Jamey Jasta

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Jamey Jasta
Jasta performing in 2018
Jasta performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameJames Vincent Shanahan
Born (1977-08-07) August 7, 1977 (age 43)
OriginNew Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active1991–present
Associated acts

Jamey Jasta (born James Vincent Shanahan; August 7, 1977)[1] is an American singer and songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut. He is best known as the lead vocalist of metalcore 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 Headbangers Ball from 2003 to 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 currently[when?] refrains from smoking, drinking, and doing drugs but does not affiliate himself with the straight edge subculture.[3]

Jasta's debut solo album, Jasta, was released on July 26, 2011, through eOne Music.[4] In Europe, the album was released via Century Media Records.[4] AllMusic scored the album 4 out of 5 stars,[5] while Blabbermouth.net gave it 6.5 out of 10 stars.[6]

In 2018, Jasta produced Dee Snider's first solo album, titled For the Love of Metal. He is also producing the follow-up that will be released in the summer of 2021.[7]


On August 14, 2014, Jasta launched the Jasta Show podcast.[8] He has interviewed guests such as Rob Halford, Vinnie Paul, Nick Diaz, Luis J. Gomez, Ice-T, and Kirk Hammett.[9]

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" Archived February 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ a b "Jamey Jasta Talks Hatebreed, New Solo Album At Revolver Golden Gods Awards (Video)". Blabbermouth.net. April 28, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  5. ^ AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger (June 28, 2011). "Jasta - Jamey Jasta | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "CD Reviews - Jasta Jasta". Blabbermouth.net. April 17, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  7. ^ https://www..net/news/dee-snider-is-recording-13-songs-for-new-solo-album/
  8. ^ "Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Launches 'The Jasta Show' Podcast". Blabbermouth.net. August 14, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "The Jasta Show | Free Listening on SoundCloud". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved June 2, 2016.

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