• Habit of Force Releases New Single!!

    15. Jan. 2013, 5:55

    UPDATED PHOTO AND YOUTUBE LINKS 1/19/2013


    Chicago metal band Habit of Force has been busy in the recording studio. At midnight tonight HoF released their new single on their website. This free download contains three hot new metal tracks from their new album. The new album is expected to be released mid-March.

    1 - Habit of Force - Cleansing of Hands
    2 - Habit of Force - Swamp Kicker
    3 - Habit of Force - Death Threat



    Habit of Force is (L-R):

    Alex "Junior" Loeber - Bass
    Rich "Truck" Collins - Vocals/Guitar
    Tony "Voodoo" Loveland - Drummer
  • Free Metal Album Download - Habit of Force (2011)

    4. Nov. 2012, 13:42



    Habit of Force is a three piece metal band from Chicago. Their latest album (2011) is now available as a free download from http://www.habitofforce.com

    Digital
    MP3 128kB
    MP3 256kB
    iTunes

    Habit of Force is:

    Truck - Vocals/Guitar
    Junior - Bass
    Voodoo - Drums

    The band is currently recording a new album expected to be released in early 2013.

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/fG61rEjfBNU[/youtube]
  • Ride for Dime Pre Party 2011: The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX

    19. Sep. 2011, 1:42

    The Ride for Dime Pre Party was held at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday July 19, 2011. Bands performing a tribute to the fallen were Klause, Habit of Force, Warbeast, Saint Vitus, Crowbar and Faded Grace.

    Klause is a family metal band from Amarillo, Texas. This performance marked their third appearance at the event. The band is comprised of father and vocalist Steve "KLEEVER" Klause, and his three sons Stevie Ray (15) guitartist, Josh (16) drums and Jon (17) Bass and backup vocals. There is a great video put up by Metal Over Texas that interviews the family here [youtube]http://youtu.be/p-uULnISZLE[/youtube]. Catch their performance at the Ride For Dime 2011 Pre Party 2011 here [youtube]http://youtu.be/0pzaw3YNg0o[/youtube]. The Klause and Habit of Force performances can be seen at Starmadillo's Youtube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/starmadillo#g/u . Crowbar can be seen here [youtube]http://youtu.be/huC4ztXQ3eU[/youtube].

    Ride for Dime proceeds go to "Little Kids Rock" charity, providing instruments to childrens schools. Getcha' Pull!!
  • Ride for Dime Pre Party 2011: The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX

    19. Sep. 2011, 0:08

    The Ride for Dime Pre Party was held at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday July 19, 2011. Bands performing a tribute to the fallen were Klause, Habit of Force, Warbeast, Saint Vitus, Crowbar and Faded Grace.

    Klause is a family metal band from Amarillo, Texas. This performance marked their third appearance at the event. The band is comprised of father and vocalist Steve "KLEEVER" Klause, and his three sons Stevie Ray (15) guitartist, Josh (16) drums and Jon (17) Bass and backup vocals. There is a great video put up by Metal Over Texas that interviews the family here [youtube]http://youtu.be/p-uULnISZLE[/youtube]. Catch their performance at the Ride For Dime 2011 Pre Party 2011 here [youtube]http://youtu.be/0pzaw3YNg0o[/youtube]. The Klause and Habit of Force performances can be seen at Starmadillo's Youtube channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/starmadillo#g/u . Crowbar can be seen here [youtube]http://youtu.be/huC4ztXQ3eU[/youtube].

    Ride for Dime proceeds go to "Little Kids Rock" charity, providing instruments to childrens schools. Getcha' Pull!!
  • Free Metal Album Download - HABIT OF FORCE (2011)

    26. Mai. 2011, 7:05



    Habit of Force is a three piece metal band from Chicago. Their latest album (2011) is now available as a free download from http://www.habitofforce.com

    Digital
    MP3 128kB
    MP3 256kB
    iTunes

    Habit of Force is:

    Truck - Vocals/Guitar
    Junior - Bass
    Voodoo - Drums

    The band is currently recording a new album expected to be released in early 2013.

