Hatebreed is a metalcore band from Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut. The band was founded in November 1994 by original members Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer and Chris Beattie. They quickly became one of the top bands in the genre due to their intense musical style and constant support and work for the scene. They quickly released a 3 song demo and then a split with New York's Neglect. They followed that up with a highly acclaimed EP called Under the Knife in 1996, and the following year released what many fans consider the definitive '90s album of the genre, Satisfaction is the Death of Desire on Victory Records, then the home of some of the biggest bands in metalcore. A constant touring schedule pushed them beyond the boundaries of the hardcore punk and metalcore scenes, and tours with national metal bands such as Slayer and Slipknot brought them to the attention of many non-hardcore/metalcore fans. These influences were apparent on the band's next two releases, 2002's Perseverance, and especially 2003's The Rise of Brutality. The band still maintain tight connections to the hardcore and metalcore communities, evidenced by the line...
|years active||1994 – Present (time)|
|music genre|| Metalcore |
|current members|| Jamey Jasta|
Sean Martin (musician)