HAVOK: Metal Injection Hosts Exclusive Video Premiere; Band To Hit The Road Again This February

Today popular video portal, Metal Injection, is hosting an exclusive video premiere of “D.O.A.,” the latest work of cinematic awesomeness from Denver thrash sensations, HAVOK. The tune comes off the band’s critically-lauded Time Is Up full-length, released via Candlelight Records earlier this year. The video was directed by Josh Gold and shot in various locations around Denver.

Commented vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “This video is a reflection of the lyrics to ‘D.O.A.,’ a song about drunk driving and smashing your face through the fucking windshield! It’s a pretty brutal video for a brutal song.”

Check out”D.O.A.” HERE.

HAVOK recently completed a near month-long tour with Exhumed and Goatwhore, which proved to be a great success despite some van troubles. Said Sanchez of the trek: “The tour with was a blast! We had lots of great shows and met some rad people. It was great to finally hit the American Southeast. Up until this trip, we had never made it there before. Due to vehicle issues, we had to miss the last couple of shows. Our transmission blew up in the middle of nowhere in Texas and we’re stuck here, as I write this. We plan on rescheduling those shows to make up for the ones we missed. In times like these, I can’t help but remember a sacred adage that an old wise man once told me: ‘Shit happens!'”

The band will return to the road this February for a short run of dates alongside English Dogs, The Casualties and Toxic Holocaust! The tour will commence on February 10 in Baltimore at the Ottobar and ravage its way towards the West Coast, coming to a close February 25 in Santa Ana at the Galaxy Theatre.

HAVOK Winter 2012 Tour:
w/ English Dogs, The Casualties, Toxic Holocaust
2/10/2012 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
2/11/2012 The Middle East – Boston, MA
2/12/2012 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
2/13/2012 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
2/14/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
2/15/2012 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
2/16/2012 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
2/17/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
2/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
2/21/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
2/22/2012 Branx – Portland, OR
2/23/2012 The Pound – Oakland, CA
2/24/2012 Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
2/25/2012 Galaxy Theater – Santa Ana, CA

“I do not know why they are not opening the Big Four tour.” — Stereokiller

“…one of the best slabs of thrash revivalism in an era swamped with bands wanting to sound like Testament and Exodus…with solid songwriting, insane chops, and crushing production–not to mention the youthful enthusiasm of the group itself–Time Is Up pays homage to the ’80s while feeling completely fresh and vital.” — AV Club

HAVOK have emphatically outdone their previous effort and come up with a thrash masterpiece…” — Metal Assault

“Everyone should be worshipping at these Denver native’s altar as they have the flashy skill, ridiculous song-writing chops and prodigious lead guitar work that’ll have even the most jaded ears saying, ‘Okay, just this last one…'” — Rock Sound

“This is a damn good thrash album. Call it retro, new thrash revival or whatever, HAVOK have the chops and the ability to prove that they have the staying power to last in this genre.” — About.com

“…for those who feel Metallica wussed out, Megadeth got too corporate, Anthrax too modern and Slayer too, well, the same as always, HAVOK should be a great reminder as to what made thrash so damn cool in the first place.” — Hardrock Haven

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