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

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Havok Posts Seattle Performance Footage

Denver thrash battalion Havok is currently wrapping up a tour with Bay Area legends Forbidden. The tour, which includes Revocation and White Wizzard, has ravaged its way through nearly two dozen cities and coming to an official close in Escondido, California on July 2nd.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: "This tour has been absolutely killer! I've never had so much fun on the road. We've seen some very rowdy crowds and have definitely wrecked some necks! Every band on this tour is solid, so people are definitely getting lots of bang for their buck. See ya in the pit!"

Check out footage of the band playing at Studio 7 in Seattle on June 13th in the player below. The remaining dates are as follows:

7/01/2011 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
7/02/2011 JT's Limelight - Escondido, CA

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White Wizzard Kicking Off North American Tour

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard is due to kick off a North American tour tonight, June 9th, at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood. White Wizzard will be joining reactivated Bay Area thrashers Forbidden for the three-week tour, along with Revocation and Havok. White Wizzard bassist and founding member Jon Leon comments:

"The band is in heavy rehearsals and firing on all cylinders. We have never sounded better. We have our work cut out for us, as we are going out with three amazingly talented groups. I am a fan of every band on the bill and Forbidden were my heroes growing up. It is going to be an amazing time!!! Come out and see for yourselves... Long live metal!!"

The dates are as follows:

June 09 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
June 11 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
June 12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
June 13 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
June 14 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
June 15 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Nightclub
June 16 - Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
June 17 - Regina, SK - Riddell Center
June 18 - Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
June 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
June 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
June 22 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
June 23 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
June 24 - Trenton, NJ - The Backstage at Championship Bar
June 25 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
June 26 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
June 27 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
June 29 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
June 30 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
July 01 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
July 02 - Escondido, CA - JT's Limelight

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Havok Posts "Covering Fire" Video

Metal Injection has hosted the premiere of Havok’s latest video for “Covering Fire,” which can be viewed below. Shot in Tyler, Texas, produced by Mike Gillespie and directed by Brian Jaynes, “Covering Fire” is the fifth track off the band’s "Time Is Up" full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records.

Comments guitarist Reece Scruggs: “We’re extra pumped to release our first video off our new album. ‘Covering Fire’ is an awesome song about the hell of war and what may go through a man’s mind in the grips of combat. This video has it all: hair, guitars, fire, smoke, planes… everything a metalhead would need in a music video! So check out the video, buy our album and then catch us on tour with Forbidden, Revocation and White Wizzard in a city near you!”


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Havok is gearing up to join Bay Area thrash legends Forbidden for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 20 more North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Confirmed dates below: More...

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Havok Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Young Denver thrash battalion, Havok, which recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, is gearing up for two very special treks. The first is a short run of headlining dates that will commence in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3rd and run through to Amarillo, Texas on May 12th. From there, the band will head home for a short break before joining Bay Area thrash act Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 22 North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Also joining the tour will be Revocation and White Wizzard.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: "Starting May 3, we'll be heading out for a west coast run. Touring the west coast was how we got our start, so it always feels like home. It will be great to return for some head-smashing headline shows. Then in June, we'll be doing a US/Canada run, coast to coast, with Forbidden, Revocation and White Wizzard! I am so psyched to be touring with all of these great bands! Forbidden is one of my favorite thrash metal bands and I really hope to hear some songs from their first two albums. Revocation is one of my favorite bands to have come out in the last 10 years and they're all friends of ours, so I'm super pumped to get to hang out with them every night! I anticipate White Wizzard to be epic-as-fuck every night as well. I'm very excited to be a part of this tour because I feel that it will be one of the best metal packages of the 2011. Metal fans definitely won't want to miss this tour. Prepare for some massive amounts of headbanging. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!"

