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 39)
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]


Jasta album.jpg
Studio album by Jamey Jasta
Released July 26, 2011
Recorded January–April 2011 at Dexter Lab Recording LLC, Milford, CT
Genre Metalcore
Length 37:24 (Standard Edition)
44:10 (Deluxe Bonus Edition)
Label eOne Music, Century Media Records
Producer Jamey Jasta
Singles from Jasta
  1. "Mourn the Illusion"
    Released: May 8, 2011
  2. "The Fearless Must Endure (feat. Zakk Wylde)"
    Released: May 19, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Blabbermouth.net 6.5/10 stars[6]

Jasta is the debut solo album from American vocalist Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Kingdom of Sorrow, released on July 26, 2011, through eOne Music.[7] In Europe album was released via Century Media Records.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jasta; all music composed by Jasta.

No. Title Length
1. "Walk That Path Alone"   2:16
2. "Mourn the Illusion"   3:14
3. "Screams from the Sanctuary"   3:04
4. "Nothing They Say"   4:01
5. "Anthem of the Freedom Fighter"   3:41
6. "Something You Should Know" (feat. Phil Labonte) 2:53
7. "Set You Adrift"   3:23
8. "Enslaved, Dead Or Depraved" (feat. Randy Blythe) 3:04
9. "With a Resounding Voice" (feat. Tim Lambesis) 3:05
10. "The Fearless Must Endure" (feat. Zakk Wylde) 3:13
11. "Heart of A Warrior" (feat. Mike Vallely) 1:58
12. "Death Bestowed" (feat. Mark Morton) 3:32
Total length:


Additional personnel


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 132
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 23
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 34
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 10
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[12] 1

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.


  1. ^ "About" Heatwearinc.com Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  2. ^ August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14). "Hatebreed Frontman Jamey Jasta Launches 'The Jasta Show' Podcast". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  3. ^ "The Jasta Show | Free Listening on SoundCloud". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Reviews for Jasta by Jasta". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  5. ^ AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger (2011-06-28). "Jasta - Jamey Jasta | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  6. ^ "CD Reviews - Jasta Jasta". Blabbermouth.net. 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  7. ^ a b April 28, 2011 (2011-04-28). "Jamey Jasta Talks Hatebreed, New Solo Album At Revolver Golden Gods Awards (Video)". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Jamey Jasta – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Jamey Jasta.
  9. ^ "Jamey Jasta – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Jamey Jasta.
  10. ^ "Jamey Jasta – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Jamey Jasta.
  11. ^ "Jamey Jasta – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Jamey Jasta.
  12. ^ "Jamey Jasta – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Jamey Jasta.

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