Perhaps the hardest working US hardcore band of the late 90s, Hatebreeds crushing combination of old-school hardcore and aggressive metal flourishes enabled them to be almost constantly on the road in support of bands as diverse as NOFX and Morbid Angel. Intended as a simple, but brutal rebuff to the music scene, Jamey Jasta (James Shanahan, 7 August 1978, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; vocals), Chris The X-Mas Bitch Beattie (b. 7 September 1976, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA; bass), Larry Dwyer Jnr. (guitar), Wayne Lozinak (guitar) and Dave Russo (drums) formed the band in New Haven, Connecticut, USA in 1994. Their first demo, the three-track Hate Stricken Creation, made an instant impact on the extreme music scene and two split-singles followed before the release of the Under The Knife demo on Jastas own label. Distributed by Victory Records, the release soon became one of the hottest sellers in the catalogue, bringing Hatebreed to the...
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