HATEBREED's FRANK NOVINEC Speaks To Sweden's Rocksverige.se (Video)

April 14, 2014

Sweden's Rocksverige.se recently conducted an interview with guitarist Frank Novinec of Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED. You can now watch the chat below.

HATEBREED's latest album, "The Divinity Of Purpose", sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on January 29, 2013 in North America via Razor & Tie and on January 25, 2013 in Europe through Nuclear Blast. The effort was co-produced by HATEBREED, Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD),with Wilbur also handling mixing duties. The cover artwork was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS, GWAR).

In a 2013 interview with ARISTdirect, HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta stated about "The Divinity Of Purpose": "I wanted to put out a record that I wanted to play every song off of. I can't say that about the last album or maybe 'The Rise Of Brutality'. We've pretty much played all of those songs on 'Supremacy' and 'Perseverance' at some point. There are no songs we wouldn't rehearse. I think the only song we don't play off 'Perseverance' is 'Blood Soaked Memories', because it's so slow. With this record, there isn't a song like that. I'd look forward to jamming any one of these songs. They all feel pretty much timeless to me. That's a good sign. That's all you want. As an artist, you want to have a better record than your last. Already, I feel like this is a better record, and that's a good feeling to have."

Regarding the songwriting process for "The Divinity Of Purpose", Jasta said: "There was no pressure to do a record. We waited two-and-a-half years and we didn't really have a label in place. We funded the record ourselves. We had a very D.I.Y. ethic, and we just worked on stuff when it was a good working environment and we were inspired and motivated. Once there was interest, it was very similar to when we were getting ready to do 'Perseverance'. At that time, we were shopping demos, and a bidding war had started. We ended up signing with Universal. This time, we had songs, and people had heard certain songs. Again, a bidding war happened. We were like, 'It's cool to be in this position again and have this interest from the label still so deep in our career.' The same thing happened for Europe. We had a lot of labels interested. It gave us confidence in the fact that if all of these labels are fighting over us we should really have an awesome record. Having that interest helped us have a better outlook on everything."

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