Jamey Jasta

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Jamey Jasta
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
Genres Metalcore, hardcore punk, sludge metal
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, television personality
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1991–present
Associated acts Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow , Icepick, Jasta 14, Necro, Jasta, Dee Snider
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.


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

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).

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

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.

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


On August 14, 2014 Jamey Jasta launched the Jasta Show podcast. [4] He has had guests such as Rob Halford, Vinnie Paul, Nick Diaz, 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
Allmusic [7]
Blabbermouth.net [8]

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.


  1. "Jamey Jasta | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  2. "About" Heatwearinc.com Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  3. "Jamey Jasta". FanBridge . March 21, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2017. Q: are you straight edge?
    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.
  4. August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14). "Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Launches 'The Jasta Show' Podcast". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  5. "The Jasta Show | Free Listening on SoundCloud". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  6. "Reviews for Jasta by Jasta". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  7. AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger (2011-06-28). "Jasta - Jamey Jasta | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  8. "CD Reviews - Jasta Jasta". Blabbermouth.net. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  9. 1 2 April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28). "Jamey Jasta Talks Hatebreed, New Solo Album At Revolver Golden Gods Awards (Video)". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  10. "Jamey Jasta Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  11. "Jamey Jasta Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  12. "Jamey Jasta Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  13. "Jamey Jasta Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  14. "Jamey Jasta Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.