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
"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
Bay Area natives and thrash metal bandHatchet have just announced April show dates with Black Fast and Green Death, on their return to the West Coast following their tour with metal pioneers Metal Church. The Hatchet/Black Fast/Green Death tour is presented in collaboration with Skulls N Bones. Hatchet fans can expect a set list that heavily focuses on their latest album, Fear Beyond Lunacy.
Says Hatchet's founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist, Julz Ramos: "We are excited to be hitting the road with some new friends in Black Fast. While planning a route home from our east coast Metal Church tour, we were looking for similar band who we thought could also bring their own element to a small package as well as their own growing fan base. Black Fast have had a good buzz going for some time and after checking out their music we felt they would be a great addition to have alongside us!
We also reached out to Green Death who we shared the stage with in Des Moines, while on tour with Doyle late last year. They were one of the few opening bands that made a lasting impression on me of that entire tour. Now I hear that they are to release an album through EMP which is David Ellefson's new label. I was floored when I heard that and thought they would round out the package great!
We feel both bands will be able to offer something unique and we are both still growing. We hope to exchange some fans and friends and have a great time along the way. I think this will be a great Intimate club package. Stoked!"
Please see below for dates and tickets.
Hatchet w/ Metal Church
03/24 - The Asylum - Portland, ME
03/25 - Jewel NH - Manchester, NH
03/26 - The Webster - Hartford, CT
03/28 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York, NY
03/29 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
03/30 - The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
04/01 - Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
04/02 - The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
04/03 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
04/04 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
04/06 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
04/07 - O'Shecky's - Columbus, OH
04/08 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
04/09 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
JUST ANNOUNCED: Hatchet w/ Black Fast & Green Death
04/11 - Trickshots - Albany, NY **
04/12 - Championship - Trenton, NJ
04/14 - Headquarters - Indianapolis, IN
04/15 - Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
04/16 - Thunder Alley - Oklahoma City, OK
04/18 - Trailside Saloon - Denver, CO
04/19 - Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
04/21 - Pub Rock Live - Phoenix, AZ
04/22 - Slidebar - Fullerton, CA **
04/24 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
**Hatchet & Black Fast only
More Dates TBA! CLICK HERE For Tickets!
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. In 2013 Hatchet signed with The End Records releasing Dawn of the End and in October 2015 their latest, Fear Beyond Lunacy. Over the years the band has criss-crossed the US several times touring with Soilwork, Jeff Loomis, Threat Signal, Black Tide, Cellador, Exmortus, Flotsam & Jetsam, Doyle, Kobra and the Lotus, and Metal Church.
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