Havok Premiere New Song “Ingsoc”

Havok have premiered a new song titled “Ingsoc.” The song is from their new album “Conformicide,” which will be released on March 10.

The track is inspired by George Orwell’s novel “1984,” with David Sanchez having said the following:

“1984 takes place in a socialist hell wherein there is perpetual war, government-sanctioned propaganda, massive gaps between the rich and poor, and “Big Brother” spies on every citizen. It appears that Orwell was not just a novelist, but a prophet; as “Ingsoc” has become all too real. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

Havok Premiere New Song “Hang ‘Em High”

Havok have premiered a new song titled “Hang ‘Em High.” The song is from their new album “Conformicide,” which will be released on March 10.

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“Conformicide” Track Listing:

01. “F.P.C.”
02. “Hang ‘Em High”
03. “Dogmaniacal”
04. “Intention To Deceive”
05. “Ingsoc”
06. “Masterplan”
07. “Peace Is In Pieces”
08. “Claiming Certainty”
09. “Wake Up”
10. “Circling The Drain”
11. “String Break” (special edition CD/vinyl bonus track)
12. “Slaughtered” (special edition CD/vinyl bonus track)
13. “Claiming Certainty” (live) (vinyl bonus track)

Havok To Release New Album “Conformicide” In March, Announce North American & European/UK Tours

Havok will release their new album “Conformicide” on March 10, and will support the effort with 2017 North American and European/UK tours. You can see the dates for those treks below.

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North American dates with Exmortus & Extinction A.D.:

02/08 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
02/09 Detroit, MI – Small’s
02/10 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
02/11 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
02/12 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
02/13 Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom
02/14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
02/15 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
02/16 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
02/17 Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena
02/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley

European/UK dates with Warbringer, Gorod, & Exmortus:

04/01 Edingburgh, UK – Heavy Scotland Festival (Havok only)
04/02 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/03 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
04/04 London, UK – Underworld
04/05 Hasselt, BEL – Muziekodroom
04/06 Tilburg, NET – 013
04/07 Hamburg, GER – Logo
04/08 Aarhus, DEN – Royal Metal Festival
04/09 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/11 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
04/13 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
04/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
04/15 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
04/16 Markneukirchen, GER – Framus & Warwick Concert Hall
04/17 München, GER – Feierwerk
04/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
04/20 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
04/21 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
04/22 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
04/23 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
04/24 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
04/26 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
04/27 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra 1
04/28 Puget, FRA – Le Rats
04/29 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/30 Essen, GER – Turock

Justis Mustaine Comments On Dropping Havok From Upcoming Megadeth Tour

As previously reported, Havok were dropped off the upcoming Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metal Church tour, due to an apparent contract negotiation between them and Mustaine Management that went wrong. Now, Dave Mustaine’s son Justis, who runs Mustaine Management has commented on the situation:

“I worked with Havok for one year. Despite getting Havok paid, marketed and exposed in that time- bringing them a new merch deal, booking agent, and overseeing what has clearly been their biggest year yet – I was compensated poorly for my work. I finally put a contract in front of them, which would secure me 15% of income (the industry standard). They refused to agree, so I dropped them. I wish Havok all the best in their efforts to be a professional band, but as evidenced by today’s gossip-mongering, they’ve still got a long way to go.
Great music, great band!”

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Havok Say They Were Kicked Off Of Upcoming Megadeth Tour By Mustaine Management, Dave Mustaine Disputes Claims

Havok were forced to drop off the upcoming Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metal Church tour, due to an apparent contract negotiation between them and Mustaine Management that went wrong. The band have now been replaced by Lillake.

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David Sanchez commented:

“It is with deep regret we are forced to inform fans of metal that we will not be on the upcoming Megadeth tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, and Metal Church. We will also not be going to Mexico in August and early September as was planned.

We were really looking forward to these shows, but unfortunately, Mr. Mustaine has chosen to remove us from the lineup. The reasons for our absence are directly related to a contract negotiation insisted upon by Mustaine Management – a negotiation that has gone awry. We are authorized to say that we were offered an unacceptable management contract from Mustaine Management, which we declined.

While working with our lawyer to negotiate the terms of the contract, Mustaine Management threatened to kick us off of the Megadeth tour, Mustaine Management repeatedly failed to respond to phone calls and emails, and eventually told us (through their lawyer) that Mustaine Management is no longer working with Havok. We are only releasing this information to give fans an honest account of the reasons we are no longer on the tour.

We cannot disclose more details at this time (at our attorney’s directive), but nonetheless, would like to thank Mustaine Management for the past opportunities that they brought to the table while working with us. We would also like to apologize to the fans that will not be able to see us this fall – we will sorely miss all of you. New tour dates will be announced soon and we look forward to getting back on the road to headbang with the best fans in the world.

–David Sanchez / HAVOK

Havok is set to release their fourth studio album via Century Media Records this winter. You can pre-order the new album at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/havok“

Dave Mustaine has since fired back in a series of tweets:

Havok Launch Pledgemusic Campaign For New Album

Havok have launched a Pledgemusic campaign for their new album. Fans who donate will be able to receive things like signed CDS, signed drum heads, a house show, and more.

The band said the following:

“What’s up guys,

Havok here, coming at you with a brand new album. For the past months, we’ve sharpened our skills and gone to work – all so we can deliver our best music to you. With the new record in the works, we wanted to make the pre-order experience rad and special for YOU.

Here on PledgeMusic, we’re able to give you access to behind-the-scenes content and a digital download of the album with every pre-order.

We also have some sick exclusives below, only available here. Come record vocals with the whole band, bar hop with us, get signed gear and lots more to be added soon!

We’re looking forward to sharing the new music and more with you here.

David, Pete, Reece, Nick“