HATEBREED: Mislabeled by CNN

HATEBREED: Mislabeled by CNN

Pretty raw deal.  I’ve often had the conversation with muisican friends how ya can’t pick your fans…..but c’mon.  I’m glad CNN cleared things up.  On a side note I’ve interviewed Jemey Jasta a number of times over the last decade and he and the band are solid, top notch, good dudes!!

The members of Hatebreed were surprised this morning to find their name on a list of bands espousing white supremacy in an opinion piece posted The commentary, written by a director of the Anti-Defamation League, was prompted by the news that the shooter in the recent massacre at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin was the singer in a pair of white power groups.
Hatebreed, a metalcore group fronted by Jamey Jasta -- the onetime host of MTV 2'sHeadbangers Ball --immediately demanded a retraction and apology. "Our music brings people of all races together all over the world, @CNN need to get their facts straight," the band wrote in one of a series of angry tweets. This afternoon, removed the band's name from the piece and said they "regretted the error."
Although Hatebreed did release an album titled Supremacy in 2006, in a quote featured in the band's Wilkipedia entry Jasta describes its theme as overcoming "feelings of depression, guilt, sadness, anxiety, alienation." He says he "wanted to show that there is hope, and you have to start with yourself." The album's final track is titled "Supremacy of Self."

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08/08/2012 4:57PM
HATEBREED: Mislabeled by CNN
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