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Dark Haven

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

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Below is our complete Dark 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.

Dark Haven Calls It Quits

Californian metal band Dark Haven has decided to call it quits. The band issues the following message to their fans regarding their decision:

"As some of you know we lost our singer about a month or so ago. We've been jamming with a new guy, and we were trying to make a smooth transition but we have now been put in the position of having to replace another member in the band. We just released a full length album, and after a few years seem to finally be back on track since losing other original members, just to be put back in the same place. After 6 years of hard work and dedication, the thought of 'starting over' again is depressing and discouraging."

"There have been many great memories and awesome moments with Dark Haven, and it is time to look into different music endeavors. Thank you to every friend, family member, and fan who was bought a cd or been to a show, it's been a hell of a ride and you made it all worth it. Apologies to anyone who is upset by this news, trust me when I say I am equally or more upset about the situation."

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Dark Haven Issues Studio Update

California melodic death metal band Dark Haven has issued the following studio update:

"So I am going into the studio here in about 30 minutes. Just got a new mix for a song off our upcoming album called 'Shades of Ivory,' and wow, this thing is fucking screaming now.
We're going to work on getting the rest of the songs up to par today and tomorrow, and do some last minute vocal and guitar tracking next week to change a few things. Other than that, we are getting extremely close to a finished, BRUTAL, product! So we hope you are all as excited as we are for 'Fallout,' it's been a long time coming people, and it will soon become a reality."

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Dark Haven Announces New Lineup

California melodic death metal band Dark Haven has issued the following update:

"We hope you had a safe new year's eve, we had a BLAST!"

"Although 2009 was a tough year for Dark Haven, we ended on a high note, playing some great shows in the second half of the year. We played with Bury Your Dead and Zao, both shows taking place at the Vault in our home town of Temecula. We also played with Cage at a great venue in Ramona called the Romona Mainstage. We also finished tracking for our full length album Fallout, and finished most of the mixing. We are stronger and healthier then ever as a band, having found permanent members to replace Kent and Amy (there identities will be disclosed soon!). Check out a show soon, trust me you will be blown away by our new line up!" More...

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Dark Haven Issues Studio Update

Brennan Kilpatrick, guitarist of California based melodic death metal band Dark Haven, has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming full length album, "Fallout:"

"It's about that time again. I am sitting down next to our producer right now typing this out as he works on editing/mixing. We had a dry spell between sessions, as Pappas moved his studio location, but we are now working on the album right in our hometown which is great! We are about halfway through the editing process, and things just keep sounding better and better. We also have someone working on the artwork as we speak, and are planning for a release of the cd in mid-late October. We originally planned on it sooner, but realistically that is where we are sitting right now."

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Dark Haven Begins Recording New Album

California progressive death metal band, Dark Haven, has issued the following update:

"We are finally recording our first full length album! It should feature around 12 tracks, and we expect to be done tracking around July 15th. We will still need to get the cd's pressed and ready to roll, but the ball is rolling. Thanks for waiting patiently, we promise it will be worth it!"

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Dark Haven Announce Three Tour Dates For April

Temecula, California's DARK HAVEN issue the following update:

"Hey guys,"

"We are playing a free show. Its in Murrieta on Saturday, April 12th and we are playing at 4:00pm. It's in Old Town Murrieta. Our set is mainly going to be all new material too, so come check out the new songs. We are also playing the following Friday on the 18th at a festival in LA, and then the following Tuesday the 22nd at the Showcase Theatres last metal night. They are being closed down by Corona, and its only going to be $5 dollars. So they you have it folks, an April full of Dark Haven. We will post all the details on our MySpace."

Go to this location for Dark Haven's complete tour schedule and audio samples.

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Dark Haven Gear Up To Record Full Length Album

Don Linneman, vocalist for Temecula, California's DARK HAVEN, who earned the #1 spot in BW&BK's 2006 list of Brave Underground indie submissions, has issued the following update:

"We're working really hard to get you the new material you deserve. We're actually writing a full-length album (our first!) so please be patient with us."

"Just to answer some questions that have been popping up rather frequently:"

"-- We do not have any scheduled shows as of right now. We are looking to start playing possibly around March-April-ish. If you wish to start booking us, please shoot an e-mail to our manager Rob at killboxmedia@gmail.com."

"-- Before we go into the studio to record the full length, we are going in to re-record 'Infernal' and 'Forever Haunted' with new vocals!" More...

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Dark Haven Preparing For U.S. Tour

Temecula, California's DARK HAVEN, who earned the #1 spot in BW&BK's 2006 list of Brave Underground indie submissions, have issued the following update:

"Okay everyone, you have been messaging us and asking us to get out to your town and now we have begun booking for our October tour!

We do have some dates already confirmed so if you are a venue, another band, or a promoter that can help us land some of these dates, please contact our manager Rob at killboxmedia@gmail.com for all the details!

We look forward to filling in all these dates!

Unfortunately, we realize this may not bring us to the east coast like we had hoped but we have to just get out there again and spread the word of the new Dark Haven!"

Confirmed dates are as follows. Venues will be announced soon:

6 - Central CA
7 - Northern CA
8 - Oregon
9 - Washington
10 - Boise, ID
11 - Logan, UT - Club NVO
12 - Salt Lake City, UT
13 - Denver, CO
14 - Omaha, NE – Shea Rileys
15 - Kansas City, KN – El Torreon
16 - St. Louis/Springfield, MO
18 - Nashville, TN – The Muse
19 - Memphis, TN
20 - Dallas, TX – Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
21 - Lubbock, TX
22 - El Paso or Albuquerque, NM
23 - Phoenix, AZ
24 - San Diego, CA
25 - Orange County, CA
26 - Riverside/San Bernardino, CA

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Dark Haven Post New Video and Music Online

Temecula, California's DARK HAVEN, who earned the #1 spot in BW&BK's 2006 list of Brave Underground indie submissions, have a new video for their song 'Infernal' available on their official MySpace page. Go to this location to check it out.

Two new songs are also available for download on the page.

Dark Haven recently issued the following update announcing the departure of vocalist/bassist Brandon McLaughlin:

"We wanted to send out a message to all of our friends, fans and supporters. We recently came back from a very successful national tour hitting 28 cities across these great United States. The shows went off! They were great and we met a number of new and old fans out there that showed their die hard support for Dark Haven." More...

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