Jamey Jasta performing in 2018
Background information Birth name James Vincent Shanahan Born August 7, 1977 Origin , New 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 , Jasta 14, Icepick , Necro , Jasta jameyjasta .com Jamey Jasta (born James Vincent Shanahan; August 7, 1977) is an American musician from  , New Haven , best known as the lead vocalist of the Connecticut band hardcore and Hatebreed band sludge metal . Jasta also fronts metalcore band Kingdom of Sorrow . Prior to Hatebreed, Jasta fronted the hardcore band Jasta 14. Icepick
, a hardcore and metal-based record label from West Haven, and "rock themed apparel" line called Hatewear. Stillborn Records 
In 2011, Jasta released a solo album entitled
, collaborating with Jasta and Randy Blythe ( Mark Morton ), Lamb of God , Zakk Wylde ( Philip Labonte ), and All That Remains ( Tim Lambesis ). As I Lay Dying
Jasta was the host for
's MTV from 2003–2007. Headbanger's Ball
Jasta created the music for "Stat of the Day" for the nationally syndicated radio and TV talk show,
. Jasta appeared on air with The Dan Patrick Show on January 25, 2013 discussing the making of the song. Dan Patrick
He refrains from smoking, drinking, and doing drugs but does not associate himself with the
subculture. straight edge 
On August 14, 2014 Jamey Jasta launched the Jasta Show podcast.
He has had guests such as Rob Halford, Vinnie Paul, Nick Diaz, Ice T, and Kirk Hammett.