Hatebreed‘s Chris Beattie: ”No matter what you do in life, but especially as a bass player, you’ve got to keep learning”

Chris Beattie
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”We did our last tour with the Dropkick Murphys, and  our last show was October 15, 2019. We got home and started exchanging ideas back and forth, and then we started demoing the new album. I was done recording by the second week of December 2019, a couple of months before the current pandemic. We had a full tour booked with Parkway Drive slated to start in April 2020, so we can’t wait to go play the new stuff.  

“I have my own signature Jackson bass. I’ve had it for over 10 years now. We keep it simple in the studio: I just like that SansAmp crank. We knew we wanted a dirty sound and we didn’t want to go too crazy with effects, so we just cranked it and got it as dirty as we can. It’s my go-to pedal that I use on tour. I have a few of them, just in case. 

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