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August 7th, 2010

Beard Of The Week 009: Jamie Jasta of Hatebreed/Kingdom of Sorrow

This week’s entry into Beard of the Week is dedicted to all you part-time beard-wearers out there. We’re talking about the guys who go out on tour and use it as an excuse to ditch the razor and try to see what it’s like being one of the cool kids – the bearded ones – for a while.

So this week means our winner isn’t someone you’d naturally associate with having a beard. We first learned of his kingly efforts to join the ranks of the bearded after he posted a Twitpic of his efforts on Twitter, and we think his dedication to facial growth deserves recognition. He’s a man who’s fronted bands, hosted TV shows, been the ringmaster at magazines’ annual award shows, and Tweeted his veritable tits off over the last 18 months. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you this week’s winner of Beard of the Week…..Hatebreed and Kingdom of Sorrow frontman, JAMEY JASTA!

I think we can all agree that Jamey looks at least 50% cooler with a beard, and he was pretty damn cool to begin. Yeah, yeah, yeash – we know that the Hatebreed frontman’s shaved-head no-beard look is probably a more traditional hardcore look, but that’s exactly what makes Jamey Jasta’s beard even better – going against the grain is what elavates a good beard into a great beard. And to add to his growing beard-credentials, he’s continued to defend the badassness of beards via his prolific Twittering:

Still don’t believe us? Well, go watch our interview with Jamey and Frank from Hatebreed below. Pretty damn good, right? Well imagaine just how much more awesome it would’ve been if Jamey had a beard at the time. See?

Watch Raz chilling with Jamey Jasta backstage at Download Festival 2010: