Denver thrashers HAVOK have premiered their latest video for the song "From The Cradle To The Grave" from their 2012 EP, "The Point Of No Return". The clip, directed by Roy Warner, was filmed on location in Detroit during the band's final tour of 2012 with SKELETONWITCH. The premiere coincides with the band's continued work on their anticipated Terry Date-produced third full-length album.
Discussing the song's lyrical inspiration, vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez says: "'From The Cradle To The Grave' is about America's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. In the late 1800s, in Chicago, Holmes built a hotel specifically with murder in mind. It included doors that opened up to brick walls, staircases that lead to nowhere, and one-way rooms that once you entered, you never came out. He was a religious man and firmly believed that since he was born, the Devil was at his side. That being said, bang your head."
HAVOK will hit the road next week, teaming with GOATWHORE and THE CASUALTIES. The dates will feature new bassist Michael Joseph Leon. Sanchez notes: "As many people have already heard, we recently parted ways with bassist Jesse De Los Santos. It was a mutual split and we wish Jesse all the best. I'd like to thank Jesse for the four years of killing it in studio and on stage. With that being said, we'd like to introduce our new four-string monster, Mike Leon. Mike is a fantastic bassist and a veteran of the road from his years of touring with THE ABSENCE. We are very happy to have him on board."
Leon comments: "I'm completely honored to be a part of such a well-oiled machine and to have the opportunity to play with these dudes is a dream come true! Not only is HAVOK one of my favorite new heavy metal bands out in the scene, but the guys in the band are a few of the best dudes I know! You can definitely look forward to us kickin' lots of ass together this year, and for many years to come."
HAVOK expect to complete all work on their new record in the coming weeks. Album information and special pre-order details will be announced shortly.
HAVOK is guitarist/vocalist Dave Sanchez, bassist Michael Joseph Leon, guitarist Reece Scruggs, and drummer Pete Webb.