Sacramento, California’s WILL HAVEN will release its new album, “Voir Dire” on October 11 via Bieler Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2007’s “The Hierophant” marks the return of the band’s original vocalist Grady Avenell, who rejoined WILL HAVEN in October 2009 after a two-year break. The CD will also feature SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn handling bass duties, following the departure of Mike Martin, who left the group to focus on family life.
According to a press release, “Voir Dire” “builds upon the bands great sonic history but is by far the biggest, most ominous, riff-laden WILL HAVEN release to date.
The band is expected to play select shows in London, Paris, New York, Sacramento and Los Angeles later this year, with dates to be announced shortly.
“The Hierophant” was released in June 2007 through Bieler Bros. Records. The CD was WILL HAVEN‘s first release since 2001’s critically acclaimed “Carpe Diem”. It was also the group’s first and only effort with singer Jeff Jaworski (formerly of RED TAPE).