Havok Announce New Album and Tour Dates!


One of the most clicked stories of 2016 on MetalSucks was the initial revelation of Havok’s contract dispute with Mustaine Management. Taken together, the four articles we posted on the topic would’ve easily made a run for the most popular of the year. Not exactly the way the fellas in Havok probably envisioned themselves gaining the spotlight when they formed the band, but hey, the PR bump certainly won’t hurt.

Havok will find out first-hand if their contract spat helped boost their profile: they’ve just announced via Facebook that their next album Comformicide will come out on March 10th via Century Media, and they’ve released the album’s cover artwork as well (included at the bottom of this post). Here’s a statement from frontman/guitarist Dave Sanchez:

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!

Truth bombs, eh? Wonder if the fracas with Mustaine and co. inspired some of the album’s lyrics? Or could he’s referring to the social and political issues that have so enraptured us all in recent months? Sanchez’s viewpoints on such issues aren’t always ones I agree with — he leans libertarian — but oftentimes I do, and I’m interested in hearing what he’s got to say nonetheless.

Meanwhile, Havok have also announced a string of live dates in the U.S. with Exmortus and Extinction A.D., and a European tour with Warbringer, Gorod and Exmortus. Dates:

North American Headlining Tour w/ Exmortus, Extinction A.D.
February 8th, 2017 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
February 9th, 2017 – Detroit, MI @ Small’s
February 10th, 2017 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
February 11th, 2017 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
February 12th, 2017 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
February 13th, 2017 – Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
February 14th, 2017 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
February 15th, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
February 16th, 2017 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
February 17th, 2017 – Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
February 19th, 2017 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley

European Headlining Tour w/ Warbringer, GOROD, Exmortus
April 1st, 2017 – Edingburgh, UK @ Heavy Scotland Festival*
April 2nd, 2017 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
April 3rd, 2017 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
April 4th, 2017 – London, UK @ Underworld
April 5th, 2017 – Hasselt, BEL @ Muziekodroom
April 6th, 2017 – Tilburg, NL @ 013
April 7th, 2017 – Hamburg, DE @ Logo
April 8th, 2017 – Aarhus, DNK @ Royal Metal Festival
April 9th, 2017 – Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers
April 11th, 2017 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
April 13th, 2017 – Stockholm, SWE @ Fryshuset Klubben
April 14th, 2017 – Copenhagen, DNK @ Pumpehuset
April 15th, 2017 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
April 16th, 2017 – Markneukirchen, DE @ Framus & Warwick
April 17th, 2017 – München, DE @ Feierwerk
April 19th, 2017 – Vienna, AUT @ Arena
April 20th, 2017 – Ljubljana, SVN @ Orto Bar
April 21st, 2017 – Brescia, ITA @ Circolo Colony
April 22nd, 2017 – Pratteln, CHE @ Z7
April 23rd, 2017 – Saarbrücken, DE @ Garage
April 24th, 2017 – Nantes, FRA @ Ferrailleur
April 26th, 2017 – Madrid, ESP @ Caracol
April 27th, 2017 – Barcelona, ESP @ Salamandra 1
April 28th, 2017 – Puget, FRA @ Le Rats
April 29th, 2017 – Paris, FRA @ Petit Bain
April 30th, 2017 – Essen, DE @ Turock
*(HAVOK Only)

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