Early in their career, Hatebreed, a Metalcore band from New Haven, CT, were largely known for the company they kept. Namely the bands with whom they shared a stage. The list was long and impressive and included Slayer, Slipknot and Mastodon, among others.
The highs and lows were fairly common and included popular albums and major tours along with internal turmoil and setbacks.
The group's full-length debut album, "Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire" was issued by Victory Records in '97 and sold more copies than any other debut in the label's history.
Jumping ahead, Hatebreed's fourth album, "Supremacy," was released in '06. Frontman Jarney Jasta described their only release through Roadrunner Records as an "all-out onslaught of completely adrenaline-charged, in-your-face brutality." The album was also the group's first with guitarist Frank Novinec.
Though "Supremacy" peaked at #31 in the U.S., one slot lower than their third album "Rise Of Brutality," it was notable for being the first Hatebreed album to chart outside the U.S. or U.K.
Less than a month after "Supremacy's" release, former guitarist Lou Richards committed suicide at the age of 35; He'd had a six year run with the group prior to leaving in '02.
Another longtime member departed in '09. Guitarist Sean Martin quit to pursue other interests that were more studio-related.
That same year, Hatebreed rolled out "For The Lions," a collection of songs originally recorded by Slayer, Black Flag, Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies. That was followed by the group's self-titled album.
Both albums peaked at #8 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart but "Hatebreed" had more international appeal.
Building on the momentum, "The Divinity Of Purpose" debuted at a career high #20 on the Billboard 200 and topped the U.S. Rock chart with over 17,000 copies sold in its first week.
Three years later, "The Concrete Confessional" arrived. Like its predecessors, the '16 set was produced by Christopher 'Zeuss' Harris and debuted at #25 on The Billboard 200.
1997 Satisfaction Is The Death of Desire
2003 The Rise Of Brutality
2009 For The Lions (covers)
2013 The Divinity Of Purpose
2016 The Concrete Confessional