Hatebreed Perform Songs by Slayer, Metallica, Black Flag and Others on New Covers Disc

Hardcore metal leaders Hatebreed are set to release their long-awaited new covers album, For the Lions, on Tuesday May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly Koch Records).

The songs on For the Lions were carefully selected by Hatebreed to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit" (Bad Brains), “Thirsty" (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

For the Lions was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

For a preview of “Suicidal Maniac,” please click on myspace.com/hatebreed.

In additional Hatebreed news, the band announces the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak

Frontman Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging onstage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but Hatebreed will forge on.”

Sean M. Martin comments "After 10 years, I've decided to leave Hatebreed. This in no way reflects my personal relationship with Jamey, Chris, Matt and Frank, they're four of my closest friends and I'll always love them with all my heart. I want to thank all of the fans as well as the guys in the band and crew, past and present, for giving me some of the best times of my life."

Hatebreed will play a special one-off show on May 1 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, performing songs from the forthcoming covers album and of course, long-time favorites.

Hatebreed will also be kicking off a short world tour appearing at the following European Festivals:

June 20th / Hellfest, Clisson, France

July 3rd / Vainstream, Munster, Germany

July 4th / With Full Force, Germany

July 6th / Metalcamp, Tomlin, Slovenia

July 24th / Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican July 25th / Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatro Flores July 26th / Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Lux

Look for Hatebreed to tour behind For the Lions with a full round of dates to be announced later this year.

The complete track listing for For the Lions is to include the following covers:

Slayer – Ghosts of War

Cro-Mags - It's The Limit

Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Maniac

Sepultura - Refuse/Resist

Metallica – Escape

Bad Brains – Supertouch/Shitfit

Misfits – Hatebreeders

D.R.I. - Evil Minds

Madball - Set It Off

Sick of It All - Shut Me Out

Black Flag- Thirsty

Negative Approach - Sick of Talk

Crowbar - All I Had I Gave

Merauder - Life Is Pain

Agnostic Front - Your Mistake

Judge - Hear Me

Obituary - I'm in Pain

Subzero - Boxed In

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