Hatebreed and their frontman Jamey Jasta were prominent among the bands who led the charge of bringing hardcore and metalcore to the mainstream around the early 2000s. With successful albums, numerous high profile tours and Jasta‘s own gig hosting MTV‘s ‘Headbanger’s Ball‘ for several years, the group elevated the scene, even if they encountered some detractors for it along the way. In doing so, they also widely diversified their audience, which was once limited to primarily hardcore fans.

The band’s guitarist/backing vocalist Frank Novinec recently appeared on the ‘BREWtally Speaking Podcast‘ and spoke of how the band chose to not tailor their sets and material to any one sect of their fans, but rather embrace them as a whole:

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