Havok Headlining Dates:
5/03/2011 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
5/04/2011 Metalheads - Las Vegas, NV
5/07/2011 Lost On Main - Chico, CA
5/10/2011 Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ
5/11/2011 Juggernaut - Gallup, NM
5/12/2011 Sorority House - Amarillo, TX

Havok w/ Forbidden, Revocation, White Wizzard:
6/09/2011 Whiskey A Go-Go - W. Hollywood, CA
6/11/2011 The Alley - Sparks, NV
6/12/2011 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
6/13/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
6/14/2011 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
6/15/2011 Sapphire Nightclub - Kelowna, BC
6/16/2011 Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB
6/17/2011 Riddell Centre - Regina, SK
6/18/2011 Royal Albert Arms - Winnipeg, MB
6/19/2011 Station - St. Paul, MN
6/20/2011 Mad Planet - Milwaukee, WI
6/21/2011 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
6/22/2011 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
6/23/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
6/24/2011 Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ
6/25/2011 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
6/26/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
6/27/2011 Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
6/29/2011 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
6/30/2011 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
7/01/2011 Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
7/02/2011 JT's Limelight - Escondido, CA

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White Wizzard Comments on Forbidden Tour

Metal Underground recently reported on the North American tour dates for Forbidden, Havok, Revocation and White Wizzard. Los Angeles metal traditionalists White Wizzard are set to play their first shows since the return of vocalist Wyatt Anderson.

White Wizzard bassist and founding member Jon Leon comments:

"I am very excited to be touring with Forbidden. Forbidden was my favorite band of the Bay Area thrash/metal scene back in the day when I was a kid. I also hold them in the highest regard in musicianship, song writing and technical ability.

"Their first three albums, "Forbidden Evil," "Twisted Into Form," and "Distortion" were all big influences on me and inspired me to want to be a musician. I saw many a show back then, and there was no band in that scene that could pull off a live show better than Forbidden. Russ is one of the few GREAT singers in metal history and he is the best of ALL TIME in the history of thrash. That includes the so called "Big Four."

"I was so bummed they split in the late '90s, and when they reunited I went up to the Bay Area to see them and it was still magic. I have seen them twice since and they are just getting better and better.

"It is great to go open for a band I respect so much and the best part will be being able to watch their set every night!! Forbidden is a special band and it is great they are back making music and touring again. We are very thrilled to be along for the ride this time."

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Revocation To Tour With White Wizzard, Forbidden

Boston thrash metal act Revocation has announced the dates for its upcoming North American tour. Other bands appearing on the bill include White Wizzard, Forbidden and Havok. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

06/09 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
06/11 Sparks, NV – The Alley
06/12 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
06/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
06/14 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
06/15 Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Nightclub
06/16 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
06/17 Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
06/18 Winnipeg, MB – Royal Albert Arms
06/20 Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
06/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
06/22 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
06/23 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
06/24 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar And Grill
06/25 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
06/26 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/27 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club
06/29 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/01 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
07/02 Escondido, CA – JT’s Limelight

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Havok Covers Slayer's "Postmortem/Raining Blood"

Havok has covered Slayer's "Postmortem/Raining Blood" as an exclusive iTunes "Time Is Up" bonus track. "Time Is Up" (reviewed here) is the Denver thash metal band's sophomore album and was just released on March 29, 2011, via Candlelight Records. Check out the cover below:

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 3: Part 1

Friday, March 18th marked day three of SXSW Music. I attended the afternoon session entitled “Writing About Music in the Twenty Tens,” as it sounded like a great fit for what we do here. It was actually more geared toward the individual writer, but was applicable nonetheless. The panel of speakers had some prepared questions and discussed the need to learn multimedia and how writing professionally is a skill set in itself. Some of the examples about the latter were particularly interesting - writers get asked to do a wide range of things and the thinking is that rising to the challenge makes you a better writer. They also talked about saving your articles so that over time you’ll have enough material for a book or some sort, and discussed self publishing vs a book deal and how to find a good agent who works with your topic/kind of book (and recommended agentquery.com for searches).

There were two big day shows to choose from on this day: The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at SXSW and MetalSucks’ “South by South Death.” I had planned to stop by the NEMHF before heading to the MetalSucks event. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was being held across the street from Emo’s in a tent. Being highly visible on the main strip, and featuring more well known bands, it was already packed and there was a line to get in - no special treatment for having a badge even. That made it a no-brainer to walk a block down the street to Headhunters to check out the MetalSucks event.

When I arrived, it had yet to start, but Meek Is Murder was setting up just minutes later. The main floor of Headhunters is not very big, especially if you don’t count the stage, sound board, and bar. I’d guess there’s about 15’ x 25’ of usable floor space. Meek Is Murder began playing to the dozen or so people there at the time. Their sound lies somewhere under the progressive hardcore umbrella. I liked the more progressive parts, as well as the occasional cool riff or groove, but was not a big fan of the screamy hardcore parts. But it was still an enjoyable half hour set anyway. More...

