Denise - vocals
Dave - guitars/bass
David Styx - drums/bass
Spade - bass
Nikka - keys
Album Title: A History of Events
Label: Haivyn (self-released)
Release Date: November 11, 2018
Genre: Progressive/Alternative Rock/Hard Rock
A History of Events: second album release from Haivyn.
Haivyn: A History of Events is available now on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and just about anywhere else for streaming and download. A physical CD album is only available via Amazon and CD Baby.
L.A. raised, HAiVyN is a female-fronted Progressive Rock Band. Playing with multiple combinations of Punk through Grunge, Alternative to Metal, plus some surprises, the end result is theatrical and torrid. HAiVyN is proud to be well received where ever discovered. 0ver the years, Haivyn has had the opportunity to perform at events & share stages with headliners: Korn, Zebra Head, Unwritten Law, Mickey Avalon, Alien Ant Farm, Panic at the Disco, Death by Stereo, Saint Motel, Mother Tongue, Sponge, Shiny Toy Guns, Lit, I am Ghost, Green Jelly, Schwayze, Girl Talk, plus many amazing L.A./O.C./I.E. bands.
REVIEWS, AWARDS & PRESS:
With a refined signature sound, the reviews and press consist of: 2020 award for song 'Anymore' from Poze Production's XMA Awards in Chicago for Progressive Rock category. Front cover for Poze Magazine plus 2 articles. Song 'Bartender' radio play on on-line station Brews Radio. Song Review for Song Anymore by Radio Airplay (Jango). 2019 Article/Interview featured in The UK’s own Fireworks Magazine w/song ‘Hold Me’. 2019 Album/Band article in New York's Lifoti Magazine. Akademia Music Award for 'Best Alternative Hard Rock Song 2016' presented at Rose Bowl Pasadena for song 'Anymore'. Radio play 12/2018 on HOT 103.9 Local Artist Spotlight show (song Merman), KLOS 95.5 Heidi and Frank Morning Show (songs Bartender & Anymore), plus Inland Empire's X103.9FM 'Freshly Squeezed Show' showcased as Local Band Of The Week (song played: WAIT), The L.A. Times 'Tech Times" front-page review, Big Smile Magazine show and Cd review, Antioch College newspaper article, Rock City News 2007 Nomination for Best Hard Rock Band (ceremony at Universal's BB King's), international Cd review from Femme Rock Magazine of Italy, Band/Cd review by MarsBand website, Interview by TMZ's Erin Darling @ the Key Club, Cd review by on-line station Distant Thunder Radio. Haivyn song 'Ordinary' featured in the soundtrack for Orange County's Volume II O.C. Wrestling shows, plus a few interviews and a documentary. Check out some quotes from some reviews highlighted on our Reverb Nation page.
Haivyn has been experimenting and colliding styles again to complete their second album called ‘A History of Events’. Right off the bat you will wonder what exactly you are getting yourself into with the first song off the record called ‘Fin’. You will literally have no clue what is next until the next song shocks your expectations. Yes Haivyn’s songs and styles can be unique and not just another rock album where you can identify exactly who the band is into. Haivyn ‘A History of Events’ will make you wonder and feed your imagination of what one group can do and how the hell they came up with their sound.
Raised in Los Angeles, Guitarist Dave Paredes and original bassist Richard Dominguez started in a hardcore band in the late 90’s combining, of all things, Primus and Deftones with an enraged singer Martin Garcia and Marty Garcia on drums pounding away making this Primus/Deftones combo meet right down the middle. The band ultimately had a short run, Dave and Richard would step away from that band to start something completely different. The idea of Haivyn had begun with the recruitment of Denise “Joy” on vocals and Marty Garcia back on drums. Haivyn was born and blowing minds performing all around the L.A. area with the concept to mix instruments that barely met during a song. Battling guitar and bass all the way through a melodic song without it sounding like a solo fest where everyone is trying to show off. Over the years the band line-up changed with the arrival of David Styx Vazquez on drums and some bass players stepping in and out. The songs are theatric, slower, and more storytelling with the metal punch it needs to climax any good story. Denise has a voice that ranges from softly soothing to angrily scratchy and intimidating, all of which gives Haivyn’s music a wonderful edge. Elegantly blending tempos, instruments, and voices, Haivyn isn’t afraid to try something outside the box and doesn’t let itself be defined by one single genre. Vocals and instrumentation are all rock-solid, alternative, progressive and appealing. You will literally see in your mind what you hear when you listen to Haivyn. Haivyn is on to something here.
