With their signature wrathful crunchy guitars, Hatebreed has laid the foundation for fusing new hardcore with their old NYC roots and a hint of metal. They’ve become a staple in the hardcore scene, meaning you’re bound to see some meathead walking around showing off his Hatebreed flame tattoo at least once in your life. Their last album, For The Lions, featured covers from bands like Black Flag, Slayer, and Bad Brains, while their new self-titled album due for release in late September is sure to get some blood boiling. They will be playing Starland Ballroom Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. All Ages. hatebreed.com.
Hatebreed: Brass Knuckleheads
—by Cristina Jimenez, August 27, 2009