HAVOK: Denver Thrashers To Kick Off U.S. Tour With Skeletonwitch This Week

Denver thrash warriors HAVOK will kick off a massive U.S. tour this week with headliners Skeletonwitch. The U.S. Abomination Tour will commence on September 14 in Athens, Ohio and run through nearly two months of shows, coming to a ceremonial close on November 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.

Comments guitarist Reece Scruggs: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”

HAVOK, calledthe finest thrash band in existence,” by PopDose, unleashed their Point Of No Return EP early this Summer via Candlelight Records as a tide-me-over till their next full-length. The EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new songs plus two HAVOK-ized Sepultura and Slayer covers. Metal Underground gave the release a 4/5 rating, noting “the two original tracks on this EP are up there with the best material the band has produced, and the covers are heartfelt and well-performed,”adding that “thrash fans will delight in this offering.” Commended About.com: “HAVOK adequately display their penchant for crisp, musically precise thrash metal that proceeds at a fast gallop to a near blast,” while Exclaim added: “The two new songs that open this EP prove that these guys are way top tier for modern thrash…”

HAVOK U.S. Abomination Tour 2012
w/ Skeletonwitch, Early Graves:
9/14/2012 Union Bar & Grill – Athens, OH
9/15/2012 Ironworks – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2012 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/17/2012 Bogies – Albany, NY
9/18/2012 Monkey Bar – Winooski, VT
9/19/2012 The Kave – Bucksport, ME
9/20/2012 Great Scott – Allston, ME
9/21/2012 he Met – Pawtucket, RI
9/22/2012 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
9/23/2012 Waterfront Tavern – Holyoke, MA
9/24/2012 Cherry Street Station – Wallingford, CT
9/25/2012 Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
9/26/2012 Championship – Lemoyne, PA
9/27/2012 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
9/28/2012 Barbary Coast – Philadelphia, PA
9/29/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
9/30/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
10/01/2012 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
10/02/2012 Soapbox Laundrolunge – Wilmington, NC
10/04/2012 Jimbo’s Rock Lounge – Charleston, SC
10/05/2012 The Pit – Jacksonville, FL
10/06/2012 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
10/07/2012 Speakeasy – Lake Worth, FL
10/09/2012 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/10/2012 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
10/11/2012 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
10/12/2012 Jinx Nightclub – Savanna, GA
10/13/2012 529 – Atlanta, GA
10/14/2012 The End – Nashville, TN
10/15/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
10/16/2012 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
w/ Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites:
10/17/2012 Walter’s – Houston, TX
10/18/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/19/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/20/2012 Fallback Records – Mcallen, TX
10/22/2012 Korova – San Antonio, TX
10/23/2012 Fast Freddy’s – Midland, TX
10/25/2012 El Rey Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
10/26/2012 Juggernaut – Gallup, NM
10/27/2012 Cinnabar – Flagstaff, AZ
10/28/2012 Chaser’s – Scottsdale, AZ
10/29/2012 Slidebar – Fullerton, CA
10/30/2012 The Whiskey – W. Hollywood, CA
11/01/2012 Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA
11/02/2012 Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
11/03/2012 The Alley – Sparks, NV
11/04/2012 Musichead – Medford, OR
11/05/2012 Branx – Portland, OR
11/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/07/2012 The Venue – Boise, ID
11/08/2012 Mojos Gallery – Ogden, UT
11/09/2012 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
11/10/2012 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
11/11/2012 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
11/12/2012 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
11/13/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/14/2012 Ace Of Cups – Indianapolis, IN
11/15/2012 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
11/16/2012 Magic Stick – Detroi, MI
11/17/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH