It has been three years since Connecticut metal quintet Hatebreed's successful self-titled album released. Since then the band have done a mega amount of touring, even hitting the Capital Region a few times, including next Thursday with Lamb Of God. Today, the band have revealed the immediate details regarding their upcoming album

North America can expect The Divinity Of Purpose (via Razor & Tie) on January 29, 2013.

Vocalist Jamey Jasta commented:

We did enough experimenting, I think, on the last record… A lot of people really liked that record and it did gain us a lot of new fans, but on this record, with the 10-year anniversary of 'Perseverance' and with Wayne being back in the band — this will be his second record with us — it's just fun to kind of keep with the old-school influences. I hear more CRO-MAGS and KILLING TIME and SHEER TERROR and OBITUARY and BOLT THROWER and SLAYER and ENTOMBED and those kind of '80s and '90s influences in there. Which is fun for us, because we emulate the bands that we love. We try to make it our own sound and make it our own style, but at the end of the day, we're just fans of those styles of bands.

Along with the band, The Divinity Of Purpose was produced by Chris Harris and Josh Wilbur, who also handled mixing. Eliran Kantor designed the album cover, seen above.

Fans can also expect a global tour in support of the new album. It will extend into 2014, so be patient- they are sure to come to your area!