Chris Beattie / Hatebreed
With steadfast determination and an unrelenting, bludegeoning attack, singer Jamey Jasta, bassist Chris Beattie, drummer Matthew Byrne and guitarists Wayne Lozinak and Frank Novinec have risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide.
The O.G.Beattie, Jasta and Lozinak are all original members of the band, although only Beattie and Jasta have been part of the lineup throughout the entirety of the band’s existence.
Grammy Nom:Hatebreed was nominated in 2014 for a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for “Live For This,” which appeared on album The Rise of Brutality.
Horror Buff:Beattie is a big horror film buff, citing Alfred Hitchcock, Clive Barker, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and George A Romero as some of his favorites.
“Tobe Hooper was just brutal and he really changed the landscape with Texas Chainsaw Massacre," said Beattie. "Nobody could have imagined that kind of horror and that people actually existed like that. It was a parent’s nightmare come true.”