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Will Haven

From: Sacramento , CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Will Haven News

Below is our complete Will Haven news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Deadlock And Nevermore Come To The RBN

The Rock Band Network continues to expand its catalog this week, bringing new tracks to the Xbox 360 version from Nevermore, Deadlock, and more. The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360 that may be of interest to metal fans:

Deadlock - "Martyr to Science" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "March Into Hell / Blood on My Soul" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Respiration Desperation / The Neutral Zone" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain" (80 MSP)
Nevermore - "The Obsidian Conspiracy" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "The Obsidian Conspiracy (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Nevermore - "Without Morals (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Prototype - "The Way It Ends (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Will Haven - "Mida's Secret" (160 MSP)

These tracks will also be hitting the PS3 on 12/13/2011 (North America) and 12/14/2011 (Europe):

August Burns Red - "Internal Cannon" ($1.99)
Dance Gavin Dance - "Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "If It Means a Lot to You" ($1.99)
A Day to Remember - "2nd Sucks" ($1.99)

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Will Haven Shoots Video For "Held To Answer"

Will Haven has posted the following update online about shooting a new music video:

"Video shoot is complete for the song 'Held to Answer.' We shot it in the lovely town of Santa Cruz, CA. Big thank you to Brad Oates and wreckreation, Melody Carlson for her acting skills, Harvey West Cemetary, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Home Depot and Funnel Cakes. The video is being edited now and should see the light of day very soon.

"In other news, as of right now we are looking at a late summer/fall release for this record. Album title, song titles and artwork will be released very shortly. As we speak we are putting together a show in London and Paris to coincide with the release of the record. Other cities will be announced soon as well.

"Chris [Fehn] will be back with his brothers in Slipknot starting next month for their summer tour, so in the meantime we are currently working on another record, so there should be alot of new will haven music within the next year.

"Thank you everyone for the support and cant wait for everyone to hear the record. Now that we have stuff to talk about, we will be posting quite often, keep checking back. Peace."

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Will Haven Issues Band Update

Will Haven has posted the following update online from the studio:

"Thought we would give you a little update on the Haven, the record is just about done, Grady is doing some finishing touches on his vocals tommorow night, then its on to mixing, after that its really on!! some of the song titles for the record are 'when the walls close in,' 'urban agoge,' 'object of my affection,' and 'harvesting our burdens.' There are a total of 11 songs on the record. We are beyond happy with the way it has turned out. Cant wait to get it out there.

"As for show news we are playing with Papa Roach here in Sacramento the 25th of February. Were pretty excited because this will be our first show with our new bass player Chris Fehn (Slipknot). He has been in the studio with us during the whole record but we havent played live yet, so we are excited to have the whole band up there, and yes we will play some new jams ; ) So all is good here, thanks to everyone for the support and will get back to you this week with some photos from the studio tomorrow…"

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Will Haven Recording New CD with Original Singer

Will Haven is reportedly recording a new album with their original singer, Grady. More details and tour dates will be released soon.

The new album is the follow-up to "The Hierophant." Finding themselves without a bassist, the band cancelled their spring European tour and decided to begin work on their new album, taking a break to play a benefit show for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng later in the year.

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Deftones Gives Benefit Shows Recap

The Deftones has issued the following update about the benefit shows held for bassit Chi Cheng:

"Deftones would like to thank all of the incredible artists, sponsors, crew, supporters, fans and friends who made last Thursday and Friday an overwhelming success. The two night event commenced with special sets by POD, Far and Cypress Hill on night one. Deftones opened their Thursday night set with a brand new song 'Rocket Skates' and continued through a show that included 'Elite,' 'Be Quiet and Drive,' and 'My Own Summer.'

"Each night the band was joined by some of Deftones' and Chi's close friends for some special collaborations exclusive to the nights. Night one included Ben Kenney from Incubus on 'Street Carp,' Mike Shinoda and Tommy Lee on 'Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event,' Xzibit on 'Back to School,' Jonah and Shawn from Far on the Jawbox cover 'Savory,' and Cypress Hill joining Deftones for a full band version of Cypress' 'Rock Superstar.'

"Friday night opened with longtime Chi Cheng favorites Fungo Mungo and Will Haven. Special guests on night two included Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Daron Malakian (System of A Down) and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on a punishing cover of Metallica's 'Battery,' an ensemble performance of Suicidal Tendencies' 'War Inside My Head' with members of Suicidal, and Daron, John Dolmayan, and Shavo Odadjian of System performing 'Aerials' and 'Toxicity' with Chino on vocals.

"Coupled with the online auction, Deftones will likely reach their goal of raising six figures for Chi..."

Read the full article at Deftones MySpace Blog.

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Armed For Apocalypse Signs To SOAR In Europe

Siege of Amida Records has announced the European signing of Armed For Apocalypse in collaboration with IRONCLAD RECORDINGS (North America)

Featuring members of WILL HAVEN, THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH and GHOSTRIDE, Armed For Apocalypse mixes the sludgy, downtuned heavy riffs of Crowbar and Eyehategod with the white noise assault of Cursed and the death metal groove of Entombed.

Guitarist Cayle Hunter commented: "We don't want to be faster or tougher than anybody else. We just want to make heavy music that is UNDENIABLE when you hear it."

Armed For Apocalypse new album, "Defeat," will be released September 14th, followed by a full touring schedule.

The song "We Fell From The Bottom" is up on the Siege of Amida Records MySpace player right now.

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Armed For Apocalypse Signs To Ironclad Recordings

Ironclad Recordings, founded by Unearth vocalist Trevor Phipps, is pleased to announce the signing of Chico California's ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE; a band featuring the talents of former members of Will Haven, The Abominable Iron Sloth, and Ghostride. Ironclad Recordings is set to release ARMED FOR APOCALYPSE's debut full-length studio album, "Defeat," in the US and Canada on September 15th, 2009 with SOAR releasing this behemoth of an album in Europe. "Defeat" was recorded during two different sessions in late 2008 at the Pus Cavern in Sacramento, CA and Heirloom Studios in Chico, CA, with Matt Pedri engineering. Mixing and mastering for "Defeat" was handled by Eric Stenman (Saves The Day, Will Haven, Senses Fail, Far, Forever The Sickest Kids, Dashboard Confessional, Thrice) with cover art being tackled by renowned artist Matt Loomis, who has done cover art for Abominable Iron Sloth and the Makai in addition to merch designs for Mastodon and The Red Chord. More...

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Will Haven To Perform At Chi Cheng Benefit Show

West coast metal band Will Haven will be headlining a special benefit show for hospitalized Deftones bassist Chi Cheng tonight at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA.

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Will Haven Cancels European Tour

Will Haven has been forced to cancel their upcoming European run and will instead focus on writing and recording the follow up to "The Hierophant" a statement from the band regarding the decision reads as follows:

"This has not been an easy decision... We're very sorry to announce that, due to not having a bass player, lack of funding, an injured guitarist, and our overall financial instability, Will Haven has been forced to cancel our upcoming April / May European tour.

"We know how crazy lucky we are to have the opportunity to play overseas. Our touring lineup is currently in shambles with Mike, Rey (who usually fills in for Mike), and Pag all unable to go. Plus, we would be looking at serious financial losses and setbacks if we try to go out now.

"'The Hierophant' has been out for almost 2 years now, and we haven't finished any new material. Our goal here is to regroup, finish writing the new songs, and save up enough money to do this RIGHT. We owe that to our friends and fans.

"Again sorry to our friends, fans, the clubs, promoters, and to Jerkov Booking who faithfully put so much effort into this. We will make this up to you very soon!"

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Will Haven Announces European Tour Dates

Will Haven has announced dates for their upcoming European tour. Here are the latest tour dates:

16 Th. FRA / TOURCOING - Le Grand Mix
17 Fr. HOL / AMSTERDAM - Winston
18 Sa. FRA / BEAUVAIS - L'Ouvre-Boite
19 Su. BEL / BRUXELLES
20 Mo. FRA / RENNES - Le Mondo Bizarro
21 Tu. FRA / SAVIGNY LE TEMPLE - L'Empreinte / + ZATOKREV + COMITY
22 We. FRA / BESANCON - Le Cousty
23 Th. ITA / MEZZAGO - Bloom
24 Fr. ITA / ROME - Jailbreak
25 Sa. ITA / PREN - BL - Magazzini Prensili
26 Su. ITA / MILANO - Tbc
27 Mo. Day Off
28 Tu. CH / MARTIGNY - Le Sunset
29 We. CH / LYON - Tbc
30 Th. FRA / NOTRE DAME DE GRAVENCHON - L'Arcade
01 Fr. HOL / GRONINGEN - Vera + HATESPHERE
02 Sa. HOL / DEN BOSCH / W2 + HATESPHERE

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Will Haven Set To Tour Europe

Will Haven will be returning to Europe this April for a full headline run. Tour dates and supporting bands for the run are expected to be announced soon.

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16 Posts New Music Online and Announces Tour

LA metallers, 16, have posted two more tracks from their forthcoming full-length, "Bridges To Burn," online now via the band's official MySpace page. The tracks, "So Broken Down" and "Man Interrupted," are posted in addition to the first preview track "Skin And Bones" taken from the record. All three tracks can also be accessed via this media player. "Bridges To Burn" will see a January 20 release (January 26th internationally) through Relapse Records and features original artwork from Florian Bertmer which can be viewed here. More...

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Will Haven Playing Third Chi Cheng Benefit Show

Will Haven will be performing at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA on December 21st with Death Valley High, Tinfed, Last Angels and a number of surprise guests to benefit Deftones bassist, Chi Cheng. Chi Cheng is currently in a coma following his involvement in an automobile accident.

