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Haken Premiere "Earthrise" Music Video

Haken Premiere

London-based progressive metal band Haken have released their new album, Affinity.

To celebrate, they've launched a music video for the track "Earthrise," which you can check out below.

"'Earthrise' is definitely one of the more joyful, upbeat and colourful songs on Affinity, so we wanted to have some fun with this video," says the band in a statement. "Miles at Crystal Spotlight pulled it out of the bag again; the visuals he's created hopefully add a new dimension to a song that's already proving to be quite popular with our fans."

Recorded during the winter of 2015, Affinity marks a new approach to the song-writing process for Haken, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains: "It is the most collaborative we have ever been on an album. We wanted to develop and expand our sound by having every member contribute initial ideas from the very beginning of the process. It naturally takes longer to filter through the mass of material and fit it all together coherently, but this approach has helped to create something completely fresh whilst maintaining the core elements of Haken's sound."

The band once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Between The Buried And Me) for mixing and mastering duties. "He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance and this is no exception," says keyboardist Diego Tejeida.

The album is available at InsideOut Music Shop, iTunes and Amazon.

For more about Haken, visit hakenmusic.com.

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:

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 has also confirmed their first European tour dates, and you can find those below:

25.05.16  Bristol, The Fleece [UK]
26.05.16  London, The Garage [UK]
27.05.16  Zoetermeer, Boerderij [NL]
28.05.16  Verviers, Spirit of 66 [BE]
29.05.16  Paris, Divan du monde [FR]
30.05.16  Pratteln, Z7 [CH]
31.05.16  Lyon, Marché Gare [FR]
02.06.16  Barcelona, Razz 2 [ES]
03.06.16  Madrid, Caracol [ES]
04.06.16  Peralta, Minnuendo Festival[ES]
06.06.16  Milan, Legend Club [IT]
07.06.16  Munich, Backstage [DE]
08.06.16  Karlsruhe, Substage [DE]
09.06.16  Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal [DE]
10.06.16  Berlin, Maschinenhaus [DE]
11.06.16  Warsaw, Progresja [PL]
12.06.16  Gdynia, Klub Atlantic [PL]
14.06.16  Stockholm, Bryggarsalen [SE]
15.06.16  Oslo, John Dee [NO]
16.06.16  Copenhagen, Spillestedet Stengade [DK]
17.06.16  Hamburg, Logo [DE]
18.06.16  Cologne, Gebäude 9 [DE]
19.06.16  London, Stone Free Festival [UK]
25.06.16  Tel Aviv, Gagarin [IL]
26.06.16  Tel Aviv, Havana Club [IL]
17.07.16  Joensuu, Ilosaarirock [FI]
 
Support on headline dates comes from Arkentype (all dates), Special Providence (25th May- 6th June) & Rendevous Point (7th June - 18th June).

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