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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, Hatebreed returns with their first new single in four years with ‘When The Blade Drops.’ 

Hardcore veterans Hatebreed have returned with the first new music in four years. Get a look/listen to the brand new single ‘When The Blade Drops” below.

This is just a taste of what’s to come and we’re definitely going hard on this one,” 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.”

At just under three minutes, ‘When the Blade Drops’ reaffirms the GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet’s status as one of the most impactful acts in metal and heralds the start of a new chapter in Hatebreed’s rock-solid history.

Expect doses of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring tracks and pointed 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.  Stay tuned for more details on Hatebreed’s eighth studio album soon.

When the Blade Drops’ arrives hot on the heels of Hatebreed’s sold-out 25th Anniversary shows in 2019 and the unprecedented success of 2016’s The Concrete Confessional.

Hatebreed will be closing this year’s Bloodstock Open Air on the Sophie stage on Sunday night. Tickets on sale NOW.


Hatebreed will be touring Europe this spring with Parkway Drive. Dates are below.


With Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Venom Prison:

1 April — Hamburg, Germany — Sporthalle Hamburg

2 Apr — Leipzig, Germany — Arena Leipzig

3 Apr — Munich, Germany — Olympiahalle

4 Apr — Zürich, Switzerland — Samsung Hall Zürich

6 Apr — Budapest, Hungary — Budapest Arena

7 Apr — Wien, Austria — arte Hotel Wien Stadthalle

9 Aor — Frankfurt Am Main, Germany — Festhalle Messe Frankfurt GmbH

10 Apr — Schijndel, Netherlands — Schijndel

11 Apr — Dortmund, Germany — Westfalenhallen

13 Apr — Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg — Rockhal

15 Apr — Paris, France — Zénith de Paris

16 Apr — Bruxelles, Belgium — Forest National

18 Apr — London, United Kingdom — The SSE Arena, Wembley


Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2020