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Havok

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Formed: 2004
From: Denver, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Havok News

Below is our complete Havok 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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Havok Announces New Tour Dates

After recently completing an extensive tour of Europe and signing with Century Media, Havok is ready to return to North America this Fall, starting with a USA/Canadian run alongside Crowbar and Revocation, followed by a headlining trek in Mexico.

Havok's David Sanchez (lead vocals / guitars) comments: "Earlier this year was our first trip to Mexico and we liked it so much we're coming back again this fall! We're looking forward to seeing our maniacal fans south of the border this October. Mexico, prepare for attack..."

Sept. 11 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
Sept. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sept. 13 - Charlotte, NC - Chop Shop
Sept. 14 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Sept. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sept. 16 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
Sept. 17 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
Sept. 18 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Sept. 19 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall
Sept. 20 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Sept. 21 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Sept. 22 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Sept. 23 - Merriam, KS - Aftershock
Sept. 24 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater
Sept. 27 - Spokane, WA - The Hop
Sept. 28 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 29 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sept. 30 - Boise, ID - Crazy Horse More...

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Havok Signs To Century Media

Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of Denver, Colorado's Havok. The young thrash metal quartet has worked nonstop releasing 3 albums and touring the world the past 5 years and is poised to take its career to another level.

"We're so excited to sign with Century Media!" exclaims guitarist Reece Scruggs. "Their reputation as a front running metal label is obvious. Timeless albums that have influenced us as individuals, and as a band, have been released through the label, and we aim to become a part of that tradition."

"I'm pleased to add Havok to our artist roster," says Century Media President Marco Barbieri. "I have watched the band evolve and progress musically and highly admire their work ethic and commitment to metal and their fans."

Havok just concluded extensive tours of Asia, South America, and Canada and will be starting a month-long onslaught of European shows this weekend, including performing at many of the continent's prestigious festivals, as well as off-dates with Suffocation and Skeletonwitch. More...

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Havok Releases New Video

The Denver thrashers in Havok have premiered a new video for "Chasing The Edge" taken from the band's third full-length album on Candlelight Records, "Unnatural Selection."

Produced by guitarist David Sanchez, mixed by Terry Date, and mastered by James Murphy, the album features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz. David Sanchez comments on the new video:

"In case you couldn't tell by the video, 'Chasing the Edge' is about space exploration. This song is dedicated to Nicolaus Copernicus and his groundbreaking idea that sparked the modern scientific revolution. Without his bold observations that turned the Church on its head, you might not be reading this text on a computer screen right now! The lyrics are dictated from Copernicus' point of view, but of course, the meaning of the song can be interpreted in many different ways.

"Astronomy is very humbling when you realize that we are an incredibly tiny part of the cosmos. No matter how self-interested our society becomes, it should always be remembered that we are not the center of the universe... There is just SO much out there. Every time I look up at the night sky, I can't help but contemplate the possibility that somewhere out there, there are creatures looking at our star; Wondering, like myself, about the possibility of life near our tiny pinhole of light, which we call the Sun. Peering into the vast ocean of suns above our heads is a mind-expanding exercise and I recommend that people do it more often. What greater fountain of mystery and wonder could you possibly look at with your own two eyes?

"We live in a historic time of human triumph and incredible discovery. It would be a shame to let these advances in understanding go unappreciated. We should be grateful for revolutionary thinkers like Nicolaus Copernicus and always remember, like the song says, 'That an open mind has the biggest impact.'" More...

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Suffocation Announces New Tour Dates

More than a year has passed since the release of Suffocation's "Pinnacle Of Bedlam." Now the New York extreme metal outfit has announced a return to Europe this summer.

After last years extended “Despise The World European Tour,” Suffocation will be playing several club shows, along with a handful of festivals.

Joining Suffocation for the upcoming road shenanigans will be Denver, CO-based thrashers Havok and Ohio metallers Skeletonwitch. Commented Suffocation on the tour:

“Suffocation will be tearing up Europe again this summer! Our powerhouse tour will have the relenting speed and thrash of Havok and brutal tones of the one and only Skeletonwitch. We hope you all come to the gigs and blow off some much needed aggressions and show how much you love speed, thrash and death metal!!!! Looking forward to seeing you all at the festivals and club shows this summer!” More...

