NewsMarch 21, 2022 6:47 PM ET1,893 views

Will Haven debut new documentary, wrapping up studio album

Will Haven

Ryan Richardson

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Sacramento, California dark hardcore/metalcore outfit Will Haven has just premiered a new documentary on the current state of the band, now playing on YouTube. The documentary is just the tip of the iceberg for the band in 2022, as they prepare for live dates, and put the final touches on their impending seventh LP.

Picking up where the first Foreign Films installment left off, the new documentary focuses on Will Haven's regrouping in recent years, and the creation of their 2018-released sixth LP, Muerte, their first for Minus Head Records. Directed by David Owen Blackley of Her Name Is Murder Productions, the film features energetic live footage and intimate interviews with its members, showcasing the band's passion for the music they write, the diehard fanbase that helped them maintain their mainstay cult status since the 1990s, and hints at what lies ahead.

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Will Haven guitarist Jeff Irwin reveals about the film, "I'm excited to finally share this documentary. I love it because it has the same feel as our original release but with a much more mature version of us as well as reliving the history of the band. I have watched it about twenty times, and I still find things in there I didn't notice the first time. Dave did an amazing job capturing us and our fans and making an art piece out of it similar to what Brad Oates did with the original Foreign Films. I think it's a great documentary for new fans to learn about the band and our crazy journey for the past twenty-five years. My advice is to sit back and turn up for volume and enjoy the ride.

Brad Hardie of Minus Head Records adds, "It's an honor to work with Will Haven. I grew up in Sacramento, and there was always a certain allure about them. I look forward to spreading the word about them with Foreign Films II and releasing another record!"

Tune in and watch Will Haven's Foreign Films II now at this location:


Will Haven is currently holed up at Pus Cavern in Sacramento with Joe Johnston, putting the final touches on what will be their monstrous seventh LP. Upon completion, the album will be sorted for release later this year through Minus Head Records.

Jeff Irwin writes, "Making this new album and being in the studio has been a blessing over the past two years. we started writing right before Covid came and then everything shut down, We decided to take the down time to go in and just record the record, so while the world had stopped we were in the studio working and feeling blessed to have an outlet during those two years of Covid, the world was crazy and I think it came out in our music, I don't like saying this or that about the record all I can say is that the emotion is there and we are happy with the result, look forward to sharing it with new and old fans."

In the meantime, Will Haven has confirmed a burst of UK tour dates for June. The band will play Bournemouth on June 8th, followed by a special set in London the following evening where they'll play their Revelation Records-released third album, Carpe Diem, in its entirety. June 11th will see the band performing at the massive Download Festival.

Will Haven tour dates:

08/06 Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil
09/06 London, UK @ The Underworld
11/06 Leicestershire, UK @ Download Festival

Stand by for developments on the new album over the months ahead, and for additional live updates to post throughout the year.

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rick_tocchet 144 days ago

"Dark" hardcore??? Yeah. RACIST!!!!


anonymous 144 days ago

Posers 20 years ago on this site jocked this band like they were in the know claiming to be a fan of this band. They sucked then, they suck now, and thier fans are still posers.


anonymous 144 days ago

I Will be Havin' something better to do than watch this dorkcore documentary


anonymous 144 days ago

Are the Deftones okay?


anonymous 144 days ago

no in sacramento takes this band seriously. cant even pack a small room


anonymous 144 days ago

I saw this band open for the Deftones at Liberty Lunch.


anonymous 143 days ago

Based on that pic, they should change their name to 'Carson Daly and The Guys Refinishing His Hardwood Floors'


anonymous 143 days ago

Who?


anonymous 143 days ago

Who?


anonymous 143 days ago

Will haven slam. Lambgoat keyboard dorks, not so much.


anonymous 143 days ago

check out those dads lol


anonymous 143 days ago

it's 2022 guys, let's all just make docunantaries about ourselves


anonymous 143 days ago

self-made documentary like phillip seymour hoffman in Along Came Polly? lol


anonymous 143 days ago

LOL @ Hoods never playing a fest in Sacto & Mikey Hood keeping his mouth shut about it thinking if he keeps his mouth shut Hoods will get a fest slot.


anonymous 143 days ago

More like "Will Pass." And this isn't even their first documentary haha! Band pic looks like the "about the team" on some boring ex-vangelical dad bro brewery's website. Zzzzzzz





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