About Havochate

New York City's HavocHate plays a mixture of death and thrash metal not unlike that made famous by Pantera, and was formed in the late '90s by guitarist Freddy Ordine. Also featuring vocalist Tim Mallek, guitarist Mario Rodriguez, bassist Dave Ludwig, and drummer Osvaldo Rodriguez, the band released their first album, This Violent Earth, in 2003, then followed it two years later with Cycle of Pain, which introduced new singer Tim Bouchee and saw a couple of '80s thrash veterans -- ex-Testament bassist Greg Christian and former Slayer and Testament drummer John Dette -- brought into the fold. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia