Video: HATEBREED Performs New Song 'A.D.' Live In Vienna, Austria
May 8, 2016
Fan-filmed video footage of Connecticut-based hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED performing a brand new song, "A.D.", on May 6 in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Concrete Confessional", which will be released on May 13 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2013's "The Divinity Of Purpose" was produced by longtime collaborator Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCE, WHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH). The artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER).
A number of tracks provide a pragmatic look at issues that have become front-and-center in today's New Normal, and "A.D." is a case in point. Reflecting what is today a challenging time, it's a song that fuses together frustration with torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jamey Jasta's immortal growl.
"'A.D.' was a way that I could voice my frustration about the loss of opportunities available to the average guy," said Jasta. "With the government and big business drowning in corruption and greed, the average person is being squeezed, so achieving the American Dream is becoming less and less real.
"We all need to pay closer attention to what our elected leaders are doing," Jasta added. "Start locally, in your own community, make your representatives accountable."
"A.D." is now available as an instant-grat track when "The Concrete Confessional" is pre-ordered on iTunes.
Regarding the "The Concrete Confessional" artwork, Jasta said: "I think da Vinci said it best when he said painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. Marcelo was able to capture a feeling that will accompany our musical and lyrical vision and he put together a striking piece that speaks volumes."
"The Concrete Confessional" track listing:
01. A.D. 02. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today 03. Seven Enemies 04. In The Walls 05. From Grace We've Fallen 06. Us Against Us 07. Something's Off 08. Remember When 09. Slaughtered In Their Dreams 10. The Apex Within 11. Walking The Knife 12. Dissonance 13. Serve Your Masters
In support of "The Concrete Confessional", HATEBREED will embark on a North American headlining tour. Joining them on the trek are modern metal stalwarts DEVILDRIVER, Nuclear Blast labelmates DEVIL YOU KNOW and Metal Blade recording artists ACT OF DEFIANCE (featuring former MEGADETH members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover).
HATEBREED's last 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.
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