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Aug 03

HAKEN – launch ‘Lapse’ video;  North American tour begins soon

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Haken are set to hit the road in North America later this month for their 10th Anniversary tour. In advance of that, the band have released a brand new animated video for the track ‘Lapse’, taken from last year’s critically acclaimed album ‘Affinity’ and created by Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight.  

 
You can watch the video now here: 
 
 
The band comments: “Lapse was one of the first tracks we wrote for Affinity. Now more than a year since the album’s release, it’s great to finally give this song a chance to stand out on its own, as it’s one of our favorites!
 
Visually, we wanted to maintain a consistency with our videos for ‘Initiate’, ‘Earthrise’ and ‘The Endless Knot’, so we returned to Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight to complete the series. The video incorporates a 3D motion capture technique (previously used on Frost*’s ‘Numbers’ video) to tie in with Affinity’s themes of artificial intelligence/consciousness.”
***The band is available for interviews on the upcoming US tour.  
 
 
‘Haken X’ Tour North American dates

with special guests Sithu Aye (except Atlanta and Mexico)

 

AUG 23– DETROIT, MI @ THE SHELTER
AUG 24– TORONTO, ON @ LEE’S PALACE
AUG 25– MONTREAL, QC @ CLUB SODA
AUG 26– QUEBEC CITY, QC @ SALLE MULTI
AUG 27– BOSTON, MA @ BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
AUG 29– COLUMBUS, OH @ SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
AUG 30– CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH @ THE GROG SHOP
AUG 31– PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATER
SEP 01– PHILADELPHIA, PA @ FOUNDRY @ THE FILLMORE
SEP 02– NEW YORK, NY @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
SEP 03– WASHINGTON, DC @ ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
SEP 05– DURHAM, NC @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL
SEP 06– ATLANTA, GA @ PROGPOWER USA XVIII
SEP 10– MEXCO CITY, MX @ EL PLAZA CONDESA
SEP 12– ANAHEIM, CA @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES
SEP 13– SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ SLIM’S
SEP 14– W.HOLLYWOOD, CA @ THE ROXY THEATRE
SEP 15– LAS VEGAS, NV @ BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS
SEP 16– SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ URBAN LOUNGE
SEP 17– DENVER, CO @ MARQUIS THEATER
SEP 19– ST.PAUL, MN @ AMSTERDAM BAR & HALL
SEP 20– MILWAUKEE, WI @ SHANK HALL
SEP 21– INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ THE EMERSON THEATER
SEP 22– ST.LOUIS, MO @ DELMAR HALL
SEP 23– CHICAGO, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE
Following these the dates, the band will also be playing in Australia for the very first time. Find those dates below:
 
SEP 28 – The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
SEP 29– 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia
SEP 30– The Factory, Sydney, Australia
OCT 1– Capitol, Perth, Australia
The band recently reissued their first two albums ‘Aquarius’ and ‘Visions’ as brand new remastered editions. 
Buy limited colored vinyl and the 2CD digipak here:
Newly remastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried & Me) both are available as 2CD Digipaks, digital album including the entire albums as instrumentals, and on vinyl, arriving as Gatefold heavyweight 2LP editions with the full album on CD included.
 
 
Latest album ‘Affinity’ was released in April this year, and received 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
 
Pick up your copy of the album below:
 
The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks ‘Earthrise’, ‘The Endless Knot’ and ‘Initiate’.
 
The Endless Knot: https://youtu.be/IVZHNPyMhMo
 
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