Jamey Jasta

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Jamey Jasta
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Jamey Jasta performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJames Vincent Shanahan
Born (1977-08-07) August 7, 1977 (age 41)
Origin New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Singer
  • musician
  • television personality
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1991–present
Associated acts
Website jameyjasta.com

Jamey Jasta (born James Vincent Shanahan; August 7, 1977) [1] is an American musician from New Haven, Connecticut, best known as the lead vocalist of the hardcore band Hatebreed and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow. Jasta also fronts metalcore band Icepick. Prior to Hatebreed, Jasta fronted the hardcore band Jasta 14.

Connecticut state of the United States of America

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

Hardcore punk Subgenre of punk rock

Hardcore punk is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Its roots can be traced to earlier punk scenes in San Francisco and Southern California which arose as a reaction against the still predominant hippie cultural climate of the time. It was also inspired by New York punk rock and early proto-punk. New York punk had a harder-edged sound than its San Francisco counterpart, featuring anti-art expressions of masculine anger, energy, and subversive humor. Hardcore punk generally disavows commercialism, the established music industry and "anything similar to the characteristics of mainstream rock" and often addresses social and political topics with "confrontational, politically-charged lyrics."

Hatebreed American metalcore band

Hatebreed is an American metalcore band from Bridgeport, Connecticut, formed in 1994. They have released seven studio albums, most recently The Concrete Confessional on May 13, 2016. Their musical style blends influences from hardcore punk and heavy metal; a prominent band within the hardcore scene, they have also been considered part of the metal scene.


Jasta owns Stillborn Records, a hardcore and metal-based record label from West Haven, and "rock themed apparel" line called Hatewear. [2]

Stillborn Records is an American-based independent record label, founded by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, and primarily operated by Jay Reason of the Distance. Stillborn Records has released a variety of bands, mainly focused in the genres of heavy metal and hardcore punk. Stillborn Records is based in West Haven, Connecticut, United States.

In 2011, Jasta released a solo album entitled Jasta , collaborating with Randy Blythe and Mark Morton (Lamb of God), Zakk Wylde, Philip Labonte (All That Remains), and Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying).

Randy Blythe American musician

David Randall "Randy" Blythe is an American singer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God. He has also performed guest vocals for Cannabis Corpse, Overkill, Gojira, Eyehategod, Bad Brains and in 2018, his voice appears in the Soulfly song "Dead Behind the Eyes", and he is also the lead singer of side-project band Halo of Locusts. As a teenager, he listened to bands of the hardcore punk scene such as the Sex Pistols, Bad Brains and Black Flag. He is often referred to as "Uncle Randy" in the metal community.

Mark Morton (musician) American musician

Mark P Morton is the lead guitarist of the American heavy metal band Lamb of God.

Lamb of God (band) metal band from United States

Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, the group consists of bassist John Campbell, drummer Chris Adler, vocalist Randy Blythe, and guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler. The band is considered a significant member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement.

Jasta was the host for MTV's Headbanger's Ball from 2003–2007.

MTV American pay television channel

MTV is an American pay television channel that serves as the flagship property of owner Viacom Media Networks and is headquartered in New York City. The channel was launched on August 1, 1981, and originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys" (VJs). At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily teenagers, particularly high school and college students.

Jasta created the music for "Stat of the Day" for the nationally syndicated radio and TV talk show, The Dan Patrick Show . Jasta appeared on air with Dan Patrick on January 25, 2013 discussing the making of the song.

<i>The Dan Patrick Show</i> US television program

The Dan Patrick Show is a syndicated radio and television sports talk show hosted by former ESPN personality Dan Patrick. It is currently produced by AT&T Sports Networks and is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.

Dan Patrick American sportscaster

Daniel Patrick Pugh, known professionally as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and streaming and on television on Bleacher Report as well as the Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers. He co-hosted NBC's Football Night in America and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He worked at ESPN for 18 years, where he often anchored the weeknight and Sunday 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.

He refrains from smoking, drinking, and doing drugs but does not associate himself with the straight edge subculture. [3]

Straight edge punk subculture

Straight edge is a subculture originated from hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs, in reaction to the excesses of punk subculture. For some, this extends to refraining from engaging in promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet or not using caffeine or prescription drugs. The term straight edge was adopted from the 1981 song "Straight Edge" by the hardcore punk band Minor Threat.


On August 14, 2014 Jamey Jasta launched the Jasta Show podcast. [4] He has interviewed guests such as Rob Halford, Vinnie Paul, Nick Diaz, Luis J. Gomez, Ice-T, and Kirk Hammett. [5]


Studio album by
Jamey Jasta
ReleasedJuly 26, 2011
RecordedJanuaryApril 2011 at Dexter Lab Recording LLC, Milford, CT
Genre Metalcore
Length37:24(Standard Edition)
44:10 (Deluxe Bonus Edition)
Label eOne Music, Century Media Records
Producer Jamey Jasta
Singles from Jasta
  1. "Mourn the Illusion"
    Released: May 8, 2011
  2. "The Fearless Must Endure (feat. Zakk Wylde)"
    Released: May 19, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 80/100 [6]
Review scores
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Jasta is the debut solo album from American vocalist Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Kingdom of Sorrow, released on July 26, 2011, through eOne Music. [9] In Europe album was released via Century Media Records. [9]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Jasta; all music composed by Jasta.

1."Walk That Path Alone"2:16
2."Mourn the Illusion"3:14
3."Screams from the Sanctuary"3:04
4."Nothing They Say"4:01
5."Anthem of the Freedom Fighter"3:41
6."Something You Should Know" (feat. Phil Labonte)2:53
7."Set You Adrift"3:23
8."Enslaved, Dead Or Depraved" (feat. Randy Blythe)3:04
9."With a Resounding Voice" (feat. Tim Lambesis)3:05
10."The Fearless Must Endure" (feat. Zakk Wylde)3:13
11."Heart of A Warrior" (feat. Mike Vallely)1:58
12."Death Bestowed" (feat. Mark Morton)3:32
Total length:37:24


Additional personnel


Chart (2011)Peak
US Billboard 200 [10] 132
US Independent Albums (Billboard) [11] 23
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) [12] 34
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard) [13] 10
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) [14] 1

Guest appearances

Jamey Jasta was also one of the hosts in the Chi Cheng's fundraiser song along with his band guitarist Wayne Lozinack. The song was produced by Korn bassist Fieldy to help to contribute to the Cheng Family.

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    Jamey Jasta: i'm not interested in being associated with labels and I have no idea what straight edge even considered in 2013 but if you are asking me if i drink booze or smoke cigs, I dont drink booze or smoke cigs or do any drugs.
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