Nuclear Blast artist Hatebreed will release their eighth studio album Weight of The False Self on 27th November. The 12-track album is stocked with pit-stirring anthems.
"When writing lyrics and riffs, I try to be in the moment, getting a mental picture of my current reality in order to convey what I want to say," says singer Jamey Jasta about the new material. "Sometimes, I think my reality consists of two irreducible elements, expressed by the age-old interior battle of the dualistic self. The angel on one shoulder stands firm, providing reason, wisdom, and compassion while the devil dances angrily on the other, ranting with passion, spite, and dark desire. I often wonder if a truly centered mind is attainable, an effortless and non-dualistic state of equilibrium. Until then, I'll just listen to both sides of my personality and hope I make the right choice. At the end of the day, the listener will choose to hear what they want, but when I am writing, I imagine the voice of the angel to be a lil 'louder. "
"Weight Of The False Self" was produced by long-time Hatebreed collaborator Zeuss and appears after a sold-out anniversary show that Hatebreed played in 2019 and the unprecedented success of its predecessor "The Concrete Confessional", which was published in 2016. The latter generated over 42 million Spotify streams, the single "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" has over 30 million Spotify streams. As a cover hero, the band graced the front of Revolver, The Guardian awarded 4 out of 5 stars for the album. All of this proves that this Connecticut hardcore metal institution is as alive as ever, even after a career spanning over 20 years.
Known for their ability to provide their fans with an intense and cathartic outlet, Hatebreed challenge themselves and their writing style to create material that is exceptionally good to relate to, especially nowadays - in an overstimulated, emotionally weakened world where there is a lack of social patience. “ 'Weight Of The False Self' represents Hatebreed in 2020 perfectly. It's a fresh rush of upcoming classics with all the elements that got you here from the start, ”explains guitarist Frank Novinec.
Drummer Matt Byrne adds: " There is no shortage of muscular riffs and adrenaline fueled drumming on this album. I am proud that we can continue to deliver a soundtrack that you can mosh to in the living room and smash your apartment to. “
The artwork is by Eliran Kantor.
WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF - TRACK LISTING:
1. Instinctive (Slaughterlust)
2. Let Them All Rot
3. Set It Right (Start With Yourself)
4. Weight of The False Self
5. Cling to Life
6. A Stroke of Red
7 Dig Your Way Out
8. This I Earned
9. Wings of The Vulture
10. The Herd Will Scatter
11. From Gold to Gray
12. Invoking Dominance
Just recently, Hatebreed released their first single in four years independently of the album - "When The Blade Drops" . Hear the song here and here .
Jamey Jasta - Vocals
Chris Beattie - Bass
Frank Novinec - Guitars
Wayne Lozinak - Guitars
Matt Byrne - Drums
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