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HavocHate

Formed: 1998
From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest HavocHate News

Below is our complete HavocHate 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Hemoptysis Appearing On Cancer Benefit Album

Heavy Metal magazine has issued the following announcement about Hemoptysis and other bands appearing on the upcoming "Gates Volume 1 - Ascension" album:

"Heavy Metal magazine is proud to announce the final artist line-up for its soundtrack to Gates, titled 'Volume 1 – Ascension,' whose release date has been moved to August 9, 2011. All net proceeds from the sale of the audio companion to the comic, will benefit the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.'

"Ronnie James Dio appeared on the 1981 soundtrack for the Heavy Metal film while a member of Black Sabbath.

"Hal Hefner, the creator of Heavy Metal Presents: Gates worked with artists LoveKrafty and Inside The Black to create all-new music to accompany the comic, and brought in other artists including Deltanaut, Hemoptysis and Black 'N Blue to complete the comic's music companion."

Hemoptysis frontman Masaki Murashita comments: "It's an honor for Hemoptysis to be included on the very first volume of the soundtrack for 'Gates' (Volume 1 – Ascention). To expand upon that we're extremely proud to be involved in a project associated with the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine, in which all proceeds will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. We hope you all purchase this killer soundtrack, and contribute to a very worthy cause."

The complete soundtrack will be available August 9 for digital download on iTunes and Amazon MP3. The complete lineup is as follows:

LoveKrafty
Black 'N Blue
Inside The Black
Deltanaut
The Odd Wedding
CrimsonFaced
Jordan Reyne
Hemoptysis
Friend Slash Lover
Rusty Eye
Kevin Bryce
Nineball
Elysion
HavocHate
Elysion Fields More...

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HavocHate Begins Work On New Material

Power/thrash metal band HavocHate has announced their official return from "hiatus," which started around 2006, with the following message:

"HavocHate is back! We have started rehearsals and will be working on new material shortly."

Check out some of their music on their MySpace page.

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HavocHate Makes The Ballot For Grammies

New York metal band HavocHate has made the ballot for Grammy nominations in three categories - Best Metal Performance, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Rock Album - for its latest release, "Cycle of Pain."

HavocHate has passed through the screening process by the Grammy committee in each category and will now go up against other contenders for the Grammy nominations.

The nominations are Best Metal Performance: "Cycle of Pain," Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: "Fiction," and Best Rock Album: "Cycle of Pain."

"Cycle of Pain," HavocHate's second album, was released earlier this year on Indecent Media and received a limited edition red vinyl release in September.

"We are grateful for all the support during the balloting process," said Indecent Media president Jurgen Korduletsch. "We are delighted that HavocHate are getting the recognition they so richly deserve."

Said guitarist Freddy Ordine: "There have been a lot of great releases this year, so it's very exciting for "Cycle of Pain" to have been selected out of all of them."

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Testament Announce Reunion Tour Dates

Testament have announced upcoming reunion tour dates that will see the band venture on a 10-date trek of Europe in May. The tour will feature vocalist Chuck Billy, founding guitarist Eric Peterson, original guitar player Alex Skolnick and original bassist Greg Christian (Havochate). As for the drum-kit spot, it will be either previous Testament drummer Johnny Tempesta (Helmet, ex-Rob Zombie) or original drummer Louie Clemente.

Here are the confirmed dates:

May 06 Eindhoven, NETH - De Effenaar
May 07 Hellendorn, NETH - Dynamo
May 08 London, UK - Koko
May 09 Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
May 10 Esch, LUX - Alsette
May 11 Milan, ITA - Rolling Stone
May 12 Innsbrook, AUT - Hafen
May 13 Lichtenfels, GER - Stadthalle
May 14 Dieburg, GER - Live Arena
May 15 Gavere, BEL - Racing

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Havochate Sign With Indecent Media

New York-based metal band Havochate, now featuring former Testament bassist Greg Christian, have signed a new worldwide deal with Indecent Media. The group's sophomore album, "Cycle of Pain", is scheduled for release on February 15.

The follow-up to 2003's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca, New York with producer Alex Perialas (Testament, Anthrax, Overkill). Handling the drums on the upcoming CD is former Testament/Slayer member Jon Dette (who has since left the band and has been replaced by a returning Ovie Rodriguez). In addition to Christian, the as-yet-untitled effort will mark the recording debut with the group of new frontman Tim Bouchee, who was brought into the fold in 2003 after the departure of vocalist Jon Mallek.

"Cycle of Pain" track listing:

01. Cycle of Pain
02. Tentacle
03. Fiction
04. Still Alive
05. Alone
06. Wicked
07. Cold Embrace
08. Crack in the Sky
09. Speak No More
10. Buried In Lies
11. Rotting Hour

Audio samples of all 11 tracks are available for download at this location.

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Havochate Add Former Hades Drummer

New York-based metal band Havochate, now featuring former Testament bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-Hades) to the group's ranks.

Havochate are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", which was released through Root Of All Evil Records, was recorded at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (Testament, Anthrax, Overkill). Handling the drums on the upcoming CD is former Testament/Slayer member Jon Dette (who has since left the band and has been replaced by a returning Ovie Rodriguez). In addition to Christian, the as-yet-untitled effort will mark the recording debut with the group of new frontman Tim Bouchee, who was brought into the fold last year after the departure of vocalist Jon Mallek.

Havochate will make their next live appearance on Tuesday, October 26 at CBGB in New York City.

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HavocHate Recording With New Singer

HavocHate has entered the studio to begin recording its second album, which will feature the vocals of new frontman Tim Bouchee. Bouchee was brought into the fold last year after the departure of vocalist Jon Mallek, and made his live debut with the band when they played several shows with Overkill in September.

"The guy has such an amazing voice," said guitarist Freddy Ordine. "He can do it all, from scream to sing. Our writing styles are a perfect fit and Tim has brought so much to the table."

"Having a wide range of vocal abilities, we were able to take HavocHate's music to new levels," Bouchee said. "The band's sound has evolved from pure thrash to wide ranging melodic metal that all listeners will enjoy. The heavy sound is still as brutal as ever but now has a twist of melody and memorable hooks."

Added Ordine: "Tim sings some of the most killer melodies and hooks we have ever written. Mario and I are pushing the dual guitar envelope further than ever, harmonizing eight-finger tap patterns and just ripping it up all over the place. Ovie and Dave are like one big wrecking ball of rhythm."

HavocHate will debut some of its new material when it plays at March Metal Meltdown at the Cricket Club in Irvington, N.J., on Friday, March 12.

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