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The overall lyrical theme of reclaiming control of your own life couldn’t be more apparent than on the final four songs of ’s The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast Records).  The concept of making decisions based on what your gut tells you is right, as opposed to what politicians or musicians or actors or drugs or alcohol or just the general mainstream society tries to force-feed its citizens through ads and billboards and marketing, is the album’s message.  Each in its own way, “The Apex Within,” “Walking The Knife,” “Dissonance,” and the album’s real-rocker-of-a-tune closer “Serve Your Masters,” cuts through the noise right to the heart of what is real.

As ’s Jamey Jasta put it, “There is so much that is happening in the world today that is fucked up, and people are putting blinders on to it.  I just want to spark some new thoughts.”

Check out the video track-by-track here:

The Concrete Confessional was released May 13, is ’s seventh studio album and the band’s career-highest-debuting disc, entering Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart at #13.  Vocalist Jamey Jasta, guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novisec, bassist Chris Beattle and Matt Byrne on drums are currently in the midst of a 25-date North American tour to support the album.  Following this North American run, Hatebreed will launch a second European trek.  Dates are below.

JUNE

1   Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonville, NC**

2   Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD**

3   Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA**

4   Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ**

5   Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada+

6   The Opera House, Toronto, Canada+

7   Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, PA+

8   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY+

9   Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT+

10   Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI+

11   Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT+

** Devil You Know supports

+ Act of Defiance supports

 

JUNE

16   Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

17   Hellfest, Clisson, France

18   Fete De La Musique, Geneva, Switzerland

 

JULY

2    With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany

3    Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland

6    Essigfabrik, Koln, Germany

8    Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain

9    Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany

12   Festival de Quebec, Quebec City, QC

13   Mavericks, Ottawa, ON

15   Chicago Open Air, Chicago, IL

 

AUGUST

13   Dirt Fest, Crofoot Festival Grounds, Pontiac, MI

26   Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

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