Hatebreed has a new album on the way.
The veteran hardcore band is scheduled to release its next album, Weight of the False Self Nov. 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders for the album are open. In anticipation of the album’s release ,the band debuted the lyric video for its lead single/title track Friday.
The video places the song’s lyrics over imagery, such as a burning cityscape and crumbling statues (whose remains are being lifted to the sky instead of falling to the ground). The crumbling statues going skyward is meant to help illustrate the song’s lyrical message of rising above everything happening in the world and being a better person. That is a familiar message that has run through all of the band’s songs.
Front man Jamey Jasta talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.
“When writing lyrics and riffs, I try to be in the moment, getting a mental picture of my current reality in order to convey what I want to say,” said Jasta about the new material. “Sometimes, I think my reality consists of two irreducible elements, expressed by the age-old interior battle of the dualistic self. The angel on one shoulder stands firm, providing reason, wisdom, and compassion while the devil dances angrily on the other, ranting with passion, spite, and dark desire. I often wonder if a truly centered mind is attainable, an effortless and non-dualistic state of equilibrium. Until then, I’ll just listen to both sides of my personality and hope I make the right choice. At the end of the day, the listener will choose to hear what they want, but when I am writing, I imagine the voice of the angel to be a lil’ louder.”
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Weight of the False Self’ is just as familiar to audiences as its lyrical theme. That is evident through the heaviness in front man Jamey Jasta’s vocal delivery, the crunching guitars, pounding drums and equally heavy bass. The approach taken here is everything that audiences have come to expect from Hatebreed.
Weight of the False Self was produced by the band’s longtime friend ZEUSS, who produced many of the band’s previous albums. The album’s cover art was designed by Eliran Kantor.
The record’s track listing is noted below.
WEIGHT OF THE FALSE SELF TRACK LISTING:
“Let Them All Rot”
“Set It Right (Start With Yourself)”
“Weight of The False Self”
“Cling to Life”
“A Stroke of Red”
“Dig Your Way Out”
“This I Earned”
“Wings of The Vulture”
“The Herd Will Scatter”
“From Gold to Gray”
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