Hier das Statement:
"Roadrunner Records has officially announced the signing of Connecticut's HATEBREED. The band, who celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2005, land at Roadrunner following the announcement of their 2006 Ozzfest participation and the release of their exclusive track on "Headbanger's Ball: The Revenge".
Having worked with Roadrunner internationally for some time, HATEBREED are enthusiastically welcomed by Roadrunner's U.S. staff. "Not only have HATEBREED been one of the most influential bands of the past decade, there's no doubt that their best days and most crushing music is ahead of them. It's a privilege to be working with not only HATEBREED but also with Jamey Jasta, the very face of aggressive music itself," says Roadunner A&R man Mike Gitter. Vocalist and host of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" show, Jamey Jasta says of the signing, "I speak for the whole band when I say that we are more than excited to have our next album be released on Roadrunner Records worldwide. We are all big fans of the label. We're proud that Roadrunner Records is the new home for our music and message."
Due on August 29, HATEBREED's new album, "Supremacy", was recorded with longtime producer Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, TERROR) and mixer Mike Fraser (METALLICA, THE CULT). Says Jasta of the effort, "We feel that our new material is beyond anything we've ever done as far as ferocity and pure adrenaline goes. It is our most brutal and focused album to date while remaining true to our hardcore roots. We've added more thrash, death and crossover elements and have been able to keep the songs memorable and precise. To me every song on this album is an anthem. Every song gives me chills and makes me feel completely charged."
Ozzfest have tapped the band for the main stage this year. In previous years, the band played and headlined the second stage. Bassist Chris Beattie says of the Ozzfest opportunity, "Its an honor and privilege for us to be asked to fill a main-stage slot and we promise not to disappoint any of our diehards out there! So buy your tickets now and get prepared for the most intense riffing to date, see you this summer!" "