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Hatebreed have shared the release date for their eighth studio album, Weight of The False Self.
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It follows on from 2016’s The Concrete Confessional and is set to drop on 27th November through Nuclear Blast records.
“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,” says frontman Jamey Jasta. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Weight of The False Self was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, a frequent collaborator who brought out the best in the metalcore icons.
“There’s no shortage of beefy riffs and adrenaline-fueled drums on this record”, adds drummer Matt Byrne. “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 recently shared their first new single in four years, When The Blade Drops. It will not appear on the new album, but is available for stream and purchase now.
Digital pre-orders for the album are available now, with physicals to follow.