In anticipation of the release of their upcoming new full-length, Time Is Up, Denver thrashers HAVOK have unveiled part II of their in-studio video footage. Brought to you by Metal Injection, the video takes you behind the scenes of the recording process with commentary from the members. Check it out HERE.
The follow-up to HAVOK’s fiery Burn debut, Time Is Up has been reaping praise from critics nationwide. Featuring ten tracks of meticulously crafted thrash metal anthems that transcend far beyond any run-of-the-mill rethash projects, the record will be released in North America on March 29 via Candlelight Records. For pre-order details visit Candlelight USA.
HAVOK, who recently wrapped up a tour supporting Florida death metallers Malevolent Creation, will be making an appearance at SXSW this weekend with additional dates to follow.
HAVOK Tour Dates:
3/18/2011 Headhunters – Austin, TX
3/20/2011 Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
3/26/2011 Mo’s – Englewood, CO [Record Release Show]
4/02/2011 Aggie Theater – Fort Collins, CO
“This is easily the best thrash record of any type released since Toxic Holocaust dropped An Overdose of Death on us in 2008.” — Popdose
“…Time Is Up will turn out to be one of the thrash releases of the year. A furiously energetic effort, presenting thrash metal exactly the way it should be. Get this album when it comes out and mosh to some Havok!” — Metal Assault
“… a killer sophomore effort by four dudes who do justice to their musical forefathers. Cliff Burton would smile on this release…” — Rock Hospital
“Havok’s purest intention is to thrash your face into a circle-pitted-pulp, and more often than not they’re wildly successful.” — Metal Review
“Thrash metal fans should definitely appreciate the fact that the songs are tight as hell, and that these punishing riffs and pile driving rhythms are about as subtle as a punch to the face.” — Sea Of Tranquility
“…a solid example of modern thrash.” — About.com
“The album cranks open with a vicious fusillade of riffs blazing away under the fitting title ‘Prepare for Attack.’ Leaving no room for subtlety, the album starts to boil around ‘No Amnesty’ and reaches its plateau once the slow paced ‘Killing Tendencies’ launches. A pile driving thrash barrage of a title track finishes the whole ride on a Slayer note as the album waves farewell in characteristic thrash fashion, abrupt and unapologetic. Consider this recommended.” — Danger Dog