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Apr 08

HATEBREED: lyric video for provocative track “A.D.” released

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On HATEBREED‘s upcoming release The Concrete Confessional (May 13, Nuclear Blast), a number of tracks provide a pragmatic look at issues that have become front-and-center in today’s New Normal, and the track “A.D.” is a case in point.  Reflecting what is today a challenging time, it’s a song that fuses together frustration with torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jamey Jasta‘s immortal growl.

“‘A.D.’ was a way that I could voice my frustration about the loss of opportunities available to the average guy,” said lyricist/vocalist Jamey Jasta.  “With the government and big business drowning in corruption and greed, the everyday person is being squeezed, so achieving the American Dream is becoming less and less real.”

Check out the “A.D.” lyric video here:  https://youtu.be/qCgozwhkV-g

“We all need to pay closer attention to what our elected leaders are doing,” Jasta added.  “Start locally, in your own community, make your representatives accountable.”

Pre-order The Concrete Confessional via iTunes and receive “A.D.” immediately.

The Grammy-nominated HATEBREED Jasta, Frank Novinec/guitar, Chris Beattie/.bass, Wayne Lozinak/guitar, and Matt Byrne/drums – worked again with long-time producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Suicide Silence,Whitechapel) on The Concrete Confessional, the band’s seventh full-length recording.  The band will support the album with extensive touring, starting first with a headline run of the European Impericon Festivals 2016 that starts April 22 in Germany, and then headlining a 25-date North American trek with Devildriver (on all dates), Devil You Know and Act of Defiance on selected dates.  Go to www.hatebreed.com for the complete itinerary.

A.D.
The dream can’t be
What it used to be, ever again

I don’t want this dream or the grievance it brings
Can’t justify greed at the cost of equality
Tangled in endless archaic chains
Of power, profit, gain
What about the poor bearing poverty’s marks
What about the sick whose lives are torn apart
What about those whose rights aren’t respected
A nation of youth dejected

It’s time to rethink this dream you call American
Corrupt beliefs that some will call their heritage

A burdened soul once searching for liberty
Crowned in debt as the new face of slavery
Tied by design with a senseless hope
And a never-ending rope
What about the leaders abusing authority
Corrupt moral compass, guarded bureaucracy
What about those who died so we can live
Our complacency must end

It’s time to rethink this dream you call American
Corrupt beliefs that some will call their heritage

The dream can’t be
What it used to be, ever again

Spirits of the slain
Hiding in the corners of my mind
Screaming when I kneel to look inside
Stomach fucking turning
And now it’s disconcerting
Fight fire with fire, you’ll see everyone’s burning

Turn on the TV for the murder spree
Get distracted while they take your civil liberty
Thoughts and prayers again…
Is that what it’ll take
Which industries profit while lives are at stake

Now hear the media fools discuss the killer’s mind
Staring at the screen to tell us what they find
Manifesto, dollar worship, get on your knees
So they can sell us a cure for the American disease

It’s time to rethink this dream they call American
Corrupt system of beliefs some will call their heritage
It’s time to rethink this dream they call American
So one day it can mean something real again

The Concrete Confessional will be released on May 13th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The long awaited follow-up to The Divinity Of Purpose was produced by longtime collaborator Zeuss (ROB ZOMBIE, SUICIDE SILENCEWHITECHAPEL) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GODMEGADETH). Artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER).

The Concrete Confessional track list:
1. A.D.
2. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today
3. Seven Enemies
4. In The Walls
5. From Grace We’ve Fallen
6. Us Against Us
7. Something’s Off
8. Remember When
9. Slaughtered In Their Dreams
10. The Apex Within
11. Walking The Knife
12. Dissonance
13. Serve Your Masters

Pre-order your copy of The Concrete Confessional:
Nuclear Blast http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCNB
iTunes http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCIT

Visit HATEBREED online:
Hatebreed.com
facebook.com/hatebreed
www.twitter.com/hatebreed
intagram.com/hatebreedofficial

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