Hatchet officially has a new home and a new album on the way.
The band announced this week that it had signed a new deal with the recently resurrected hard rock label, Combat Records. With the deal officially signed, the band–Julz Ramos (vocals/guitar), Clayton Cagle (guitar), Devin Reiche (bass) and Ben Smith (drums)–also announced it will release its next album, Dying To Exist, via Combat Records and EMP Label Group June 22, 2018. The album will be the band’s fourth full-length studio recording.
Ramos said in a recent interview that he was humbled to be the latest addition to Combat Records.
“We couldn’t be happier to have found a home on Combat!,” Ramos said. “The label is obviously a huge staple in thrash and extreme metal, with some of the most infamous bands in close connection to or directly under Combat at some point. Its true history and significance is beyond my years and first-hand understanding. However, from what I do know and have seen, assures me this is a good home for our album!”
In talking about Dying to Exist, Ramos said the album offered plenty for the band’s audiences.
“The album itself is the fastest and most creative material to date, with all four members contributing our writing efforts throughout the record,” Ramos said. “This is the most we’ve sounded like a band collectively, and it’s definitely for the better!”
Combat/EMP Label Group head Dave Ellefson had positive words for the band while talking about the new signing.
“Hatchet is a great young band who definitely fit the bill for Combat. Aggressive, modern thrash metal, with an old-school intensity,” Ellefson said. “I’ve been a fan of these guys for a while now, and we’re extremely proud to add them to the Combat roster.”
More information on Hatchet’s signing and new album is available online now at http://www.facebook.com/hatchetofficial.
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