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HAKEN Reveal New Album Virus

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Friday, April 3, 2020 @ 2:24 PM


Out June 5th; First Single/Video "Prosthetic" Launches

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Progressive rockers HAKEN are excited to reveal their new studio album Virus, the follow-up to 2018’s album Vector, will be released June 5th, 2020. By way of introduction, the band have recorded a special video message to give some background to the record and you can check it out below.

Today also sees the launch of the album’s first single and opening track "Prosthetic", with a video directed by Vicente Cordero. Watch & listen to this punchy opening salvo on KNAC.COM HERE.

The band comments: “"Prosthetic" was the first song we completed during the Virus writing sessions and we always felt it would be the perfect opener for the album. It’s a very guitar heavy track with its roots in 80s thrash riffing, but with the unconventional rhythmic twists and turns we often like to explore in HAKEN. We sadly never had a Jeff Hanneman and Robert Fripp collaboration, but this song at least draws on inspiration from them both!

Lyrically the song is a bridge between our two albums Vector and Virus. The message was brilliantly brought to life by video director Vicente Cordero, who also beautifully captured the live energy of the band in a way that both enhances the song, and perfectly sets the scene for what’s to come.”

Since releasing Vector in October 2018, HAKEN have completed headline tours the world over, played sold-out shows across Europe and North America as support for Devin Townsend and picked up a Prog award for their efforts too! All the while, they have been quietly, secretly working on the follow-up album, entitled Virus.

Drummer Ray Hearne reveals, “since releasing The Mountain in 2013, one question has been asked of us time and time again, ‘who is the Cockroach King?’. This is something we were interested in exploring more deeply too, so we essentially did that through our music; elaborating and expanding upon the intervallic, harmonic, rhythmic and lyrical themes of that song. The end result is in an arc which spans across two albums: Vector and Virus”.

Once again, Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood has mixed what is perhaps the most eclectic HAKEN album to date, with the 7 tracks revealing hints of influences from multiple genres, all intertwined with HAKEN’s own recognisable sound. Guitarist Richard Henshall had this to say about the production, “Using Nolly again was a no-brainer, as we wanted the two albums to be sonically connected. But having just spent a day mixing with him in his studio, it’s obvious that this album will be an evolution of the Vector sound. These songs seem to allow a lot more freedom of creativity with the production, so we’re excited to see where it leads”.

Longtime HAKEN collaborators, Blacklake, have designed the visuals and artwork and the album will be available as a Limited 2CD, Standard CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. Pre-order now here: https://haken.lnk.to/Virus

The tracklisting is as follows:

  • "Prosthetic"
  • "Invasion"
  • "Carousel"
  • "The Strain"
  • "Canary Yellow"
  • "Messiah Complex i: Ivory Tower"
  • "Messiah Complex ii: A Glutton for Punishment"
  • "Messiah Complex iii: Marigold"
  • "Messiah Complex iv: The Sect"
  • "Messiah Complex v: Ectobius Rex"
  • "Only Stars"
Virus is the culmination of a musical thought experiment which started with the Vector writing sessions in 2017 and holds intriguing potential for the band’s future, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains, “whilst Virus can absolutely be enjoyed as a stand-alone work, it is thematically and conceptually linked with Vector, so our intention is to perform both albums back to back for a special performance someday”.


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