Bay Area natives and thrash metal band Hatchet are set to release their highly anticipated third studio album Fear Beyond Lunacy on October 30, 2015 via The End Records/ADA.
This follow-up to 2013's acclaimed Dawn Of The End will debut the new Hatchet lineup behind founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist, Julz 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.
Says Ramos, “We felt ‘The World Beyond’ was a good all around track to introduce fans to the new album. It has a good mixture of both fast and mid-tempo pacing with some cool gang chants in the verse. It isn't the fastest or the most melodic on the album either so we wanted people to get a taste but not give away the whole brewery up front. It only leads to good things from here!"
When discussing the album artwork for Fear Beyond Lunacy Ramos adds, “We're excited to finally be revealing our cover art for our third studio album. The artwork was done by Andrej Bartulovic from All Things Rotten who also did our previous album cover for Dawn Of The End. The artwork depicts what I see us becoming as a modern society. A society of fear engrossed, media addicted slaves. We are constantly hooked on what our media and TVs are feeding us to believe to be true and what we should be afraid of today, tomorrow, next month/year etc.. I feel this is particularly true with Americans. There is always some big conspiracy happening or natural disaster predicted by someone hundreds of years ago that everyone in some form or another seems to live their lives in fear of. It's getting out of hand and that's what this picture represents; someone who is ultimately driven insane by this and where we can all be heading if we are not careful."
1. Where Time Cannot Exist
2. Living In Extinction
3. Lethal Injustice
4. In Fear We Trust
5. Killing Indulgence
6. Dead And Gone
7. Tearing Into Hell
8. Prophet Of Delusion
9. The World Beyond
10. Frozen Hell (bonus track)
11. Awaiting Evil (bonus track) **
** Available only with purchase of vinyl edition
"Fear Beyond Lunacy" can be pre-ordered at www.theomegaorder.com/hatchet. Check out the new song HERE.
Hatchet will showcase the new lineup and preview select tracks from Fear Beyond Lunacy this August supporting Kobra And The Lotus, the female-fronted Canadian traditional metal/hard rock band that recently shared stages opening for KISS and Def Leppard.
Aug 05 -- Music Garage; Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 06 -- Sunshine Studios; Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 07 -- The Roxy Theatre; Denver, CO
Aug 08 -- The Juggernaut; Gallup, NM
Aug 09 -- LVCS; Las Vegas, NV
Aug 11 -- Club Red; Phoenix, AZ
Aug 12 -- Slidebar; Fullerton, CA
Aug 13 -- Rockbar Theater; San Jose, CA
Aug 14 -- DNA Lounge; San Francisco, CA