Hatebreed was formed in 1994 in Bridgeport and New Haven. They began by recording a three song demo and selling it to locals. Those three songs would eventually be released on a split seven inch with New York’s Neglect in 1995. They followed that up with the highly acclaimed EP Under the Knife in 1996, and went out on tour around the east coast/midwest with the UKHC band Voorhees. The following year they released Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire on Victory Records, then the home of some of the biggest bands in American hardcore / metalcore. Satisfaction sold more copies than any other debut in the history of the record company.