Friday, 3 February 2017

HAVOK Unleash New Track 'Ingsoc'


Thrash Metal outfit HAVOK have unleashed another new track off their upcoming record, 'Conformicide', which will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The song, titled 'Ingsoc', is the longest running on the new album and lyrically takes heavy influence from the classic George Orwell novel, 1984.

You can hear 'Ingsoc' here: 

Speaking about "Ingsoc", HAVOK lead guitartist Reece Scruggs states:
 “This is one of my favorite tracks on the record, and a bit left field compared to most HAVOK tracks. Full of slamming riffs and burning lines; it's still 100% us but a bit progressive. I fully believe this song display the best in each of us and comes together to be a ripper!”

Adding his thoughts on the writing and thematics behind the song, David Sanchez (vocals, guitar) comments:
 “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.”

In addition to 'Conformicide' being released on CD, digital and streaming platforms, the album will also be available in an array of limited edition vinyl colors. See below for a complete list of these color 2LPs.

Almost three years in the making, HAVOK’s 'Conformicide' is undoubtedly their 'Master of Puppets' or 'Rust in Peace' moment. While it's true that the Denver-based rippers have bled out guts, brains, and cash on previous records like 'Unnatural Selection' (2013), 'Time is Up' (2011) and 'Burn' (2009), none of them compare to the ear-destroying, mind-flaying upheaval heard on 'Conformicide'.

HAVOK – 'Conformicide' / Tracklisting:
1. F.P.C.
2. Hang 'Em High
3. Dogmaniacal
4. Intention To Deceive
5. Ingsoc
6. Masterplan
7. Peace Is In Pieces
8. Claiming Certainty
9. Wake Up
10. Circling The Drain

Bonus Tracks (Special Edition CD):
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered

HAVOK are embarking on their first headlining tour of the year in North America as part of the build up to 'Conformicide' next week. Immediately following this run, the band will join on as part of the "World Gone Mad" tour, supporting the legendary likes of Suicidal Tendencies and Crowbar, before heading out to Europe for a headlining run together with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmortus in April. HAVOK have now also announced a brief run on the North American West Coast, on which they will be joined by Warbringer and Exmortus. Here is a complete list of all upcoming dates (with recent additions marked *):

HAVOK - North American Headlining 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 - "World Gone Mad" US Tour supporting Suicidal Tendencies & Crowbar
22.02.2017 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
23.02.2017 San Diego, CA - The Observatory
24.02.2017 Tucson, AZ - Club X
25.02.2017 Farmington, NM - Top Deck
27.02.2017 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
28.02.2017 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
01.03.2017 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
03.03.2017 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
04.03.2017 Ft. Meyers, FL - Harborside Events Center
05.03.2017 Tampa, FL - State Theatre
07.03.2017 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
08.03.2017 Lawrence, KS - The Granada
09.03.2017 Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge [No S.T.]
10.03.2017 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall [Record release!]
11.03.2017 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex

HAVOK - North American West Coast Dates with Warbringer & Exmortus
13.03.2017 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven *
14.03.2017 Vancouver, BC - The Venue *
15.03.2017 Portland, OR - Analog Café *
16.03.2017 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge *
17.03.2017 Sacramento, CA - Cafe Colonial *
19.03.2017 West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go *

HAVOK - European Headlining Tour with Warbringer, Gorod & Exmortus
01.04.2017 Edinburgh (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 München (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 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage 
24.04.2017 Nantes (France) - Ferrailleur 
25.04.2017 Bordeaux (France) - La Chapelle *
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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