Posts Tagged ‘Havok’

HAVOK: Kick Off North American Tour With Soulfly

Following their massive headlining tour this past Summer, Denver thrash battalion, Havok, will kick off another stretch of live assaults supporting Soulfly! Set to commence today in Dallas, the journey will level more than two dozen cities throughout the U.S. and Canada and includes two one-off dates supporting The Casualties.

Havok will be touring in support of their Unnatural Selection full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. Produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death), Unnatural Selection has raised the eyebrows of fans and critics nationwide for its punishing thrash attack. Both instrumentally and conceptually sophisticated, Havok have truly hit their mark with a sound that will please fans new and old.

The album features ten new tunes, including the band’s rendition of Black Sabbath classic “Children of the Grave.” Gushes Fearnet.com “From the simple but effective songwriting and tight technical skills to rock-solid production and vintage-style album art, this record comes off like a newly-unearthed time capsule from the Big Four’s golden era.” Adds Thrash Hits, “Thrash is still very much alive, and the fact of the matter is that Unnatural Selection perfectly captures the essence of the legendary old-school thrash train of thought whilst maintaining the modern-day elements that are prevalent in metal today. With Unnatural Selection, it’s clearer than ever before that Havok live, breathe, and bleed thrash metal, and their passion for it oozes from every part of this album. The future’s in good hands.”

Havok Autumn Takeover 2013: w/ Soulfly

  • 10/09/2013 Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
  • 10/10/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 10/11/2013 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
  • 10/12/2013 Evolution Nightclub – Nashua, NH
  • 10/13/2013 Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
  • 10/14/2013 Stafford Palace Theater – Stafford Springs, CT
  • 10/15/2013 Blue Fox Billiards – Winchester, VA * Havok Only
  • 10/16/2013 Bb Kings – New York, NY
  • 10/17/2013 Empire – W. Springfield, VA
  • 10/18/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
  • 10/19/2013 Ziggys By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
  • 10/20/2013 Casbah/Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC w/ The Casualties
  • 10/21/2013 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ The Casualties
  • 10/22/2013 The Social – Orlando, FL
  • 10/23/2013 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 10/24/2013 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
  • 10/25/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
  • 10/27/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 10/28/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
  • 10/29/2013 Every Buddy’s Bar – Chippewa Falls, WI
  • 10/30/2013 Knickerbockers – Lincoln, NE
  • 10/31/2013 Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
  • 11/01/2013 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
  • 11/02/2013 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
 

HAVOK: New Video Now Playing At Loudwire

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth an exclusive premiere of “Worse Than War,” the latest video from Denver thrash assassins Havok. Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both “From the Cradle to the Grave” and “Point of No Return” clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed Unnatural Selection full-length and addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Check out “Worse Than War,” THIS LOCATION.

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones), mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death) and continues to reap critical hails from fans and critics domestically and abroad. Metal Injection crowns Unnatural Selection “a contender for one of the best albums of this year because there are simply no flaws in the design,” while MetalSucks notes, “Havok proudly carry the torch of everything awesome about the genre: irrepressible energy, flesh-singeing velocity, and razor-sharp anthems custom made for the purpose of shotgunning beers.” In an impressive 4/5 rating, About.com gushes, “Filled to the brim with headbang-inducing riffs, politically-charged lyrics and guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez’s snarl leading the way, Unnatural Selection would fit right in with Megadeth’s back catalog…. Wrap it all up with Terry Date behind the controls, and Havok just might be in contention for thrash album of the year.” Sputnik Musica agrees, “With Unnatural Selection, Havok has distinguished themselves as the frontrunners of the New Wave of Thrash Metal movement.”

Havok is currently wrapping up a massive North American live takeover that kicked off on July 20th in Juarez, Mexico and included a stop at this year’s Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal. Additional Fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details.

To order your copy of Unnatural Selection, point your browser HERE.

Havok is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, EVH, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

 

HAVOK: Album Streaming In Full At MetalSucks

In celebration of its official North American detonation tomorrow, today MetalSucks is streaming Havok’s Unnatural Selection in its entirety!

Called, “a contender for one of the best albums of this year because there are simply no flaws in the design,” by Metal Injection, Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death). Notes MetalSucks of the explosive offering, “While speed metal’s forefathers continue to disappoint us left and right, Havok proudly carry the torch everything awesome about the genre: irrepressible energy, flesh-singeing velocity, and razor-sharp anthems custom made for the purpose of shotgunning beers.”

Check out Unnatural Selection for a limited time at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, fans can still check out the lyric video for “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death” HERE.

In related news, Havok will bring their thrash anthems to the stage on their first North American headlining tour next month. Set to commence July 20th in Juarez, Mexico, the mammoth run concludes on September 13th in Salt Lake City, Utah and includes a stop at this year’s Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal.

