Hatebreed are a heavy hitting band from Connecticut, USA, forming in 1994. They began their career with a three track split seven inch release with New York’s Neglect in 1995. They followed that up with the highly acclaimed EP “Under the Knife” in 1996. The following year they released “Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire” on Victory Records which sold more copies than any other début in the history of the record company at the time.
Tours with well-respected metal bands such as Slayer, Deftones, Entombed and Napalm Death influenced their music and brought them to the attention of many non-hardcore fans. 2002 saw the band release their second full length “Perseverance” and not long after in 2003 they released their third, “The Rise of Brutality”. After the release of “The Rise of Brutality”, the band toured extensively taking part in worldwide tours which included Europe and the UK as well as their native country.
The band’s fourth album, “Supremacy”, was released in mid-2006, their first through Roadrunner Records, featuring new guitarist Frank Novinec. After this release the band once again played large festival dates including Ozzfest and Wacken Open Air. The band signed a worldwide deal with Koch Records for the release of their live DVD “For The Lions” which was released in mid-2008.
Hatebreed’s fifth studio album, entitled “Hatebreed”, was released in 2009. After years of touring and planning the band released their sixth studio album, “The Divinity of Purpose” which was released in early 2013.