Hatebreed are returning with their first new song in four years titled "When The Blade Drops."

The seminal metalcore act's new single apparently won't appear on their upcoming album which is expected to arrive at some point this year.

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"This is just a taste of what's to come and we're definitely going hard on this one," says frontman Jamey Jasta in a statement. "The speed, intensity, and brutality that people have come to expect from us is on full display. Can't wait to play this one live and see the pit erupt."

The track is everything a Hatebreed fan could want from the band. It's got some speedy thrash riffs, gnarly solos and a crushing breakdown to cap things off.

You can listen to "When The Blade Drops" in the player below.

The band are also about to head out on a European tour with Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns and Venom Prison. After that, they'll be hitting Australia with Parkway Drive and Every Time I Die. You can see those tour dates below with tickets here.


w/Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns and Venom Prison

04/01 Hamburg, Germany — Sporthalle Hamburg
04/02 Leipzig, Germany — Arena Leipzig
04/03 Munich, Germany — Olympiahalle
04/04 Zürich, Switzerland — Samsung Hall Zürich
04/06 Budapest, Hungary — Budapest Arena
04/07 Wien, Austria — arte Hotel Wien Stadthalle
04/08 Prague, Czechia — Futurum Music Bar
04/09 Frankfurt Am Main, Germany — Festhalle Messe Frankfurt GmbH
04/10 Schijndel, Netherlands — Schijndel
04/11 Dortmund, Germany — Westfalenhallen
04/13 Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg — Rockhal
04/15 Paris, France — Zénith de Paris
04/16 Bruxelles, Belgium — Forest National
04/18 London, United Kingdom — The SSE Arena, Wembley
05/02 Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club

w/ Parkway Drive and Every Time I Die

06/13 Brisbane —Riverstage
06/19 Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena
06/20 Melbourne — Melbourne Arena, Melbourne
06/21 Adelaide – AEC Theatre
06/24 Perth – HBF Stadium

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