Chris Beattie/ Hatebreed, Blackened
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Chris Beattie is the bassist for the Grammy Award-nominated hardcore punk band Hatebreed. The band was founded in November 1994 by Jamey Jasta, Dave Russo, Larry Dwyer, and Chris Beattie. The current lineup is Jamey Jasta (lead vocals), Frank "III Gun" Novinec (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass guitar), Wayne Lozinak (lead guitar), and Matt Byrne (drums). Hatebreed's sound can be classified as metallic hardcore-era metalcore, taking influences from death metal and groove metal. Their sound also has influenced modern metalcore and deathcore bands.
Beattie also has a side project band called Blackend with origional Hatebreed drummer Dave Russo. He also has started his own clothing line "Bridgeport Republic" and has his own signature Jackson Bass guitar that features EMG-35HZ passive soapbars and a EMG B30-EQ.