WILL HAVEN Announces Carpe Diem/VII August Tour; Seventh LP By Sacramento Metallic Hardcore Quintet, VII, Nears July Release On Minus Head Records

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Following the recent news of their impending seventh album, VII, nearing release on Minus Head Records this July, Sacramento metallic hardcore veterans WILL HAVEN now announce the first major run of tour dates supporting the record.

Arguably the heaviest and darkest material from WILL HAVEN to date, the ten songs on VII take longtime fans back to the band’s earliest releases, while the band continues to expand on their atmospheric and immersive qualities. VII was recorded at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, engineered by Joe Johnston (Deftones, Dance Gavin Dance, Hoods), produced and mixed by Joe Johnston and WILL HAVEN, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. The record also features guest vocals and additional lyrics on “Evolution Of A Man” by Reykjavik Osburn Bigfeather, and the final note of “La Ultima Nota” was played by WILL HAVEN fans.

Having already announced a hometown VII release show on July 7th and their set at Furnace Fest in Birmingham on August 23rd alongside Hatebreed, Turnstile, Bane, Youth Of Today, Judge, Terror, Strife, and dozens more, WILL HAVEN now announces the Carpe Diem/Vll Tour. Running from August 24th through 31st, the band will play across the West Coast with shows in California, Nevada, and Utah, including a set at Crucialfest in Salt Lake City on August 26th alongside Whores, Portrayal Of Guilt, Bongzilla, Cloakroom, and many others throughout the four-day fest. The tour will see WILL HAVEN performing their Carpe Diem album in its entirety, in addition to new material from VII and more, and will also see original bassist Mike Martin returning to the lineup for the shows. See confirmed dates below and watch for more live updates to post as VII draws near.

7/07/2023 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA @ VII release show
8/23/2023 Furnace Fest @ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark – Birmingham, AL [info]
Carpe Diem/Vll Tour:
8/25/2023 Alturas Bar – Reno, NV
8/26/2023 Crucialfest @ Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT [info]
8/27/2023 Divebar – Las Vegas, NV
8/29/2023 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/30/2023 Knitting Factory – Los Angeles, CA
8/31/2023 DNA Upstairs – San Francisco, CA

Minus Head Records will be released VII July 7th, on CD, LP, and digital platforms. Find preordering options at Bandcamp where “5 Of Fire” and “Wings Of Mariposa” are streaming HERE, and watch the “5 Of Fire” video at THIS LOCATION.

Watch for additional videos and previews of VII to be issued over the weeks ahead.