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Pit Stories: St. Louis Havok House Show

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. In this week's edition of Pit Stories, vocalist David Sanchez of up and coming thrash band Havok tells a tale of a house show gone out of control.

Every time we play a house show in St. Louis, it has been completely insane. We haven’t played a house show out there in a few years, but the last show we played was in somebody’s basement. The crowd punched out the ceiling of the basement completely. They punched out every tile so the ground was covered with dust and pieces of drywall. Also at that same show somebody jumped up onto the ventilation system for the house and knocked it down from the ceiling, so that was on the ground, there was dust and debris everywhere, and then apparently somebody threw a bunch of kitty litter in the toilet. So the toilet had to be removed from house that same night. So every time we play in St. Louis something crazy happens.

Havok released the new album "Time is Up" today, and the folks over at MetalSucks.net are currently streaming the entire release online. Head over here for details. You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with Havok about the new album at this location.

Be sure to check back next Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Havok Streaming Entire New Album

The folks at MetalSucks.net are currently streaming Havok's upcoming "Time Is Up" full-length in its entirety. You can listen to the album by heading over to this location. "Time Is Up" will be unleashed to the North American masses tomorrow, March 29th, 2011, via Candlelight Records. Footage of the band in the studio is also available at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Prepare For Attack
2. Fatal Intervention
3. No Amnesty
4. D.O.A.
5. Covering Fire
6. Killing Tendencies
7. Scumbag In Disguise
8. The Cleric
9. Out Of My Way
10. Time Is Up

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Havok Posts Second Studio Video

Havok has posted a second studio video clip online through Metalinjection.net from the band's stay in the studio recording "Time Is Up." You can check out the clip below. "Time Is Up" is set for release on March 29th via Candlelight Records.


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The previously uploaded studio video is also available to be viewed at this location. You can catch Havok live on the following dates:

3/18/2011 Headhunters - Austin, TX
3/20/2011 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
3/26/2011 Mo’s - Englewood, CO [Record Release Show]
4/02/2011 Aggie Theater - Fort Collins, CO

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Band Lineup Announced For SXSW Showcases

The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 16th

Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
Venue: Emo's
12:20 The Roller
1:10 Deafheaven
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
5:10 Kylesa

Thursday, March 17th

Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body

Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...

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Havok Posts Recording Footage

Metalinjection.net has posted behind the scenes footage online of the making of Colorado thrashers Havok's new album "Time Is Up." The video clip can be viewed below, and the band's new album is due out March 29th on Candlelight.


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You can also listen to the new Havok song "Scumbag in Disguise" at this location.

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Havok Updates Tour Schedule

Vocalist /guitarist David Sanchez of Denver thrash act Havok, which is currently pillaging the lands on tour with Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, has checked in from the road with the following update: "Tour is getting better and better! Everyone gets along and we're all having fun. I can't wait to get to Denver and the West Coast. It's party time!" The remaining dates on the tour are as follows:

2/25/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
2/26/2011 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
2/27/2011 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
2/28/2011 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT
3/01/2011 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/02/2011 Branx - Portland, OR
3/04/2011 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
3/05/2011 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
3/06/2011 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
3/07/2011 EBGB’s - Amarillo, TX
3/08/2011 Reno’s Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
3/09/2011 Emo’s - Austin, TX
3/10/2011 Riverside Warehouse - Shreveport, LA

Havok's new album "Time Is Up" is slated for a March 29th street date via Candlelight Records. You can listen to a new song from the album, titled "Scumbag in Disguise," at this location, or read our recent interview with Havok here.

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Havok Premieres New Song, "Scumbag In Disguise"

Metalunderground.com has obtained the exclusive premiere of the song "Scumbag In Disguise" from Denver-based thrashers Havok. You can check it out in the player below. The track is off the band's upcoming new full-length entitled "Time Is Up," which is slated for a March 29th release via Candlelight Records. The album, a follow-up to "Burn" (reviewed here), was mastered by James Murphy and features ten tracks of pure thrash.

As previously announced, Havok will be supporting Malevolent Creation on an upcoming U.S. tour, alongside Full Blown Chaos, The Absence, and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace.

