Hate Breed, known as Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer, and Chris Beattie are moshcore band from New Haven, CT. Heavily influenced by Venom and Celtic Frost but formerly heavy rock, their touring schedule and notoriety sent the band into the metalcore music scene. They were heavily influenced by Slipknot and Slayer. Hate Breed also went on the European Unholy Alliance Tour in 2004. The band has gone through several members during its active history. Their first release in 1996 was Under the Knife, which met with great success. The residual effect of Slipknot on their music saw the release of Perseverance in 2002 and The Rise of Brutality in 2003. Hate Breed was a main performer at the Download Fesitval in Donnington, UK and Ozzfest in 2006. They also released Supremacy in 2006. Former guitarist Lou Richards died in September 13th, 2006. Former members of Hate Breed also included Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer, Jr., Jamie "Pushbutton", Nick Pappantonio, Lou Richards, Wayne Lozinak and Matt McIntosh. Hate Breed will be on tour with the Deftones in Australia from late February into March of 2007.
Hate Breed is a violent, in your face way to get the blood flowing. They're a real wakeup call for bands that lost their edge, because Hate Breed is all edge. Despite having distanced themselves from punk principles, they retain the classic American punk spirit. Hate Breed is all that it is to be musically alive. Their role of standard bearer along with Slipknot and Slayer is not to be taken lightly. And they make you want to break break chairs, furniture, and randomly assorted glassware as only they could make fulfilling in ways you never knew.