Growing up in Bay Area, San Francisco (CA) as young metal heads can make it quite likely to take influence from the pioneers of metal that spanned the area in the 1980 s (like Metallica, Anthrax, Violence). Since hitting the Bay Area metal scene in early 2007, Hatchet quickly made a name for themselves, and released their debut Awaiting Evil via Metal Blade Records in 2008. Having recently confirmed The End Records as the band s new home, 4th March 2013 marks the quartet s sophomore record. Lead single Fall From Grace was chosen as the first preview track off Dawn Of The End - based on the fall of Lucifer as the fable goes: Lucifer was struck down by God for taking a stand against him in Heaven, leading to what we now know as Satan and Hell... that is if you believe in that sort of thing. The cover art of Dawn Of The End was meant to depict and signify the title of the album in one picture. It s the end of all mankind -- a total apocalypse. This could be depicted in many ways, but to us this might be a scene from the end of the world with Death summoning demons to rise from their slumber and ascend unto our world and destroy it completely. I ve just always been a fan of apocalyptic scenes. Very metal! laughs founding member + frontman Julz Ramos. Dawn Of The End s cover, was illustrated by All Things Rotten (Children of Bodom, Eluvetie, Amon Amarth).