Brandon Davis of The Noble “My friend’s showed me Metallica and I was instantly hooked.”

Boston hardcore quartet The Noble is the latest from Brandon Davis (Vanna, Lions Lions) and today they’ve released their first single “Helmet” off their upcoming EP Abolitionism. “Helmet” the second track off the band’s six track EP, which is set to release April 20th, mixes influences of Eighteen Visions and Reign Supreme and has the band coming out swinging, as one as the heaviest hardcore acts from the Boston area in over a decade.

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Morbid Angel’s Steve Tucker Says “James Hetfield Is The Epitome Of A Frontman.”

Iconic death metal unit Morbid Angel will kick off their US headlining tour next week. Slated to commence on April 16th and run through May 17th, the month-long trek includes a headlining set at the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest. Direct support will be provided by Misery Index from April 16th to April 25th and Origin from April 26th through the tour’s conclusion. Additional support will be provided by Dreaming Dead and Hate Storm Annihilation.

 

Your new album, I feel like it’s such a powerhouse and it has a lot of apocalyptic references. The cover art showing the old gods awakening and discovering the world already destroyed. What do you think stands out within the lyrics and artwork to give a greater overall message to the album?

I think the one message is that we would deserve that. What people have done to this planet, the way that people treat this planet, the way that people treat each other, I think we would fully deserve the gods waking up and waking us from the planet. That’s really what the album is about. It’s really about the state of the world. Even going track to track, you can see through the titles what it’s actually starting to reference without even having to listen to the album. And for me I feel people as a whole have become only self serving. It’s truly an individual, righteous, sort of idealism that seems to flow through people on this planet now. It doesn’t seem people are too concerned about anyone outside of there listening range.”

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Italian Folk Metal Band Kanseil Talk Culture, Traditions And Bouzouki

Formed in 2010, Italian Folk Metal band Kanseil are a 21st century version of their land’s rich-story telling tapestry, they are bards with instruments, musical archaeologists, excavating the sounds and stories of their country’s past to create something new, beguiling and beautiful. They are a musical time machine, bringing forth riches from the past into the present.

How did you first get in to music? Who or what turned you onto rock/metal?

The passion for Music accompanies us ever since we were little, growing up we learned to play our own instrument and more or less together we got closer to rock and later to metal, especially to folk metal, in the years when bands like Falkenbach, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie and many others published the masterpieces that then made history.

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Svalbard’s Serena Cherry Talks Reverb, Blast Beats And Chords.

Bristol, UK’s SVALBARD harness the aggression of heavy music and the urgency of the current political climate in the form of their sophomore full length release and Translation Loss debut entitled It’s Hard To Have Hope. Steeped in the world of hardcore and metal, and combining the strengths of both genres, SVALBARD deliver eight tracks of raw honesty, while simultaneously being politically and socially vibrant. Their fearless second release presents an unyielding and truly unique experience throughout the album. It’s Hard To Have Hope was engineered and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House, Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Converge, Integrity, Nails) and features stunning artwork by Steven Kingscote.

What kind of music did you identify with first as a kid?

Well, my mum used to listen a lot of rock and indie so that was always on in the background from very young age. I remember trotting alongside her to the local record shop so she could pick up a copy of Dookie by Green Day when it was released! Rock music was always in my life, however as with most pre-teens, I adored pop music. I was obsessed with the Spice Girls…I still think they’re fantastic. They had so much charisma and weren’t obsessed with looking perfect all the time. I also loved TLC – their Fanmail album was the first album with swear words on that I owned.

What got you started playing music and how old were you?

I started learning the piano when I was four years old. My older sister had just started learning piano and I was so jealous that I relentlessly pestered my mum to allow me to start playing too. I was always trying to do whatever my older sister was doing!

What was the first heavy record you owned?

It was Obsolete by Fear Factory. I saved up all the money from my papergirl job to buy it on cd in the summer of 1999. I remember thinking it was the heaviest thing I’d ever heard!

How did the band form and how did the band name come about?

Liam, Mark and I knew each other from gigging with our respective previous bands. After chatting about jamming for a while, one day we decided to wheel our gear into the same practice room and see what happened. And thus Svalbard was born! The band name comes from a place in the His Dark Materials trilogy of books by Phillip Pullman, which both Liam and I were reading at the same time as we formed the band.

