HATEBREED have released a video to the ferocious opening track to their new album, Weight Of The False Self, directed by Justin Reich. ‘Instinctive (Slaughterlust)’ is the second song to be taken from their forthcoming LP.
“In a fight for survival, which a lot of us are right now, we must channel our inner animal and trust our instincts”, says frontman Jamey Jasta.
Weight of The False Self, the band’s eighth studio album is set for release on 27 November via Nuclear Blast. The 12-track album is packed with the band’s signature pit-starting anthems and is available for pre-order here.
Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged themselves and their writing style in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience. Weight of The False Self is a perfect representation of Hatebreed in 2020, a fresh onslaught of soon-to-be classics with all the elements that led you here since day one,” explains guitarist Frank Novinec.
Drummer Matt Byrne shares, “There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fueled drums on this record. I’m proud to say that we will consistently provide a soundtrack to which you can mosh in your living room and destroy your apartment.”
Hatebreed previously shared an album trailer, in which Jasta and guitarist Wayne Lozinak discuss the process of working with the project’s producer Zeuss. Renowned for their ability to provide an intense, cathartic release for their fans, HATEBREED challenged themselves and their writing style in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening and lack of social patience.
Weight of The False Self proves without a doubt that over 20 years deep into an iconic career, Hatebreed remain as vital as ever. The album artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.