After landing the biggest song of their 25-year career, selling out shows worldwide, and finishing the victory lap of an intense three-year cycle, Hatebreed return with their first new single in four years with ‘When The Blade Drops.’ Check it out below or grab your copy from all the usual places.
“This is just a taste of what’s to come and we’re definitely going hard on this one,” says frontman Jamey Jasta. “The speed, intensity, and brutality that people have come to expect from us is on full display. Can’t wait to play this one live and see the pit erupt.”
At just under three minutes, “When the Blade Drops” reaffirms the GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet’s status as one of the most impactful acts in metal and heralds the start of a new chapter in Hatebreed’s rock solid history. Expect doses of ruthless breakdowns, pit-stirring tracks and pointed lyrics that have made them one of heavy music’s most unshakable institutions. “When the Blade Drops” effectively crystallizes the energy and fury of Hatebreed’s legendary live gigs into a sharper-than-a-guillotine anthem.
The anthemic track is a special treat for fans as Hatebreed finish their new album, due out later this year. While ‘When the Blade Drops’ won’t appear on the forthcoming album, it certainly sets the table for what’s to come. Stay tuned for more details on Hatebreed’s eighth studio album soon.
“When the Blade Drops” arrives hot on the heels of Hatebreed’s sold-out 25th Anniversary shows in 2019 and the unprecedented success of 2016’s The Concrete Confessional. Not only did the latter tally up 42 million total Spotify streams, but the single, “Looking Down The Barrel of Today” also clocked 25 million-plus Spotify streams. The Guardian bestowed a 4-out-of-5 star rating on the album.
Hatebreed will be touring Europe this spring with Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns and Venom Prison, including the SSE Arena in London on April 18th.
Header photo by Jeremy Saffer