What was your local scene like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

Meh, the local scene was alright. Very fragmented and cliquey, full of ambivalent attitudes. We have never particularly identified as a ‘Bristol band’ to be honest. We do, however, love this local prog band called ANTA. They write the coolest riffs and are great live. There’s lots of great music from Bristol, but we don’t feel a particular sense of belonging to a scene there.

How did you become a vocalist? Are you proficient in any other instruments?

Reluctantly hahaha. That’s how I became a vocalist. Reluctantly. We used to have another singer, but he left, so Liam and I decided to split the vocal duties ourselves. But we do find doing vocals quite painful. I used to do vocals in my old black metal band back in 2005, that was where I learned the control and projection methods. But in an ideal world, I would just get to riff it up on guitar and not worry about singing.
Yeah, obviously I play guitar. I can also play drums, and Liam is one of the best violinists I have ever heard. He plays violin in a band called Morrow.

What makes a good Svalbard song?

Reverb. Blast beats. Chords that get you right in the feels. We basically write music to be as emotive as possible. We also like the element of unpredictability, where you never know what style is going to come next in a song. Lyrics as raw, honest and direct as possible.

The new album “It’s Hard To Have Hope” comes out on Translation Loss Records in June, can you describe the album title, the relationship with Translation Loss Records and their input into Svalbard music and product? Were any bonus track recorded for other markets?

It’s Hard To Have Hope is actually a lyric from the final track on the album ‘Try Not To Die Until You’re Dead’ – which is a song about incapacitating illness. It’s the only personal song on the album, I wrote it when I had fallen seriously ill last year. I really struggled to record the vocals on that song as singing the lyrics made me break down in tears. It’s hard to have hope when you can no longer eat or sleep and your body can’t function properly anymore. That’s the original context of the album title.

However outside of that specific song, we all felt that the phrase surmised both the personal and the political outlook of the band. It’s hard to have hope under a Tory government. It’s hard to have hope when you’re poor. It’s hard to have hope when you are treated unfairly due your gender. It’s a title that encapsulates both our frustration and our fighting spirit – we are essentially acknowledging how difficult life’s challenges can be, but refusing to give up the fight for change.

Translation Loss Records are incredibly supportive of us, they just let us do our thing and then they press it onto sexy-looking vinyl records. It’s a great relationship of encouragement. We didn’t record any bonus tracks, we didn’t have time!

What is the writing process like and the putting of songs in order?

Well, first Liam usually comes to practice with some new riffs / ideas. Then I write lead parts over them, and Adam and Mark jam out the rhythm section. It’s a collaborative approach. Then we argue amongst ourselves for a small eternity about how we want the song to go, until we finally all agree on something we’re happy with. We do take a rather slow and meticulous approach, as we don’t like to rush the creative process. Once the music is done I write the lyrics. Putting the songs in order is simply a result of juggling a playlist around until you find a flow where the songs complement each other best.

How excited are you for the final implementation of Brexit?

Brexit can fuck off. We voted against that fucking bullshit. We do not want to leave the EU. It’s an incredibly frustrating situation, to have a government so opposed to your beliefs. We feel pretty helpless at the moment because there’s nothing we can do, whilst the UK makes these terrible political decisions. I think we are still desperately praying that somehow the final implementation will not go ahead and we can remain in the EU.

What other bands are you in?

Liam plays in Morrow, and recently I resurrected my old solo project – which is mostly just daft acoustic songs about cats. But that’s it. We don’t have time to play in other bands.

What artists with a message have made you change in any particular way and what was that change?

The writing of Caitlin Moran inspired me to be much more open and direct about being a feminist. Her writing gave me the confidence to speak out about issues of gender inequality. Through reading her work, I felt encouraged not to hold back my thoughts and feelings, and to put them into songs.

Who are some of your influences? Who can we hear in your music?

Mono, the post rock band from Japan are one of my biggest influences. I find their music so evocative, and I adore the reverb drenched guitar sound they create. I am also inspired by the dynamics of Alcest, the visceral heaviness of bands like Tragedy and the atmospheres of soundtrack music – particularly soundtracks for games like Final Fantasy, they are just so beautiful.
In our music we have an eclectic mix of influences, and they aren’t necessarily directly obvious. We all like different things, from grindcore to dream pop. We don’t try to emulate the sounds of bands we love, we just try to write whatever style of music we want with passion and feeling. Other people have described us as crust / blackened hardcore / post metal though.

