Max Cavalera on the Jasta Show

In today’s episode of the Jasta show, Jamey Jasta sits down with Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura, and the Cavalera Conspiracy). They discuss the upcoming Cavalera Conspiracy record, Max's upcoming track with the Acacia Strain, sobriety, upcoming track with the Acacia Strain, the creation of Soulfly, touring with Slayer, the possibility of a Sepultura reunion, and all things Ozzy.

Max on starting Soulfly after Sepultura dissolved: “For five months I was locked in getting wasted on pills and booze. I lost my weapon. Sepultura was my weapon in which I fought the world…people started kicking my ass to get back in the game…Ozzy was one of them…He sat down with me and said if you really want to do it you can…I did it with Sabbath.”

Max on a Sepultura Reunion Show: "“People have been trying to get us to do it. Even Sharon (Osbourne) offered us a lot of money to headline Ozzfest. There has been some offers for promoters for serious money. For me I am worried about the actual event. The actual band. It can go really bad or really good."

Killer Be Killed's debut self titled record is out now on Nuclear Blast.  The Cavalera Conspiracy's new record, Pandemonium is out November 4th on Napalm Records.

“The Jasta Show” podcast is available for free via the official Jamey Jasta websiteSoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher now!

THE JASTA SHOW: Randy Blythe of LAMB OF GOD Discusses his New Book, the Czech Republic, Prison, Poetry and Sobriety

In today’s episode of THE JASTA SHOWJamey Jasta sits down with Randy Blythe from Lamb of God. They discuss Gwar B-Q, Dave Brockie, Jello Biafra , staying sober, prison, Randy's love of literature, Randy announces writing his upcoming book, the wall of Death at Ozzfest, and the writing of Redneck.

Randy on sobriety and getting sober on tour: “I was writing about drinking in my book, I address it quite a bit. It stopped working the last night I got drunk. It worked when I got to a place where everything that bothered me was shutdown. I drink because I didn’t like many things about myself and many things about the world. I didn’t want to cope with that.”

Randy on Barricades, what he learned from the events in the Czech Republic, and if there was a life lesson: “No there was no fucking lesson just tragedy. A dead fucking kid. Though I caught a bullet. It was bound to happen to someone. The barricade at that show was non-existent. The security is non-existent. If I were to do it again I would have stopped the show.”

Randy on his book’s subject matter: “Basically in starts the second I am arrested and it will finish at the end of the trial. It will tell day by day exactly what prison was like. Though the events at that story is just the framework that carries the book along and lets me talk about whatever I want to talk about because I go back and forth in time a lot.”

Randy on the book’s writing process: “I have been writing my book for a while but the majority of my book has been written since January. It will be released early part of next year along with the new Lamb of God record…I started writing lyrics for the next record in prison.”

Randy Blythe has an Art Exhibit running May to June 2015 in New York at the Sacred Arts Gallery.

“The Jasta Show” podcast is available for free via the official Jamey Jasta websiteSoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher now!


Hatebreed announces Winter tour with headliner Black Label Society and other supporting act Butcher Babies. The tour kicks off December 28th in Spokane, WA and tickets will go on sale Friday, September 19. Prior to this tour, Hatebreed will be heading out to South America, Europe and the UK with Napalm Death and Volbeat (tour dates below).

Tickets are on sale now at

Hatebreed lead vocalist Jamey Jasta comments, “Playing with Zakk is always a good time and we hardly ever get to play some of these cities so we're excited to hit the road with our Ozzfest alums!"

Hatebreed’s last album, The Divinity of Purpose (Razor & Tie), was released in January 2013 to rave reviews the world over.  The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week marking the band’s highest career album chart entry to date.

