Their six full-length effort and first for Nuclear Blast, „The Divinity of Purpose“, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames. It’s everything fans have come to expect from the Connecticut-based quintet. Be prepared to witness their flame rise high once again… „The Divinity of Purpose“ began to take shape in 2010. The band had welcomed back original guitarist Lozinak for 2009’s covers set, For the Lions, and their self-titled fifth effort the same year. During a two-year tour cycle, they expanded their global stamp through performing to rabid crowds in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America. In addition, they ravaged the U.S. and Europe alongside the likes of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and LAMB OF GOD as well as on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival twice. However, they collectively decided to amp everything up for album number six. “We were going for a bigger sound,” affirms Jasta. “We reintroduced Wayne on the last album. He’d never been on a full-length record with us, and it felt like we had to prove ourselves again. We also tried to do things outside of our comfort zone musically on „Hatebreed“. This time around, we played to our strengths as a band and gelled incredibly. The riffs had to be really heavy, memorable, and catchy.