June 1st, 2018
SACRAMENTO , CA
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, in March via minus HEAD Records to stellar reviews. Muerte is available to order now via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.
The band has been touring in the U.S. in support of Muerte, and now they are setting their sites on the UK and Europe, confirming a slew of dates in October and November with Palm Reader. See below for a full listing of upcoming WILL HAVEN tour dates:
WILL HAVEN U.S. Tour Dates:
6/23 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater - w/ Witch Mountain
6/24 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
WILL HAVEN EU/UK Tour Dates w/ Palm Reader:
10/29 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg OZ
10/30 - Paris, France @ Petit Bain
10/31 - Bristol, UK @ Tunnels
11/1 - Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
11/2 - Birmingham, UK @ Asylum
11/3 - London, UK @ Dome
In conjunction with this announcement, WILL HAVEN is thrilled to reveal a brand new music video for their Muerte track "Hewed with the Brand". Watch the Brian Cox/Flarelight Films directed video:
Guitarist Jeff Irwin,
"We love this new video. Brian Cox did an amazing job of capturing the band live as well as tying in the new record really well. It was a fun video to shoot. And a little side note - it was filmed on my birthday..."
WILL HAVEN breathe entire new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. Throughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).
"...the best, most revolutionary album of its already storied underground career."
- Decibel Magazine
"...most foreboding and violent effort to date."
- Outburn Magazine
"...highly influential atmospheric noise metal..."
- Revolver Magazine
"It's vital, purposeful, and vigorous..."
- New Noise Magazine
"...there is clearly a renewed vigor and freshness to WILL HAVEN in 2018..."
- Pure Grain Audio
"From the album's first half of noise metal chaos, to Deftones' Stephen Carpenter's seismic guitar work on "El Sol", there's plenty of fun and bloodshed to be had on Muerte. Despite the album's name, WILL HAVEN are far from being dead."
About WILL HAVEN Discography:
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. WILL HAVEN have released a string of seminal and influential albums, kicked off by 1997's El Diablo and WHVN two years later. Between tours with everyone from Slipknot to Deftones, Carpe Diem proved an influential milestone in 2001 and garnered the band a spot on the Vans Warped Tour that year. Then, avowed fans and scene compatriots Chino Moreno and Far's Shaun Lopez co-produced The Hierophant released in 2007. Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn assumed bass duties on the 2011 opus Voir Dire, which landed among Metal Hammer's "Top 50 Albums of the Year." Following the release of 2015's Open Mind to Discomfort EP, the band began sculpting Muerte.