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Hatchet Dawn

From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hatchet Dawn News

Below is our complete Hatchet Dawn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Hatchet Dawn Issues Recording Update

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:

"Hatchet Dawn announces the update of the bands website and myspace layouts with new content and photos from shoots this year while working behind the scenes on the bands next release. Hatchet Dawn has officially finished recording all the material for the next release during October and has begun mixing the songs with Neil Kernon. More news to follow soon.

"Hatchet Dawn wishes everyone a safe and blissful Halloween! To celebrate Halloween this year Hatchet Dawn are playing on the CREEPSHOW festival being held in Melbourne Saturday 30th October on Halloween Eve. Check the ‘Tour Dates’ at this location for all the details. Be sure to grab existing stock of Hatchet Dawn merchandise on sale now through the bands web site!"

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Hatchet Dawn Checks In With Band Update

Hatchet Dawn has checked in with the following update about streaming Bet Cuzen's audition demo online and recording new material:

"For those of you wondering about the progression of Hatchet Dawn's new sound, we have posted on the Hatchet Dawn MySpace page Bert Cuzen's audition demo, which is his rendition of Hatchet Dawn's previously released 'Faith in Chaos' EP song titled ‘Perfect Parasite’.

"Along with the progression of Hatchet Dawn's new sound, we have also uploaded some new photos from two photo shoots that we did in June 2010. We are currently in the final stage of the recording process for our next release, along with preparing for an epic Halloween eve headlining the Espy Gershwin Room, for Creepshow 2010."

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Hatchet Dawn Comments On Upcoming Shows

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following statement about the band's upcoming live shows:

"Hatchet Dawn will be performing at TRASH on Friday September 3rd supporting partners in dark music felony Witchgrinder. All Hatchet Fans that mention the band’s name at the door will get cheaper entry into TRASH.

"Hatchet Dawn will also be headlining The Gershwin Room for Creepshow 2010 at The ESPY on Halloween eve 30th October. More details coming shortly for Creepshow 2010. All remaining merchandise is still available at 50% reduced price through the bands official web site until all existing stock has cleared. Every ladies T-shirt sold will receive a fre ladies G-String!"

The details for the shows are as follows:

9/3 2010 TRASH Hawthorn, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
10/30 2010 CREEPSHOW @ THE ESPY St Kilda, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

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Hatchet Dawn Issues Band Update

Australia's Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about working on new material:

"The past month of June 2010 has been a busy place in the Hatchet Dawn camp, seeing the band recording an initial group of songs anticipated for the bands next release in preparation to begin collaboration with producer Neil Kernon. New sounds have crept into the spanking new material, adding further growth with guest musicians and close friends lending added instruments and expansion to Hatchet Dawn’s growing sound. More studio news to follow shortly!

"A July promotion to clear further stock from the Hatchet Dawn online store will see the next 10 buyers to purchase the Faith In Chaos EP from the Hatchet Dawn online web site store receiving a free Faith in Chaos T-Shirt of your size! All merchandise is still reduced by 50% so be quick!

"Hatchet Dawn’s next scheduled show is September 3rd at trash nightclub in Melbourne with friends Witchgrinder and more bands TBA. Plans for a massive event for Halloween also are underway with more details coming shortly on a Halloween night not to be missed in Melbourne this October."

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Hatchet Dawn Comments On Upcoming Album

Hatchet Dawn has checked in with the following comments about preparing to enter the recording studio:

"Hatchet Dawn will commence working on the bands next major project in June 2010 working with producer Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Nevermore, Deicide, Judas Priest, Macabre, Hall & Oats, Michael Bolton, Queensryche, Dokken, XYZ, Lynch Mob). Producing music and bands from all genres Rock/Metal/Industrial/Pop/Death over his extensive career, Neil Kernon is set to facilitate world class growth into Hatchet Dawn’s newest material and developing career. More details will be announced soon on the project. Hatchet Dawn will take a break and escape the recording studio to perform at PLASTIC on June 13th playing all new material fresh from the studio floor."

