HATCHET PREMIERES TWO NEW TRACKS FROM FEAR BEYOND LUNACY
THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 30
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”HATCHET are one of the best examples of thrash excellence around today.
This is no-frills, classic thrash metal, right down to the album cover. Fear Beyond Lunacy has 10 songs and clocks in around 45 minutes. If you need your thrash fix, and I know I do, then you can’t go wrong with Fear Beyond Lunacy. In my opinion, it is easily the band’s best work to date.
There isn’t a bad song on the entire album.” –KNAC
“Fear Beyond Lunacy is explosive in terms of musicianship and production, and modern thrash fans will rejoice upon first listen, while old school fans will appreciate the Bay Area thrash worship within every second of the record… intense and menacing…
slays most of the competition with ease.” –Outburn Magazine
“Quality thrash of the Bay Area variety.” –PopMatters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (October 23, 2015) – Bay Area natives and thrash metal band Hatchet have advanced the release of their third studio album with two audio premieres from Fear Beyond Lunacy, available October 30 via The End Records.
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About The Tracks
Says Hatchet’s founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist, Julz Ramos: “‘Tearing Into Hell‘ is a song for the evil of this world. I have a strong fascination with serial killers… the type that build up a huge body count over their ‘career’ as a killer. It’s basically about someone who doesn’t just go to hell or wants to, but one who does so many heinous things that they make a grand entrance into hell. They essentially tear into hell and make it their domain…sounds like fun….
‘Prophet Of Delusion’ refers to the world’s many leaders who feign their true intentions. This is a global epidemic and you never know who your are putting your faith in. I guess I was really inspired by the Jonestown massacre that occurred in the late 1970’s. People believed this guy was a prophet of god, gave up their personal belongings and money to him and even some of the men and women gave themselves to him. All for what? To drink a poison that killed all 900 of them in the end. The lyrics that really point to this are the chorus: Prophet of Delusion, trust beyond your life!
Deciever of believers, your destinies are mine! Makes for excellent thrash subject matter.”
Hatchet is currently in the throes of a six-week tour with Doyle, the namesake band of Doyle Von Frankenstein (formerly of The Misfits), including select dates with Calabrese and Fog Of War.
Oct 23 — Korova; San Antonio, TX
Oct 24 — Del Rio Civic Center; Del Rio, TX ***
Oct 25 — Cine El Rey; McAllen, TX ***
Oct 28 — Jake’s; Lubbock, TX ***
Oct 29 — Trees; Dallas, TX ***
Oct 30 — 18th St.; San Leon, TX ***
Nov 02 — Blue Max; Midland, TX ***
Nov 03 — Mesa Music Hall; El Paso, TX ***
Nov 03 — Juggernaut; Gallup, NM
Nov 06 — Club Red; Mesa, AZ w/Krigblast
Nov 07 — Elk’s Lodge; San Bernardino, CA +
Nov 08 — Doll Hut; Anaheim, CA +
Nov 09 — SLO Brewing – San Luis Obispo w/ Doyle
Nov 10 — Loaded; Hollywood. CA +
Nov 11 — Ozzy’s Sports Bar – Fresno, CA +
Nov 13 — Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA +
***With Doyle & Calabrese
+With Fog Of War
Fear Beyond Lunacy is the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed Dawn Of The End will debut the new Hatchet lineup behind Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on bass, and Ben Smith on drums. The new members have injected the band with a surge of raw energy, and fans of Hatchet will be overly satisfied with this revived enthusiasm laid into the recordings.
After self-releasing two demos, Hatchet’s debut album, Awaiting Evil, was released in mid-2008 via Metal Blade Records. The album was well-received by thrash enthusiasts around the globe and proved a great beginning for the band. Since the release of the debut, Hatchet has completed three full DIY US tours as well as their 2013 sophomore effort through The End Records, which saw them touring with Soilwork, Jeff Loomis, Threat Signal, Black Tide, Cellador, Exmortus and Flotsam & Jetsam. With a loyal and vast international fanbase, their Fall 2015 album is hotly anticipated by thrashers world-wide.