Jamey Jasta

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Jamey Jasta
Jamey Jasta performing with Hatebreed in 2013
Background information
Birth name James Vincent Shanahan
Born (1977-08-07) August 7, 1977 (age 38)
Origin West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Genres Metalcore, hardcore punk, sludge metal
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, television personality
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1991–present
Associated acts Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Icepick, Jasta 14, Necro
Website jameyjasta.com

Jamey Jasta (born James Vincent Shanahan; August 7, 1977)[citation needed] is an American musician from New Haven, Connecticut, best known as the lead vocalist of the metalcore band Hatebreed and sludge metal band Kingdom of Sorrow. Jasta also fronts hardcore punk band Icepick.

Jasta owns Stillborn Records, a hardcore and metal-based record label from West Haven, and "rock themed apparel" line called Hatewear.[1]

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 Headbanger's Ball from 2003–2007.

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.


On August 14, 2014 Jamey Jasta launched the Jasta Show podcast.[2] He has had guests such as Rob Halford, Vinnie Paul, Ice T, and Kirk Hammett.[3] You can listen to it for free on iTunes.


Guest appearances[edit]

Jamey 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.


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