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HAVOK – Point Of No Return – 4 Song/2 Video EP Blazes With A Thrash Metal Assailment

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HAVOK – Releasing on May 22nd, 2012, on Candlelight Records, is the Point Of No Return EP from the Thrash Metal pack from Colorado, world known as HAVOK. This EP includes four songs and two music videos from Time Is Up, the band’s critically acclaimed Candlelight Records release from 2011. Two songs are brand new, along with two cover songs: (Sepultura) Arise and (Slayer) Postmortem/Raining Blood.

These young guns of Thrash Metal are one of the reasons why I feel confident about our beloved genre’s future. HAVOK plays their brand of Thrash Metal with abundant old school bite, while still sounding hellishly relevant. HAVOK admirably captures an aggressive sound with solid (not over-polished) production. These Thrashers come across with a commanding Metal presence, their astuteness with their instruments, coupled with the vocals of David Sanchez, allows their songs to sound so incredibly strong.

If you were blown away by the last full-length from HAVOK, you shall find this EP to be quite the Thrashing companion to that album. The intensity level that HAVOK plays at, on all four songs I’ve been consuming from this EP, is seriously riveting to my Metal senses. The title track alone is a Thrash Metal gemstone. Both Point Of No Return and From The Cradle To The Grave are guaranteed to ignite the adrenaline levels of any Thrash Metal connoisseur out there. I swear by that statement.

Just the thought of covering songs from superior Metal legends such as Slayer and (Classic) Sepultura makes me shudder. Timeless Thrash songs are just that. However, HAVOK rips and tears into Sepultura’s Arise and Slayer’s Post Mortem/Raining Blood. I admire the Thrash Metal allegiance that HAVOK has bestowed upon these classics and David Sanchez sings them with an air of reverence, in my Metal opinion.

A scorching listen and an absolute must buy is Point Of No Return from HAVOK. With the two videos as a bonus, this EP is yet another mandatory Metal recommendation that I am passing onto my fellow Metal brethren. Metal be thy name.


David Sanchez – lead vocals/guitars

Jesse De Los Santos – bass/vocals

Pete Webber – drums

Reece Scruggs – lead guitar/vocals


Point Of No Return – Track Listing:

Point Of No Return

From The Cradle To The Grave


Postmortem/Raining Blood

Covering Fire (Video)

D.O.A. (Video)


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HAVOK – Denver Thrashers To Kick Off Tour With Thrash Legends Forbidden

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Young Denver Thrash battalion, HAVOK, who recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida Death Metal legends Malevolent Creation, are gearing up for two very special treks. The first is a short run of headlining dates that will commence in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3 and run through to Amarillo, Texas on May 12. From there, the band will head home for a short break before joining Bay Area Thrash Legends, Forbidden, for a near month-long journey that will kick off in West Hollywood, California and level 22 North American cities before drawing to a close in Escondido, California. Also joining the tour will be Revocation and White Wizzard.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “Starting May 3, we’ll be heading out for a west coast run.  Touring the west coast was how we got our start, so it always feels like home. It will be great to return for some head-smashing headline shows. Then in June, we’ll be doing a US/Canada run, coast to coast, with Forbidden, Revocation and White Wizzard! I am so psyched to be touring with all of these great bands!  Forbidden is one of my favorite Thrash Metal bands and I really hope to hear some songs from their first two albums. Revocation is one of my favorite bands to have come out in the last 10 years and they’re all friends of ours, so I’m super pumped to get to hang out with them every night! I anticipate White Wizzard to be epic-as-fuck every night as well. I’m very excited to be a part of this tour because I feel that it will be one of the best Metal packages of the 2011. Metal fans definitely won’t want to miss this tour. Prepare for some massive amounts of headbanging. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!”

HAVOK Headlining Dates:

5/03/11 – Club Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT

5/04/11 – Metalheads – Las Vegas, NV

5/07/11 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA

5/10/11 – Big Fish Pub – Tempe, AZ

5/11/11 – Juggernaut – Gallup, NM

5/12/11 – Sorority House – Amarillo, TX

HAVOK w/ Forbidden, Revocation & White Wizzard:

6/09/11 – Whiskey A Go-Go – W. Hollywood, CA

6/11/11 – The Alley – Sparks, NV

6/12/11 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

6/13/11 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/14/11 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC

6/15/11 – Sapphire Nightclub – Kelowna, BC

6/16/11 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB

6/17/11 – Riddell Centre – Regina, SK

6/18/11 – Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB

6/19/11 – Station – St. Paul, MN

6/20/11 – Mad Planet – Milwaukee, WI

6/21/11 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

6/22/11 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

6/23/11 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

6/24/11 – Championship Bar – Trenton, NJ

6/25/11 – Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

6/26/11 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO

6/27/11 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

6/29/11 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

6/30/11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

7/01/11 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

7/02/11 – JT’s Limelight – Escondido, CA

HAVOK will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed Time Is Up full-length released via Candlelight Records late last month.The  follow-up to the band’s pummeling Burn debut, Time Is Up features ten tracks of meticulously crafted Thrash Metal anthems that have been garnering praise from critics nationwide.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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