Formed in 2007, Hatchet is reincarnated thrash and metal straight from the ’80s. These young metalheads have stuck a fork in their new-found genre, which they call “pure, uncompromising, Bay Area thrash metal.”
Starting a wave of like-minded bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, they fused together, growing a fan base and getting gigs around town to get the message out. After self-releasing two demos, the band’s debut album, Awaiting Evil, was released in 2008 via Metal Blade Records. The album was heard loud and clear by thrash and metal enthusiasts from around the world. Proving a hopeful start for the new upcoming band.
With a few subtle line-up changes and set-backs that slowed the progress of the band, they are now ready to move on to great heights with the release of their new album, Dawn of the End, which is due out in March 2013 via The End Records. The band is ready to hit the road and spread thrash throughout the land. Look for them in 2013.