“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.
HATEBREED ON TOUR:
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