Hatebreed Announces New Album’s Release Date, Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Nuclear Blast Records

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Hatebreed has a new album on the way.

The Connecticut-based hardcore band announced today that it will release its latest album this summer.  The album, The Concrete Confessional, will be released Friday, May 13th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.  The album is the band’s first since 2013’s The Divinity of Purpose and the band’s seventh overall full-length studio recording.  This is not counting the band’s 2009 covers album For The Lions.  The album is available for pre-order online now here.  In a number of special limited edition bundle packs that include: vinyl copies of The Concrete Confessional, t-shirts, posters, a Prayer candle, skull and mace journal, digital download of the new album, and much more.

Hatebreed recorded its new album in Connecticut.  Longtime friend and producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel) manned the boards once again for this album.  Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Megadeth) handled mixing duties.  The band’s sound on its upcoming album is just as heavy as its previous offerings.  And its lyrical themes are just as polarizing with topics ranging from police brutality to the seeming slow death of the American dream, the rise of terrorism around the globe, and much more.  Fans and audiences alike can get an early taste of The Concrete Confessional now thanks to a trailer featuring three of the album’s featured songs—‘Looking Down The Barrel of Today,’ ‘A.D.,’ and ‘The Apex Within’—here.

 

Courtesy:  Nuclear Blast Records

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

 

The band has also announced that in anticipation of the album’s release, it will launch an extensive spring/summer tour that launches Saturday, April 23rd.  The first leg of the band’s tour will take the band through select cities across Europe.  It runs through Saturday, May 7th in Munich, Germany.  After taking a week off to rest and recharge the band will launch the North American leg of its tour on Friday, May 13th in Cleveland, Ohio.  The North American leg of the tour currently runs through June 11th and also includes a stop in North Carolina on Wednesday, June 1st.  From there, the band will take some more time off to prep for its return to Europe on June 16th.  The second European leg of the tour currently runs through August 26th in Sulingen, Germany.  There is also a performance at the Chicago Open Air Festival in Chicago, IL mixed in there on July 15th.  More dates are expected to be announced in the days to come.  For now the band’s current tour schedule is listed below.  Ticketing and VIP package information is available online now here.

 

The confirmed tour dates are as follows:

 

APRIL

22   Turbinenhalle, Oberfhausen, Germany*

23   Agra, Leipzig, Germany*

24   Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark^

25   Bla, Oslo, Norway^

26   Sticky Fingers, Goteborg, Sweden^

27   En Arena, Stockholm, Sweden^

29   Groezrock Festival, Meerhout, Belgium

 

MAY

1   Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands*

2   Academy, Manchester, UK*

3   02 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK*

4   Les Docks, Paris, France *

5   X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland*

6   Arena, Vienna, Austria*

7   Zenith, Munich, Germany*

 

* Impericon Festival date

^ Hatebreed headline date

 

(North American headline tour)

13   The Odeon, Cleveland, OH**

14   The Metro, Chicago, IL**

15   Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE**

16   The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO**

17   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT**

19   Regency Center Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA**

20   Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA**

21   The Glass House, Pomona, CA**

22   Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA**

23   The Marquee, Tempe, AZ**

25   Warehouse Live, Houston, TX**

26   Republic New Order, New Orleans, LA**

27   Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas, TX**

28   Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK

29   River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX

31   The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA**

 

JUNE

1   Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonville, NC**

2   Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD**

3   Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA**

4   Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ**

5   Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada+

6   The Opera House, Toronto, Canada+

7   Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA+

8   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY+

9   Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT+

10  Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI+

11  Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT+

 

 

16   Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

17   Hellfest, Clisson, France

 

JULY

2   With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany

7   Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain

9   Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany

15  Chicago Open Air, Chicago, IL

 

AUGUST

26   Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

 

** Devil You Know supports

+ Act of Defiance supports

 

More information on Hatebreed’s upcoming album, tour, and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.hatebreed.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hatebreed

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hatebreed

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