Posts Tagged ‘Havok’

Det blir en rolig höst för er, thrashers

28 augusti, 2013

Toxic-Holocaust-604x604Det släpps en hel drös thrash metal-album den här hösten. Bara Metal har redan öst beröm över Havok som släppte sitt album Unnatural Selection strax innan sommaren – läs bloggens intervju med amerikanarna här.

Andra thrashers som är på gång eller som nyligen har släppt är följande:

Revocation (Relapse) 6 augusti

Onslaught (AFM) 20 september

Hybris (Candlelight) 23 september

Warbringer (Century Media) 15 oktober

Hirax (SPV/Steamhammer) 22 oktober

Toxic Holocaust (Relpase) 28 oktober

Exclusive interview – Havok: ”I feel that It Is True is the oddball on the record”

11 juli, 2013

Thrash metal är tillbaka. Och Havok står för leveransen. Unnatural Selction är ett mästerligt album som får sigillet I consil you because is very good som kyparen i Rom sa. Därför har Bara Metal intervjuat sångaren David Sanchez – läs även hans åtta livsviktiga tips på det här inlägget – som berättar allt värt att veta om nya albumet – och dessutom tipsar om andra metalband att hålla ögonen på:

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The album is brilliant – thrashy, bold, brutal, head banging and catchy, all at the same time. Why is it this good? Explain yourselves!

– Thanks for the kind words. When you throw cool riff A with rad riff B and build on it, good things happen, I suppose!  We definitely strove to have more diversity on this album and I think that we accomplished that.

What’s the process when you compose a song?

– It usually starts with a guitar riff. That’s what heavy metal is all about, I mean, without those it’s just not metal.

– We’ll usually put a couple riffs together that are roughly the same tempo and then start building from there with key changes, meter changes, drum grooves, bass harmonies and so on. Lyrics and vocals usually come last, but not always.

Hardest song to record?

– The vocals on Children of the Grave were a bit of a challenge because we recorded it a half step higher than the Sabbath version. Had we done it in its original key, it would have been easier to sing.

Last minutes details that you did in the studio?

– The pre-chorus in Living Nightmare, the “distressed – unrest”-thing, was a down-to-the-wire decision to make it on the record.

It Is True – that song is so cool. The intro riff, the verse, refrain, break down – Tell us how you wrote this song!

– This song came about originally by writing the bass line on a piano and then transposing it to guitar. The call and response between the guitars was just a natural thing to do with that main riff and the rest of it just came very naturally.

– I feel that It Is True is the oddball on the record, but for that very reason, it’s special. The lyrics for this one came about very easily as it’s something I’m pretty passionate about: dispelling religious superstition!  As the chorus says, in regards to organized religion: “The world could be a better place in the end if we all could just admit it is true: THEY LIE TO YOU!”

In a distant future, Havok should be one of the new Big 4 – what other today young contemporary bands will fill the other three spots? In other words, name a few young thrash metal bands that you like!

– I’m a fan of Revocation, Vektor, Psychosomatic, Toxic Holocaust, and Warbringer to name a few.

Choosing the Black Sabbath cover – what was the discussion within the band?

– We covered it because the song is fuckin’ rad and heavy!  The lyrics of the tune also hold just as true today as the day they were written.  Lyrically it fits in perfectly with the rest of the album, so it was an easy decision.  No other Sabbath covers were discussed.

Havok with a “k” – tell us the story.

– Brainstorming names, the word “havoc” came up.  I thought the logo could look really cool and symmetrical if the “c” were changed to a “k.”  I sketched up the logo and that was it!  The logo looked awesome.

David Sanchez i Havok delar med sig av sin visdom – åtta råd till Bara Metals läsare

9 juli, 2013

Havok har utan tvekan släppt årets bästa thrash metal-album i Unnatural Selection, och en av låtarna att headbanga till under sommaren är Waste of Life – med en glasklar textrad som man inte kan höra nog av: Quit wasting your life.

Men hur gör man för att inte slösa bort livet? Bara Metal är så klart inte värd namnet om bloggen inte lyckas få lite bra råd från Havoks sångare David Sanchez.

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Nån gång under sommaren (det är semestertider, okej?) kommer en längre intervju med Havok. Tills dess – David Sanchez delar med sig av hur vi kan få ut mer av våra usla liv. Fyra stycken att göra (do), fyra stycken att inte göra (don’t):

Do:

1) Learn and think for yourself.

2) Leave this world in a better state than the way you entered it.

3) Get off your ass and accomplish something – Every single person has the potential to do something great!

4) Enjoy being ALIVE!  Don’t take life too seriously. Have as much fun as you can without hurting yourself or others.

Don’t:

1) Don’t dwell on the negative things in life. Learn to look on the bright side because you can always be sure that somebody else has it far worse than you do.

2) Don’t let your mind and body rot in front of the television/computer/facebook/video games/etc.

3) Don’t take things for granted – Realize how lucky you are to possess a computer to even read this right now!!

4) Don’t believe everything you are told. You’ve got grey matter in your skull… USE IT!

I slutet av maj kräver Havok frihet – eller död

20 maj, 2013

HavokAmerikanska thrashmetalbandet Havok, ej att förväxla med andra Havok, släpper nytt album i slutet av juni, men redan nästa vecka kan ni höra låten Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death från kommande albumet.

Albumet heter Unnatural Selection och ges ut på Candlelight Records. Omslaget är skapat av Polens Rafal Wechterowicz, som också gjort jobb för visuellt krävande Mastodon.

För er som undrar om detta är något att ha, så här låter Havoks senaste släpp, från förra årets EP.