What ACDC riffs or songs can you play?

None, I don’t really like ACDC! It’s not my cup of tea.

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

The first music I ever bought was N-Trance ‘Only Love Can Set You Free’ on cassette tape single in the early nineties. What a tune! I still love that song, it’s such a classic euphoric dance track. I own Century Child by Nightwish on CD and the deluxe purple vinyl edition, that’s one of my favourite albums ever. I also have a few copies of Meliora by Ghost – CD for the van, and red vinyl for home listening. What an album!

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

Selfishly speaking, I want to tour with Nightwish because I love them and they are so inspirational. But I don’t think we would be a good fit musically hahaha! Tragedy are pretty elusive in the live stakes, so it would be really cool to tour with them; or maybe a more progressive band like Solstafir for a bit of variation.
I’ve worked for years as a music journalist (for Terrorizer / Iron Fist / Atom Smasher) so there’s not many bands I haven’t met and interrogated already. A real highlight was interviewing Mono and finding out that they use exactly the same setting on the Boss RV5 reverb pedal as me! He’s not a musician, but I would love to meet the YouTuber ‘Super EyePatch Wolf.’ His videos are so intelligent and passionate, I would love to have the chance to sit down and talk about anime with him.

Are you surprised to see bands like Taake & Marduk taken to task for their bad behavior? 

Funny you should ask this, I just wrote an article on the Taake situation. The article expresses my thoughts on the matter, so I’ll just link that here.

What can we expect from a live Svalbard show?

Four passionate, sweaty people, getting lost in the music and giving it their all.

How would you like to be remembered?

An awkward nerd who became empowered through metal.

Who have been some of your favorite bands you’ve hung out with and shared the stage with?

Oathbreaker, Enslaved, Cult of Luna, Fuck the Facts, Tribulation, Torche, Abbath, Meek is Murder, The Tidal Sleep…there really are too many to mention. It’s amazing when you get to play festivals on the same stage as your heroes. Enslaved were especially cool as they let us borrow their lighting tech and she did all these crazy strobe lights for our set.

Do you still buy cds and records or mostly use streaming sites? Which sites do you use?

I am a dinosaur, I don’t even know how to download music and I don’t own a Spotify account. I like walking into a record shop and buying an album. Call me old fashioned, but there’s something really nice about holding the artwork and lyrics in your hand whilst you listen to a new record. It’s the complete, immersive experience.

Top 5 albums or songs released in the last 12 months and all time?

Ooh, tough question! Okay, off the top of my head, from the last 12 months (ish)

1. Tribulation – Down Below
2. Dimmu Borgir – Eonian (technically not released yet, I just finished reviewing it)
3. Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic
4. Immolation – Atonement
5. Mutoid Man – War Moans

Top 5 All Time:

1. Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful
2. Mono – For My Parents
3. The Cure – Disintegration
4. Gloryhammer – Space 1992: Rise of The Chaos Wizards
5. Final Fantasy 7: Piano Collections

You’re on a desert island and only have three albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what are they and why?

Hmm. Well, the aforementioned Gloryhammer: Space 1992 album, just because that record makes me so happy. Whatever my mood, those songs never fail to lift my spirits. And every track on it is pure gold, there’s no filler whatsoever.

Secondly, there is a theme park in The Netherlands called de Efteling. They have the most amazing music for their rides and attractions. It makes my hair stand on end. I have a double CD that you can buy in the park of all their ride soundtracks. That would come with me as it’s so atmospheric and lovely.
Thirdly, Iron and Wine ‘Essential Songs’ – I think I would find being on a desert extremely stressful so the soft tone of Iron and Wine would come in handy to calm me down.

What does metal mean to you?

Freedom and empowerment. A creative zone where you can be truly expressive without fear of judgement. A music genre that truly unites people and makes me feel less alone.

Final thoughts, shout outs, dirty jokes?

