10 Years of Perseverance Tour
Hatebreed on the 10 Years Of Perseverance fall tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s album, Perseverance. The tour featured support from Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, and Deez Nutz.
From the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 9-27-12.
Hatebreed formed in 1994 in Bridgeport, Connecticut by recording a three song demo and selling it locally. Eventually, they released those three songs on a split 7″ with New York’s Neglect in 1995. The following year, they released Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire on Victory Records. At the time, Victory Records was the home of some of the biggest bands in American hardcore. In addition, Satisfaction sold more copies than any other debut in the history of the record company.
Chris Bickel, the vocalist of In/Humanity accused Victory Records of bad business practices. Subsequently, at a Hatebreed show, the band threatened Bickel with violence, and called him homophobic slurs. Moreover, Jamey Jasta, the frontman and vocalist left a threatening voicemail after the show. In/Humanity played the voicemail to open their shows.
After the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, a CNN article, accused Hatebreed of being a white supremacist band. However, Hatebreed disavowed any racist sentiments and expressed deep disappointment in the U.S. cable news channel on Twitter. Subsequently, CNN removed Hatebreed’s name from the piece and apologized for the mistake.
In 2016, authorities sentenced Nick “Nickel P” Papantoniou, former drummer of the band from 1996 to 1997, to 45 years in prison for felony murder. However, in January 2023, the court found that Papantoniou’s original attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel. Thereby, leading the court to reverse their sentence.
Over the years, Hatebreed has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Perseverance,” “The Rise of Brutality,” and “The Concrete Confessional.” In addition, their music has also earned them a dedicated following among metal fans around the world.
Fans and critics often describe Hatebreed”s energetic live shows as being intense and electrifying. The band has toured extensively throughout their career, playing at some of the biggest metal festivals and venues around the world, including Wacken Open Air, Ozzfest, Mayhem Festival, Vans Warped Tour, and Download Festival.
About All Shall Perish
All Shall Perish was an American deathcore band that formed in 2002 in Oakland, California. The band consisted of lead vocalist Hernan “Eddie” Hermida, guitarists Ben Orum and Francesco Artusato, bassist Mike Tiner, and drummer Adam Pierce.
All Shall Perish was known for their brutal and technical style of deathcore, which combined elements of death metal and hardcore punk. Their music was characterized by fast-paced guitar riffs, intricate drumming, and intense vocals, creating a sound that was both aggressive and complex.
The band released several albums and EPs throughout their career, including their debut album “Hate. Malice. Revenge” in 2003 and their critically acclaimed album “The Price of Existence” in 2006. They were also known for their socially and politically conscious lyrics, addressing topics such as war, oppression, and inequality.
In 2013, the band announced that they would be going on hiatus, citing personal and professional reasons. While there were talks of a reunion in 2015, the band ultimately did not reform and officially disbanded in 2016. Despite their relatively short career, All Shall Perish left a lasting impact on the deathcore scene, inspiring and influencing many up-and-coming bands with their technical prowess and socially conscious lyrics.
Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee, formed in 2006. The band takes its name from the Whitechapel district of London, England, which was the location of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders. Whitechapel consists of Phil Bozeman (lead vocals), Zach Householder (lead guitar), Alex Wade (rhythm guitar), Gabe Crisp (bass), and Ben Harclerode (drums).
Since their formation, Whitechapel has released nine studio albums, with their latest, “The Valley,” coming out in March 2019. Additionally, a mix of death metal characterizes their music with metalcore, and deathcore influences. Moreover, fans love the band for their heavy, aggressive sound and intense live performances.
Whitechapel released their debut album, “The Somatic Defilement,” in 2007 and received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. In addition, the band’s follow-up album, “This Is Exile,” received even greater acclaim, with many praising the album’s more mature and sophisticated sound. Whitechapel has continued to evolve and experiment with their sound, incorporating elements of black metal, industrial metal, and groove metal into their music.
In addition to their music, Whitechapel is known for their dedication to their fans and their close relationship with their base. Whitechapel has toured extensively in the US and internationally, and they have played at some of the largest metal festivals in the world, including Summer Slaughter, Mayhem Festival, and Warped Tour.
Critics and fans praise Whitechapel’s music for its aggressive, intense sound and with helping to popularize the deathcore genre. Moreover, the band is one of the leading acts in the deathcore scene and have influenced numerous other bands in the genre.
About Deez Nutz
JJ Peters, the drummer of the disbanded Australian metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen, founded Deez Nutz. Initially, Peters wrote a few songs and recorded the 2007 Deez Nutz demo, performing all instruments and vocals himself. Peters then acquired live members and the band played a few shows around Melbourne. After a positive response, Peters finished recording Deez Nutz’s first public release, the EP titled Rep Your Hood.
Deez Nutz embarked on their first tour of Australia during October 2007, the Drunk and Disorderly Tour, with friends The Amity Affliction and the Daylight Curse. The band released their second studio album, This One’s for You, on 21 May 2010 (in Australia) and went to the United States in fall 2011 to open up for Bring Me the Horizon, alongside Parkway Drive, Architects, On Broken Wings, and Of Legends.
In March 2014, Deez Nutz bassist Jon Green left the band to focus on his personal life. He was replaced by Sean Kennedy, one of the original members of the band and a long-time member of I Killed the Prom Queen alongside JJ Peters. Deez Nutz’s next album, Word is Bond, was released in 2015, and the band returned to the United States in fall 2015 to support Stray from the Path and Comeback Kid on The Subliminal Criminals Tour, with Being as an Ocean and Major League also joining the lineup.
Deez Nutz released their next album, Binge & Purgatory, in 2017, and returned to the United States in summer 2018 to play on the entire Vans Warped Tour, alongside acts like The Amity Affliction, Phinehas, Simple Plan, Unearth, Motionless in White, Harm’s Way, Dayseeker, Nekrogoblikon, Less Than Jake, Twiztid, Chelsea Grin, and many others.
Sadly, bass guitarist Sean Kennedy, aged 35, committed suicide in February 2021.