Hatebreed Tour Dates

w/Napalm Death

September 26 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Circo Voador September 27 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Caricoa Club September 28 – Curitiba, Brazil – Music Hall September 30 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Vorterix October 1 – Santiago, Chile – Teatro Caupolican October 3 – Bogota, Columbia – Teatro Las Vegas October 5 – Mexico City, Mexico – Jose Cuervo Salon October 24 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto* October 25 – San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest+

November 6 – Enschede, Netherlands – Poppodium Atak (Hatebreed only) November 7 – Aalborg, Denmark – Metal Fest+ November 8 – Chemnitz, Germany – Arena November 9 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol November 10 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof November 11 – Genf, Switzerland – Le’Usine November 12 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik November 13 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix


November 14 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City (Sold Out) November 15 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands (Sold Out) November 16 – Manchester, UK – Academy November 17 – London, UK – Roundhouse November 18 – London, UK – Underworld (Hatebreed only – Sold Out) November 19 – Portsmouth, UK – Pyramid November 20 – Norwich, UK – UEA November 21 – Paris, France – Trabendo (Hatebreed only) November 22 – Torhout, Belgium – De Mast (Hatebreed only)

w/Back Label Society December 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House December 29 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom December 30 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre December 31 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central January 2 – Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre January 3 – Regina, SK – Convention Hall – Arts Centre January 4 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre January 5 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Community Auditorium January 7 – London, ON – London Music Hall January 8 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus January 9 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis January 10 – Syracuse, NY – F Shed At the Market January 12 – Reading, PA – Reverb January 13 – Portland, ME – State Theatre January 14 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater January 16 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre January 17 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion January 18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore January 20 – Oklahoma, OK – Diamond Ballroom January 22 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium

*w/Back Label Society +Festival

This Week on The Jasta Show: Tom G. Warrior Discusses his Passion as a Songwriter and Stix Zadinia Talks Boobs

Jamey Jasta has released new episodes of "The Jasta Show" featuring Frank Novinec (Guitar Player for Hatebreed), John Reese (Founder of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival),  Stix Zadinia (Drummer for Steel Panther), Vicky Hungerford (Founder of Bloodstock) and Tom G. Warrior (Vocalist/Guitarist for Triptykon). John discusses KnotFest, a Guns N' Roses fiasco in Colombia, creating headliners in metal, the importance of big production stage shows, the likelihood of a Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde, a Sepultura reunion with Max Cavalera, his dream acts for Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and how to get on the festival.

Frank discusses Sebastian Bach vs Johnny Solinger, his love for Kiss, legacy bands in Europe, playing the hits, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, rock cruises, and European Festivals.

Stix discusses boobs, polish boobs, anal play, the notion of groupies, Wasp, Judas Priest, and jamming with celebrities.

Vicky discusses the hardships women working in the heavy metal industry face, future headliners, great up & coming bands, potential acts on Bloodstock, the Bloodstock brand and evolution of the festival.

Tom discusses sustaining passion in the music industry, finding inspiration in music, the learning experience from Cold Lake, and creating independent art.

“The Jasta Show” podcast is available for free via the official Jamey Jasta websiteSoundcloudiTunes and Stitcher now!


This Week on THE JASTA SHOW: Suicide Silence Discuss the Success of You Can't Stop Me and Eddie Hermida!

This week, Jamey Jasta released new “The Jasta Show” episodes with Derrick Green (Vocalist for Sepultura), Frankie Palmeri (Vocalist for Emmure), Mark Heylmun (Guitarist for Suicide Silence), Chris Garza (Guitarist for Suicide Silence) and Dan Kenny (Bassist for Suicide Silence). Derrick discusses Sepultura vs. Soulfly, haunted places, touring Brazil, cutting his hair, prank calls and being the first band to play Cuba.

Frankie discusses getting nudes on Myspace, his feud with Vincent from the Acacia Strain and his love for Japanese Porn Star, Hitomi Tanaka.

In the Suicide Silence special episodes they discuss how You Can't Stop Me had the band's highest first week sales ever, how the band would not have continued on without Eddie Hermida, their gear setups, UFC, and the Gathering of the Juggalos.

“The Jasta Show” podcast is available for free via the official Jamey Jasta website, Soundcloud, iTunes and Stitcher now! Subsequent episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays.


