Heroes of Origin, the blazing debut from thrash act Hatriot -- founded by original Exodus and Testament vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza, alongside his sons Cody and Nick, and guitarists Kosta Varvatakis and Miguel Esparza -- is out today in North America via Massacre Records.
Heavily steeped in old-school Bay Area thrash tradition - yet with a modern cutting-edge tone - the ten tracks on Heroes of Origin were produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Heathen, Exodus, Skinlab), and the cover art and booklet was designed by Mark Devito (Motörhead, Laaz Rockit, Ruffians, Exodus).
Having proven his metal allegiance by fronting such acts as Exodus, Legacy (Testament), Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet and AC/DZ, Steve “Zetro” Souza has once again steps into the thrash metal world with Hatriot; taking his musical roots back in time to the 1980s when metal was fast, furious, and yet still melodic.
Still residing in the evolutionary birthplace of thrash metal, Hatriot is out to crush and destroy everything in its path. Unsatisfied with the newer trends in the metal scene, the band have set out to produce quality old-school metal with a proven formula with the perfect chemistry.
The debut release is currently receiving praise from the press:
"This is the very sound – that raging slaughter of burnt offerings; that over the wall toxic overdose – that all old school 80s thrashers have been anticipating. Every element is present: that biting and harsh tempo of the damned, incredible solos, intense, yet thought-provoking lyrics which deal with violence and corruption, Sousa's unique Bon Scott meets a deranged Paul Bailoff's scowl and howl, and top-notch production. 9/10" - Metal Temple
Heavy metal broadcasting portal This Is Not a Scene is streaming all of Heroes Of Origin today in commemoration of its release.