Thom Hazaert (often stylized as Thöm Hazaërt) is an American journalist, radio personality, artist manager, music and film producer, and label executive. He was co-founder and President of Corporate Punishment Records, and THC:MUSIC, and currently runs EMP LABEL GROUP and COMBAT RECORDS (in addition to Ellefson Coffee Co.) with Grammy winning bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth.
Also, an accomplished journalist, contributing to publications including Metal Hammer, Metal Edge, Circus, Noisecreep, Green Bay Press Gazette, and more, Hazaert co-authored Ellefson’s upcoming book MORE LIFE WITH DETH, the long-awaited follow up to his bestselling memoir MY LIFE WITH DETH.
Hazaert was also host, and producer, of the successful syndicated radio show AM/PM with THOM HAZAERT, and recently announced RADIO COMBAT, a 24-7 Streaming Metal station, curated and hosted by Hazaert and Ellefson, on digital network YO!RADIO.
In addition to credited production and direction work for legendary Scream Factory! horror releases including Wes Craven’s SHOCKER, Army of Darkness, People Under the Stairs, and Return of the Living Dead, Hazaert’s work was also influential in the early advent of lifestyle street and viral marketing among Rock acts. His relationship as an independent A&R and Marketing consultant for record labels including Flip Records, Interscope Records, Warner Bros. Records, Hollywood Records, Jive Records, and as co-founder of Total Assault Street Teams, has given him the opportunity to work with legendary Gold and Platinum artists including Guns N’ Roses, Tupac Shakur, Limp Bizkit, Slaughter, Autograph, Nine Inch Nails, Motorhead, The Misfits, Doyle, Def Leppard, Static-X, Staind, Orgy, Korn, Pantera, Filter, Cold, Rob Halford, Henry Rollins, The Bloodhoung Gang, Linkin Park, and many more.
Thom is currently the featured vocalist on the new David Ellefson solo album. You can check out the debut video for ‘Hammer Comes Down’ at https://loudwire.com/megadeth-david-ellefson-new-song-hammer-comes-down/