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Will Haven Confirmed For Chi Cheng Benefit Show

Following Death Angel's announcement that they'll be taking part in the benefit show for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, Will Haven and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy have also confirmed their participation.

The benefit show takes place this Saturday, November 29th at Fat City in San Francisco. The show is only $12 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Cheng is reportedly currently still in a coma following a car accident.

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Will Haven Posts Video Tour Diary #3

Will Haven's European tour has come to a close and the band has posted some video footage. Check it out below for some live footage and drunken shenanigans. More...

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Will Haven Update On Touring, Writing New Material

Will Haven has issued a minor update regarding touring activity and new material. Here's a word from the band:

"We all have been taking care of some personal business since we have been home from tour, but we also have been working on a lot of new material as well. So things are going really well, it looks like we will have an active summer. While we are writing, we are planning hitting some places we haven't been to in a while, also working on a headlining full European tour for those who have been asking about that. More details will follow soon. The shows are in the process of being booked, it looks like tickets will go on sale very soon as well for that."

"In the meantime we are playing a show with our friends Today Is The Day, they are coming through town April 15th. So we will be opening for them which we are excited about, we haven't played with them in about 12 years. The show will be at The Blue Lamp located at the corner of Alhambra and N St. in downtown Sacramento. If all goes well we will be doing a new song as well.

"As for the Will Haven tour DVD, that is being edited again. We are going to post it for free on You Tube very shortly."

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Will Haven Set UK Headlining Tour Dates

Will Haven will headline a UK tour in November. Here are the tour dates:

11/2 Brighton @ Freebutt
11/3 Southampton @ Joiners
11/4 Exeter @ Cavern
11/5 London @ Academy
11/6 Cardiff @ Club Ibach
11/7 Birmingham @ Bar Academy
11/8 Leeds @ Rios
11/9 Nottingham @ Junktion 7
11/11 Liverpool @ Barfly
11/12 Sheffield @ Corporation
11/13 Manchester @ Music Box
11/14 Glasgow @ Kingtuts
11/15 Leicester @ Charlotte

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New Will Haven E-Card Now Online

A new e-card in support of Will Haven's upcoming new album, “The Hierophant” has been launched online.

Set for a June 19th release (June 18th in the UK) through Bieler Bros. Records, "The Hierophant" will be Will Haven's first new album release since 2001's critically praised "Carpe Diem".

"The Hierophant" was recorded at The Airport studios in Los Angeles California with Deftones “Saturday Night Wrist” producer Shaun Lopez, formerly of Far and guest producer, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.

The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01 - "Grey Sky At Night"
02 - "Kings Cross"
03 - "Helena"
04 - "The Hierophant"
05 - "Caviar With Maths"
06 - "Landing On Ice"
07 - "Skinner"
08 - "Handlebars To Freedom"
09 - "A Day Without Speaking"
10 - "Singing In Solitary"
11 - "Sammy Davis Jr's One Good Eye"
12 - "Firedealer"
13 - "Dark Sun Sets"

The UK version of the album’s e-card can be viewed here.

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Will Haven Reveal 'Hierophant' Track Listing

Sacramento metalcore heroes WILL HAVEN have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Hierophant", due on June 19 in the United States through Bieler Bros. Records (one day earlier internationally). It is as follows:

01. Helena
02. The Hierophant
03. Speaking In Solidarity
04. Fire Dealer
05. Kings Cross
06. Handlebars To Freedom
07. Caviar With Maths
08. Skinner
09. By The Teeth
10. Murder For Hire
11. Landing On Ice
12. Sammy Davis's One Good Eye More...

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Will Haven Drop Off Skinlab Tour, Post New Video

Will Haven have dropped off Skinlab's upcoming "Face of Aggression" tour. Ankla will now be direct support on the tour and Pain Principle has been added to the entire tour. Tour dates now without Will Haven are as follows:

May 4th in Reno, NV @ Stoney's
May 5th in Sacramento, CA @ The Kennel Club
May 8th in Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
May 9th in Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
May 10th in Lincoln, NB @ Knickerbockers
May 11th in Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock
May 12th in Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Metalfest
May 14th in Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 15th in Columbus, OH @ TBA
May 16th in Chicago, IL @ Pearl Room
May 17th in Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
May 18th in Detroit, MI @ Hapro's
May 19th in Peoria, IL @ TBA
May 20th in Wichita, KS @ Flashbacks
May 21st in Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown
May 22nd in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
May 23rd in Lubbock, TX @ TBA
May 24th in Farmington, NM @ Gator's
May 25th in Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
May 30th in Tacoma, WA @ Hell's Kitchen
June 1st in Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
June 2nd in Portland, OR @ TBA
June 3rd in Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro

In more promising Will Haven news, the band has posted a new track titled "Helena" from their new album 'Hierophant' on their MySpace page. The album will be released on June 19th.

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