“Hatchet is beyond thrilled to support the guys in Act of Defiance this fall on their headline run of dates. Not only is the past connection to Megadeth cool with Chris and Shawn, but the band has also quickly gained a sound that is their own and all the musicians bring their own flare,” comments singer/guitarist Julz Ramos. “It's also great to see a band that isn't afraid to work from the ground up and play some small to mid-size clubs despite them all having great history and past success. We look forward to smashing and thrashing with these guys at every club. We are excited!”
All dates continue to promote Hatchet’s third album, Fear Beyond Lunacy, released October 30, 2015 via The End Records.
"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."
"9/10... bigger, badder, and better than they have ever sounded." -Metal Observer
"Hatchet sound as fresh as ever with 45 minutes of neck-wrecking fury." -Loudwire