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Hatebreed won’t change for haters

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta insists his band won’t change direction to persuade haters to like them.

He believes their body of work speaks for itself and there’s no need to consider making any adjustments.

Jasta tells Metalship: “I want Hatebreed to be the Ramones of heavy music. We’re not the most handsome band, we’re not the most marketable band – but our songs are memorable.

“Everybody knows our name, our logo and at least a couple of songs. Even people that hate us know Live For This, Destroy Everything and I Will Be Heard. People that hate us know about us.

“So I say: don’t fuck with the formula. Keep it how it is. We’ve been doing this 20 years and the formula’s there; it works. People enjoy and love singing along.”

Hatebreed return to the UK in November, with Volbeat:

Nov 14: Nottingham Rock City

Nov 15: Glasgow Barrowlands

Nov 16: Manchester Academy

Nov 17: London Roundhouse

Nov 18: London Underworld

Nov 19: Portsmouth Pyramid

Nov 20: Norwich UEA

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.