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Will Haven is a sludge / noise metal band from Sacramento, CA, USA that formed in 1995. The band was formed from members of Sock, a band that was formed with Shaun Lopez of Far, and is named after a fictional, self created character. Will Haven's debut self-titled seven-track EP was released in 1996 to positive reviews. A year later the quartet was signed to Revelation. Singer Grady Avenell guested on two Far tracks - 9 Miles, and a cover of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas Time? with Chino Moreno of Deftones. Read more on Last.fm

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Midweek Bootleg 007: Far (feat. Chino Moreno of Deftones & Grady Avenell of Will Haven) – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

December 6th, 2012

It’s December. It’s Christmas. So for this week’s Midweek Bootleg we’re getting all festive with curious cover c/o Far and a couple of their pals from Deftones and Will Haven.

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Yeah, we’re those annoying pricks who get really, really, REALLY into Christmas. We’re the pricks who insist on organising the office Secret Santa. We’re the ones drinking nothing but eggnog and mulled wine for the next five weeks. We’re the ones posting weird Christmas cover songs in our (mostly) weekly Midweek Bootleg feature. Yep, we are those guys.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

August 2nd, 2012

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It’s a short and (not so) sweet podcast from Raz and Hugh this week, looking at some last minute controversies surrounding Hevy Festival, the consequences of British metal bands moving to major labels, and what the impact will be of Terror deciding to boycott the Czech Republic on their forthcoming European tour in support of Randy Blythe. We might’ve been too busy being drunk and watching the Olympics this last week to prattle on for as long as usual, but that doesn’t stop it degenerating into a discussion regarding the quality of a naked arse pinned to the wall of Raz’s office. What on Earth does that mean? We guess you’re going to have to download the podcast to find out.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

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Sunday Slaylist: Hevy Festival 2012

July 29th, 2012

Hevy Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

We were half tempted to make a sports-themed Slaylist this week – what with the Olympics kicking off in our home city of London and all that – but then we realised that other than ‘Running Free’ and a handful of other tracks, we’d really be scraping the barrel when it came to coming up with valid tracks for it. So instead we fell back on an old favourite: the festival Slaylist. Given that Hevy Festival 2012 is a mere five days away, it was the obvious candidate.

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Video: Will Haven’s new promo, ‘When The Walls Close In’, just came out, and it’s bloody as hell

February 17th, 2012

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It’s probably a good thing that the new Will Haven album came out on a Friday night. While technically it’s isn’t NSFW, if you watch it over the weekend, you’ll be able to dodge having to explain to your co-workers (and more importantly, your boss) why you’re watching a video of blood-smeared men stalking and being stalked by animal-masked strangers in a forest.

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Hevy Festival announces Converge, Will Haven, and 13 other bands in first announcement 2012

January 27th, 2012

Hevy Festival 2012 Thrash Hits

Hevy Festival has announced its first fifteen bands for 2012 – they are Converge, Will Haven, Protest The Hero, Deaf Havana, Verse, The Chariot, A Wilhelm Scream, Deez Nuts, Set Your Goals, Trapped Under Ice, Pianos Become The Teeth, Balance and Composure, Sharks, Last Witness, and Crocus. Sweeeeeeet.

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Top 10s of 2011: Raziq Rauf

December 9th, 2011

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I’ve spent 2011 harping on about one band: Trap Them. It’s unlikely you could have had a conversation with me about music without me saying “Darker” and “Handcraft” at some point. I may have just spoilt the incredible fun of reading my list. Anyway… the other nine albums on this list are wicked as well. Buy them all.

Raz

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Thrash Hits’ Top 20 Albums of 2011

December 7th, 2011

Thrash Hits 2011 Albums of the Year

The votes are in, the arguments have been settled, and the fights concluded without too much bloodshed – The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011 list is here. We polled all of our writers, photographers, and contributors as to what their favourite records of the year have been, and through a series of complex mathematical formulae, we’ve calculated the 20 albums that have come out on top.

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Album: Will Haven – Voir Dire

October 19th, 2011

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Will Haven
Voir Dire
Bieler Bros
10 October 2011

by Danny Montana

You’d be forgiven for wondering if Will Haven weren’t a spent force already. Once upon a time, their sludgy Sacramento metalcore chops were being heralded for the big time – even above their friends, Deftones – but it didn’t quite happen. Bad luck meant the wrong label, the wrong tours and a lack of momentum that eventually led to vocalist, Grady Avenell leaving. The Hierophant, with Jeff Jaworski on vocals, was a painfully average album but Avenell is back. Will Haven are back. Voir Dire is a belter.

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