Some might say she's intimidating, others admiringly call her the perfect example of a strong rock femme, and still others describe her as a seductive progressive rock queen. Denise Joy’s booming bravado voice reminiscent of a punk-coated Janis switches on a dime to a clean powerful yet feminine and uplifting tone that lathers listeners up and sends chills down their spine. Denise's octave range is self-created. As a kid, Mariah Carey Karaoke was her vocal coach. She gives this credit for her ability to reach her high angelic notes. Denise's lyrical writing style reflects real-life stories written from a common denominator view. Her lyrics are what deeply connect her to fans. Each song experienced and delivered with tailor-made messaging personalized for its specific listener. As dark as some songs might sound to the ear, listeners receive Denise’s innate nurturing way that lifts them up and gets them thinking. Her love of sound shows with how her voice dances or holds steady within the music, sometimes following, sometimes not.
What the hell is Dave Paredes doing with that guitar sound and how did he come up with those out of bound ideas? He plays with no traditional rule breaking; breaking the rules of ‘Breaking the Rules’. Live shows always end with the question from some musician in the crowd asking ‘How did you come up with that?’ ‘Who are your influences?’ Well the influences are everything from sounds from a Godzilla Movie to a Horror flick type noise, to imagined hip hop samples and tweaks, and a blender full of all rock progressions. Also writing and recording bass on some tunes, Dave is on to something here with dominant, fluid guitar supporting the edgy voice of Denise.
David Styx Vazquez would eventually replace former members and step in right where they left off. Styx added an entirely new level of power and followed through with Haivyn’s formula to interweave music styles. His ability to enhance the song, the vocals, and instrumentation makes him the perfect Drummer and at times a bassist on some recordings.
Spade Ferrer on the bass brings tone and dynamic to compliment the guitar sound of Haivyn. Never afraid to experiment on musical direction he pushes the limits of various influences with no apologies. A mad hatter unleashed on stage is what can best describe how he gallivants the stage. What will he do next?
“Denise, has a voice that ranges from softly soothing to angrily scratchy and intimidating, all of which gives Haivyn’s music a wonderful edge that I find very appealing. Elegantly blending tempos, instruments, and voices, Haivyn isn’t afraid to try something outside the box and doesn’t let themselves be defined by a genre. ”— MARSBANDS.COM
*HAiVYN the popular southern California alternative band has added the Pangea Music Festival to be held at Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA on April 18th to its line up of upcoming shows.
- PRESS RELEASE
*The sound is beautiful groovoso, and the mood changes often passing by threatening to scanzonato .
-FEMMEROCK WEBZINE (ITALY)
*Denise as the lead vocals shreds with pitches familiar to Janis Joplin, Brody, and Joan Jet, but she still manages to stand out from the rest
-BIG SMILE MAGAZINE
*I have actually had a chance to see these folks rock out, and wow they put on a rad
live performance. So before i even get to the cd, I thought I would mention to go see them for sure.
BIG SMILE MAGAZINE
*I owe HAIVYN a thank you for giving me the privilege to hear them taking great old fashioned rock & roll and punk to a new level. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that listening to this album, I felt honored listening.
DISTANT THUNDER RADIO (WWE THEME STATION)
“Finally real songs with amazing melody. Plus you get alot of bang for your buck.You won't believe how alive L.A. rock is until you hear Haivyn: Totally original with every thing you love about Hard ROck! ”
— MICHAEL JOSHUA, CdBaby
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