HAVOK’s latest video has premiered today via Bloody Disgusting. “Point Of No Return” is the title track to the band’s EP, released last Spring as a tide-me-over while the band continued their non-stop touring. The video was directed by Roy Warner and filmed on location in Detroit, Michigan.
Discussing the video, vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez elaborates, “The lyrics of ‘Point Of No Return’ are highly interpretable, but the message of the video pretty simple: The world as we know it is a delicate place and we have never had such a high capacity to destroy the human race as we do now. At some point, our self-made concoction of nuclear/biological weaponry, ancient superstitious beliefs, nationalism, corruption, ignorance, and conflicting ideologies is going to become lethal, on a global scale. We live in a time like no other and it’s obvious that if we don’t change our behavior, it’s only a matter of time before the world is extinguished at the hand of fanatics. It’s literally within everyone’s power to leave the world a little nicer than we found it. Don’t believe everything you’re told: Think for yourself.”
Director Roy Warner notes, “Working with the guys from HAVOK was great. They had awesome ideas to start out with and build from; wanting to showcase real life as the concept. It really illustrates the depths of human depravity in the past, present and what we can expect from the future if attitudes don’t change.”
To view “Point Of No Return”click HERE.
HAVOK, called “the finest thrash band in existence” by PopDose, released their full-length debut, Burn, mid-2009. The record found an immediate fanbase and the curiosity of media around the globe. Time Is Up would follow in 2011. “HAVOK have hit their stride,” said Decibel Magazine in review of the album. “HAVOK is everything that is great about thrash,” added Terrorizer. Now with the band busy at work recording their new full-length, anticipated for early summer release, HAVOK fans can expect the Denver-based thrashers to keep an active schedule for 2013. Sanchez says, “We’re currently wrapped up in the studio writing our new album. We should be finished recording in March and then, in usual HAVOK fashion, we’ll tour practically all year! There are lots of exciting things coming up in 2013. Keep an eye out for tour dates and we’ll see all of you on the road soon! Until then, spread the word and support heavy metal.”
HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist Dave Sanchez, bassist Jesse de los Santos, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webb.
HAVOK forced to cancel European Tour!
It saddens me to say this, but due to unforeseen problems that are beyond our control, we are being forced to cancel our upcoming European tour. We were all looking forward to playing for our fans overseas and getting to travel to foreign lands. This is not the end of the world though because we’ll definitely be making our way to Europe in 2012! When we do make it over there, fans should be ready to rage because we definitely will be! So, although this bad news has come, there is still much to look forward to in the future.
I am truly sorry to all of the fans, promoters, venues, and everyone else that is affected by this. It is something that is beyond our control, but we hope everyone can understand, because we are not the type of band that cancels shows and flakes out like this.
Europe, prepare for attack in 2012! HAVOK is coming…
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!”
To view the video, point your browser 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.
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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10/26 – Gallup, NM — The Juggernaut (no Goatwhore)
10/27 – Amarillo, TX — Sorority House (no Goatwhore)
10/28 – Oklahoma City, OK — The Conservatory
10/29 – St. Louis, MO — FuBar
10/30 – Chicago, IL — Reggies Rock Club
10/31 – Detroit, MI — I-Rock Nightclub
11/1 – Columbus, OH — Alrosa Villa
11/2 – Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall
11/3 – Toronto, ON — Wreck Room
11/4 – Montreal, QC — Les Foufounes Electriques
11/5 – Trois-Rivieres, QC — Rock Café Le Stage
11/6 – Quebec City, QC — L’Agitee
11/8 – Worcester, MA — Palladium
11/9 – Brooklyn, NY — Europa
11/10 – Trenton, NJ — Championship
11/11 – Wilmington, DE — Mojo 13
11/12 – Baltimore, MD — Sonar
11/13 – Charlotte, NC — The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
11/14 – Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
11/15 – Tampa, FL — Brass Mug
11/17 – New Orleans, LA — Siberia
11/18 – San Antonio, TX — Korova (as part of Goregrowler’s Ball w/ Suffocation)
11/20 – Flagstaff, AZ — Orpheum Theatre (no Goatwhore)
May 3 – Club Vegas-Salt Lake City, UT
May 4-Meatlheads-Las Vegas, NV
May 7-Lost on Main-Chico CA.
May 10-The Big Fish Pub-Tempe AZ
May 11-Juggernaut-Gallup NM
May 12-The Sorority House-Amarillo, TX
June 09 – Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
June 11 – The Alley – Sparks, NV
June 12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
June 13 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
June 14 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
June 15 – Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC
June 16 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
June 17 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
June 18 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
June 20 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI
June 21 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
June 22 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
June 23 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
June 24 – Championship Bar and Grill (at The Backstage) – Trenton, NJ
June 25 – Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
June 26 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
June 27 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
June 29 – The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
June 30 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
July 01 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
July 02 – JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA
Check out all the links below for a ton of new reviews for our new album “Time Is Up” that just hit stores today!
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.
For ordering options, visit Candlelight USA.
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.
Fri-March 18 Headhunters Austin, TX
Sun-March 20 Dirty Dog Bar Austin, TX
Sat-March 26 Mo’s Englewood, CO
Sat-April 2 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO
Denver’s Havok is set to drop a new thrash bomb on the world titled “Time Is Up” on March 29th through Candlelight Records. To give fans a taste of the upcoming release, Havok recently premiered the new song “Scumbag in Disguise” through Metalunderground.com at this location.
Vocalist David Sanchez recently shared his thoughts with me on the progression of the band’s sound since the “Burn” album, along with the song writing process for “Time Is Up.” Read on to get some insight into the 10 upcoming tracks from Havok and how the band differs from the rest of the players on the thrash field.
xFiruath: Havok has been around since 2004. Fill me in on the history of the band and what Havok has been doing so far.