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Upstate NY's Surmiser are a grunge, hard rock and post punk marriage who play every note with the conviction of lifers who have long since given up the notion of turning back. The band is an excellent power trio and have just released their buzzed about latest effort Hold The Static. Songs about depression, addiction and self assessment pair with focused but inspired soul eruptions that take you on a journey through a wide range of emotions. Surmiser are very much worth checking out, constantly working on ways to expand their impact and body of songs to mirror their experiences into something representative to their values in sonic form.
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Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of Denver, Colorado’s Havok. The young thrash metal quartet have worked nonstop releasing 3 albums and touring the world the past 5 years and are poised to take their music and career to another level.
“We’re so excited to sign with Century Media!” exclaims guitarist Reece Scruggs. “Their reputation as a front running metal label is obvious. Timeless albums that have influenced us as individuals, and as a band, have been released through the label, and we aim to become a part of that tradition.”
“I’m pleased to add Havok to our artist roster,” says Century Media President Marco Barbieri. “I have watched the band evolve and progress musically and highly admire their work ethic and commitment to metal and their fans.”
“I can’t wait to see what will be accomplished with Century Media behind our next album,” states singer/guitarist David Sanchez. “The next record is going to be the best yet, so you’d better start exercising those neck muscles!”Add to My Radar
Denver thrash masters Havok have announced their first ever headlining tour of North America.
Havok will be touring in support of their upcoming album Unnatural Selection which will drop on June 25 via Candlelight Records.
The tour will start on June 21 in Denver, Colorado and will run 22 shows hitting Heavy MTL on August 11 in Montreal and wrapping up on August 17th in Kansas City, Missouri.
Check out the tour dates here.Add to My Radar
Denver thrash maniacs Havok have released a new music video for their song “From The Cradle To The Grave.” The video was filmed by Roy Warner in Detroit during the band’s recent tour with Skeletonwitch, and the song is taken from their EP called Point Of No Return and released under Candlelight Records.
To check out the video click right here.
When asked about the lyrics and theme of “From The Cradle To The Grave,” Havok vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez stated:
“‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ is about America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. In the late 1800s, in Chicago, Holmes built a hotel specifically with murder in mind. It included doors that opened up to brick walls, staircases that lead to nowhere, and one-way rooms that once you entered, you never came out. He was a religious man and firmly believed that since he was born, the Devil was at his side. That being said, bang your head.”Add to My Radar
Denver thrash group Havok have released a music video for the single “Point Of No Return.” The video comes from last summer’s Candlelight Records Point Of No Return EP, was filmed on location in Detroit and directed by Roy Warner. The whole thing is pretty cool as long as you like to watch people get hit a whole lot, and really, who doesn’t? (Plus Havok can fucking shred!)
To check out the video and some statements from the band click right here.
Havok released the Point Of No Return EP in the summer of 2012 as a follow up to 2011’s Time Is Up. Havok have been touring no stop and promise a lot of exciting news in 2013, so check back for updates.Add to My Radar
Denver thrashers Havok are set to kick off the U.S. Abomination Tour with headliners Skeletonwitch this Friday, September 14th, in Athens, Ohio. The tour will run for nearly two months, ending on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.
Havok guitarist Reece Scruggs commented: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”Add to My Radar
Colorado thrashers, Havok, have released a cover version of the Sepultura song “Arise” off their upcoming EP, “Point Of No Return.” The EP was recorded by the band with some help from James Murphy. The EP will include two new Havok songs, the Sepultura cover, and a cover of Slayer‘s “Postmortem/Raining Blood.”
To check out the new song “Arise,” click here.
The new EP will be released May 22nd through Candlelight Records.Add to My Radar
Brazilian/American thrashers, Seputura, will return to North America this April in support of their new album “Kairos”. Joining them are bay area thrash act Death Angel, Brazilian death metal group Krisiun, and Colorado thrashers Havok.
“We are so excited to go back to North America,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “Last year was great but this time we have the new album ‘Kairos’ out and people already know the new stuff. Plus, it’s the first time we are touring with our long time friends in Death Angel and our brothers from Brazil Krisiun. Finally we have a chance to tour with a Brazilian band outside Brazil; a long time wish! So prepare yourselves for an amazing and historical tour. North America deserves some real extreme and intense metal! See you all soon on the RELENTLESS WORLDWIDE TOUR, DESTROY!”
To see the full tour schedual click here.
Sepultura’s latest album, “Kairos” was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast.Add to My Radar
Oregon thrashers, Toxic Holocaust, have announced new North American tour dates. The tour will last from February 10th through February 25th. The band will be supported by English Dogs, The Casualties, and Havok.
To see the full tour schedule click here.
Toxic Holocaust’s newest album, “Conjure And Command,” was released July 2011 through Relapse Records.Add to My Radar
Colorado thrash metallers Havok have posted the music video for the song “Covering Fire.” Click here to watch. The band also announced the dates for a tour with Forbidden, Revocation, and White Wizzard. Check the dates here.
“Covering Fire” is off the band’s sophomore album, “Time Is Up,” out now on Candlelight Records.Add to My Radar
Well I’m pissed! Why didn’t someone tell me how good Havok is? I remember seeing the Denver, Colorado band’s debut album, “Burn”, on the shelves about two years ago. I deliberately passed on it for the sole reason of thinking they were just another band riding the thrash revival of the past few years. I was right, but boy, was I wrong. Sadly, my ears could have been dining on their aural delicacies far longer. Better late to the party than never, right?
Formed in 2004, Havok takes portions of Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, and the Bay Area thrash sound in general, mixing it with a dash of Megadeth and a sprinkling of Slayer for a sound that is nothing less than an old-school thrash metal masterpiece. Their sophomore album, “Time Is Up”, is out now on Candlelight Records and it is a straight-up burning, blistering, leather and bullet belt ridden cacophony of thrash excellence.
Get the full thrashing goodness here.