Stellenbosch, South Africa: Thrash-infused Death Metal band Halvar throttled into our ears and hearts only last month with its debut single ‘Violent Intent’. This weekend saw a follow-up as Halvar unleashed ‘Insurgent’; the second single from its soon-to-be released album, Welcome To Reality.
Insurgent: opening track
‘Insurgent’ deals with the day-to-day matters of politics; whereas the previous ‘Violent Intent’ honed in on a more philosophical aspect of life. Perhaps this makes ‘Insurgent’ the ideal opening track to suit the title of the album which releases next weekend.
“The whole song is a political rant criticizing politicians. It covers ideas of corruption, greed, and the blatant deception of the people who take politicians’ word to be the truth. It’s very thrash and hard hitting, kinda influenced by Exodus/early Metallica/Havok, but still has some of that heavier death metal feel.” ~ Daniel Louw (guitar, Halvar)
Welcome To Reality arrives as early as Saturday 06 October where Halvar will host a live launch party at Aandklas in Stellenbosch. Guest bands include Nebula Disrupt, Mind The Child and Twisted Intent. For full details, join the official facebook event page.