American metal band Hatebreed, is back with a vengeance with their latest release The Concrete Confessional which is set to be released on Friday, May 13th.  To coincide with their release, the band is kicking off the American leg of “The Concrete Confessional World Tour” at The Odeon on Friday night with special guests: Devildriver and Devil You Know.

After touring extensively after the 2013 release: The Divinity of Purpose for two years; the band got back into to the studio with long time producer Zeuss in the fall of 2015 with fantastic results.

The opening track “A.D.” sets the groundwork for the next 13 songs.  This politically tinged song about the disillusionment of the American Dream starts out with thrashing guitars mixed with the power of double bass drums.  Lead singer Jamey Jasta screams “Corrupt beliefs, that some will call their heritage” let’s the listener know right away that this isn’t your typical thrash-metal song.

The machine gun chug of ‘Looking Down The Barrel Of Today’ proves to be uplifting.  “I wanted something to get crowds pumped up,” Jasta admits. “So many fans will tell us, “Your records help me get through my life.” I needed to encourage this cyclical power to get up and face the day. You either make the best of today, or you’re done in by it.”

Other key track include: “Something’s Off” and “The Apex Within.”

If you want to get your blood pumping or you need a natural shot of adrenaline; I suggest you check out Hatebreed’s latest album: The Concrete Confessional on Nuclear Blast Records.   You won’t be disappointed.

Be one of the first to hear these songs live by checking out Hatebreed at The Odeon in The Flats on Friday, May 13.

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Greg Drugan has been attending concerts since 1982 and has seen everyone from AC/DC to ZZ Top. Classic rock is his forte, but he is also well versed in alternative and pop music. When not attending concerts, Greg can be found teaching history, psychology and the history of rock n roll at a rural high school where he also serves as the head track coach. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with his family.