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HAVOK Announce Canada Headlining Tour

March 21st, 2014
Havok Canada 2014 Tour

Havok Canada 2014 Tour

Denver thrashers HAVOK today announce their first headlining tour of Canada.  Dates are set to commence June 5th  and will see the band journey through north western Canada, making their way east with a final stop in St John’s, Newfoundland on July 4th.  The tour will be the final leg of the their world tour in support of the band’s latest album, Unnatural Selection.  Support on this trek of the great white north will come from North Carolina death metal titans Wretched (Victory Records).

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 (Testament, Death, Lazarus AD).

For a full list of dates visit the band’s official Facebook page HERE.

 

HAVOK, called “the finest thrash band in existence” by PopDose, released their full-length debut, Burn, in 2009.  Time Is Up would follow in 2011.  “HAVOK have hit their stride,” said Decibel Magazine.  “HAVOK is everything that is great about thrash,” added Terrorizer.  Confirmed HAVOK dates at press time are included below

 

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6/5     Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre

6/6     Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

6/7     Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep

6/8     Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

6/9     Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’ s Tiki Lounge

6/10   Boise, Idaho @ Shredder

6/11   Portland, OR @ Branx

6/12    Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

6/13    Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

6/14    Calgary, AB @ Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club

6/15    Ryley, AB @ Farmageddon Open Air

6/17    Red Deer, AB @ The Vat Pub

6/18    Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre

6/19    Regina, SK @ The Exchange

6/20    Brandon, MB  @ North Hill Inn

6/21    Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret

6/22    Thunder Bay, ON @ Crock’s

6/24    Sault Ste. Marie, ON @ Canadian Nightclub

6/25    Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo

6/26    Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s

6/27    Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus

6/28    Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage

6/29    Quebec City, QC @ L’ Agitee

7/2      Halifax, NS @ Michael’s     ** HAVOK ONLY **

7/4      St John’s, NL @ The Rock House ** HAVOK ONLY **

 

HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez, bassist Mike Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webber.  The band uses/endorses ESP Guitars, Charvel Guitars, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Peavy Amplification, EVH Amplification, Pearl Drums, Trick Drums, and Sabian Cymbals.

http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/HAVOKthrash

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Havok + Angelus Apatrida + Savage Messiah @The Underworld, London, UK

December 10th, 2013

Havok + Angelus Apatrida + Savage Messiah

@ The Underworld, London

25th November 2013

Review by Anna Dumpe

Photography by Graham Hilling

Havok

Havok

When it was announced that Denver’s Thrash Metal four-piece Havok will be hitting the road across Europe and stopping by to play a gig at one of London’s most underground venues, it was clear that it won’t be a show to miss.

Despite the fact that 25th of November was a rather cold and grim Monday night in London, a decent amount of heavy metal fans had made their way down to The Underworld in Camden Town ready to drink beer and party like it’s Friday night.

Scheduled to play alongside Havok were London’s Savage Messiah and Spanish Angelus Apatrida making it a killer thrash metal line-up to cure any of our Monday blues.

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Reece Scruggs of Denver’s thrash kings Havok

October 2nd, 2013

Reece Scruggs of Denver’s thrash kings Havok

 Interviewed by Metalette

Havok

Havok

Colorado thrashers Havok made a stop at the Whisky a Go Go during their North American headlining tour in support of their new album, Unnatural Selection. Before the show, I had a chance to talk with lead guitarist Reece Scruggs about the album, the tour, and Havok’s musical influences.

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Havok: The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood CA USA Sept 6, 2013 with Ophiuchus and Kaustik

September 24th, 2013
Havok: The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood CA USA Sept 6, 2013 with Ophiuchus and Kaustik

Havok: The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood CA USA Sept 6, 2013 with Ophiuchus and Kaustik

Havok

with Ophiuchus and Kaustik

Live at September 6th 2013
The Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood CA USA

Live Review and Pics by Metalette

It’s always great to be at the Whisky a Go Go on a Friday night. While standing in line to get in, or grabbing a pre-show slice of pie from Frankie and Johnnie’s pizza up the block, you really get to experience all the weirdness that the Sunset Strip has to offer. There’s a yuppie-or-something club nearby (do people still say “yuppie”? I do…), an Irish pub which I have yet to check out, the Hustler store across the street, and average LA joes taking their Lamborghinis for a casual cruise back and forth on Sunset a few times, or walking their large, exotic dogs haughtily down the Strip. And lest we forget the constant stream of tourist buses slowing down to take pictures of the Whisky, as well as flash devil-horns (as if they even know what they’re doing) at the string of less-than-impressed metal fans who are just waiting to pick up their tickets at will-call. Read the rest of this entry »

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SAVAGE MESSIAH have announced a European tour with US thrashers HAVOK

September 19th, 2013

The “Unnatural Selection” European tour is due to kick off on November 23rd in Edegem, Belgium, shortly after SAVAGE MESSIAH’s headlining UK mini tour.  The European trek also features support from ANGELUS APATRIDA.

