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Thrashers get Orwellian

Thrash Metal outfit HAVOK have unleashed another new track off their upcoming record, ‘Conformicide’, which will be released on March 10th, 2017 via Century Media Records.

The song, titled ‘Ingsoc’, is the longest running on the new album and lyrically takes heavy influence from the classic George Orwell novel, 1984.

Speaking about “Ingsoc”, HAVOK lead guitartist Reece Scruggs states: “This is one of my favorite tracks on the record, and a bit left field compared to most HAVOK tracks. Full of slamming riffs and burning lines; it’s still 100% us but a bit progressive. I fully believe this song display the best in each of us and comes together to be a ripper!”

Adding his thoughts on the writing and thematics behind the song, David Sanchez (vocals, guitar) comments: “1984 takes place in a socialist hell wherein there is perpetual war, government-sanctioned propaganda, massive gaps between the rich and poor, and “Big Brother” spies on every citizen. It appears that Orwell was not just a novelist, but a prophet; as “Ingsoc” has become all too real. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

If you pre-order a digital copy of ‘Conformicide’ via iTunes or Amazon you will obtain instant access to ‘Ingsoc’. Click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms: http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide

Previously, HAVOK launched the album’s first single/instant grat ‘Hang ‘Em High’ here:

Lyric video: https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2jTZhzN

In addition to ‘Conformicide’ being released on CD, digital and streaming platforms, the album will also be available in an array of limited edition vinyl colors. See below for a complete list of these color 2LPs:

Vinyl colors:
Black – All Outlets (unlimited)
White – CM Webshop Europe (100 copies)
Lilac – CM Distro Europe (200 copies)
Golden – Nuclear Blast Europe (200 copies)
Neon Yellow – US Stores / Indie Merch (400 copies)
Clear – Pledge Music Exclusive (300 copies)
Transparent Blue – Tour/Band Exclusive (300 copies)

‘Conformicide’ will be available for physical pre-order from CM Distro in Europe starting at the end of next week, but can already be pre-ordered digitally via the following links:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideITUNES
AmazonMP3: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideAMAMP3
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/ConformicideGOOGLE
Or check here for HAVOK’s Pledge Music campaign: http://smarturl.it/ConformicidePLEDGE

Almost three years in the making, HAVOK’s ‘Conformicide’ is undoubtedly their ‘Master of Puppets’ or ‘Rust in Peace’ moment. While it’s true that the Denver-based rippers have bled out guts, brains, and cash on previous records like ‘Unnatural Selection’ (2013), ‘Time is Up’ (2011) and ‘Burn’ (2009), none of them compare to the ear-destroying, mind-flaying upheaval heard on ‘Conformicide’.

HAVOK – ‘Conformicide’ / Tracklisting:
1. F.P.C.
2. Hang ‘Em High
3. Dogmaniacal
4. Intention To Deceive
5. Ingsoc
6. Masterplan
7. Peace Is In Pieces
8. Claiming Certainty
9. Wake Up
10. Circling The Drain

Bonus Tracks (Special Edition CD):
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered

Bonus Tracks (Gatefold 2LP + CD):
11. String Break
12. Slaughtered
13. Claiming Certainty (Live)

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