    [youtube]http://youtu.be/fG61rEjfBNU[/youtube]
  • Interview: Rich "TRUCK" Collins - HABIT OF FORCE (2011)

    12. Apr. 2011, 12:17


    (L–R) Voodoo – Drums, Truck- Vocals and Guitar, Junior - Bass

    Chicago, IL – heavy metal band HABIT OF FORCE has pre-released three new tracks from their new self-titled album, HABIT OF FORCE (2011), due first week of May, 2011. This, their second full length album in as many years, is quite an accomplishment. In March of 2010, HABIT OF FORCE released their debut album HABIT OF FORCE – SUBMISSION DENIED (2010), a free download at www.habitofforce.com.

    With two new albums expected to be released in early 2011, you can say that HABIT OF FORCE frontman Rich “Truck” Collins has been putting in work. You see, the guitarist and singer, is pulling double-duty in another project as vocalist for 1690’s band DaiTribe! With an exciting lineup change for 2011 and having recently returned from the recording studio looking quite familiar, HABIT OF FORCE has welcomed back their original drummer, Voodoo. Check out the new tracks:

    Your Pig
    Kill What's Inside
    Pissing on the Vine

    Habit of Force is the Official Sound Sponsor of Club Conflict and each year Habit of Force plays at our Live Event. Habit of Force will play a private show at Club Conflict LAN 2011 Saturday July 09, 2011. I sat down with Truck and asked him some questions:

    1.Q.You are a very busy man. You only recently released your debut album and already you are dropping another?
    A.Yep. Planning on another one next Spring as well. Once we get the first tour out of the way for this one I’ll start cranking out more tunes!
    2.Q.You are also the vocalist for the band Daitribe. Can you tell us anything about that project?
    A.Love my other band, Daitribe. It’s just straight up metal. 1690 can lay it down. That album is about wrapped up and in its final stages. I will make sure there is some info out when that album drops.
    3.Q.Do you intend on trying to release an album every year?
    A.I plan on releasing an album when it’s ready. I don’t have a schedule for it though I do want to make sure I’m putting out quality music at a fair rate...whatever the rate may be.
    4.Q.The band’s original guitarist and now front-man guitarist and vocalist, tell us how you have grown as an artist?
    A.There is a long saga regarding members. As far as Habit of Force is concerned, I am the original singer/guitarist. I took a break for a bit to study guitar and we found another vocalist. As far as growing as a musician, there are so many things to grow from. I just have to thank the people who have taken the time to explain things to me or had the patience to deal my questions. It’s really just a learning process that is best and easiest learned from someone who knows what they’re talking about.
    5.Q.How has the sound of Habit of Force progressed?
    A.As far as from Submission Denied to the new album? Leaps and bounds. Whether or not anyone thinks it’s the best thing on the planet or not, the only thing I’m concerned with is making quality music that progresses beyond my last release. This album is well above the last in every aspect.
    6.Q.I know the fans are excited to have Voodoo back in the band. How did this come about?
    A.You know....shit happens. It just fell into place. I have no bad feelings about anything. It is what it is and that’s it.
    7.Q.Tell us a bit about Junior the Bass player.
    A. Ha! Do I get to tell all the stories about jacked up places he wakes up in? Like bathtubs in Fort Worth? He has come a long way in the years we’ve been jammin together. Great musician. Always getting better....always getting yelled at too, haha.
    8.Q.What was it like spending several weeks together recording?
    A.It’s not too bad. All 3 of us get along really well. Mainly cause they don’t take my bitching to heart unless it’s serious, haha. Seriously though it all worked out well. We kept our cool through almost all of it.
    9.Q. Will you go on tour in 2011?
    A.We have our first 8 dates already locked in. They start May 7th in our hometown. Lots of good shows. Then we will take a little time to get some PR done and also I may have to do some stuff with Daitribe.
    10.Q.What show do you most look forward to playing?
    A.The Ride for Dime shows. They are a blast and for a great cause!
    11.Q.Are there any songs on the new album that have a special meaning to you?
    A.Last Chance. It was written for my grandma who passed last year while writing the album.
    12.Q.Can you tell us about a favorite moment you have had on the road with the band.
    A.There are a lot of great moments. Lots of crap ass ones too! One that comes to mind is when Alex was sleeping in the backseat of the truck and I got the video camera up in his face and we all screamed like we were going off the road with a quick tug on the steering wheel. The fear of God was in his face. It’s in our TX video from last year. It was classic for sure.
    13.Q. What is your idea of a good time, how do you relax?
    A.Good time and relaxing are not always the same thing, Dave! Relaxing would be smoking up some brisket or pork… or maybe hanging out at the watering hole for a couple drinks on a weekday when there is no crowd. Good times are had when we’re out tearing it up and having some drinks or watching some live music.
    14.Q.What is your drink of choice?
    A.This is an incriminating question! Jagaer, Seagrams, Vodka, Crown… these are good!
    15.Q.What CD is in your player right now?
    A.Stone Sour.
    16.Q.Who was your biggest influence in metal music?
    A.Dimebag
    17.Q.Who is your Top 5 Guitarists?
    A.Dimebag. SRV. Ty Tabor. Zakk Wylde. Jerry Cantrell. Many more but I just pulled 5 out of my head.
    18.Q.Who is your Top 3 Vocalists?
    A.Another bad one. I’ll just name 3 quickly. Doug Pinnick. Rob Halford. LJ from Sevendust.
    19.Q.Have you attended any big metal concerts recently?
    A.Black Label Society
    20.Q. What would you like to tell your fans?
    A. Keep it rippin!
    21.Q.You play the Ride for Dime event in Texas almost every year, will you play this year?
    A.We are playing the Pre Ride for Dime show this year at the Rail Club in Fort Worth with Hellgoat, Warbeast and Crowbar.
  • Habit of Force (2011)