SAVAGE MESSIAH guitarist JOFF BAILEY comments:

“We’re really excited to announce the news that we’ll be hitting the road across Europe this November/December with Havok!  We really can’t wait to hit European shores again and tear it up with all the Savages over there!  We’ve been shut away in the studio all summer working on the new record (which is sounding absolutely brutal by the way!) so when they finally let us loose for our headline tour in October and now across Europe a couple of weeks later with Havok, well, needless to say, we’ll burst out fuckin’ swinging!  I may even put in place a strict diet of Maiden, Metallica and Rocky montage scenes to fire us up even more!  See you on the road!  STAY SAVAGE!!”

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HAVOK: Candlelight Unveils Special Lyric Video For Latest Single

June 16th, 2013

Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for HAVOK‘s latest single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” taken from their forthcoming new album Unnatural Selection.  The video is available now at the label’s official Facebook page.

“Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death.”

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HAVOK: New Single Available For Free Download

May 31st, 2013
Havok

Havok

Fans of Denver thrashers HAVOK are beginning to feel the growing excitement for the approaching North American release date of the band’s third full-length, Unnatural Selection. The album’s lead single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” impacted metal radio earlier this week; the only single to land on CMJ’s Loud Rock “Most Added” report. Sirius/XM Radio plus Syracuse’s WAQX, Baltimore’s WIYY, and Northern New Jersey metal powerhouse WSOU, among others, are a few of the key early supporters of the single.

To celebrate, Candlelight Records today makes “Give Me Liberty…Or Give Me Death” available as a free download at the label’s official Bandcamp page.  The topical thrash anthem delivers the young band’s classic thrash and old-school metal sound.

To download click HERE. All available titles at Candlelight’s Bandcamp are available at a 15% discount through midnight June 3 2013. The code to enter on check out is GiveMeCandlelight. Read the rest of this entry »

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SUFFOCATION @ O2 Islington Academy

May 31st, 2013

Suffocation

with Cephalic Carnage, Havok and Fallujah

@ O2 Academy Islington

13th May 2013

Review by Anna Dumpe

Photography by Graham Hilling

Suffocation

Suffocation

On Monday, the 13th of May, extreme death metal band Suffocation paid a visit to London’s O2 Academy Islington to cause some rather brutal debauchery. What they brought along was three exciting bands – Cephalic Carnage, Havok and Fallujah. We had the privilege to be there and experience it all ourselves, because what can possibly seem like a better idea than a death metal gig to brighten up your Monday night? Exactly. Absolutely nothing!
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HAVOK Announces Headlining Tour

May 18th, 2013

Denver thrashers HAVOK today announce their first headlining tour of North America. Dates are set to commence July 22 and will see the band journey through the southern states, travelling up the eastern seaboard before making their debut performance at Montreal’s annual Heavy MTL festival on August 11.  The tour will be in support of their forthcoming new album, Unnatural Selection, set for release June 25.

Reported last week, 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). Lead single, “Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death,” is set to impact Loud Rock/Metal Radio May 27.  The topical thrash anthem delivers the young band’s classic thrash and old school metal sound.

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HAVOK’S UNNATURAL SELECTION SET FOR RELEASE

May 8th, 2013

havok2Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:  Candlelight Records confirms June 25 as the North American release date for Unnatural Selection, the new album from Denver thrashers HAVOK.  The ten-song album was produced by David Sanchez with mixing handled by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones).  It 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 27.  The topical song is a furious and urgent anthem that displays the band’s classic thrash and old school metal sound.  Vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez ignites the fret board and barks the righteous lyrics while drummer Pete Webber punishes his immense kit.  The song’s towering sound benefits from the unique acoustics of the old theater that was utilized as one of the many recording locations for the album.

 

“I am super pumped on how the drums came out,” chimes 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.”

 

Unnatural Selection bears a far more mature collection of songs when compared to Burn (2009), and Time Is Up (2011).  HAVOK has truly hit their mark with a sound that will please fans new and old.  Additional album stand outs include album opener “I Am The State,” “Chasing The Edge,” and the band’s rendition of the Black Sabbath classic “Children of the Grave.”

