing some dates and just doing the whole ‘Perseverance’ album. But then we scrapped that idea and decided we were going to tour all of Europe and all of the festivals in the summer, and then promoters asked us to come to other places and we’re going to do some more touring. So I don’t know, I’m not sure yet.”
The self-titled album from HATEBREED sold 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 37 on The Billboard 200 chart.
HATEBREED‘s previous collection of new material, “Supremacy”, opened with around 27,000 copies back in September 2006 to land at No. 31. This number was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by its predecessor, “Rise Of Brutality”, which shifted more than 32,000 copies back in November 2003 to debut at No. 30.
HATEBREED‘s covers album, entitled “For The Lions”, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release back in May 2009 to debut at position No. 58 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Hatebreed” was released in North America on September 29, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). The effort was made available on CD, digital download, vinyl and special edition with a bonus 65-minute DVD. “Hatebreed” was issued on Roadrunner in all other territories.