Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Haken Announce New Album and Tour Dates

Haken are pleased to announce the release of Affinity, their fourth full-length studio album and the follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 album The Mountain, on April 29th, 2016.  Head over to the band's website to discover a teaser for the album:

Since releasing their highly praised EP Restoration in 2014, Haken have been making waves on the live circuit, including appearances at high-profile festivals such as Hellfest, Ramblin' Man Fair, Be Prog! My Friend and Cruise to the Edge as well as supporting the likes of Between The Buried & Me and The Neal Morse Band, a double headline UK tour with Leprous, and their first North American headline tour.

Like much of Haken's previous music, Affinity is full of surprises and The Architect, the album's centrepiece, is no exception. Blasting through a dizzying array of instrumental insanity coupled with down-tempo atmospheric tenuity, Haken welcomes friend and Leprous frontman Einar Solberg mid-song for a spot of guest vocals! Just one of many twists and turns throughout this 60-minute musical lobotomy, Haken's Affinity will open up a new dimension in this UK sextet's trajectory.

Affinity will arrive as a Limited Edition Digipak (incl. bonus disc with instrumentals), 180g Gatefold 2 LP Edition (incl. album on CD), Standard CD Jewel Case, Digital Download and Deluxe Digital Download (incl. instrumental version of the album as bonus).

Affinity full track-listing:
1. affinity.exe [1:24]       
2. Initiate [4:16]
3. 1985 [9:09]
4. Lapse [4:44]
5. The Architect [15:40]
6. Earthrise [4:48]
7. Red Giant [6:06]
8. The Endless Knot [5:50]
9. Bound By Gravity [9:29]

The band have also confirmed their first European tour dates, and you can find those below:

26.05.16  London, The Garage [UK]
27.05.16  Zoetermeer, Boerderij [NL]
29.05.16  Paris, Divan du monde [FR]
30.05.16  Pratteln, Z7 [CH]
31.05.16  Lyon, MarchĂ© Gare [FR]
02.06.16  Barcelona, Razz 2 [ESP]
03.06.16  Madrid, Caracol [ESP]
04.06.16  Minnuendo Festival [ESP]
06.06.16  Milan, Legend Club [ITA]
07.06.16  Munich, Backstage [GER]
08.06.16  Karlsruhe, Substage [GER]
09.06.16  Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal [GER]
10.06.16  Berlin, Maschinenhaus [GER]
11.06.16  Warsaw, Progresija [POL]
14.06.16  Stockholm, Bryggarsalen [SWE]
15.06.16  Oslo, John Dee [NOR]
16.06.16  Copenhagen, Spillestedet Stengade [DEN]
17.06.16  Hamburg, Logo [GER]
18.06.16  Cologne, Gebäude 9 [GER]
19.06.16  Stone Free Festival [UK]

Look out for more information in the coming weeks.

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