Hatebreed Unleash New Song, Weight Of The False Self
Their new record – the follow-up to 2016’s The Concrete Confessional – goes by the name Weight Of The False Self, and is “a perfect representation of Hatebreed in 2020, a fresh onslaught of soon-to-be classics with all the elements that led you here since day one,” according to guitarist Frank Novinec.
“When writing lyrics and riffs, I try to be in the moment, getting a mental picture of my current reality in order to convey what I want to say,” adds frontman Jamey Jasta.
“Sometimes, I think my reality consists of two irreducible elements, expressed by the age-old interior battle of the dualistic self. The angel on one shoulder stands firm, providing reason, wisdom, and compassion while the devil dances angrily on the other, ranting with passion, spite, and dark desire. I often wonder if a truly centred mind is attainable, an effortless and non-dualistic state of equilibrium. Until then, I’ll just listen to both sides of my personality and hope I make the right choice. At the end of the day, the listener will choose to hear what they want, but when I am writing, I imagine the voice of the angel to be a lil’ louder.”
Drummer Matt Byrne continues, “There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fuelled drums on this record. I’m proud to say that we will consistently provide a soundtrack to which you can mosh in your living room and destroy your apartment.”
To coincide with the album announcement, the hardcore champs have unveiled the title-track – a typically crushing Hatebreed banger that’ll no doubt keep fans incredibly happy.
Listen to Weight Of The False Self below, and pre-order the full album here.
Though Weight Of The False Self is the first taste of new music we’re getting from Hatebreed’s new album, the band have still been busy with other creative endeavours in 2020. Earlier this week, Jamey launched his very own Jasta Pasta, while August brought with it some delicious-sounding Live For This Lager.
Catch Hatebreed supporting Parkway Drive at the Viva The Underdogs Tour next year:
30 Vienna Stadthalle
1 Leipzig Messe
3 Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal
5 Frankfurt Festhalle
6 Brussels Forest National
7 Paris Zenith
9 Dortmund Westfalenhalle
10 Hamburg Sporthalle
11 Berlin Velodrom
12 Prague Forum Karlin
14 Zürich Halle 622
15 München Olympiahalle
18 London SSE Arena, Wembley
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