Havok: ”It would be a disservice to play those songs live without a huge PA system that shakes your skeleton”

(Image credit: Mark Maryanovich)

Havok vocalist/rhythm shredder David Sanchez forewarns of a rise of the machines on Betrayed by Technology, a meaty thrash rebuke to the oncoming technocracy, but the guitarist concedes that certain advancements have their advantages. 

For instance, with Sanchez in Denver and lead guitarist Reece Scruggs in Winchester, Virginia, song ideas and studio sessions for new album V were tracked remotely and uploaded to the cloud. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.