This Fall, Hatebreed will be playing the Biggest Heavy Music Festival and Experience... KNOTFEST! Over 60 bands on 5 Stages destroy KNOTFEST on October 24, 25, 26, in San Bernardino, CA ... Check out over 20 Festival Attractions including the RING OF FIRE carnival ride, zipline 400 Feet over the festival area, marvel at a fire zone straight out of hell, a multitude of roaming freaks, the apocalyptic THUNDERDOME, and a tons of other shit we can't even tell you about yet. Limited amount of camping and VIP passes available. EARLY BIRD GETS THE MAGGOT discounted tickets while supplies last on sale NOW!

Jamey Jasta talks about Hatebreed's forthcoming headline performance on Day 1 of the 2014 Black N Blue Bowl, in Brooklyn, NY

On March 11th 2014 Black N’ Blue Productions revealed the line-up for the 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl, formally known as The Superbowl Of Hardcore, which will be held on May 17th & 18th at The Well in Brooklyn, NY. After returning to NYC from Brooklyn with the 2010 edition, to reconnect with Webster Hall, the old Ritz where it all began, the BnB Bowl has now outgrown this legendary New York venue and will make its return to Brooklyn at the brand new, 11,000 square foot, outdoor location, The Well.  It was only a matter of time before the BnB Bowl needed to leave the beloved and legendary former Ritz to be able to fulfill the overwhelming ticket demand. Alongside some of the up and coming artists such as Friend Or FoeManipulatePower TripIncendiary and Suburban Scum, Black N’ Blue Productions will also be welcoming staples such as All Out WarLudichristBiohazardKraut and 7 Seconds, a collective of artists who will create yet another memorable edition.  But Cuzn Joe, Freddy Cricien and the guys at BnB Productions didn’t stop there and also secured Hatebreed and Discharge, the two headliners of the 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl, and NYHC legends Agnostic Front, the co-headliners on both May 17th and 18th.

Agnostic Front’s 1986 classic "Cause For Alarm" was just inducted into the "Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame" and Roger Miret, founder and frontman of Agnostic Front, will be joined by Vinnie Stigma, Alex Kinon, Rob Kabula and Louis Beateaux, the original "Cause For Alarm" era lineup, for a once in a lifetime performance of this landmark album in its entirety.

On Saturday May 17th Hatebreed will take the honors of closing the first day of the 2014 edition by performing an exclusive set featuring only songs from their two classics “Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire” and “Under The Knife”. During an interview on the Black N Blue Takeover radio show Jamey Jasta said: “None of you will be able to see Hatebreed perform this classic live set anywhere else. This is it. This is the day we give you our classic set!!!!"

Howie Abrams conducted a small interview with Jamey about their upcoming performance at the 2014 Black N Blue Bowl, NYHC and the exclusive classic setlist from “Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire” and “Under The Knife”.

Hatebreed has been a part of some tremendous shows over the years. How does it feel to be headlining day 1 of your first  Black N Blue Bowl?

Feels good! Gonna be a great show. There's a lot of kids that haven't ever seen us and a lot of people who are coming out of the woodwork to attend this show. It's been over 10 years since we've played an NYC area show with either AF or Biohazard so it's cool that we get another chance to rock out together. I always liked playing L'amours in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has such a cool history in heavy music. It was a goal of ours to sell that place out in the early days. When we finally did sell it out in 99 and again in 2000 it was a feeling of great accomplishment. A few years later we sold out Roseland w/ Biohazard supporting us and that was another career milestone so playing Brooklyn again is exciting and we haven't played a NYC area show in almost 2 years. I've never been to The Well but I've heard good things. We'll be ready to rock!

What's behind the decision to focus on classic material for the show? Did you know ahead of time that Agnostic Front was doing something similar?

