Start from nothing
Stop at nothing, hellbent
Never put myself in that position again
-- Looking Down the Barrel of Today
Revered for their aggressive and intense music, coupled with self-empowering and positive lyrics, hardcore mettallers Hatebreed have released the official video for 'Looking Down The Barrel of Today'! The track is taken from their forthcoming album, The Concrete Confessional, due out May 13.
Directed by David Brodsky (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, All That Remains) the performance piece was shot earlier this month at the band's rehearsal space in Connecticut. The video opens with the preface"Welcome to Two Minutes and Forty-Seven Seconds with Hatebreed", and includes special text throughout that was written by vocalist Jamey Jasta as a message of keeping a positive mental attitude.
You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/viD6JMRGbbM
In addition, the track 'Looking Down the Barrel of Today' is now available at iTunes as an instant-grat track when pre-ordering The Concrete Confessional via iTunes. Order here: http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCIT
Listen to new track 'A.D': https://youtu.be/qCgozwhkV-g
Historically, most hard rock/metal music doesn't take on social issues, but that's not the case with 'The Concrete Confessional'. A number of the album tracks provide a pragmatic look at issues that have come to the forefront of today's status quo, and the track 'A.D.' is a case in point. Dissecting what the American Dream means in a climate of upheaval, it's a song that fuses together frustration with torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums and Jamey Jasta's immortal growl.
"I grew up believing in the American Dream" explains lyricist/vocalist Jasta, "That in America, if you work hard, you can achieve anything you want. But today, with government and big business drowning in corruption and greed, the everyday person is being squeezed, so achieving the American Dream is becoming less and less realistic. 'A.D.' was a way I could voice my frustration about that."
"We all need to pay closer attention to what our elected leaders are doing," Jasta added. "Start locally, in your own community, know where your dollar is going, make your representatives accountable."
Hatebreed worked again with long-time producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel) on 'The Concrete Confessional', the band's seventh full-length recording. The band will support the album with extensive touring, starting with a headline slot on the European Impericon Festival that rolls into the UK for shows at Manchester's Academy on 2nd May and London's O2 Forum Kentish Town on 3rd May. The band then headline a 25-date North American trek. Click to www.hatebreed.com for the complete itinerary.
PRE-ORDER 'THE CONCRETE CONFESSIONAL':
iTunes - http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCIT
Amazon CD - http://bit.ly/AMZHatebreed
Amazon Vinyl - http://bit.ly/AMZHatebreedVinyl
UK exclusive bundles are also available to pre-order; a CD/beanie bundle and a limited edition white vinyl version - http://bit.ly/HatebreedShop
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