Jamey Jasta | vocals
Chris Beattie | bass
Wayne Lozinak | guitars
Frank Novinec | guitars
Matthew Byrne | drums
This year, the METAL ON THE HILL Festival will take place on 17 and 18 August on the Schlossberg hill in Graz. Insofar we are pleased to announce the second METAL ON THE HILL Festival WARM UP on Monday, 30 July!
With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, HATEBREED cement themselves as one of heavy music's strongest institutions on their seventh full-length offering and very first for Nuclear Blast worldwide, 2016's »The Concrete Confessional«. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet - Jamey Jasta (vocals), Chris Beattie (bass), Wayne Lozinak (guitars), Frank Novinec (guitars), and Matthew Byrne (drums) - has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide. 2013's »The Divinity Of Purpose« earned their highest entry on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #17 with impressive first-week sales in excess of 17,000. When it came time to return to the studio after two years on the road, Jasta and his cohorts clung to the bedrock on which their legacy stands firm.
"There's nothing better than loud amps in the face, cranked up riffs that hit you right in the chest and lyrics that spark a new thought and give you a charge," he declares. "That's our musical DNA. We could just be who we are. We don't need to incorporate whatever the trend is. We can just be HATEBREED. There are some new highlights to the game, but you know it's us."
Support I: ROADKILL
ROADKILL is a classic 3-man old school speed / thrash metal band from Graz / Austria. Founded in 2014, they've been trying to reactivate the early 80s Heavy Metal à la Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Overkill, Destruction.
Fast-paced, straightforward and yet stocky with sophisticated breaks and off-beats, the sawing riffs directly drill into the listener's brain and force inevitably any metalhead to headbang.
Support II: SILENCER
These five guys are committed to the slightly different kind of German-speaking music. Entirely in the style of 36 Crazyfists, Deftones and Korn, Silencer offers a good deal of hard riffs and catchy melodies. They play at festival shows at home and abroad together with bands like Puddle of Mudd, Stick to your guns, Anti Flag and many more.
That's German Rockcore, that's SILENCER.