Haken Added To Devin Townsend’s European/UK Tour

Haken have been added to Devin Townsend’s European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below. Townsend will be touring in support of his new album “Empath” (out on March 29).

Tour Dates:

11/15 Paris, FRA – Salle Pleyel
11/16 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/17 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/18 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/20 Turku, FIN – Logomo (no Haken)
11/21 Helsinki, FIN – Cirkus (no Haken)
11/23 Stockholm, SWE – Munchenbryggeriet
11/24 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/27 Berlin, GER – Astra
11/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
11/29 Wroclaw, POL – A2
11/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
12/02 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
12/03 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
12/05 Cardiff, UK – Great Hall
12/06 Dublin, IRE – Academy
12/07 Belfast, IRE – Academy
12/09 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanisers
12/10 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
12/12 London, UK – Roundhouse
12/13 Nottingham, UK – Rock City

Haken To Release New Live EP In December

Haken will be releasing a new live EP titled “L+1VE” on December 7. The effort will feature four live songs from their 2016 set at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA. Those were originally only available as bonus tracks on their “L+1VE” DVD. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

The group commented:

“Although festival performances and band changeovers can be a logistical nightmare, this one turned out to be a very special show for us on our first extensive US tour. Despite battling with some technical issues, the show went on, so to speak, and here we have handpicked our favorite 4 tracks from that performance.

A proverbial cherry on top was getting Mike Portnoy to agree to come on stage and re-enact his cameo appearance on ‘Crystallised‘ with his signature gong!”

Track Listing:

01. “Falling Back To Earth”
02. “Pareidolia”
03. “Earthrise”
04. “Crystallised”

Haken Premiere “A Cell Divides” Music Video

Haken have premiered a new video for their new song “A Cell Divides.” This track is from the band’s new album “Vector,“ which will be released on October 26. Ray Hearne commented:

“Spawned from some hotel room writing sessions last year, Vector’s album closer was a fresh approach to concise song writing, for which we are not typically known. While the lyrics in A Cell Divides unlock more clues to the narrative of Vector, the video, filmed mostly in slow motion, contradicts the frantic pace of the song and delves into the beauty of flawed and warped imagery.”

Haken Premiere “Puzzle Box” Music Video

Haken have premiered a new video for their new song “Puzzle Box.” This track is from the band’s new album “Vector,“ which will be released on October 26. With this news, the group have also launched a contest to give fans a chance to win the puzzle box from the clip. Guitarist Richard Henshall commented:

“‘Puzzle Box’ was born from some of the jam sessions we had early on in the writing process. The music has a raw and slightly psychotic nature to it that is brilliantly complimented in Crystal Spotlight’s video. To achieve favorable consequences we suggest taking this dose of Vector at regular intervals throughout the day.”

Haken Premiere “The Good Doctor” Music Video

Haken have premiered a new video for their new song “The Good Doctor.” This track is from the band’s new album “Vector,“ which will be released on October 26. The group commented:

“Finally, the prescription you’ve all been waiting for… This dose of Haken is the result of one of the earliest tests we conducted during the ‘Vector‘ experimental process. Best taken aurally three times a day before meals. ‘The Good Doctor‘ will see you now!”

Haken Announce European/UK Tour

Haken have announced a 2019 European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Vector“ (out October 26).

Tour Dates:

02/15 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
02/16 Glasgow, UK – St. Lukes
02/17 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
02/19 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/20 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
02/21 Hamburg, GER – Ubel & Gefahrlich
02/22 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
02/23 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
02/24 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Strand
02/26 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
02/27 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
02/28 Budapest, HUN – A38
03/02 Vienna, AUT – Szene
03/03 Prague, CZE – Futurum
03/04 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
03/06 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/07 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
03/08 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/09 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generali
03/10 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
03/12 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
03/13 Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzokia
03/14 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
03/15 Zoetermeer, NET – De Boerderij
03/16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
03/23 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia

Haken To Release New Album “Vector” In October

Haken have announced that their new album “Vector” will be released on October 26. The band self-produced the effort and they recruited Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ex-Periphery) for engineering and mixing duties.

“Vector” Track Listing:

01. “Clear”
02. “The Good Doctor”
03. “Puzzle Box”
04. “Veil”
05. “Nil By Mouth”
06. “Host”
07. “A Cell Divides”

In other news, fans will have a chance to enter a contest to have their artwork featured as an etching on the fourth side of the vinyl. You can find out more about that in the below video: