I progressive rocker HAKEN sono orgogliosi di presentare il video di “Invasion”, il terzo singolo estratto dall’imminente album “Virus”. Sfortunatamente, per circostanze impreviste di natura non dipendente da label e band, la data di uscita del nuovo album è stata posticipata al 19 giugno 2020.
Il video di “Invasion” è stato creato da Crystal Spotlight, già al lavoro per il video del precedente singolo “Canary Yellow”, ed è disponibile a questo link: https://youtu.be/2Rkx6b5vFdQ
Ancora una volta Adam “Nolly” Getgood ha mixato quello che forse è il più eclettico album degli Haken di sempre. Sette tracce che mostrano le molteplici influenze della band, tutte miscelate con il riconoscibilissimo sound degli Haken. L’artwork è stato curato da Blacklake, collaboratore di lunga data della band.
“Virus” sarà pubblicato nei formati Limited 2CD, Standard CD, Gatefold 2LP+CD e in digitale. Disponibile qui il preorder: https://haken.lnk.to/Virus
Di seguito artwork e tracklist:
4. The Strain
5. Canary Yellow
6. Messiah Complex i: Ivory Tower
7. Messiah Complex ii: A Glutton for Punishment
8. Messiah Complex iii: Marigold
9. Messiah Complex iv: The Sect
10. Messiah Complex v: Ectobius Rex
11. Only Stars
The band comment: “Lyrically, Invasion deals with themes including but not limited to anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies. We thought that the discussion of a “Virus of the mind” tied in well to the psychological themes touched upon in the sister record ‘Vector’ and lent itself to the character development of Virus’s manic protagonist.”
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’.
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”.
‘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”.