    5. Apr. 2011, 20:41


    L-R Voodoo - drums, Truck - guitar and vocals, Jr. - bass

    Chicago heavy metal band Habit of Force has released (3) new tracks from their new album due for full release in May. Just home from the recording studio with an exciting lineup change, Habit of Force resurfaces with the band's original drummer Voodoo. Check out:

    Your Pig
    Kill What's Inside
    Pissing on the Vine

    Look for Habit of Force on tour this summer including playing several Ride For Dime events like Ride For Dime Wisconsin and the Pre Ride For Dime show at the Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. Visit their Official Site.
  • **FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD** Habit of Force - Submission Denied (2010)

    31. Aug. 2010, 14:46

    OK Thrash Metal fans!! This is BIG NEWS!!! Get all (9) tracks from Chicago metal artist Habit of Force's debut album "Submission Denied" for FREE! Bigtruck wants you to have'em, so go grab'em!! According to ReverbNation, Habit of Force is currently ranked #4 metal band in Chicago! Lets make them #1!

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    - HABIT OF FORCE - SUBMISSION DENIED (Released March 01, 2010) -
  • Habit of Force: Featured on "Sign Me To Roadrunner" !!

    7. Jun. 2010, 12:45



    Roadrunner Records is home to many great bands like Slipknot, DevilDriver, Trivium, Korn, Ratt, Machine Head, Megadeth, Soulfly and the list goes on and on. They have recently launched a very cool new artist discovery program called "Sign Me To Roadrunner". You can sign up as an artist, or as a Scout.

    Artists have their music viewed by Scouts who can rate and review them. The best Artists (and even scouts) have a shot at being discovered by Roadrunner Records. The best part? Sign up is free!



    Habit of Force recently signed up and submitted the single Raise'em Up, a kick ass, "raise your glass" drinking song that makes you want to break something... err celebrate! Today, Habit of Force is celebrating!! They are on "Sign Me To Roadrunner's" front page with Raise'em Up being honored as a Featured Track!!

    If you would like to join in on the fun at "Sign Me To Roadrunner", had over and sign up. Once you do that, do not forget to rate Habit of Force!

    Be sure to visit Habit of Force at their Official Website
  • Ride for Dime 5 - Video

    30. Mai. 2010, 16:45

    I found a great video on for the "Ride for Dime" memorial bike rally and benefit concert in Arlington, Texas and wanted to share it with Last.FM. The Ride for Dime or RFD, is an annual memorial ride to keep alive the memory of Darrell Lance Abbott aka "Dimebag Darrell", former guitarist of Pantera and Damageplan.

    The memorial ride is followed by music from friends and supporting artists. Some artists that have performed at the event include Southern Metal groups like Black Label Society, Texas Hippie Coalition and Habit of Force. Special thanks to Suzanne Minter for the video.

    Ride for Dime 5 (2009)



    Darrell Lance Abbott
    August 20, 1966 - December 8, 2004