Drew Gage grew up in Pleasanton, a suburb located in the East Bay area. He was raised in a very musical household, where his Mom was always listening to Blues music, and performing onstage. He picked up guitar at age 12, and was immediately attracted to the playing styles of guitar players such as Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde, Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Dimebag Darrell, Gary Moore, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has been in various Thrash Metal bands the past 5 years, and feels he has found a great fit with his fellow musicians in Hatriot. Sharing lead guitar duties with Kosta Varvatakis, the two blend their styles into one, trading off frantic solos. Excited for what is to come, they plan on unleashing a sonic assault of brutality upon every pair of ears they find… be warned; Hatriot is not for the weak.
Kosta Varvatakis grew up in Modesto, California, a city about 2 hours south of Sacramento. He picked up the guitar at the age of 12 and never put it down. Although Kosta grew up being influenced by Greek folk music from the island of Crete, he believes that he fell in love with Heavy Metal music when he first heard it at 10 years old. His fast soloing style and a hard chugging right hand make his guitar playing instantly recognizable. Together with Andrew Gage they create a nuclear explosion of solo trading and heavy riffing that will incinerate you and leave you a smoldering pile of ash.
Alex Bent was born January 31, 1993 in Oakland, California. His father a singer and musician along with most of his family surrounded him with music from the time he was born. It seemed only natural for him to choose an instrument to play. At the age of 11 Alex asked his dad to put together his old drum set. From that moment on Alex knew that playing drums was not just a hobby, but a passion. After only 13 months of playing Alex had already participated in the national guitar center drum off and won several rounds and was instantly gigging playing his passion, metal. After 2 years of playing Alex started to expand his styles and open to genres he loves such as jazz, afro Cuban, Polynesian, hip hop and more. Alex’s favorite style in metal to play is Death metal old and new. In 2008 Alex won the international sickdrummer.com blast off. Alex is now 17 years old and is working with Hatriot to push the boundaries of Thrash metal and hopes to impact this world one way or another.
I was born on June 27, 1990 in Pleasanton, California. Growing up as a kid I pretty much lived a normal life except one thing; my father was the lead singer for Exodus. I have been listening to heavy metal for as long as I can remember, loving every second of it. Being in a band when I grew older was inevitable, especially after seeing countless shows from the side of the stage of every band from Anthrax to Slipknot, and who ever Pops made friends with in between. After entering junior high listening to all the Thrash and Nu-metal I could, I decided I had had enough of just being a fan, and that it was time to pick up a instrument. I loved listening to songs that were bass drivin’, or where the bass was out front, as low is it could go that was for me, so naturally I started slappin’ the bass. I taught myself, and was always jamming with different friends out in the garage. Entering High School, I found my self still a free agent, until a friend of a friend told me to try out for a local band. I got the spot, and ended up playing many shows, opening for a lot of national acts and recorded two studio quality demos with Vincent Wojno. Due to educational and occupational obligations I took time off from my band, but now I’m ready to begin where I left off. After three years of hard work, I’m hungry for the future. Having just a taste of the stage, I’m ready to release Hatriot full force with my father on my side.