Hatebreed is a Grammy award nominated five-piece band from Bridgeport and New Haven, Connecticut. The band was founded in November 1994 by Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer, and Chris Beattie. The current lineup is Jamey Jasta (lead vocals), Frank "III Gun" Novinec (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass guitar), Sean Martin (lead guitar/backup vocals), and Matt Byrne (drums).
Hatebreed was formed in 1994 in Bridgeport, Waterbury and New Haven, Connecticut from the ashes of a previous band called Jasta 14 for the purpose of creating a "back to basics" hardcore punk band. They began by recording a three song demo and selling it to locals. Those three songs would eventually be released on a split seven inch with New York's Neglect in 1995. They followed that up with the highly acclaimed EP Under the Knife in 1996, and the following year released Satisfaction is the Death of Desire on Victory Records, then the home of some of the biggest bands in metalcore. Satisfaction sold more copies than any other debut in the history of the record company.