Band Photo: Havok (?)
From: Denver, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Today the metal-loving web moguls at MetalSucks premiere Havok's rendition of “Arise” by Sepultura. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new EP titled "Point Of No Return" (reviewed here).
Set for release on May 22nd in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new thrash hymns and two cover tracks: the aforementioned Sepultura cover and a Havokeded version of Slayer’s “Postmortem/Raining Blood.”
On March 16th, 2012, Motorbreath Entertainment intended to create one of the best lineups featuring bands from the “New Wave of Thrash Metal.” Exmortus, Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf and Witchaven were on the bill to play Betsy’s Bar at Austin’s annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Oregon’s Spellcaster offered a style more in line with the New Wave of Classic Metal scene that has, in a sense, run parallel with the new thrash movement.
Besides Corrosion of Conformity who came to town with their crossover thrash, “Animosity” lineup, thrash metal is an endangered species in Austin during this time of the year. When I saw Motorbreath had organized a lineup of such great, young thrash bands, I had to help with promotion. Unfortunately, a number of mishaps led to Betsy’s Bar canceling the show. However, thanks to Alex Campos of local metal marauders, Beyond The Blood, the show went on! More...
The Denver thrash assault Havok kicked off a run of dates with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun in Santa Ana, California last night. The North American Kairos Tour 2012 will make its way through nearly three weeks worth of shows, coming to a close in New York City on April 30th.
Comments vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “We're hitting the road with Sepultura - Holy shit!! It's a dream come true. This tour is going to be absolutely insane. All the bands totally rule and we're expecting to see some rowdy crowds. Prepare to have a sore neck and remember, no karate in the pit!”
Adds drummer Pete Webber: “I can't wait to start the upcoming tour with Sepultura, Death Angel and Krisiun! Sepultura was one of my very first influences in metal and in drumming! Catch HAVOK destroying a club near you!”
In the meantime, check out footage of the road dogs’ fiery performance in Puerto Rico late last month below.
Upon returning, Havok will unleash a new EP titled "Point Of No Return." Set for release on May 22nd in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new songs plus two Havok-ized cover tunes. The "Point Of No Return" precedes the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Point Of No Return
2. From The Cradle To The Grave
3. Arise (Sepultura cover)
4. Post Mortem/Raining Blood (Slayer cover)
5. Covering Fire (video)
6. D.O.A. (video) More...
Brazilian death metallers Krisiun will be returning to North America next week for a tour featuring the legendary Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura, bay area thrash titans Death Angel, and new breed of thrashers Havok.
In regards to this upcoming trek, Krisiun vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo comments: "Hey everyone!!! We in Krisiun would like to invite all you diehard metal brothers to come on out and support our upcoming shows around the USA and Canada. We are gonna share the stage with our fellow countrymen, the almighty Sepultura, for the first time, plus fucking Death Angel and Havok. We guarantee you this combination of bands will unleash hell every night. See you guys out there!!!"
The complete list of tour dates is below, so check to see when Krisiun will be coming to a city near you. More...
Metal Underground previously reported the cancellation of Motorbreath's SXSW show featuring artists such as Havok, Bonded By Blood and Spellcaster. We contacted Motorbreath owner and show booker, Tristan Spears to get his side of the story. Now, in all fairness, we bring our readers the other side of the story told by a representative of Betsy's Bar. More...
Motorbreath Entertainment's SXSW Showcase contained a tremendous bill of new school thrash and heavy metal artists such as Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf, Exmortus, Witchaven and Spellcaster. The stellar lineup was the only old school-metal oriented event at SXSW, which was cause for Metal Underground to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, the March 16th show at Betsy's came to a abrupt and disappointing end. After the first three bands performed, Motorbreath founder, Tristan Spears announced that if more people didn't drink more alcohol, the show would be canceled. After much deliberation, the show was indeed canceled.
Spears provided Metal Underground with the following statement: More...
New Orleans natives Goatwhore are continuing their worldwide campaign in support of their latest effort, "Blood for the Master," this May with a tour across Europe. They'll be joining forces with 3 Inches of Blood, Angelus Apatrida, and Havok. The tour begins in May and all dates can be seen below. All of Goatwhore's current tour dates are available on the band's facebook page here.