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Havok Missing Tonight's Little Rock Show

After missing last night's show in South Carolina due to a vehicle breakdown, Havok has now posted the following message about also missing tonight's tour date in Little Rock:

"Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that due to vehicle issues beyond our control, we WILL NOT make tonight's show in Little Rock, AK. We are so sorry and will try to make up the date next year!!"

Head over to the band's Facebook profile here for further updates on whether the band will appear as scheduled on upcoming tour dates. More...

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Havok To Miss Tonight's Show

Denver's Havok has posted the following message online about missing tonight's tour date due to the least metal of all breakdowns - that of a vehicular variety:

"We regret to inform you that due to vehicle issues beyond our control, we WILL NOT make tonight's show in Spartanburg, SC with Soulfly. We are so sorry and will try to make up the date next year!! Little Rock, AR... See you tomorrow."

A list of the band's upcoming tour dates can be found at the Havok Facebook profile here. More...

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Havok Posts New Music Video

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth a premiere of "Worse Than War," the latest video from Denver thrash assassins Havok. Check out the clip below.

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 accoridng to a press release "addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial."

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, "Unnatural Selection" was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

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.

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 More...

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Havok Streaming "Unnatural Selection" Album

Havok has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to stream the band's full new album "Unnatural Selection." Check it out right here or in the player below.

"Unnatural Selection" is set to be released in North America on June 25th and is currently available for pre-order at this location.

"Unnatural Selection" was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death). More...

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Havok Posts New Lyric Video

Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for Havok's latest single, "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," taken from forthcoming new album "Unnatural Selection." The video can be viewed below.

"Unnatural Selection" is set to be released in North America on June 25th and is currently available for pre-order. "Unnatural Selection" was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

Havok just completed a second European tour and will perform three special "hometown" pre-release shows June 21-23. The band will kick off a first headline tour of North America on July 22nd.

More dates have been confirmed on the tour now stretching through early September. Dates and ticket info is available at Facebook. More...

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Havok Offering Single For Free Download

Denver thrashers Havok are gearing up for the North American release date of the band’s third full-length, "Unnatural Selection."

Candlelight Records today makes the “Give Me Liberty…Or Give Me Death” single available as a free download at the label’s official Bandcamp page.

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

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Havok Announces Headlining Tour

Denver thrashers Havok today announce their first headlining tour of North America. Dates are set to commence July 22nd and will see the band journey through the southern states, travelling up the eastern seaboard before making a debut performance at Montreal’s annual Heavy MTL festival on August 11th.

The tour will be in support of the band's forthcoming new album, "Unnatural Selection," set for release June 25th.

"Unnatural Selection," the band’s third full-length album for Candlelight Records, was produced by guitarist David Sanchez and mixed by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones). The album features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz (Slayer, Mastodon) and was mastered by James Murphy (Aborted, World Under Blood, Abigail Williams). More...

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Havok Reveals New Album Details

Candlelight Records confirms June 25th as the North American release date for "Unnatural Selection," the new studio recording from Denver thrashers Havok.

The ten-song album was produced by David Sanchez with mixing handled by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones). "Unnatural Selection" features original artwork from Polish illustrator Rafal Wechterowicz (Slayer, Mastodon) and was mastered by James Murphy (Aborted, World Under Blood, Abigail Williams).

“Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” the first single from Unnatural Selection, will hit Loud Rock/Metal radio on May 27th.

“I am super pumped on how the drums came out,” chimes drummer Pete Webber. “We recorded the drums in a theater to get a huge sound. It was a challenging experience for me between time constraints and the drum parts having much more feeling in them. I believe the added pressure made for some really awesome stuff. I can't wait to unleash this album to the world.” More...

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Cephalic Carnage Announces Tour, Album

Rocky Mountain act Cephalic Carnage has announced a month long European Tour as direct support for death metal legends Suffocation. The tour kicks off on May 9th in Geneva, Swiztzerland and runs through June 8th in Munich, Germany. A complete listing of dates is included below.

