Review HAKEN ‘Fauna’

The first album of Haken's that I had noticed was 'The Mountain'. From that moment on I was fascinated by the sound of the Englishmen. Haken manage to combine different elements into an own and unique sound like hardly any other band. There are the musical skills of the six musicians, which is revealed in... Continue Reading →

Review CHARLIE GRIFFITHS ‘Tiktaalika’

Charlie Griffiths musical mothership is Haken, the British progressive metal band. Next to that, Griffiths worked on his solo debut that will be released in June this year. ‘Tiktaalika’ is the title of an album that comes with surprises more than a strange album title only. What one could expect is a solo album that... Continue Reading →

CD review HAKEN ‘Virus’

'Virus' is not just a sequel to 'Vector'. It also shows that Haken are still growing and evolving, but have found their own basic sound signature. Prog rock and prog metal fans will love 'Virus' and even newcomers to Haken will be impressed by soundscapes that are certainly not off the shelf. This 'Virus' is a virus you want get infected with.

HAKEN launch a new video

Progressive rockers Haken recently revealed their new studio album ‘Virus’, the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed album ‘Vector’, will be released 5th June 2020. Now they are pleased to launch the video for the album’s second single ‘Canary Yellow’, a striking animated clip created by Crystal Spotlight. Watch it now here. The band comments: “For Canary Yellow, we went in a... Continue Reading →

HAKEN will be on the road on March/April 2019

... and here are the dates: 15th February – Academy 3, Manchester, UK 16th February – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK 17th February – The Fleece, Bristol, UK 19th February – Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany 20th February – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany 21st February – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany 22nd February – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark 23rd... Continue Reading →

CD review HAKEN ‘Vector’

(8/10) Haken is a band that releases records on a quite regular base and after their first live album has been launched some months ago it is the next studio album that reaches the record stores end of October. 'Vector' is the fifth studio album of the London-based prog rockers and it's for sure an... Continue Reading →

DVD review HAKEN ‘L-1VE’

(9/10) The recording starts with an excited crowd that welcomes the first samples, marking the beginning of a Haken show that took place st Melkweg in Amsterdam in spring 2017. The concert the last one of Halen‘s 10th anniversary tour that led t through Europe and North America.  The main focus of this show was... Continue Reading →

HAKEN unveils song from live release

Haken recently announced the release of their first ever live album, titled ‘L-1VE’, scheduled for release on the 22nd June 2018. Now they are pleased to launch the first clip taken from the live set. The band comments: “In Memoriam is one of those tracks that always works really well live for us. I think... Continue Reading →

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