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Hatchet Dawn Working On New Album

Australia's Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about working on a new album:

"March 2010 has sent Hatchet Dawn progressing forward with the bands next step working on the upcoming next official release which will feature all the members within the current existing lineup. Rob Cuzens and Darren Smith’s influence and union with the bands sound has opened up never before considered artistic growth with the established members allowing exploration in additional influential sounds and vocal concepts and styles. This unavailing has spawned an electrifying expansion to the sonic and creative direction of Hatchet Dawn.

"Melbourne will have a chance to witness live a special sneak preview to the next Hatchet Dawn evolution with the band performing at BANG’s 4th Birthday April 10th at The Royal Melbourne Hotel. Special merchandise clear out sale for the event will see all existing stock of Hatchet Dawn T-shirt’s on sale for $10.00AUD and ladies G-strings for $5.00AUD. Please see the upcoming gigs section for all the details on the show."

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Hatchet Dawn Parts Ways With Two Members

Australia's Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about parting ways with their vocalist and guitarist:

"Hatchet Dawn formally announces the unfortunate departure of 2 members in the band. Adam Stewart and Ben Boyle have decided to depart the band permanently, effective 27th January 2010. Hatchet Dawn are currently working on solidifying a permanent replacement vocalist and guitarist in preparation for a planned new official release in 2010. Hatchet Dawn will be taking this opportunity to re-invent the band's concept image and refine our musical direction into a fresh chapter of Extreme Hatchet Rock.

"Hatchet Dawn will be returning to Adelaide on Saturday 6th March to perform at Enigma Bar 3 with ISAW, Shot in Paris and Arcadia. Hatchet Dawn’s previous visit to Adelaide was during the Halloween Chaos Tour ‘09 while supporting Marilyn Manson at Thebarton Theatre. Filling in for this performance on vocals will be Rob Cuzens from The Symbiosist/Dialysis along with guitarist Darren Smith from The Symbiosist. To celebrate the return to Adelaide with this exclusive line-up, Hatchet Dawn will be performing a Marilyn Manson cover, which will mark the first time the band has performed a cover live. More news to follow!"

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Hatchet Dawn Streaming New Sample Track

Hatchet Dawn have issued the following update about streaming a new sample track online:

"Celebrating an eventful 2009 an album sample track has been posted on the Hatchet Dawn MySpace containing various snippets of the bands newest material recorded during initial album pre-production sessions in July 2009. These are not finished or completed versions of the new material but are mealy a sneak preview of the intended direction and creative diversity the band is planning to show on the debut Hatchet Dawn album due out in 2010.

"Hatchet Dawn have begun in early 2010 working on additional new material to expand the list of potential new songs to be considered for release on the debut album, along with reworking ideas on the bands image & cosmetic concept to begin molding the next chapter in the Hatchet Dawn evolution."

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Hatchet Dawn Posts Melbourne Gig Footage

Hatchet Dawn has posted a video clip online of their time in Melbourne at the Festival Hall on Sunday, October 11th. The video clip can be viewed below. Hatchet Dawn still has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/2 The Hi-Fi Bar & Ballroom Melbourne, Victoria
11/27 The Loft Warrnambool, Victoria
12/12 METAL MEYHEM - The Palace Hotel Camberwell, Victoria More...

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Hatchet Dawn Updates Tour Schedule

Australia's Hatchet Dawn has updated their tour schedule with the following October and November tour dates:

02/10 - The Castle Knight of Metal, Hemmings Park, Princes Highway, Dandenong, Victoria. Australia. ALL AGES
07/10 - Marilyn Manson at Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, Adelaide. Australia.
08/10- Marilyn Manson at Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, Adelaide. Australia.
10/10 - Marilyn Manson at Festival Hall, 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne, Melbourne. Australia.
11/10 - Marilyn Manson at Festival Hall, 300 Dudley St, West Melbourne, Melbourne. Australia.
30/10- The Bald Faced Stag, 345 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt, New South Wales.
31/10 - Step In, Fortitude Vally, Queensland. Australia.
01/11 - The Sando, Newtown, New South Wales. Australia.
02/11 - The Hi-Fi Bar & Ballroom, 125 Swanston St, Melbourne. Australia.

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Hatchet Dawn To Support Marilyn Manson

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about supporting Marilyn Manson on four tour dates:

"Hatchet Dawn will be supporting Marilyn Manson for 4 dates on his 2009 Australian tour. Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October 2009 at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide. Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October 2009 at Festival Hall in Melbourne.

"Visit this location for further information and ticket purchasing."

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Hatchet Dawn Issues Recording Update

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following update about recording their debut full-length album:

"Pre-production has officially begun on the debut Hatchet Dawn full length album. The band spent one whole day recording the album in its entirety live in the studio with producer/engineer Sam Johnson returning to the helm to capture the new growth, epic, dark and scariest Hatchet Dawn material to date.

"No official release date for the debut album has been planned at this stage but a 2010 release schedule is indefinite. Hatchet Dawn will be spending time in the studio over the course of 2009-2010 between touring dates putting together the highly anticipated follow up release to the Faith In Chaos EP."

Photographs of the recording session can be viewed here.

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Hatchet Dawn Announces New Endorsements

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following announcement about receiving endorsements from Mesa Boogie, Spector Basses, and ddrum:

"July 2009 marks the month for Hatchet Dawn to officially announce their endorsements with MESA BOOGIE, SPECTOR BASSES and DDRUM.

"Howsie Noise, Billie-Jade and Ben Vengeance have become proud endorsee’s of MESA BOOGIE amplification. Billie-Jade has also had a special US handmade one-off production model made for her by the crew at SPECTOR BASSES and Dman is the new owner of a DDRUM Duo Fade 100% Maple drum kit! Check out individual Hatchet Dawn band member profiles on the web site for promotional photos and the photo gallery for additional group photos.

"Hatchet Dawn are looking forward to long term relationships with MESA BOOGIE, SPECTOR BASSES and DDRUM while their equipment has to date and will continue in the future to play a massive role in the Hatchet Dawn sound and the Hatchet Dawn choice of quality equipment."

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Hatchet Dawn To Headline Hell Freezes Over Fest

Hatchet Dawn has issued the following statement about headlining Australia's Hell Freezes Over Festival:

"After haunting Queensland on the continuing Faith In Chaos tour Hatchet Dawn returns to horrify Melbourne headlining the Indoor Winter Hard Rock/Metal Festival Hell Freezes Over 2009 July 18th at the HI-FI Bar & Ballroom. This line up will surely blast the chill away and smash you in the face with some of Melbourne's finest including My Burning Empire, Don Fernando, Electrik Dynamite, Bronson & Her Tortured Embrace. See event flyer for details.

"Presale tickets are available $12 a ticket or 4 for the price of 3 $36. Tickets can be purchased online here

"Hatchet Dawn will be playing new songs intended for release on their debut album in 2010 and showcasing official band endorsements from MESA BOOGIE, SPECTOR BASSES and DDRUM."

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Hatchet Dawn Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

AmpHead Music has issued the following announcement about Hatchet Dawn playing three upcoming shows in Australia:

"Made up of former members of Tribura, Symbiosist, Terrorust and current members of White Cell, Melbourne’s Hatchet Dawn combine influences as diverse as Metallica to Alice in Chains to Rob Zombie to create a new perfectly formed sound all their own - a darkly monstrous creation that is far bigger than the sum of its parts.

"Hatchet Dawn head from the grave to horrify Queensland in June for the east coast stretch of the Faith In Chaos tour of Australia, playing three exclusive shows:

June 18 – Brannigans Tavern, Gold Coast Level 2 Niecon Tower. Broadbeach.

June 19 – Sands Tavern, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
Plaza Pde, Maroochydore.

June 20 – The Dead of Winter Festival 2009 @ Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 470 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley.

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