THRASH METAL TITANS HAVOK RELEASE VIDEO FOR “PHANTOM FORCE” – THE DEBUT SINGLE FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM V
Colorado-based thrashers Havok are back! On the heels of the announcement about the new album V (scheduled for release worldwide on May 1, 2020 via Century Media Records), the band has dropped a video for the debut single “Phantom Force.” The video, complete with a seizure warning, is a sensory barrage of visuals that matches the punishing sound Havok is known for and was directed by K. Hunter Lamar / Digital Myle. “Phantom Force” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/BAYxQaSgH2U.
Havok lead guitarist Reece Scruggs commented about the song: “Somewhere in the middle of writing ‘V’ we all came together and made the decision that we needed a full-blown face peeler track. I remember David saying, ‘Reign In Blood tempo,’ so I came up with something almost immediately and sent it over to the guys. And aside from some subtle stylistic details, it stayed pretty true to that original concept. ‘Phantom Force’ as a first single will assure our fans and skeptics that we haven’t lost a step in making vicious, straight forward, non-gimmicked heavy metal.”
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The track has now also been added to the “Thrashers” playlist on Spotify, which features Havok on its cover: https://open.spotify.
V, Havok’s 5th studio album and relentless follow-up to 2017’s Conformicide effort, was engineered, mixed, mastered by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, etc.) and showcases stunning artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Hatebreed, etc.). V will be available as limited edition Digipak CD and as LP on 180gr.vinyl with poster. Next to the unlimited black vinyl version, there will also be the following limited colored editions of the release as follows:
V is now available for pre-order in its various formats globally here: https://havok.lnk.to/-V.
In other news, Havok have announced the first bunch of European festival appearances for this summer as follows: