Hatebreed was formed in 1994 in Bridgeport, Waterbury and New Haven. They started by recording a three song demo and selling it to locals. Those three songs would eventually be released on a split seven inch with New York’s Neglect in 1995. They followed that up with the highly acclaimed EP Under the Knife in 1996, and went out on tour around the east coast/midwest with the UKHC lineup Voorhees. The following year they released Satisfaction is the Death of Desire on Victory Records, then the home of some of the biggest bands in metalcore. Satisfaction sold more albums than any other debut in the history of the record company.
In 2010, Hatebreed participated in the third annual Mayhem Festival, alongside 3 Inches of Blood, Shadows Fall, and other bands. On February 17, 2011, it was announced that Hatebreed would partake in the fourth annual Mayhem Festival to yet again headline the Jagermeister stage for 3 dates only.