Empire Productions welcomes 20 Years of Desire & 15 Years of Perseverance with
Unstoppable, Grammy-nominated hardcore juggernaut Hatebreed released their first full-length, the modern hardcore classic ‘Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire,’ back in November of 1997. The album set the tone for the type of moshable metal that would eventually go on to define the ’00s.
2002’s ‘Perseverance’ was a perfectly executed, packed-with-anthems follow up that has become emblematic of the era. In fact, the album’s iconic and lyrically uplifting track, “I Will Be Heard,” has become the band’s signature battle cry securing its place as the quintessential, fist-in-the-air chant of the new millennium, thanks to call-to-action that starts with “Now is the time for me to rise to my feet…”
In the 20 years since their definitive debut, Hatebreed have rightfully earned their status as hardcore legends. They’ve remained road warriors, touring constantly and reducing venues to pile of rubble and ash while sharing stages with everyone from Slipknot to Slayer and serving as one of the top tier headliner on multiple festivals,from Ozzfest to Mayhem to Warped Tour.
The band will embark on a headline tour this fall, celebrating the 20 years of ‘Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire’ and the 15 years of ‘Perseverance’ by playing a majority of songs from both albums, along with other fan favorites from across the entire Hatebreed catalogue.
Ⓒ 2014 // Metro + SmartBar