Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta Obtains the Rights to Milwaukee Metalfest


Hatebreed lead vocalist Jamey Jasta has secured the rights to Milwaukee Metalfest, the storied Midwestern U.S. heavy steel competition that final ran as Milwaukee Metalfest XIX in 2007.

Auspiciously, after that 16-year wreck, the outstanding metalcore musician is making plans to carry Milwaukee Metalfest again to Wisconsin's maximum populous town in 2023. And he is doing it partly as a tribute to a pal within the steel group that he just lately misplaced.

This week, competition founder Jack Koshick formally passed the fest to Jasta, with each providing remarks.

Jasta says, “I'm so thankful and extremely joyful that Jack Koshick has handed the Milwaukee Metalfest torch off to me. He's a visionary and we will be able to raise at the Milwaukee Metalfest legacy for future years.”

The Hatebreed bandleader and The Jasta Display podcast host continues, “Such a lot of folks have nice recollections from Milwaukee Metalfest, and the time is correct for it to go back. On a contemporary podcast I did with the overdue [Black Dahlia Murder vocalist] Trevor Strnad, I fantasized about bringing the fest again or even sought after Trevor to curate it with me. In mild of his dying, I think the wish to see it via and relaunch the competition in 2023.”

Koshick says the ancient steel competition “has been a exertions of affection for me. I set to work on it when I used to be 29; I'm now 66. I wish to thank all the ones dwelling and useless for making this dream come true.”

He provides, “Maximum of all, I wish to thank the bands, enthusiasts and crews that made this occur. The time has come to transport on. I think Jamey Jasta and his companions will do a nice process representing the emblem.”

Milwaukee Metalfest had a mythical annual run from 1987 to 2004. In 1991, for instance, the fest's stacked lineup integrated Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Napalm Loss of life, Sepultura, Unwell of It All and several other different excessive bands. Milwaukee is in fact pronounced mill-e-wah-que, which is Algonquin for “the great land.”

On Thursday (June 30), Jasta requested social media for band tips for Milwaukee Metalfest's 2023 lineup. See that under. Be told extra at milwaukeemetalfestival.com.

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