Here's the complete tracklisting for Havok's "Time Is Up:"

1. Prepare For Attack
2. Fatal Intervention
3. No Amnesty
4. D.O.A.
5. Covering Fire
6. Killing Tendencies
7. Scumbag In Disguise
8. The Cleric
9. Out Of My Way
10. Time Is Up

You can still check out "Fatal Intervention" on MetalSucks.net as well. Check out more of Havok's music on the band's MySpace player.

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Havok Reveals New Album Details

Denver-based metal act Havok has revealed the details for its forthcoming second full length album. The album, titled "Time Is Up," will be released through Candlelight Records on March 29, 2011. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Prepare For Attack
2. Fatal Intervention
3. No Amnesty
4. D.O.A.
5. Covering Fire
6. Killing Tendencies
7. Scumbag In Disguise
8. The Cleric
9. Out Of My Way
10. Time Is Up

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Malevolent Creation Announces U.S. Headline Tour

Death metal veterans Malevolent Creation have announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the tour will come from Full Blown Chaos, The Absence, Havok and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/11 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug (Malevolent Creation & The Absence only)
02/12 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
02/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Buddha’s Place
02/15 Stamford, CT – Warehouse 66
02/16 Albany, NY – Bogie’s
02/17 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar & Grill
02/18 Buffalo, NY – Evening Star
02/19 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
02/20 Steger, IL – Hole In The Wall
02/22 Chicago, IL – Reggies
02/23 St Paul, MN – Station 4
02/24 Madison, WI – The Annex
02/25 St Louis, MO – Fubar
02/26 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/27 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
02/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas
03/01 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/02 Portland, OR – Branx
03/04 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/05 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
03/06 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
03/08 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop
03/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/10 Shreveport, LA – Riverside Warehouse
03/11 Orlando, FL – The Haven

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Havok Premiers New Song On MetalSucks

MetalSucks premieres "Fatal Intervention," from Denver, Colorado thrash metal band HAVOK. "Fatal Intervention" is a brand new track from the band's upcoming Time Is Up full-length to be released via Candlelight next year. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez promises the record will be "so thick, it's gonna give you diarrhea." Release date and further details TBA.

Check out "Fatal Intervention" at this location.

HAVOK are currently on tour with Wretched and Armed For The Apocalypse. The US. Remaining dates include:

10/28/2010 Nestor Tavern - Fargo, ND
10/29/2010 Rocks Bar - St. Cloud, MN
10/30/2010 Warehouse - La Crosse, WI
11/02/2010 The Space - St. Paul, MN
11/03/2010 Bar 3 - Rockford, IL
11/05/2010 Carriage House - Louisville, OH
11/06/2010 Underground - Sandusky, OH
11/10/2010 Championships - Trenton, NJ
11/11/2010 Bourbon St. - Baltimore, MD
11/12/2010 Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC
w/ Armed For The Apocalypse only
11/14/2010 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
11/16/2010 Aftershock - Kansas City, MO

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Wretched Announces "Beyond The Gate" Tour

Wretched will be headlining the “Beyond the Gate" tour in support of the band's new album with openers Havok and Armed for Apocalypse. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/17/10 Nashville, TN The Muse
10/19/10 Dallas, TX Reno's Chop Shop
10/20/10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/21/10 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Saloon
10/22/10 Albuquerque, NM The Compound
10/23/10 Tucson, AZ DV8
10/25/10 Las Vegas, NV The Farm
10/27/10 Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
10/28/10 Fargo, NE The Nestor Tavern
10/29/10 St. Cloud, MN The Rocks Bar
10/30/10 Lacrosse, WI Warehouse
11/2/10 Minneapolis, MN The Space
11/3/10 Rockford, IL Bar 3
11/4/10 Bay City, MI The Vault
11/5/10 Louisville, OH Carriage House
11/6/10 Sandusky, OH Underground
11/7/10 Reading, PA The Silo
11/10/10 Trenton, NJ Championships
11/11/10 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street
11/12/10 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans

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Diabolical Announces Swedish Show

Diabolical has issued the following update about performing a show in Sweden on September 25th:

"Live appearance on Swedish soil confirmed. 25.09 2010 / SWE / Linköping / Konsert & Kongress Headline gig together with label mates Havok and Los Sin Nombre. See you there! For more info, check the event. We also want you to know that more live dates will be added soon, so stay tuned."

Sample Diabolical songs are also available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

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