Haken bass player departs

2013-09-25 by Eric | 16 Comments
Haken bassist and founding member Tom MacLean has announced today that he has left the band, citing personal reasons.

The full article can be read on the band's Facebook page, here:
https://www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial/posts/10151976898934744

Tagged: Haken

Comments:Add a Comment 
DoubtGin
September 25th 2013
6823 Comments


nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Drpibb
September 25th 2013
142 Comments


Link is broken for me, here's the post excerpt:

"Ladies and gentlemen,

There is no simple way to rationalise why I have made the decision to leave Haken. I enjoy the creative process and the music
we've written, I love playing and performing with the band, and I love my bandmates. I had really hoped to be around for a
little while longer and I am somewhat surprised to be sitting here right now typing out this statement, so soon after "The
Mountain" was released. And yet for some time I've been aware that things haven't felt quite right. That, try as I might to be
happy and content with my lot, this isn't what I'm supposed to be doing with my life, and that there are other things I need to
turn my focus to in order to achieve that nebulous and quasi-mythical state of 'fulfilment'. This has resulted in me becoming
a cog that is struggling to turn with the rest of the machine. Put simply, when asked if I was prepared to commit
wholeheartedly to a busy touring schedule for 2014, my immediate gut reaction was "No, I don't want to do this anymore.
Time to get off". Again, there is no simple reason why I feel this way, but I can only acknowledge the fact that my heart is not
100% in it, and it's time to accept that I need to drop things in order to follow my heart, wherever that will lead me.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Charlie, Diego, Ray, Rich and Ross for their endless support and encouragement,
through good times and bad. It's been an honour and a pleasure to work with them over the past 6 years. Finally, a big thank
you to all the fans who have expressed their appreciation of my work. I tried my best. I will miss you all.

Now it's time for some new adventures. Till we meet again!

Love and respect,

Tom"

"After our recent signing to InsideOut and with the release of our third album, it feels like we are embarking on the next
stage of our journey, which we are extremely excited about. We are so proud of 'The Mountain' and we can't wait to get on
stage and share it with our dedicated fans. Thankfully we will have the pleasure of Tom's company and musicianship during
our upcoming October stint finishing up at Prog Stage Festival in Israel. After that, we will continue with a 'special guest
bassist' (TBA) until we find a permanent member. Information regarding the audition process will follow at a later date.
Finally we would like to say a huge mountain-sized thankyou to our awesome fans for the continued support.

Haken"

AtomicWaste
Moderator
September 25th 2013
2497 Comments


Sputnik always deletes the colon in http://

Replace it an the link will work.

Sad news - bass was tight on the most recent album. Hopefully they find a suitable replacement.

Digging: Orbs - Past Life Regression

Friday13th
September 25th 2013
5400 Comments


Ugh he really did a great job on The Mountain! Oh well, at least he's leaving on good terms after a good month of touring. Glad to hear there will be more shows.

SlMBOLlC
September 25th 2013
5551 Comments


everyone who climbs the mountain must eventually leave its perch

SlMBOLlC
September 25th 2013
5551 Comments


damn im so deep i dont realise

CutMan
September 25th 2013
1885 Comments


Bummer. Hoping for a good replacement. They have such a good sound, I'd hope they don't lose something with this departure.

JS19
September 25th 2013
5566 Comments


'everyone who climbs the mountain must eventually leave its perch'

2deep4me

Digging: Converge - You Fail Me (Redux)

Pennywise_M
September 25th 2013
7454 Comments


Godspeed Tom, and you keep droppin it like it's hot Haken.

Pennywise_M
September 25th 2013
7454 Comments


Oh wait... that was Snoop...




u see wat i did there? :'D

TronaldDump
September 25th 2013
517 Comments


Mike Portnoy is learning how to play bass as we speak.

Friday13th
September 25th 2013
5400 Comments


@TronaldDump lol yeah I can see that. I agree that The Mountain is the best prog metal album of the year, but I think his statement was more a jab at his former bandmates than anything.

Parallels
September 26th 2013
8752 Comments


"Mike Portnoy is learning to play bass as we speak"

lol'd

rip this great bassists work

Digging: Crystal Castles - Amnesty (I)

ThatDude
September 26th 2013
34 Comments


''Mike Portnoy is learning how to play bass as we speak.''

lol'd [2]

thespaceforthis
September 27th 2013
518 Comments


I was listening to this album today

I got nothing to say really

no wait, I hope Haken hits it big to see the look on this guys face!

Pennywise_M
September 27th 2013
7454 Comments


I'll go as far as saying that it is a sign of the world derping if they don't go big.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





MOST VIEWED NEWS

Michael Gira Accused of Rape
R.I.P. Lemmy
R.I.P. David Bowie
Scott Weiland dead at 48
The Story So Far's vocalist dropk..
Rush drummer retires
Killswitch Engage debut new single
Brand new Brand New Single
Deftones stream new single
Riverside guitarist dies



OTHER RECENT NEWS

Helms Alee premiere new song
clipping. announce new album
New Glass Animals Track
Coroner Enter Studio
Alcest unveil Kodama
First Joy Opposites (ex-FACT)
New Father John Misty single
40 Watt Sun Album Announced
Russian Circles stream 3rd single
Bones releases PaidProgramming2
New Shadows (ex-FACT) Song
Disillusion Tease New Single
New A Day To Remember Song
New Alter Bridge Single
Nails on hiatus

» see all news

RELATED REVIEWS
Haken
Affinity
Haken
Restoration
Haken
The Mountain
Haken
Visions
Haken
Aquarius
FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2016 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy