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Live photos by Ron Franzen
is the first album recorded by band, Havok.
Drum, bass and guitar recording started in mid-2008 in the basement of singer/guitarist David Sanchez’s mother’s house, in Lakewood, CO. It took roughly 6 months. Vocals were recorded later at Motaland Studios in Denver with engineer Bart McCrory, who also mixed the album. The band did not work with a producer due to a limited budget of roughly $2,500.
Bassist Justin Cantrell contributed “Morbid Symmetry” to the songwriting process, but left the band before recording began. This track was designated the “single” for the album, though no actual single was ever released. Jessie De Los Santos replaced him. Drummer Ryan Bloom left the band shortly before the album’s release date and was not permanently replaced until 2010. His credit on the album reads, “drum tracks by Ryan Bloom,” and he was the lyricist for “Ivory Tower.”
The riffing on Burn is killer. and the singer like Testament and Slayer.
David Sanchez Shawn Chavez Jesse De Los Santos Ryan Alexander Bloom