Hatebreed have been missing on the studio album front since January 2013's The Divinity of Purpose. This Friday, the wait ends with The Concrete Confessional, a 13-track, 37-minute collection via Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Jamey Jasta told Fuse his band "upped the ferocity," saying the record features "more speed, little bit more solos, technicality." He says the five-piece focused on dynamics, structuring and choruses, adding that longtime fans will notice new vocal techniques on a couple songs. Watch Jasta break down The Concrete Confessional above.
Below, the 38-year-old Connecticut native told Fuse about his favorite dive bar, a spot called Norb's Bar in Erie, Pennsylvania, His band once found a summertime haven there on a particularly air-conditioner–deficient day on tour with Ringworm and Shadows Fall. "We drank every last drop of booze in that entire place," he said. Watch the amusing anecdote below, and pre-order Hatebreed's The Concrete Confessional here.