Preview: Hatebreed at the Old National Centre


For all of those metal and hardcore lovers in Indianapolis, the Old National Centre has a show coming up that you won’t want to miss. Headlining the night of Sunday, March 25th will be Hatebreed. Joining them on stage as well as on tour are Crowbar, The Acacia Strain, and Twitching Tongues.


Hatebreed is a metal, hardcore, and punk band from Connecticut that has been making music since 1994. Since then, Hatebreed “has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide”. Hatebreed’s seventh and most recent album, “The Concrete Confessional”, came out in 2016.

Hatebreed consists of Jamey Jasta (vocals), Frank Novinec (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass), Wayne Lozinak (guitar), and Matt Byrne (drums). To find out more about Hatebreed, you can visit their website. You can also find Hatebreed on Facebook.


Crowbar is a metal, sludge, and doom band from New Orleans that started back in 1989. For over a quarter of a decade, they have been pushing out records of doom and gloom and metal. According to their Facebook profile, “Crowbar have released 10 full length cd’s, the second selling over 100,000 units worldwide”.

Crowbar’s current members are Kirk Windstein (guitar, vocals), Matt Brunson (guitar), Tommy Buckley (drums), and Todd Strange (bass). You can find their most recent album, “Symmetry in Black” by visiting their website. For more information on Crowbar, you can visit their Facebook page.

The Acacia Strain

Like Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain is another death and metal core band from Connecticut. They released their first album “3750” in 2004, and have since released five additional albums over the years. Their most recent, “Money For Nothing” came out in 2013. You can listen to all of their material by visiting The Acacia Strain’s Bandcamp page.

The members of The Acacia Strain are Vincent Bennet, Kevin Boutot, Devin Shidaker, Griffin Landa, and Tom Smith. For more information, you can find The Acacia Strain on Facebook.

Twitching Tongues

Twitching Tongues is, you guessed it, another hardcore and metal band. Their Facebook profile states that, “Though their sound has evolved dramatically since their inception, Twitching Tongues was born of LA’s hardcore scene in 2009”. Twitching Tongues recorded their debut album “Sleep Therapy” in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2012 until the album was released.

The band’s most recent release is an EP titled “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred”, which is set to officially release on March 9, 2018. You can listen to a couple tracks from the album by visiting the Twitching Tongues’ Bandcamp page.

Twitching Tongues consists of Colin Young (vocals), Taylor Young (guitar, vocals), Sean Martin (guitar), Alec Faber (bass), and Cayle Sain (drums). For more information, you can visit their website, or find them on Facebook.


The show with Hatebreed, Crowbar, The Acacia Strain, and Twitching Tongues starts at 7:30 pm at the Old National Centre. Doors open at 6:30 pm. You can find ticket prices by visiting the event page here.


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