UCrew Update

Heavy Metal Discrimination With Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed

Heavy metal and rock music lifestyles are not created equal. The days of gluing furniture to the ceiling and throwing TV sets out of a hotel window are long gone.

Instead, rockstar debauchery has been replaced with addictions to mindfulness, healthy, wellness and nutrition if you want to see yourself touring the world with commercial music success.  That success does come at a cost of what the public thinks “rockstardom” truly is.

Hatebreed frontman, Jamey Jasta, is no stranger to rethinking his lifestyle by replacing the all-night booze binges with meditation, daily exercise, healthy and balanced meals.  As Jasta describes in this episode, age has become a factor in his lifestyle change.

He cites that aggressive screaming on stage nightly not only affects his throat, but also affects his personal life and what he could struggle with if he didn’t practice healthy habits.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear Jamey talk about his upbringing and the moment in which he knew that the public school system would let him down when it came to showing him what it would take to survive in today’s harsh reality.  

With the encouragement of his father, Jamey set his sights on creativity and allowing himself to grow in brand new areas–which would eventually lead him to his ultimate creative project–the band Hatebreed.  

Jamey walks us through his struggles that eventually turned to triumphs.  Some of those triumphs have come in the form of collaboration with other musicians within his genre.  

Sit back and enjoy this unreleased interview that was conducted in the summer of 2017 when the Vans Warped Tour passed through Phoenix, Arizona.