Hatebreed Unleash New Single “Weight of the False Self”

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The last we heard from Hatebreed was in February, when the hardcore stalwarts released a new track titled “When The Blade Drops.” Now, the band are back with another new single, this one the title track of their upcoming new album, Weight of the False. The song can be heard below.

What might surprise some fans about “Weight of the False Self” is that it’s so outwardly positive. This time around, the things that are getting their asses kicked are complacency, false expectations, and taking a negative mental attitude toward the world. Jamey Jasta cries out, “Free yourself from burdens that you know exist/Don’t carry the curse of the fatalist,” rallying fans to acknowledge the unhelpful barriers and influences in their lives and thrash out of their shackles. It’s interesting to hear that the current incarnation of Hatebreed is more interested in breaking unhealthy personal patterns than, say, shattering someone’s eye socket.

Listen to “Weight of the False Self” below:

Hatebreed’s Weight of the False Self comes out November 27th and is available for preorder. Check out the cover art and tracklisting below:

1. Instinctive (Slaughterlust)
2. Let Them All Rot
3. Set It Right (Start with Yourself)
4. Weight of the False Self
5. Cling to Life
6. A Stroke of Red
7. Dig Your Way Out
8. This I Earned
9. Wings of the Vulture
10. The Herd Will Scatter
11. From Gold to Gray
12. Invoking Dominance

And if you’re already planning for 2021, don’t forget that Hatebreed’s North American tour with Parkway Drive has already been rescheduled, so scream along to this song at one of the following dates:

Sept. 09 — Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live
Sept. 11 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
Sept. 12 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Masonic
Sept. 14 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Myth Live
Sept. 15 — Chicago, Ill. @ Wintrust Arena
Sept. 17 — Laval, Quebec @ Place Bell
Sept. 18 — Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium Outdoors
Sept. 21 — Baltimore, Md. @ UMBC Event Center
Sept. 23 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 — Orlando, Fla. @ Rebel Rock Festival
Sept. 25 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Coca-Cola Roxy
Sept. 29 — Irving, Texas @ Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 03 — Denver, Colo. @ Mission Ballroom


Words by Chris Krovatin