Bassist Brandon Bruce Exits Havok

Brandon Bruce has announced his departure from Havok. The bassist issued the following statement:

“As of a couple weeks ago I have officially left Havok. This is something I thought a lot about and is what I believe is the best decision for myself and the band. I wish them all the best both professionally and personally in the future. I would like to thank everyone that enjoyed what I was able to do with them musically.”

Havok Premiere “Fear Campaign” Video

Havok have premiered a new video for their song “Fear Campaign.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “V.“ David Sanchez commented:

“Although it was written in 2019, ‘Fear Campaign‘ sounds like it should be the theme song for 2020. The lyrics seem to become more and more relevant as the weeks go by. In the video, we wanted to capture the manic nature of media, propaganda, and other forms of mind control that have plagued civilization for thousands of years. The fear campaign appears to be at an all-time high right now and the only way to end it is to stop being afraid. Reject fear.”

Havok Premiere “Post-Truth Era” Lyric Video

Havok have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Post-Truth Era.“ This track is from the band’s new album “V,“ which will be released on May 1.

David Sanchez commented:

“’Post-Truth Era’ is debuting at a very uncertain time for humankind. Many things are unclear at the moment, so I hope that this song will resonate with people. Our species has overcome so much to get us where we are today. We should not take this for granted. Please pay attention to the lyrics and understand that we have the power to change our world. We need to read between the lines, while keeping our spirits high. Know that we are truly all in this together and we will come out of this situation, stronger and wiser than ever.“

Havok Premiere “Phantom Force” Music Video

Havok have premiered a new video for their new song “Phantom Force.“ This track is from the band’s new album “V,“ which will be released on May 1.

Reece Scruggs commented:

“Somewhere in the middle of writing ‘V‘ we all came together and made the decision that we needed a full blown face peeler track. I remember David saying ‘Reign In Blood tempo’, so I came up with something almost immediately and sent it over to the guys.

And aside from some subtle stylistic details it stayed pretty true to that original concept. ‘Phantom Force‘ as a first single will assure our fans and skeptics that we haven’t lost a step in making vicious, straight forward, non-gimmicked heavy metal.”

David Sanchez added:

“‘Phantom Force‘ is about the mysterious deaths that happen during sleep paralysis in the Hmong people. These people fled their war-torn homeland and could not seem to escape a terrifying fate. The goal with this video was to visually represent the fear and panic that people must’ve felt just before their sudden nocturnal demise. Watch at your own risk…”

Havok To Release New Album “V” In May

Havok have announced that they will be releasing their new album “V” on May 1. You can check out the cover art and track listing below:

“V” Track Listing:

01. “Post-Truth Era”
02. “Fear Campaign”
03. “Betrayed By Technology”
04. “Ritual Of The Mind”
05. “Interface With The Infinite”
06. “Dab Tsog”
07. “Phantom Force”
08. “Cosmetic Surgery”
09. “Panpsychism”
10. “Merchants Of Death”
11. “Don’t Do It”

Vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez commented:

“A lot of experimentation went into the writing and recording of ‘V.’ The album offers the same intensity that we’re known for, but with a few twists that may surprise people. The music is dense with lots of different intertwining parts and we’re beyond excited to release our best-sounding record to date.”

Bassist Brandon Bruce added:

“I am really excited about this record and to be playing bass with Havok. We really focused on structure and songwriting while maintaining the heavy riffs and brutal music the band is known for. I’m proud of how it turned out and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Havok Announce Fall Tour With Ringworm & Mobile Deathcamp

Havok have announced a fall headlining tour with Ringworm and Mobile Deathcamp. Here’s the dates:

10/15 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
10/16 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
10/17 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
10/18 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/19 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/20 Tijuana, MEX – Estadio Caliente (Havok only)
10/21 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing CO.
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Divebar
10/23 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
12/07 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater (Havok only) (feat. Vio-lence & Axeslasher)

Havok Announce Tour With Jungle Rot & Extinction A.D.

Havok have announced a tour with Jungle Rot and Extinction A.D. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/13 Portland, OR – Analog Cafe & Theater (no Jungle Rot)
07/14 Spokane, WA – The 450 (no Jungle Rot)
07/15 Seattle, WA – Revolution 7 (no Jungle Rot)
07/17 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (no Jungle Rot) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies)
07/19 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (no Jungle Rot) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies)
07/20 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (no Jungle Rot) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies)
07/21 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
07/22 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre (no Jungle Rot) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies)
07/23 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
07/24 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club (no Jungle Rot)
07/25 Lansing, MI – The Loft
07/26 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/27 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
07/29 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/31 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/02 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
08/03 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
08/04 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
08/05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Havok Announce 2018 European/UK Tour With Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage, & Harlott

Havok have announced a European/UK tour with Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage, and Harlott. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/05 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
04/06 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
04/07 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
04/08 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
04/09 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
04/10 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/12 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
04/13 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
04/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
04/15 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
04/16 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
04/17 Sevilla, SPA – Custom
04/18 Lisbon, POR – Lisboa Ao Vivo
04/20 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
04/21 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
04/22 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/23 London, UK – Underworld
04/24 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
04/25 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
04/26 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
04/27 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
04/28 Hannover, GER – Faust
04/29 Munchen, GER – Backstage