Havok North American Headlining Tour 2013:

  • 7/20/2013 Centenario – Juarez, Mexico
  • 7/22/2013 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
  • 7/24/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 7/25/2013 Three Links – Dallas, TX
  • 7/26/2013 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
  • 7/27/2013 Zero’s – Corpus Christi, TX
  • 7/28/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
  • 7/29/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
  • 7/31/2013 Talent Farm – Pembroke Pines, FL
  • 8/01/2013 Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL
  • 8/02/2013 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
  • 8/03/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
  • 8/04/2013 Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
  • 8/05/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA
  • 8/06/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
  • 8/07/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
  • 8/08/2013 Church of Boston – Boston, MA
  • 8/09/2013 Backstage at Champs – Trenton, NJ
  • 8/10/2013 JJ’s Tavern – Florence, MA
  • 8/11/2013 Heavy Mtl – Montreal, QC
  • 8/12/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/Finntroll
  • 8/13/2013 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
  • 8/14/2013 Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
  • 8/15/2013 Ultra Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • 8/16/2013 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
  • 8/17/2013 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
  • 8/18/2013 Fubar – St Louis, MO
  • 8/21/2013 The Shrunken Head – Columbus, OH
  • 8/23/2013 The Brass Rail – Peoria, IL
  • 8/24/2013 Blue Pig – Cudahy, WI
  • 8/25/2013 The Garage – Burnsville, MN
  • 8/26/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
  • 8/28/2013 The Railyard – Billings, MT
  • 8/29/2013 The Center – Spokane, WA
  • 8/30/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
  • 8/31/2013 Branx – Portland, OR
  • 9/01/2013 Red House Live – Walnut Creek, CA
  • 9/05/2013 The Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
  • 9/06/2013 Whiskey – West Hollywood, CA
  • 9/07/2013 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
  • 9/08/2013 Royal Dive – San Diego, CA
  • 9/09/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
  • 9/10/2013 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
  • 9/13/2013 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

Unnatural Selection will be released in North America on June 25, 2013 via Candlelight Records. Order your copy HERE.

Havok is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

 

HAVOK: Candlelight Unveils Special Lyric Video For Latest Single

Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for Havok’s latest single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” taken from their forthcoming new album Unnatural Selection. The video is available now at the label’s official Facebook page.

Click HERE to view “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death.”

Unnatural Selection is set to be released in North America on June 25 and is currently available as a pre-order now at Candlelight’s official webstore. Special bundle packages of the album are available exclusively at the Havok’s official merchandise store. Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

Havok just completed their second European tour and will perform three special “hometown” pre-release shows June 21-23. The band will kick off their first headline tour of North America on July 22. More dates have been confirmed on the tour now stretching through early September. For official dates and ticket information visit the band’s official Facebook page.

Fans of the Denver thrash band are growing excited as the release date draws near. “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” impacted metal radio two weeks ago; the only single that week to land on CMJ’s Loud Rock “Most Added” report for the week. Sirius/XM Radio plus Syracuse’s WAQX, Baltimore’s WIYY, and Northern New Jersey metal powerhouse WSOU, among others, are a few of the key early supporters of the single.

Havok’s Unnatural Selection is also available directly through Candlelight USA. Click HERE to order.

 

HAVOK: New Single Available For Free Download

Fans of Denver thrashers Havok are beginning to feel the growing excitement for the approaching North American release date of the band’s third full-length, Unnatural Selection. The album’s lead single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” impacted metal radio earlier this week; the only single to land on CMJ’s Loud Rock “Most Added” report. Sirius/XM Radio plus Syracuse’s WAQX, Baltimore’s WIYY, and Northern New Jersey metal powerhouse WSOU, among others, are a few of the key early supporters of the single.

To celebrate, Candlelight Records today makes “Give Me Liberty…Or Give Me Death” available as a free download at the label’s official Bandcamp page. The topical thrash anthem delivers the young band’s classic thrash and old-school metal sound.

To download click HERE. All available titles at Candlelight’s Bandcamp are available at a 15% discount through midnight June 3. The code to enter on check out is GiveMeCandlelight.

Currently touring Europe with Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage, Havok will kick off North American touring just after the June 25 release of Unnatural Selection. Set to begin July 22, the headlining tour will see the four-piece journey through the southern states, travelling up the eastern seaboard before making their debut performance at Montreal’s annual Heavy MTL festival on August 11.

Special preorder bundles of Unnatural Selection are now available via the band’s official webstore. All bundle customers will be automatically entered into a golden ticket contest; one winner will be picked at random to receive an autographed Charvel Guitar and one of everything in the current Havok merch store. Candlelight Records will launch a vinyl preorder in the coming weeks. Visit the label’s official Facebook page or follow the label via Twitter (@candlelightusa) for official details.

Produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death, Disincarnate), Unnatural Selection bears a far more mature collection of songs when compared to Burn (2009), and Time Is Up (2011). Havok has truly hit their mark with a sound that will please fans new and old. The album features ten new songs, including the band’s rendition of Black Sabbath classic “Children of the Grave.”

Confirmed dates on the band’s headline tour plus three special Denver-area performances (a copy of Unnatural Selection included with ticket purchase) are below.

Havok:

  • 6/21/2013 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (release show)
  • 6/22/2013 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO (release show)
  • 6/23/2013 Aggie Theater – Ft. Collins, CO (release show)
  • 6/29/2013 Rock Al Parque – Bogota, Colombia (w/ Cannibal Corpse)
  • 7/22/2013 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
  • 7/24/2013 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 7/25/2013 Three Links – Dallas, TX
  • 7/26/2013 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
  • 7/27/2013 Zero’s – Corpus Christi, TX
  • 7/28/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
  • 7/29/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
  • 8/01/2013 Orpheum Theater – Tampa, FL
  • 8/02/2013 Back Booth – Orlando, FL
  • 8/03/2013 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
  • 8/04/2013 Blue Fox – Winchester, VA
  • 8/05/2013 Empire – Springfield, VA
  • 8/06/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
  • 8/07/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
  • 8/08/2013 Church of Boston – Boston, MA
  • 8/09/2013 Backstage at Champs – Trenton, NJ
  • 8/11/2013 Heavy Mtl – Montreal, QC
  • 8/12/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON (w/ Finntroll)
  • 8/14/2013 Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
  • 8/16/2013 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
  • 8/17/2013 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

Havok is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber. The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.