Denver thrash battalion, HAVOK, are currently wrapping up a successful tour with Bay Area legends, Forbidden. The tour, which includes Revocation and White Wizzard, has ravaged its way through nearly two dozen cities with the band hitting Albuquerque, New Mexico tonight, Tempe, Arizona tomorrow and come to an official close in Escondido, California on July 2.
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 13 by pointing your browser HERE.
HAVOK [remaining dates]
w/ Forbidden, Revocation, White Wizzard:
7/01/2011 Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
7/02/2011 JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA
HAVOK are touring in support of their critically-lauded Time Is Up full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. The record has earned near-perfect ratings from media big and small. Said Stereokiller in a 5/5 rreview: “I do not know why they are not opening the Big Four tour.” Metal Observer agreed calling the record, “A must-listen for both thrash fans and fans of great metal music. One of the best thus far this year,” while Terrorizer noted: “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’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!”
In case you missed it, check out the band’s video for “Covering Fire,” the fifth track off Time Is Up. The video was shot in Tyler, Texas, produced by Mike Gillespie and directed by Brian Jaynes. View the video HERE.
Young Denver thrash battalion, HAVOK, who recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida death metal legends Malevolent Creation, are 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 3 and run through to Amarillo, Texas on May 12. From there, the band will head home for a short break before joining Bay Area thrash legends, 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
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
HAVOK will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed Time Is Up full-length released via Candlelight Records late last month.The follow-up to the band’s pummeling Burn debut, Time Is Up features ten tracks of meticulously crafted thrash metal anthems that have been garnering praise from critics nationwide. Terrorizer commended the band saying: “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.” About.com gave the record 4/5 rating saying: “HAVOK have the chops and the ability to prove that they have the staying power to last in this genre,” while Popdose added: “This is easily the best thrash record of any type released since Toxic Holocaust dropped An Overdose of Death on us in 2008.” http://www.myspace.com/havok http://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial http://www.candlelightrecordsusa.com
Today, the rad folks at MetalSucks are streaming HAVOK’s upcoming Time Is Up full-length in its entirety! Time Is Up has been flooring fans and critics nationwide with its unapologetic hailstorm of thrash metal anthems! Confirmed Blabbermouth in a review of the record this weekend, “Don’t lump HAVOK in with the steaming pile of retro wannabes stinking up the scene; the Colorado clan is now a member the Real Deal Club. The case was made and closed with Time Is Up, an album that will end up one of the very best thrash metal releases of 2011.”
Time Is Up will be unleashed to the North American masses tomorrow, March 29, 2011, via Candlelight Records. In the meantime, check out the stream by pointing your browser HERE
After wrapping up a successful tour supporting Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, HAVOK made two appearances at SXSW. Check out footage from their performance on the MetalSucks showcase at Headhunter’s courtesy of Metal Injection HERE.
In anticipation of the release of their upcoming new full-length, Time Is Up, Denver thrashers HAVOK today unveil part I of their in-studio video footage. Brought to you by Metal Injection, the video takes you behind the scenes of the recording process with commentary from the members. Check it out HERE.
The follow-up to HAVOK’s fiery Burn debut, Time Is Up, which is already reaping praise from critics, features ten tracks of meticulously crafted thrash metal anthems that transcend far beyond any run-of-the-mill rethash projects. Said Popdose of the offering: “This is easily the best thrash record of any type released since Toxic Holocaust dropped An Overdose of Death on us in 2008.” Added Metal Assault in a 9/10 review: “…Time Is Up will turn out to be one of the thrash releases of the year. A furiously energetic effort, presenting thrash metal exactly the way it should be. Get this album when it comes out and mosh to some Havok!” Rock Hospital called Time Is Up, “… a killer sophomore effort by four dudes who do justice to their musical forefathers. Cliff Burton would smile on this release,” while Metal Review agreed: “Havok’s purest intention is to thrash your face into a circle-pitted-pulp, and more often than not they’re wildly successful.”
Time is up will be released in North America on March 29 via Candlelight Records. For pre-order details visit Candlelight USA.
HAVOK is currently ravaging the masses on tour with Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation. Remaining tour dates are below:
HAVOK United Hate Across America Tour 2011 [remaining dates]: w/ Malevolent Creation, Blown Chaos, The Absence and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace
Vocalist /guitarist David Sanchez of Denver thrash titans HAVOK, who are currently pillaging the lands on tour with Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, recently checked in with an update from the road. “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!”
HAVOK United Hate Across America Tour 2011 [remaining dates]:
w/ Malevolent Creation, Blown Chaos, The Absence and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace
2/24/2011 The Annex – Madison, WI
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
Team HAVOK are readying for the release of their upcoming new full-length entitled Time Is Up, which is slated for a March 29th street date via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to the ravaging Burn long-player was mastered by James Murphy and features ten tracks of flawlessly executed thrash anthems. Said Rock Hospital in an early review of the record: “Time Is Up is a killer sophomore effort by four dudes who do justice to their musical forefathers. Cliff Burton would smile on this release.” Added Thrash Hits, “Playing a style of metal that has been around 30 years always runs the risk of feeling tired and overly derivative, but Time Is Up is so lively and bubbling over with personality that it never so much as flirts with those potential pitfalls.” Metal Review agreed: “Havok’s purest intention is to thrash your face into a circle-pitted-pulp, and more often than not they’re wildly successful.”
