Denver, Colorado thrashers HAVOK claim to have been removed from the billing of the upcoming MEGADETH tour with AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and METAL CHURCH after they were “offered an unacceptable management contract” from Mustaine Management, headed up by Justis Mustaine, the 24-year-old son of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. HAVOK guitarist/vocalist David Sanchez said in a statement: “It is with deep regret we are forced to inform fans of metal that we will not be on the upcoming MEGADETH tour with AMON AMARTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and METAL CHURCH. We will also not be going to Mexico in August and early September as was planned.
“We were really looking forward to these shows, but, unfortunately, Mr. Mustaine has chosen to remove us from the lineup. The reasons for our absence are directly related to a contract negotiation insisted upon by Mustaine Management — a negotiation that has gone awry. We are authorized to say that we were offered an unacceptable management contract from Mustaine Management, which we declined”.