Havok Frontman on Tour w/ Suicidal Tendencies, “The Suicidal guys are all way cool”
3/7 — Memphis, TN — New Daisy Theatre
3/8 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
3/10 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall Complex
3/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex
Westword recently spoke with Havok frontman David Sanchez. The last time they chatted with Sanchez, the local metal titans were reeling after being unceremoniously ejected from a tour with Megadeth, after they rejected a management contract with Dave Mustaine’s son Justis. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
At the time, Sanchez said, “They wanted to get us on paper and lock us down for a written contract, which is pretty rare for bands of our size. But anyway, they offered us a management contract, and the terms were completely unacceptable to us, so we went to a lawyer after we returned from Europe and began negotiating terms that we would be happy with. While we were in negotiations for those terms, we were kicked off the Megadeth tour because we were told we were taking too long. So basically, it went from a negotiation to being kicked off a tour
The Mustaines, both Dave and Justis, had their say, too. Fast-forward six months, and the whole thing has blown over. Sanchez says that the contract was never signed, they remained off the Megadeth tour, and that was that.
For Havok, life went on as it has since the band formed, in 2004. The members have continued to write and release new material, and the current national tour with hardcore-thrash crossover veterans Suicidal Tendencies proves that big bands with a big history still want to take Havok out on the road. In fact, Suicidal Tendencies was also part of that infamous tour with Megadeth.
“The Suicidal guys are all way cool,” Sanchez says. “We’ve toured with them before, and it’s great. They’re all really cool guys, and they draw a good crowd. People that like Suicidal normally like Havok, so it works. [Former Slayer/current Suicidal drummer] Dave Lombardo is super-cool. One of the best conversations I had with him was talking about his old band Grip Inc, the band that he started post-Slayer. I’m a really big fan of that band, and I think a lot of people don’t normally know who they are. It’s cool getting to talk to the band that started that band about some shit that a lot of people don’t probably talk to him about.”
On March 10, 2017, Havok will release the highly anticipated album Conformicide via Century Media. For more album info, GO HERE.