Nuclear Blast verkünden mit Stolz das Signing der US Hardcore/Metal-Könige HATEBREED, die gerade einen Europaweiten Vertrag unterzeichnet haben. Die Territorien Nordamerika & Kanada werden von Razor & Tie übernommen. Das kommende Album wurde von der Band selbst in Zusammenarbeit mit Zeuss (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) und Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) produziert. Wilbur besorgte außerdem das Mixing. Dem neuen Album wird außerdem extensives Touring bis ins Jahr 2014 hinein folgen. Sänger Jamey Jasta kommentiert, "We're really excited to be working with such great people at both Razor & Tie & Nuclear Blast. We've made an awesome album and we're chomping at the bit to get it out and hit the road. Global domination begins now." Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker fügt hinzu: „In the past we had seen HATEBREED play several times live when they were headlining indoor hardcore festivals or when they played one of the many shows at Graspop in Belgium! The band that defined metal / hardcore with their releases „Perseverance“ and „The Rise of Brutality“ will be releasing another milestone in their career by the beginning of 2013!! After seeing HATEBREED turning this years Hellfest upside down infront of 30,000 hardcore and metalfans and doing the same a couple of months later at Bloodstock in the UK it became very clear that HATEBREED and Nuclear Blast would be the perfect match. Something that became even stronger after we had the chance to listen to a couple of new songs! We are very proud to welcome HATEBREED to the evergrowing Nuclear family!! In 2013 their new album will be out and I can tell you that the fans who have been waiting for this for a couple of years now won't be disappointed!! HATEBREED is back, stronger than ever!!“ Das sechste HATEBREED-Studioalbum soll im Januar 2013 erscheinen. HATEBREED werden außerdem als Headliner der berühmten PERSISTENCE TOUR Europa zerstören: PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013 HATEBREED AGNOSTIC FRONT H2O NEAERA THE ACACIA STRAIN + more 10.01. D Berlin - Astra 11.01. B Lint - Eurocam Media Center 12.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 13.01. F Paris - Bataclan 14.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage 15.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 16.01. D Hamburg - Docks 17.01. D Stuttgart - LKA 18.01. D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle 19.01. D Dresden - Even Werk 20.01. NL Tilburg - O13