Agnostic Front will be doing a special set and we just figured that with the 20th anniversary of Hatebreed coming up that this would be the right time to revisit some old material.  We're currently out on on a world tour and have visited like 50+ countries since the release of our latest album "The Divinity Of Purpose" so we haven't had a chance to jam a lot of old songs live until recently at the United Blood fest in Richmond, VA. For the kids who are 16 or 17 just getting into hardcore all those old songs are new to them and for the 35-45 year old guys who have kids and real jobs and don't get out to shows much anymore this is the best time to catch a bunch of bands over 2 days and hear some songs we haven't played in a while.

Day 1 (of the BNB Bowl) is especially heavy on metal/hardcore crossover bands. How important has the merging of the 2 movements been to both metal AND hardcore?

For us it's been extremely important in the grand scheme of things because the merging of the two styles & genres really helped us and a lot of other bands and a lot of people go out and tour the world and have a career in music. We went from playing CB's to 100 kids to playing Roseland and Hammerstein to thousands and then all over the country/world playing for hundreds of thousands. When they say the more the merrier, I agree. I think heavy music should should be inclusive whether it's punk or hardcore or death metal or whatever. One of our first big shows we ever played was in 95 opening for Napalm Death, At The Gates, Sick Of It All & Subzero. There was metal guys, sxe guys, hardcore guys and skins all at one show going crazy. When the "Get Thrashed" documentary came out. Scott Ian talked about how Hatebreed was one of the modern bands that brought crossover back to the forefront and united the scenes again. We wouldn't have been able to do that without bands like Agnostic Front, Madball, Sheer Terror, Obituary, Napalm Death, Machinehead, Type O, LOA, Biohazard, Cro-mags & Sick Of It All laying the groundwork and influencing our vision and our sound.

When you think of NYHC, what comes to mind in terms of the scene, and some of its bands?

The first thing that comes to mind is the AF reunion show in 96 at Wetlands, that was a big break for us. Being from CT and getting good response at any show in NYC was a great feeling but that show was a dream come true for us. Whenever I hear anyone talk about NYHC I think of the AF, Madball, Murphys Law, Sick Of It All, Leeway and of course the classic Cro-mags "Age Of Quarrel" album which still holds up lyrically and musically to this day. I hear those songs and I get chills down my spine. Same goes for "Just Look Around" or "One Voice".  and shows at CB's were always fun but definitely shows at Wetlands & Coney Island High were great too! The late 90's were fun cause we were able to play in Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Newark, Portchester, etc. there were so many venues and bands from all over the NYC & Jersey area, that was a fun time.

How important is it that the BNB Bowl was created by, and is maintained by people so heavily involved in the scene, as opposed to a random concert promoter?

I think it's important because it gives bands both old and new an opportunity to connect with people & play to a huge crowd of like minded fans in a setting/format that is a yearly destination for a lot of people. It's more about fun than business and people get to see and hear songs that bring back good memories. People travel from all over. People get a line up of bands that are unique to the show, setting & area. AF playing the whole Cause For Alarm is a completely one of a kind opportunity for instance. I can't remember them ever doing that and I don't think they are doing that on tour and we're currently on tour promoting our latest album so our set for the BNB bowl will be unique and a once in a long time time type of experience. It's gonna be a great time, see you in the pit!

The 2014 Black N’ Blue Bowl - May 17th and May 18th at The Well in Brooklyn, NY

The Well 272 Meserole St Brooklyn, NY

Doors at 1:00 pm - All Ages Hardcore - 21+ with ID to drink

Pre-Sale tickets available online at and

and at

NYHC Tattoo, 127 Stanton, NYC Generation Records, 210 Thompson, NYC Lotus Tattoo, 291 W Main, Sayville, NY |

Hatebreed Announce 2014 Latin American Tour with Napalm Death

Hatebreed have announced their 2014 Latin American Tour with Napalm Death Sep-26 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Circo Voador Sep-27 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club Sep-28 Curitiba, Brazil @ Music Hall Sep-30 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores Oct-01 Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Caupolican Oct-03 Bogota, Colombia @ Carpa Cabaret Oct-05 Mexico City, Mexico @ Jose Cuervo Salon

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 1st