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD @ Underworld, Camden

June 18th, 2012

3 Inches Of Blood

Ft: Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida, Havok

@ The Underworld, Camden

Sat 13th May 2012

Review by Paul James

Photography by Andre Purvis



It’s a warm Sunday evening as a horde of metal heads descend upon the underworld for what looks like one of the thrashiest line-ups the venue has seen for a while, within minutes of opening the merchandise tables are mobbed and it certainly bodes well for a heavy evening of metal filled goodness. 
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HAVOK To Release EP Late May; Additional Live Performances Announced

February 19th, 2012

Denver thrashers HAVOK continue their metal assault today confirming May 22 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!”

Currently on tour with English Dogs, HAVOK’s stage show continues to gather critical fan and media applause. On announcement of the tour, Los Angeles’ Big Wheel Magazine noted, “opening the show will be Colorado’s fiercest… HAVOK are definitely a band to keep a watch for as their break-neck speed metal is taking the states by storm.” The band has confirmed a string of headline dates beginning March 2 which includes a performance in Puerto Rico. HAVOK then will align with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun for a tour beginning in Santa Ana, California on April 10 and wraps in New York on April 30.

HAVOK released their full-length debut, Burn, mid 2009. The record instantly found a nice pocket of fans while initiating the early curiosity of media around the globe. Commenting after signing with Candlelight Records, Sanchez said, “this is the break we’ve been working towards. It is the beginning of great things to come. We know that the work is really just beginning and that the pressure is on. But pressure, as you know, makes diamonds.”

It was with the release of Time Is Up early 2011 that things really started to fall into place for the young four-piece. “HAVOK have hit their stride,” said Decibel Magazine. “HAVOK is everything that is great about thrash,” notes Terrorizer. “Everyone should be worshipping at these Denver native’s altar as they have the flashy skill, ridiculous song-writing chops, and prodigious lead guitar work that’ll have even the most jaded ears saying, ‘okay just this last one,’” adds Rock Sound. Two videos, “Covering Fire” and “D.O.A.” have added to the ongoing success of Time Is Up, which has seen double the sales compared to Burn, all while the band has maintained an insane touring schedule. Sanchez says, “we’ve been touring a lot in support of Time Is Up and this year is no exception. We’re hitting the road harder than ever in 2012. There is a lot to look forward to, including some things outside of North America. I can’t wait!”

To view both videos, visit the band’s YouTube channel HERE.

 

 

 

Upcoming HAVOK tour dates include:

 

 

 

HAVOK

 

w/ English Dogs, The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust

 

2/17/2012 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN

 

2/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

 

2/21/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

 

2/22/2012 Branx – Portland, OR

 

2/23/2012 The Pound – San Francisco, CA

 

2/24/2012 Key Club – Hollywood, CA

 

2/25/2012 Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA

 

2/26/2012 Epicentre – San Diego, CA

 

 

 

HAVOK Headlining Shows

 

3/02/2012 Another Hole In The Wall – Steger, IL

 

3/09/2012 Outta Bounds Saloon – Loveland, CO

 

3/13/2012 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

 

3/14/2012 The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK

 

3/15/2012 Click’s Billiards – Tyler, TX

 

3/16/2012 Betsey’s – Austin, TX

 

3/17/2012 Bonds 007 – San Antonio, TX

 

3/31/2012 La Respuesta – Santurce, PR

 

 

 

HAVOK

 

w/ Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun

 

4/10/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

 

4/11/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

 

4/12/2012 Branx – Portland, OR

 

4/13/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

 

4/14/2012 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

 

4/15/2012 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

 

4/16/2012 Manny’s – Billings, MT

 

4/17/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK

 

4/18/2012 Pryamid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

 

4/20/2012 Majestic Theater – Madison, WI

 

4/21/2012 Mojo’s – Joliet, IL

 

4/22/2012 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY

 

4/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON

 

4/24/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

 

4/25/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

 

4/26/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY

 

4/27/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

 

4/29/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

 

4/30/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY

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HAVOK: Denver Thrashers To Kick Off Tour With Exhumed

October 19th, 2011

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 their critically-lauded 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, who Popdose aptly crowned “a fucking monster on the skins,” crucifying his kit. Check out footage of Webber playing “Scumbag In Disguise” HERE.

