The origins of noise metal legends WILL HAVEN can be traced back to 1995, when they first emerged as a staple in Sacramento, CA’s storied underground. For the past two decades-plus, they’ve existed on the fringe of extreme music – championing an apocalyptic amalgam of metal, noise, hardcore, and alternative all their own. In 2018, WILL HAVEN return to release their sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, entitled Muerte (Spanish for “death”), but this is anything but the end. Rather, it’s a whole new beginning.
WILL HAVEN breathe entirely new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. “All said and done, we spent two years on this record,” says guitarist Jeff Irwin. “We had more time than ever to fine tune the music. We really benefitted from that. We’re also more in tune with who we are. It’s the first time I walked away going, ‘There’s nothing else I could’ve done to make this better.'”
WILL HAVEN will perform at four California shows and one Oregon show this spring, including a May run with Fake Figures. See below for all confirmed dates.
WILL HAVEN Upcoming Show Dates:
3/23 Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver – Album release show $10 or $15 with signed CD
5/4 Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate & Sound w/ Fake Figures
5/5 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick w/ Fake Figures
5/6 Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room w/ Fake Figures
6/23 Portland OR @ Star Theater w/ Witch Mountain