Thanks for taking an interest in us, we really appreciate it. For more info on tour dates etc, please follow us on Social Media:
facebook.com.svalbarduk
Twitter: @svalbardband
Instagram: @svalbard

Thanks for the interview!

Swirl’s Duane “DT” Jones Says A Good Swirl Song Has Hooks For Days

California rockers Swirl have kicked off the new year with a new song called “The Lift” which has reached #1 on Indie rock radio in the US and #4 on Banks Radio Australia in just the first two weeks of 2018. “The Lift” comes to you fresh on the heels of a very successful 2017 campaign for the band`s 7 song EP titled ‘SWIRL’, of which the band has 3 songs featured in the award winning movie ‘Ditch Day’.

 

How did you first get in to music? Who or what turned you onto rock/metal?

My parents got me into music. They each had their favorite styles with my dad being very much into classical music while my mom was very into RnB and adult contemporary. I think that`s why I started out on violin and have such an appreciation for Lionel Richie, The Commodores and Barry Manilow.
A few years into my development on the violin my neighbor Paul Chapman brought over the KISS ‘Destroyer’ release and that was it for me and the violin. I was instantly hooked, by the music, volume and pageantry of it all. I also couldn`t help but notice there was quite a difference between the life the members of KISS seemed to be living off stage and the orchestra groupies LOL

What got you started playing music and how old were you?

I started playing music because I was in Alaska and not the outdoorsy ski or snowboard type. If you know anything about winter in Alaska there can be snow on the ground in September and last through early May. When “summer” did come I had health issues as well with childhood Asthma. Every year was a guaranteed extended stay in the hospital to get my breathing under control. In middle school I took one of those “Allergy tests” and found out I was allergic to every type of tree, grass and bush in the State so I spent quite a bit of time indoors listening to and eventually creating music.

How did the band form and how did the band name come about?

Swirl was formed out of the Pacific Northwest in a little town north of Seattle called Mukilteo, WA. In the initial version I had enlisted a singer from Vancouver Canada to go along with a couple of local areal musicians. There was a serviceable drummer, but could never really find the bass player I was looking for.
I scheduled a recording session in Santa Monica for that version of Swirl and just days before the departure date neared I got a call from the drummer saying he was not going to make the trip. I called my brother Brian and asked him to drive over from Arizona, learn, rehearse and record the drum tracks.
Those Santa Monica sessions were forever altered by a visit from famed Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo who heard the songs and offered to produce the band if we would take the recording sessions to Burbank. It was there we met Matt Thorr who is best known as the bassist for Rough Cutt. Together they produced the ‘Out of Nowhere’ release. We toured the US and Japan on it.

When I did eventually move to California I was introduced to singer Alfred Ramirez and bassist Shane Carlson through former Dio Keyboardist Claude Schnell. They were working in another project and needed a guitar player to write with. I pretty much stole Alfred from that project first by recording two songs with him and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury then recruiting Shane to play bass once I received tour offers based on new Swirl music.
It was on that drive from Seattle to Santa Monica for the sessions that would ultimately make the ‘Out of Nowhere’ release the singer and I were tossing out ideas for what to call our band when I suggested “Swirl” due to the physical make up of the band. When you a picture the name makes sense with the half Caucasian, half African American make up of the line-up and our use of the Yin Yang logo when we started out. It actually turned out to be quite the fortuitous move to go with that name as the years have gone on. Though the band still holds the same physical appeal it is much deeper than that now with the different nationalities that are in the band currently as well as our latest producer Emad Alaeddin of Granted Records and the way we all celebrate our differences yet work so well together.

What was your local scene like in the beginning, was there a particular band you aspired to be like, favorite local bands back then, favorite local bands now?

Which local scene are you referring to? Growing up in Alaska I can tell you there is not much of a local music scene that does not revolve around cover bands. I was never interested in being a part of the “Top 40 circuit”. In Washington there was a better scene than Alaska for original music and I met some life long friends who are phenomenal players, but they were not in my age category and the ones who were didn`t get where I was coming from in terms of songwriting or showmanship. I have always been drawn to the bigger, successful bands touring the world, playing their music while putting on a show and there was never really anyone locally that was doing all of that in Washington while I was there and certainly not in Alaska.

I am out in the Southern California scene now and there are a lot of local bands that I really like. Most recently I have been out to see Ninefinger and Motorbone quite a few times. My favorite local band right now though has to be The D-Tease. They put on quite a show, with dancers, swords, a mattress and a completely captivating singer.

How did you become a guitarist? Are you proficient in any other instruments?

I am the guitar player and one of the backing vocalists in Swirl. I am a failed drummer though. That was my first love. I am just terrible at it LOL. That is ok because my brother and Swirl drummer Brian is a failed guitarist. We both made the switch growing up to our best instruments and never looked back. I can play violin, I play a little piano as well. The vocal development started in high school choir and a very brief stint as a lead singer. I was told I was good at it, but I was just not comfortable. I am happy in my role with Swirl.

What makes a good Swirl song?

A good Swirl song has “hooks for days”, dynamics and “ear candy” whether in the vocal or the instrumentation. It also doesn`t matter whether it is being heard live or in recorded form there has to be enough going on to connect with you emotionally which in turn moves you physically.

That is certainly the case in our latest single “The Lift” which was released on January 11, 2018 and has taken off like a rocket for us globally. Whether it is the charting at #1 no less than 7 times in the Midwest of North America within these first few months, peaking at #4 in Australia or debuting at #13 in Scotland in 2018 “The Lift” is a hit song. Currently it is being played in 25 countries and has opened doors to international touring opportunities for Swirl.

The success of “The Lift” has brought attention to our latest EP ‘SWIRL’ which includes 3 songs that are featured in the soundtrack for the 2 time award winning horror film ‘Ditch Day’ (2017). Those songs are “Spell”, “We Are Alive” and “Rise Up” click here.

What artists with a message have made you change in any particular way and what was that change?

I was never into using my music as a platform that way. For me music is an escape and entertainment so while Iove and respects the U2s of the world I never followed suit with my own musical pursuits. At least not so far, but I am far from done as a song writer and I never say never.

Who are some of your influences? Who can we hear in your music?

There are so many and they all came after Ace and Paul. I fell in love with the Sunset Strip era guitar players while I was in Alaska. My favorites are Jake E Lee, Warren DeMartini, George Lynch and Carlos Cavazo. It doesn`t end there for me because I am a huge fan of the dual guitar styles of the Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and AC/DC as well. Neal Schon is another guitarist I admire greatly because for me he creates the most melodic and memorable ride out solos in recorded music . In the case of “The Lift” I had my “AngusEddieAce DeMarSchonLeeVaiLynchStanley moments” in the track!

What was the first music you bought and what have you bought more than once?

I don’t recall the first music I bought with my own money and I have a huge music collection now with music from the Bee Gees all the way up to Gojira now.

Bands you would love to tour with and musician or artist you would like to meet and interrogate?

Interrogate is a great word… I would love to sit down with Lionel Richie. I have so many questions for that man. As a creator of 14 consecutive #1 hit songs I want to know what his daily life was like at that time, his writing process, when and how he would get away from the music just long enough to come back and create more songs that touched so many people. They were all different songs too. I find his career just fascinating. It may not be the rock n roll answer you were expecting, but his career is undeniable. So far Swirl have played clubs, theaters and festivals, but not graduated to the arena level so my sights would be on opportunities to tour with KISS, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and of course the Scorpions for more old school rock and metal. In the modern music scene I would love to tour with Shinedown, Seether and FFDP. The thing about Swirl is we are a straight up rock band. In a day and age where everything is labeled, what makes us unique is that we have crossover appeal and that allows for us to play with just about anybody. Whether its Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal or Alternative, we have a little bit of all of it in our sound so we could easily transition into support slots with any of the above mentioned bands.

How relevant is Reverbnation and why?

How relevant something is depends on the person using it. As a musician it’s my job to make it easy for you to find my music in whatever platform you are comfortable using. We definitely have a Reverbnation.
We are all over various social media platforms as well with our own website, Twitter, Instagram. Facebook, Soundcloud & Youtube 

What can we expect from a live Swirl show?

Swirl is a high energy rock n roll SHOW. We take pride in delivering a performance. There is no “staring at the tops of our shoes” all night with our heads down. We love to engage the crowd and each of us fight for your attention which in turn makes for a better experience for the audience. We very much adhere to the creed of “musician in the studio and entertainer on the stage”.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a genuine, passionate and compassionate person. I would love for Swirl to be remembered as the band that knew they could and did achieve all of their goals through dedication, persistence and passion.