Check out a Time Is Up video teaser:
HAVOK formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records and by the Spring of 2009, the band unleashed Burn to the metal masses. The album peaked on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at 15 and broke MediaGuide’s Top 10.
Today the rad folks at Metalunderground.com premiere brand new track, “Scumbag In Disguise,” from Denver thrash collective HAVOK. The tune comes off the band’s upcoming new full-length entitled Time Is Up, which is slated for a March 29th release via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to the ravaging Burn long-player was mastered by James Murphy and features ten tracks of flawlessly executed thrash anthems. Check it ” Scumbag In Disguise,” the seventh track off this mammoth offering, HERE.
HAVOK formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records and by the Spring of 2009, the band unleashed Burn to the metal masses. The album peaked on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at 15 and broke MediaGuide’s Top 10. Continued radio play came from KBPI/Denver, KUPD/Phoenix, WKLL/Waterville NY and WSOU/South Orange NJ. Music Choice and the syndicated metal program Full Metal Jackie also gave HAVOK repeated airtime.
HAVOKwill kick off the first tour in support of Time Is Up next month as support for Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation. Stay tuned for further info.
On their 2009 Candlelight debut, Burn, Denver-based HAVOK quickly proved to metallers of all walks that they were far more than your average fly-by-night thrash act. Even Fear Factory’s Gene Hoglan took note of the young band saying, “HAVOK lays it down old-school heavy like a sharp stick in the eye.” Time Is Up, the band’s follow-up to Burn, will be released via Candlelight Records on March 29, 2011. Featuring ten tracks mixed by the legendary James Murphy, the record immediately showcases the band’s collective penchant for writing mammoth thrash anthems and the flawless musicianship that’s come from the last year’s worth of tireless live performances including national tours with Primal Fear, Hatchet, Hammerfall and Wretched, as well as regional dates with Destruction, Cephalic Carnage, Exodus, Anthrax and others. Blistering guitar and drum work once again highlight the record, particularly on standout tunes like “Prepare for Attack,” “Fatal Intervention,” “Covering Fire,” and “Scumbag In Disguise.” Bringing it all together is striking cover art by illustrator Halsey Swain. Check it out HERE.
Time Is Up Track Listing: 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”
HAVOK formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records and by the Spring of 2009, the band unleashed Burn to the metal masses. The album peaked on CMJ’s Loud Rock chart at 15 and broke MediaGuide’s Top 10. Continued radio play came from KBPI/Denver, KUPD/Phoenix, WKLL/Waterville NY and WSOU/South Orange NJ. Music Choice and the syndicated metal program Full Metal Jackie also gave HAVOK repeated airtime. HAVOK will kick off their first tour in support of Time Is Up next month as support for Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation. Stay tuned for tour dates and further info. http://www.myspace.com/havok
Denver, Colorado thrash titans HAVOK will kick off their fall US tour today at the White Rabbit in San Antonio, Texas. The band’s latest jaunt will wind through over two weeks worth of dates before drawing to a close in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The band will be joined by Wretched and Armed For The Apocalypse. View tour poster HERE.
Formed in 2004, HAVOK released their debut full-length, Burn, via Candlelight Records last year. Said MetalSucks of the 12-track long player, “A little more technical, a little proggier, a little more epic, and a helluva lot catchier than the stuff their peers are playing…while every song on the album is guaranteed to give you roadburn, the songs are also dynamic, giving the album excellent replay value.” Added MetalReview: “It’s pretty simple. HAVOK‘s chops are top-notch, and their creative-within-borders style of songwriting sidesteps the beer-bonged and bong-toked dufus thrash metal. That stuff gets cranked out at an alarming rate. This stuff right here doesn’t get cranked out enough.” Blabbermouth gave the record an 8/10 rating saying, “..add it to your list of ‘Essential Thrash Albums of 2009,’” while AngryMetalGuy.com noted bluntly: “The riffing on Burn is fucking killer.“
HAVOK Fall 2010 Tourw/ Wretched, Armed For The Apocalypse
10/20/2010 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/21/2010 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
10/22/2010 The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
10/23/2010 Dv8 - Tucson, AZ
10/25/2010 The Farm – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2010 Knickerbockers - Lincoln, NE
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
11/04/2010 The Vault – Bay City, MI
11/05/2010 Carriage House - Louisville, OH
11/06/2010 Underground – Sandusky, OH
11/07/2010 The Silo - Reading, PA
11/10/2010 Championships - Trenton, NJ
11/11/2010 Bourbon St. - Baltimore, MD
11/12/2010 Hooligans - Jacksonville, NC