The Press Release:
HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, are set to return to North America this Feb and March supporting fellow InsideOutMusic artist Devin Townsend on his Empath tour, along with progressive metal band The Contortionist. Haken have added special headlining shows in select cities along the way. These shows will feature the albums ‘Affinity’ and ‘Aquarius’ which celebrates its 10th anniversary. Continue reading Haken Announces Exclusive Headlining Shows For “Affinity” & “Aquarius”→
Artist: Haken Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: Sithu Aye Date: 9/2/2017 Label: InsideOut Records
Written By: Steven Stolper (copyright 2017) for PiercingMetal.com
Haken is a Progressive Metal band from England that has been steadily gaining popularity on this side of the pond. Last time around they packed Webster Hall’s Marlin Room and now it was onto bigger spaces. The Highline Ballroom is a bit larger in scope but I wonder if this show would have been held at Webster Hall if it was still open. Whatever the case, I do think Highline is a superior venue, with better stage, sound, and lighting. And no ceiling “thump” that The Marlin Room events often suffered from when The Grand Ballroom shows upstairs would get rowdy. As with Webster Hall though, there are late night events scheduled at Highline, so music, events can get pushed into early slots. This concert started earlier than posted, at around 7:10pm, not 7 30 as advertised. Sithu Aye, a proggy instrumental guitar shredder from Scotland opened. An enjoyable set, sort of what one might expect Joe Satriani to sound if he listened to a lot of modern Prog-Metal. I was disappointed to find the use of backing tracks for keyboards and some guitars. It kind of takes away from the live feel, and I don’t really see the point, considering that he actually brought a full band with him which included a second guitarist. Why not improvise, or play album keyboard parts on guitar? Continue reading Haken @ Highline Ballroom (9/2/2017)→
Hello my friends of the more Progressive side of their Metal and Rock, I am back once more with a tour announcement for a band called Haken who I am very, very new to and must do some proper digging into because many of my friends are telling me that I do not know what I am missing. The press release below comes from the InsideOut Music press team and share the full details of the bands headlining “Affinitour” so check that out beneath the poster.
The Press Release:
London-based progressive metal band Haken have just completed the European leg of their “Affinitour” in support of their latest release ‘Affinity’. Now they are pleased to announce the North America tour for this Fall. The tour kicks off in Chicago, IL on Aug. 30th and concludes in Portland, OR on Sept. 21st. The group will also make a stop at major US festival ProgPower in Atlanta, on Sept 10th. New Jersey Prog outfit Thank You Scientist join the group on this 17 date trek. The band had this to say about the upcoming tour: Continue reading HAKEN Announce North America “Affinitour” Dates For Fall→