Five months ago we at Permafrost wrote an article about Hatebreed: After landing the biggest song of their 25-year career, selling out shows worldwide, and finishing the victory lap of an intense three-year cycle, Nuclear Blast artist Hatebreed return with their first new single in four years.
Now Hatebreed’s eighth album, Weight Of The False Self, is out on November 27, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. Here are the new song Instinctive (Slaughterlust).
«In a fight for survival, which a lot of us are right now, we must channel our inner animal and trust our instincts», says singer Jamey Jasta. Weight Of The False Self proves that over 20 years deep into an iconic career, Hatebreed remain as vital as ever.
«Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged themselves and their writing style in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience. Weight Of The False Self is a perfect representation of Hatebreed in 2020, a fresh onslaught of soon-to-be classics with all the elements that led you here since day one», explains guitarist Frank Novinec.
Drummer Matt Byrne shares, «There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fueled drums on this record. I’m proud to say that we will consistently provide a soundtrack to which you can mosh in your living room and destroy your apartment».
Hatebreed previously shared a new album trailer, in which Jasta and guitarist Wayne Lozinak discuss the process of working with producer Zeuss. The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.
Let Them All Rot
Set It Right (Start With Yourself)
Weight of The False Self
Cling to Life
A Stroke of Red
Dig Your Way Out
This I Earned
Wings of The Vulture
The Herd Will Scatter
From Gold to Gray
The first single we spoke about above in this article was entitled When The Blade Drops.
«This is just a taste of what’s to come and we’re definitely going hard on this», says frontman Jamey Jasta. «The speed, intensity, and brutality that people have come to expect from us is on full display. Can’t wait to play this one live and see the pit erupt».
This standalone single also heralds the start of a new chapter in Hatebreed’s history that is guaranteed to be marked by the same ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring anthems, and poignant lyrics that have made them one of heavy music’s most unshakable institutions. When The Blade Drops effectively crystallizes the energy and fury of Hatebreed’s legendary live gigs into a sharper-than-a-guillotine anthem.
The anthemic track is a special treat for fans as Hatebreed finish their new album, due out later this year. While When The Blade Drops won’t appear on the forthcoming album, it certainly sets the table for what’s to come.