 

HAVOK Headlining Dates:

10/21/2011 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

10/23/2011 Hodi’s Halfnote – Fort Collins, CO

 

HAVOK w/ Exhumed, Goatwhore:

10/27/2011 Sorority House – Amarillo, TX *

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*

11/20/2011 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ *

* = no Goatwhore

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HAVOK: New Drum Cam Video Posted Courtesy Of Sick Drummer Magazine

September 3rd, 2011

Today Sick Drummer Magazine hosts an exclusive drum cam video of HAVOK basher Pete Webber destroying his kit to “Time Is Up,” the title track off their current full-length out now on Candlelight Records. The video is part one of a series of drum cam videos that will lead up to the band’s upcoming North American tour later this fall.

Commented Webber: “We filmed these videos so you can get up close view of the drums that you don’t always get to see! Hope everyone enjoys!”

View the video here:

The Denver thrashers will embark on another punishing support trek in October alongside headliners Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage. Set to commence on October 26 in New Mexico, the tour will lay waste to nearly two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20. Confirmed dates below.

HAVOK - Time Is Up

HAVOK - Time Is Up


HAVOK

w/ Exhumed, Goatwhore, Cephalic Carnage
* = no Goatwhore
10/26/2011 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM *
10/27/2011 Sorority House – Amarillo, TX *
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 TBA *
11/20/2011 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ *

As previously announced, a limited edition, hand-numbered, color vinyl pressing of Time Is Up will be released via Restricted Release to coincide with the upcoming tour. Stay tuned for details!

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Sick Drummer Magazine
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Candlelight Records USA

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HAVOK: Denver Thrashers Announce North American Tour With Exhumed; Band To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing Of Time Is Up

August 3rd, 2011

Denver thrash warriors, HAVOK, who recently pummeled the masses on tour with Bay Area legends, Forbidden, will embark on another punishing support trek this Fall alongside headliners Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage. Set to commence on October 26 in New Mexico, the tour will lay waste to nearly two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20.

Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I’m fuckin’ psyched! This lineup is HEAVY! I’m a fan of all of the bands that we’ll be playing with, so this is gonna be really fun. Even better, we finally get to tour with Cephalic Carnage. It will be cool to show people how bands from Denver throw down. If this tour is anything like our last run with Forbidden, there are going to be some gnarly pits and bloody noses. Anyone that’s going to these shows should be prepared to have a sore neck.”

Added drummer Pete Webber: “We are pumped to announce our tour with Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage this Fall! Our last tour with Forbidden was one of the best yet and we hope to keep the heat going with this one! We will be hitting some cities where HAVOK has not played in awhile and you all better show your metal faces there!”

HAVOK

w/ Exhumed, Goatwhore, Cephalic Carnage
* = no Goatwhore

10/26/2011 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM *
10/27/2011 Sorority House – Amarillo, TX *
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 TBA *
11/20/2011 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ *

HAVOK
Will be touring in support of their critically-adored Time Is Up full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. The record has earned near-perfect ratings from media outlets large and small.

Noted Rock Sound adamantly: “Everyone should be worshipping at these Denver native’s altar as they have the flashy skill, ridiculous song-writing chops and prodigious lead guitar work that’ll have even the most jaded ears saying, ‘Okay, just this last one…'” Terrorizer agreed, declaring: “Everything great about thrash — infectious, galloping riffs, hummable choruses, a vast array of gang vocals in ‘DOA’ — is employed, with their ace in the hole being Reece Scruggs, whose sumptuously-phrased solos, balancing shred, fiery modal moves and soulful, blues bends will suck in everyone from guitar nerds to song-structure curmudgeons.”
Said Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret of the track “No Amnesty” in the April 2011 edition of Decibel Magazine’s Call & Response feature: “Thrash in the vein of Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Kreator etc. I don’t know if this is a new band or an old’s band new material, but it’s pretty kick ass!” About.com gave the record a 4/5 rating stating simply: “This is a damn good thrash album. Call it retro, new thrash revival or whatever, HAVOK have the chops and the ability to prove that they have the staying power to last in this genre,” while Hardrock Haven opined: “…for those who feel Metallica wussed out, Megadeth got too corporate, Anthrax too modern and Slayer too, well, the same as always, HAVOK should be a great reminder as to what made thrash so damn cool in the first place.”

In related news, a limited edition, hand-numbered, color vinyl pressing of Time Is Up will be released via Restricted Release to coincide with the upcoming tour. Additionally, HAVOK will be shooting a new video for “D.O.A.” this month. Details to be unveiled soon. In case you missed it, check out the band’s video for “Covering Fire,” which was shot in Tyler, Texas, produced by Mike Gillespie and directed by Brian Jaynes. View the video HERE:

http://www.myspace.com/havok

http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial

http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com

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