Who have been some of your favorite bands you’ve hung out with and shared the stage with?

Swirl has been fortunate to tour with many of the bands I grew up hoping to one day write songs good enough to allow me to share a stage with them with RATT, Extreme, Cinderella, LA Guns, Lynch Mob, Quiet Riot, Bulletboys, Red Dragon Cartel and Skid Row being just a few.

Do you still buy cds and records or mostly use streaming sites? Which sites do you use?

I still buy CDs because as an artist I feel it is important to support others creative works. That being said Swirl music is available on iTunes, Spotify and all other streaming sites because again it is our job to make Swirl music easily accessible to you on whatever platform you prefer.

Top 5 albums or songs released in the last 12 months and all time?
Last 12 months-
1) Judas Priest “Fire Power” 2) Shinedown “Attention Attention” 3) Seether “Betray and Degrade” 4) Fozzy “Painless” and 5) Nothing More ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’

All time-
1) Badlands (debut) 2) Michael Jackson- ‘Thriller’ 3) Journey ‘Escape’ 4) KISS ‘Alive II’ and 5) Metallica`s song “Sad but True”

You’re on a desert island and only have three albums to listen to for the rest of your life, what are they and why?

Badlands debut because Jake E Lee is brilliant and I can listen with out skipping to every song!
Def Leppard ‘Hysteria” for the production, harmonies and songs like “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Rocket” and the title track.
Metallica “Black album” because the guitar tones changed the game in rock n roll.

What does rock n roll mean to you?

It is my life`s passion, my best friend, my curse and my blessing. I go to sleep with it, I wake up with it. Rock n roll is not what I do it is very much who I am.

Final thoughts, shout outs, dirty jokes?

To the Swirl society a huge THANK YOU for the support. To my brothers in Swirl, thank you for the incredible love and friendship. I am proud to know each of you, grateful for our 10 year run and look forward to another 10 years at the next level. The single greatest Twitter handle I have come across this year is @NidaPeabadly.

Trey Williams of Dying Fetus talks past Dying Fetus drummers!

In the video below Trey Williams of Dying Fetus talks past Dying Fetus drummers and more with The Mighty Z of Capital Chaos TV @ DNA Lounge, San Francisco California December 9, 2012

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Dying Fetus are currently on a Spring North America Co-Headlining Tour with Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder. The tour began March 15 in Poughkeepsie, NY; runs through 31 cities and travels full circle ending in Amityville, NY on April 22. Includes appearances at New England Metal & Hardcore Fest’s 20th Anniversary and Texas Independence Fest. Additional support is provided by Enterprise Earth, Rivers of Nihil and Sanction. A full list of remaining tour dates iare available below.

Apr 07 Miami, FL The Ground
Apr 08 Tampa, FL Orpheum
Apr 09 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
Apr 10 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Apr 11 Jacksonville, FL 1904
Apr 13 Houston, TX Come and Take It Live
Apr 14 Austin, TX Texas Independence Fest 2018
Apr 15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
Apr 17 St. Louis, MO Ready Room
Apr 18 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
Apr 19 Allentown, PA One Centre Square
Apr 20 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2019
Apr 21 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independence
Apr 22 Amityville, NY Revolution

 

Aug 2-4 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air 2018
Aug 17-19 Saint-Nolff, FR Motocultor Festival 2018

Jeff and Mitch of Will Haven Interviewed

In the video below Jeff Irwin & Mitch Wheeler of Will Haven talk the absurdity of Blabbermouth and PRP comments section, Brad Hardie of Minus Head Records and more Iron Serbian of Capital Chaos TV.

Will Haven released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, Friday, March 23, 2018 via minus HEAD Records. Guitarist Jeff Irwin said, “We are beyond excited for everyone to hear this. We worked extremely hard to make this an amazing record. I think it’s safe to safe to say that this is our favorite record we have ever done and we’re excited to finally share it with the world. It’s meant to be listened to very loudly… enjoy.”

Will Haven Upcoming Show Dates:
5/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Eagle
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
6/24 Seattle, WA @ Highline