The Metal Insider tips inbox is flooded with “zOMG Hatebreed back on Roadrunner!” e-mails, after a number of reports broke out that the band would be returning to the label that released their last studio album, Supremacy, after an unceremonious (and as far as I remember, never really announced) departure.
Read closer, folks. They re-signed to Roadrunner outside of North America. This happens every time a band signs internationally with Roadrunner thanks to some poorly-worded headlines. The label has an extremely large international roster, as it generally makes more sense for a band to cover many countries with one label than sign with extremely small labels individually. Then a headline reads “X signs to Roadrunner” and people freak out.
E1 will now be releasing the new full length domestically as well.
They are still on E1, though that deal was for everything but a studio full-length: DVD, live record and covers album. So while it’s still possible the band could re-sign with Roadrunner domestically, I wouldn’t bet the house just yet.
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