Dates are as follows:
05.05.12 Germany Essen @ Turock
06.05.12 Holland Rotterdam @ Baroeg
07.05.12 UK Nottingham @ The Rescue Rooms
08.05.12 UK Aberdeen @ The Tunnels
09.05.12 UK Manchester @ Moho
10.05.12 North Ireland Belfast @ Limelight
11.05.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Pint
12.05.12 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
13.05.12 UK London @ Underworld
14.05.12 Belgium Antwerp @ Trix
15.05.12 Germany Stuttgart @ 1210
16.05.12 Switzerland Winterthur @ Gaswerk
17.05.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk
18.05.12 Italy Massa @ Swamp Club
19.05.12 Italy Misano Adriatico (RN) @ Boulevard Club
20.05.12 Austria Wien @ Viper Room
21.05.12 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
22.05.12 Czech Rep Prague @ Hoodoo Club
23.05.12 Germany Dresden @ Chemiefabrik
24.05.12 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
25.05.12 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
26.05.12 Germany Berlin @ K17
Denver thrashers Havok continue their metal assault today confirming May 22nd as the North American release date of their new EP titled "The Point Of No Return." Recorded by the band with final touches coming via James Murphy (Death, Testament), the EP will contain two brand new songs plus a few Havok reworked cover tunes. "The Point Of No Return" precedes the band’s first European adventure beginning early May.
“We’ve been writing some new music in between tours and we’re excited to unveil it,” comments vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez. “These are the first new songs since Time Is Up came out last year. We recorded a cover of Sepultura’s classic ‘Arise’ for your listening enjoyment and the EP features our Slayer medley that was only available on the digital version of Time Is Up. The EP is a good precursor to where the next album will be taking us. I can’t wait to play this new stuff live… See you all on the road!”
Havok has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Brazilian act Sepultura announced that it will tour North America with Death Angel, Krisiun and Havok beginning this April. Dates and venues have not yet been announced. Sepultura is touring in support of its latest LP "Kairos," which was released in June 2011 (see Metal Underground's review here).
Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor the Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase, featuring Havok, Spellcaster, Exmortus, Witchaven, Speedwolf and many more. The event takes place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT) at Betsy's Bar in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 3:00 pm CT. You can purchase tickets here.
Here's the complete line-up:
Bonded By Blood (CA)
Last word (CO)
Beyond the Blood
I was able to film the beginning of Havok and Exhumed's sets during their show in New Orleans at Siberia on November 17, 2011. You can watch the performance below. Exhumed just wrapped up their headlining tour that featured Goatwhore and Havok as support. More...
Texas is a large enough state, the largest of the lower forty-eight, and has so many metal scenes that its promoters have built festivals consisting solely of bands within its large borders. The Goregrowler’s Ball built its foundation on Lone Star groups. The first installment began five years ago, when festival organizer, Aaron Mendiola (read his interview) threw a thirty-band birthday bash in honor of his thirtieth birthday. Devourment headlined, a Texas band, albeit one of international acclaim. Since the first sanguinary celebration in 2007, Mendiola has continually increased the amount of signed bands with strong reputations in the metal underground, culminating with the strongest lineup yet at this year’s festivities.
As many festival promoters before him have done, Mendiola tapped some of the talent from ongoing tours. The Metal Underground-sponsored tour featuring Exhumed, Goatwhore and Havok provided day one’s headliners. Singaporean black metallers, Impiety didn’t have to board a plane for thirty hours (or however long it takes) to arrive in Texas. The festival comprised their San Antonio stop on the tour. Gravehill were part of this tour and were originally scheduled to play the Ball, but cancelled at the beginning of the month. Internal Bleeding, Hirax and Brutal Truth took center stage on Saturday and Suffocation ended the fest in a bone-breaking fashion.
The “A Clockwork Orange” dubbed Korova Club played host to the event. The club’s downtown location provided plenty of cheap parking, but the outdoor stage sparked controversy from townies and tourists alike. As if the festival were an odd, new River Walk attraction, people passing by often stopped and took in the strange noises that emanated from Korova’s parking lot stage. Food and beverages were prohibited from entering or leaving Korova’s gated premises, but allegedly one patron took a beer to the parking lot, which resulted in the club receiving a fine. On the third day, one of the fans alleged that the outdoor stage would be shut down due to excessive profanity. That never happened, but Goatwhore’s 11:30-12:00 outdoor showing went inside. Day two saw the indoor-outdoor shuffle retire at 10 PM and even earlier on the third day. More...
Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive video premiere of “D.O.A.,” the latest work of cinematic awesomeness from Denver thrash sensations, Havok. The tune comes off the band’s "Time Is Up" full-length (reviewed here), released via Candlelight Records earlier this year. The video was directed by Josh Gold and shot in various locations around Denver.
Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “This video is a reflection of the lyrics to ‘D.O.A.,’ a song about drunk driving and smashing your face through the fucking windshield! It’s a pretty brutal video for a brutal song.”
Ibex Moon records, one of America's premiere outlets for black and death metal, will be giving away CDs to the first 100 gore fiends to enter the Goregrowler Ball's blood-stained premises. This brutal grab bag will be offered on all three days, so make sure to show up early.
The Metal Underground-sponsored event takes place November 18th-20th at the Korova Club in San Antonio, Texas. Make sure to come out and have your eardrums bashed in by such vaunted artists as Suffocation, Exhumed, Solstice, Nokturnel, Havok, Phobia, Brutal Truth and Goatwhore.
Everyone has gaps in their experience, even with things they love. I, for example, have never seen "Caddyshack," despite enjoying comedy films. So when the call came from HQ for me to cover the MetalUnderground.com sponsored North American tour of Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Havok, I was a little thrown – who were these bands and what did they play?
I knew a little of Goatwhore from various heavy metal publications, and Havok had been getting some good pub on MetalUnderground.com recently, but I knew little of their music. And Exhumed, a goregrind band from Northern California, had been completely off my radar up until now, as grind isn’t my bag. But I figured this was a good shot for completely unbiased show viewing. So I pulled on my man-pants, grabbed my helmet, and did this thing. More...
Exhumed, Goatwhore and Havok are set to kick off their Metalunderground.com-sponsored North American tour on October 28th. The October 27th show in Amarillo, Texas has been cancelled. Also of note is that the Gallup, New Mexico show has been pushed back to November 19th. Here are the very latest tour dates:
10/28/2011 The Conservatory – 1H – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/2011 FuBbar – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/31/2011 I-Rock Nightclub – Detroit
11/01/2011 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
11/02/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/03/2011 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
11/04/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/05/2011 Rock Cafe Le Stage – Trois-Rivieres, QC
11/06/2011 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
11/08/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/09/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2011 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/11/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
11/12/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/13/2011 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/14/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2011 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/17/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/18/2011 Korova/Goregrowler’s Ball – San Antonio, TX w/ Suffocation
11/19/2011 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM (without Goatwhore)
11/20/2011 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ (without Goatwhore)
Stay tuned for some coverage and interviews on here from this tour.
Denver road dogs Havok are ready to lay waste to another section of North America, this time alongside headliners Exhumed and Goatwhore. The band will play two warm-up shows in Colorado on October 21st and 23rd before joining Exhumed in Amarillo, Texas where the chaos will officially commence. The band will be touring in support of the "Time Is Up" full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I hope everyone is ready for a sore neck! This tour is gonna be a rager! We’ll supply the tunes, you guys bring the mosh!”
In related news, Sick Drummer Magazine is currently hosting the second of three drum cam videos featuring Havok basher Pete Webber. Check out footage of Webber playing “Scumbag In Disguise” below.
Havok has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Florida, d-beat death/thrash artists, Hot Graves have been added to this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The group comes to the lineup as a result of Cephalic Carnage dropping off the ball, as well as their tour with Exhumed/Goatwhore and Havok
Another Florida-based death metal band, Hellwitch will be performing it's 1990 debut album, “Syzygial Miscreancy” in it’s entirety on Friday, November 18th.
Portland Oregon punk/thrash band Toxic Holocaust will be starting a North American Tour in 2012 with punk legends the English Dogs, The Casualties and Havok. Below is a listing of all the dates so far:
2/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/11 Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
2/13 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
2/14 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
2/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
2/17 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/22 Portland, OR @ Branx
2/23 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
2/24 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
2/25 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater
UVTV has posted a video interview online with lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist David Sanchez of Havok before the band's show in Chicago. You can check out the clip below, or find recently uploaded Havok drum cam footage at this location.