Aug 25

HAKEN release album track “1985”; Tour begins Aug 30th


London-based progressive metal band HAKEN are set to begin their headlining “Affinitour” in North America next week.  The tour kicks off in Chicago, IL on Aug. 30th and concludes in Portland, OR on Sept. 21st, with a stop at major US festival ProgPower in Atlanta on Sept 10th.   New Jersey Prog outfit Thank You Scientist joins the group on this 19 date trek.

In advance of the tour, the band have released the album track “1985” which can be heard here:

The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks “Earthrise”, “The Endless Knot” and “Initiate”.


The Endless Knot:



The band had this to say about the upcoming tour:

“After last year’s success in North America, we’ve been eager to get back and play to our amazing fans over there and also travel to new territory in Texas, Arizona and the west coast. To make things even more exciting, we’re taking one of our favourite bands out with us – Thank You Scientist. If you haven’t heard these guys, you’ve been missing out!”

North America Tour Dates w/Thank You Scientist

Aug.30: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

Aug.31: Niagra Falls, NY – Rapid’s Theater

Sept.1: Toronto, ON – Mod Club

Sept. 2: Montreal, QC – Club Soda

Sept.3: Quebec City, QC – L’Imperial

Sept.4: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Sept.6: New York, NY – Marlin Room

Sept.7: Philadelphia. PA – Founday

Sept.8: Frederick, MD – Café 611

Sept.9: Canal Club – Richmond, VA

Sept.10: ProgPower USA – Atlanta, GA

Sept.12: Southport Music – New Orleans, LA

Sept.13: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX

Sept.14: Rockbox – San Antonio, TX

Sept.16: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ

Sept.17: Complex – Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 18: Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

Sept.20: El Corazon – Seattle, WA

Sept.21: Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR

‘Affinity’ has been receiving great reactions from press; find a selection of them below:

“dextrous prog metal with retro pizzazz and roller-coaster riffs” – PROG Magazine

“Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are” – Metal Hammer 8/10

“inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures” – Total Guitar 4/5

“Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond.” – Powerplay 9/10

You can now order the album at these links: 

InsideOut Music Shop:



HAKEN online:


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