Bay Area thrashers HATCHET have issued the following update:"HATCHET is now actively seeking a new permanent vocalist and or bass player to re-complete our lineup. We are looking for talented, serious musicians, who can be 100% dedicated to our band. Vocalist needs to be confident in their ability to front our band as well as match the style and range of our previous singer. Bassist needs to have pro gear and confidence in playing our material. (Our main influences, vocal- and music-wise, are SLAYER, EXODUS, and TESTAMENT.) You must have your own transportation and a job or source of income, and be willing to practice two times a week at our Petaluma rehearsal studio. We are also currently signed to a major/indie record label which released our album worldwide early last year. Having time for routine band practices, touring and doing band business are essential. No egos, druggies or flakes! 18+ preferred, but not a necessity. If interested, please contact us at: [email protected]" For more information, see the poster below. "Awaiting Evil", the debut album from HATCHET, was released in May 2008 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release, HATCHET is "an onslaught of thrash metal fanatics from the San Francisco Bay Area; a starting point for infamous thrash bands like METALLICA, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE, just to name a few. Formed by Julz on guitar and Slave behind the drum kit in January 2005, HATCHET was started as the two were fed up with the stale metal scene in their home town. Their desire to create music filled with substance and driving aggression would be enough to help revive a genre that had slowly began to fade away over the years in their hometown."