Connecticut hardcore icons HATEBREED will release their new studio album, „The Divinity Of Purpose“, in Europe on January 25, 2013. This is HATEBREED sixth album to date and first for new label partners Nuclear Blast in Europe and various additional international territories and Razor & Tie in North America (January 29, 2013). The band is also pleased to reveal the new album cover artwork for „The Divinity Of Purpose“ which was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, ATHEIST). „The Divinity Of Purpose“ was co-produced by HATEBREED, Zeuss (SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL) and Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). Wilbur also handled mixing duties on the new record. This album is the follow up to HATEBRREED's self-titled album and also their covers album, „For The Lions“ (both released in 2009). The forthcoming new album will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014. HATEBREED is currently touring the US with LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES and label mates SYLOSIS. In January 2013, the band will headline the EMP Persistence Tour in Europe (tour dates below). PERSISTENCE TOUR 2013 HATEBREED / AGNOSTIC FRONT / H2O / STICK TO YOUR GUNS / NEAERA / THE ACACIA STRAIN 10.01. D Berlin - Astra 11.01. B Lint - Eurocam Media Center 12.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 13.01. F Paris - Bataclan 14.01. D Saarbrücken - Garage 15.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof 16.01. D Hamburg - Docks 17.01. D Stuttgart - LKA 18.01. D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle 19.01. D Dresden - Even Werk 20.01. NL Tilburg - O13