Wednesday, 4 January 2017

HAVOK announce fourth studio album and European headline tour for 2017

Thrash-metal stalwarts HAVOK are thrilled to announce the details of their upcoming new studio album, titled “Conformicide”. The Denver/USA based group will unleash their fourth full-length record on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records, along with touring in both North America and Europe next year to support the release.

“Conformicide” is the follow up to the band's 2013 effort, "Unnatural Selection". Discussing what fans can expect from the new record, David Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) comments: “‘Conformicide’ is our most dynamic, heavy, thoughtful, musical, and sonically-crushing album so far. All four members feel that this is the best HAVOK album to date. There are a lot of “truth bombs” being dropped on this record and the music absolutely rips!”

Building on Sanchez's comments, Reece Scruggs (lead guitar) adds: “This album swings for the fences in every way. Sonically stunning, technically proficient and lyrically pissed, we've never been represented at our best until this moment in time. We cannot wait for the world to react to Conformicide."

In the shop for almost three years, HAVOK’s “Conformicide” is undoubtedly their “Master of Puppets” or “Rust in Peace” moment. True, the Denver-based rippers have bled out guts, brains, and cash on previous albums “Unnatural Selection” (2013), “Time is Up” (2011), and “Burn” (2009), but none of them compare to the ear-destroying, mind-flaying “Conformicide”.

““Conformicide” is faster and way angrier than “Unnatural Selection”,” says vocalist/guitarist/founding member David Sanchez. “On this album, the music is very layered and dynamic and the lyrics say a lot about the current state of the world.'"

As previously mentioned, HAVOK will return to the road in 2017 with extensive touring schedules in both North American and Europe. Expressing the band's level of enthusiasm to bring their fans an even heavier and more energized live show than ever before, Sanchez states, "We can’t wait to perform some new music live and present a show that people won’t forget! Expect to see HAVOK like you’ve never seen before. We’re ready to destroy!"

HAVOK - North American headline tour with Exmortus & Extinction A.D.
08.02.2017 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
09.02.2017 Detroit, MI - Small's
10.02.2017 Toronto, ON - Rockpile West
11.02.2017 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
12.02.2017 Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
13.02.2017 Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom
14.02.2017 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
15.02.2017 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
16.02.2017 Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
17.02.2017 Dayton, OH - Rockstar Pro Arena
19.02.2017 Oklahoma City, OK - Thunder Alley

HAVOK - European headline tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
01.04.2017 Edingburgh (UK) - Heavy Scotland Festival * (*Havok only!)
02.04.2017 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion 
03.04.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Mama Roux’s 
04.04.2017 London (UK) - Underworld 
05.04.2017 Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom 
06.04.2017 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 
07.04.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo 
08.04.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) - Royal Metal Festival 
09.04.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Sticky Fingers 
11.04.2017 Helsinki (Finland) - Tavastia 
13.04.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Fryshuset Klubben 
14.04.2017 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Pumpehuset 
15.04.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Cassiopeia 
16.04.2017 Markneukirchen (Germany) - Framus & Warwick Concert Hall 
17.04.2017 M├╝nchen (Germany) - Feierwerk 
19.04.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Arena 
20.04.2017 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar 
21.04.2017 Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony 
22.04.2017 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7 
23.04.2017 Saarbr├╝cken (Germany) - Garage 
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur 
26.04.2017 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol 
27.04.2017 Barcelona (Spain) - Salamandra 1 
28.04.2017 Puget (France) - Le Rats 
29.04.2017 Paris (France) - Petit Bain 
30.04.2017 Essen (Germany) - Turock

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