Cephalic Carnage has also begun writing new material for a 7th full-length album. More details on this process will be announced shortly. The entire Cephalic Carnage discography is also currently available for streaming via Bandcamp here.

Guitarist Steve Goldberg commented on the upcoming tour:

"We are extremely excited to get back to Europe with our good friends in Suffocation, and to be out there with our local buddies in Havok. There are a few stops we haven't been to in a very long time, and a few places we have never been to. This tour will be brutal!" More...

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Havok Releases "From The Cradle To The Grave" Clip

Denver thrashers Havok have premiered their latest video for the song “From The Cradle To The Grave," taken from the 2012 EP, "The Point Of No Return." Check out the clip below.

The video, directed by Roy Warner, was filmed on location in Detroit during the band’s final tour of 2012 alongside Skeletonwitch. The premiere coincides with the band’s continued work on an upcoming third full-length album.

Discussing the song’s lyrical inspiration, vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez says, “‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ is about America's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. In the late 1800s, in Chicago, Holmes built a hotel specifically with murder in mind. It included doors that opened up to brick walls, staircases that lead to nowhere, and one-way rooms that once you entered, you never came out. He was a religious man and firmly believed that since he was born, the Devil was at his side. That being said, bang your head.” More...

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The Casualties Announces Tour With Goatwhore

Infamous New York City street punks The Casualties have announced their first U.S. headlining dates of 2013. The band will co-headline a string of southern and west coast dates with Goatwhore in March and April. Additional support will come from Havok.

The trek starts on March 27th, in Houston, TX and runs through April 9th, in Seattle, WA. A full listing of confirmed dates is below.

The Casualties is touring in support of latest album, "Resistance" (released by Season of Mist September 2012). The Zeuss-produced effort is the band's ninth full-length album and can be streamed here.

3/27 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
3/28 Corpus Christi, TX @ Zeros
3/29 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
3/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
4/1 Albuquerque, NM -2H Launchpad
4/2 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
4/3 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (also with DR. KNOW)
4/4 W. Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
4/6 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
4/7 Reno, NV @ The Alley
4/8 Portland, OR @ Branx
4/9 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven More...

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Havok Releases New Music Video

Havok’s latest video has premiered today via Bloody Disgusting. “Point Of No Return” is the title track to the band’s EP, released last Spring as a tide-me-over while the band continued non-stop touring.

The video was directed by Roy Warner and filmed on location in Detroit, Michigan and can be viewed right here or in the player below.

Discussing the video, vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez elaborates, "The lyrics of ‘Point Of No Return’ are highly interpretable, but the message of the video pretty simple: The world as we know it is a delicate place and we have never had such a high capacity to destroy the human race as we do now. At some point, our self-made concoction of nuclear/biological weaponry, ancient superstitious beliefs, nationalism, corruption, ignorance, and conflicting ideologies is going to become lethal, on a global scale. We live in a time like no other and it’s obvious that if we don’t change our behavior, it’s only a matter of time before the world is extinguished at the hand of fanatics. It’s literally within everyone’s power to leave the world a little nicer than we found it. Don’t believe everything you’re told: Think for yourself.”

Director Roy Warner notes, “Working with the guys from Havok was great. They had awesome ideas to start out with and build from; wanting to showcase real life as the concept. It really illustrates the depths of human depravity in the past, present and what we can expect from the future if attitudes don’t change.” More...

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Havok Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Denver thrash warriors Havok will kick off a massive U.S. tour this week with headliners Skeletonwitch. The U.S. Abomination Tour will commence on September 14th in Athens, Ohio and run through nearly two months of shows, coming to a ceremonial close on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.

Comments guitarist Reece Scruggs: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”

Upcoming Havok tour dates are as follows: More...

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Headline News

Shockwave Festival Canceled

After Fear Factory just recently announced the band was dropping off the Shockwave Festival, which was set to kick off on July 6th, the organizers of the tour have now issued the following statement about the entire run being shut down:

“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance tickets sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival.

"For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

For more info on the Shockwave Festival, head over to the tour's official Facebook profile here. More...

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