It’s been a long wait, but September 17th finally sees the brand new third album from progressive metallers Haken released in the USA. Entitled ‘The Mountain’, the record features the fantastic track ‘Cockroach King’, a video for which will be released in a few days.
The band had this to say about the album: “The release of this album is an incredibly proud moment for us. There were times during the writing and recording stages when it seemed like we’d given ourselves an almost impossible goal this time, but happily all the determination and hard work seems to have paid off.
The feedback we’ve had so far on Atlas Stone and Pareidolia has been absolutely amazing, so we’re grateful to everybody that took the time to check those songs out and we can’t wait for you to experience the complete journey up ‘The Mountain’.”
To celebrate the release of ‘The Mountain’, the full album is now available to stream exclusively at Prog Magazine. Listen here: http://www.progrockmag.com/news/haken-album-premiere-the-mountain/
Album of the month in Germany’s Eclipsed magazine and Netherlands’ Ghost Cult Mag! The band were also recently invited to play on the first annual Progressive Nation At Sea in February 2014, a cruise masterminded by none other than Mike Portnoy who has given their latest album high praise, proclaiming it the ‘best prog album of 2013!’ The cruise will feature legendary YES singer/songwriter Jon Anderson.
‘The Mountain’ is available on several different formats, including a limited edition digipak CD which includes two bonus tracks, a standard jewelcase CD, a heavyweight gatefold 2LP and digital download. You can head to InsideOutMusic’s shop and order those now:http://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Haken/21202
Haken – The Mountain track listing:
1. The Path
2. Atlas Stone
3. Cockroach King
4. In Memoriam
5. Because It’s There
6. Falling Back To Earth
7. As Death Embraces
Haken 2013 Tour Dates
3.9.2013 – Spirit Of 66, Verviers –Belgium
4.9.2013 – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer – Netherlands
5.9.2013 – Bergkeller, Reichenbach – Germany
6.9.2013 – Gallery, Pratteln – Switzerland
7.9.2013 – Veruno Prog, Veruno – Italy
03.10.13 – Rüsselsheim, Das Rind – Germany
04.10.13 – Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg – Germany
23.11.13 – Danfest3 @ The Musician, Leicester – UK