Conneticut metal heavyweight Hatebreed have returned with their first new single in four years in the form of “When The Blade Drops”.

“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.”

The anthemic track, which you can pick up here, 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.

Hatebreed will be touring Europe this spring with Parkway Drive and will return to the UK in August to headline the Sophie Lancaster Stage at this year’s Bloodstock Festival

Tour Dates (with Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Venom Prison):

04/01 — Hamburg — Sporthalle Hamburg
04/02 — Leipzig — Arena Leipzig
04/03 — Munich — Olympiahalle
04/04 — Zürich — Samsung Hall Zürich
04/06 — Budapest — Budapest Arena
04/07 — Wien — arte Hotel Wien Stadthalle
04/09 — Frankfurt Am Main — Festhalle Messe Frankfurt GmbH
04/10 — Schijndel — Schijndel
04/11 — Dortmund — Westfalenhallen
04/13 — Esch-sur-alzette — Rockhal
04/15 — Paris — Zénith de Paris
04/16 — Bruxelles — Forest National
04/18 — London — The SSE Arena, Wembley

Hatebreed released The Concrete Confessional through Nuclear Blast Records on May 13, 2016 and you can pick up your copy here.

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