As most people know, Hatchet had 2 members leave the band earlier this year. After numerous tryouts with various applicants we are ecstatic to announce that Hatchet is once again COMPLETE!!!
Our new lineup is more solid than ever and we have the honor of introducing 2 new members. RYAN KING on bass who moved out here from the east coast to join our assault, and fresh new Bay Area talent, ERIC LUNDGREN on vocals.
In the wake of searching for new members, we have been hard at work on new material and are extremely stoked on what we have completed. WE have over half an album of new material and we promise that it is going to crush you harder and faster then what you have heard from us before. That being said we will be posting some new shows very soon and will be announcing the details of a full U.S tour with another great thrash act from the U.S in the next couple weeks!!! We will also be going into record 2 brand new songs late this month so stay tuned for that. Until then rest assured we are back and ready to kill. See you all very soon!
For more information on Hatchet, check out the band’s myspace page at this link.
You can buy the new Vains of Jenna single, “Get It On’ through iTunes by clicking on the image below. You can also listen to the brand new track at myspace.
These are OFFICIAL, confirmed tour dates for the upcoming US tour. More dates will be added soon.
Sept 1 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Sept 3 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 – The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Sept 6 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 – FTC @ Stage One – Farfield, CT
Sept 12 – Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD
Sept 18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Sept 19 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Sept 24 – The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 – Berbatis Pan – Portland, OR
Sept 27 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct 2 – The Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
Lobo always did have a heavy metal edge, and now the character’s got a writer to prove it.
According to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, he’s writing a two-issue Lobo comic for DC that is being drawn by artist Sam Kieth for release this fall.
Ian confirmed the comic in an interview with The Quietus.com, saying that writing a comic book character comes more naturally to him than writing songs.
“I have a bit of that going on with the comic book character Lobo. I find it much easier to write comic books than lyrics, actually, because it’s a natural dialogue,” Ian said. “Writing song lyrics is not natural, but over the years, I know what I need to know to get it done. I find it quite easy to capture a character and use my own personality and humor.”
“Looking at Sam Kieth art for my Lobo book. SICK!!!!” Ian posted on his Twitter page.
Ian, who hosted Rock Show for VH1 and also starred in the reality series SuperGroup, is writing the series while also promoting new albums this summer from both Anthrax and the musician’s other band, Pearl.
DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio had announced in June that Lobo would be coming back with Sam Kieth attached, but only on art. Although the writer for the series wasn’t announced, DiDio played coy, telling Newsarama last week that the writer was someone outside the comic book industry.
“We’ve reached outside the normal circle of writers and have brought someone in who will have an excellent perspective on the character – something that’s different that’s sure to raise an eyebrow,” DiDio said.
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen in 1983, becoming one of DC’s most popular comic characters during the 1990s, even appearing in the cartoon television shows Justice League and Superman: The Animated Series. The gritty-looking character, who rides on a space cycle, has extraordinary strength and an accelerated healing factor. But his real appeal often lies within the character’s humorous self-centered attitude and zest for mindless violence.
The character has enjoyed a revival recently, including appearances as a recurring character in the year-long weekly series 52 and in the two-part crossover with Batman titled Deadly Serious that Kieth wrote and drew in August 2007.
Courtesy of Newsarama.com