Haken's Virus announcement

2020-04-03 by SitarHero CONTRIBUTOR | 69 Comments
British Prog outfit, Haken, have announced the impending release of their sixth LP, Virus.

According to the band's frontman Ross Jennings, the album is loosely connected to their 2019 LP Vector and includes music written during the same period, which the band has been working on for the past two years. Jennings also clarified that the title is completely coincidental and has nothing to do with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Virus will be transmitted on June 5th and can be ordered here:
http://haken.lnk.to/VirusID

Haken also released the first single/video from the album, entitled "Prosthetic".




Haken and Ross Jennings' announcement:


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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2020
11802 Comments


Haken? More like Hekin Townsend.

Beardog
April 3rd 2020
3513 Comments


New song is good, love how heavy it is

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


Hamen

It's heavy, but I'm nit feeling the songwriting tbh. Feels like it's missing a climax

Digging: Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant

nash1311
April 3rd 2020
1874 Comments


This is quite good. I was surprised by how much I liked it.

ResidentNihilist
April 3rd 2020
1478 Comments


are these guys any good? best place to start with them?

Mythodea
April 3rd 2020
4706 Comments


new Haken is going to be fire

I'd say check The Mountain or Vector

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


Haken are a good band.
If you like Dream Theater start with Visions. If you like stuff like Gentle Giant try The Mountain. If you're into djenty prog metal check Vector.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
April 3rd 2020
3965 Comments


Coronavirus created by Haken to sell albums confirmed

Mythodea
April 3rd 2020
4706 Comments


Haken and COVID-19 created by Corona to sell beers confirmed

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2020
11802 Comments


Yeah, it's called viral marketing.

Mythodea
April 3rd 2020
4706 Comments


ha

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


"Haken and COVID-19 created by Corona to sell beers confirmed"

omg if Haken sold out a little more they'd be a flavor at Starbucks lul

Mythodea
April 3rd 2020
4706 Comments


Have they already sold out a little bit? Didn't know

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


Nah

BeyondCosby
April 3rd 2020
2778 Comments


That face when the two albums are the origin story for the Cockroach King...

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


Really? Now I'm interested lul This sounds like madness which is cool because madness is proggy

BeyondCosby
April 3rd 2020
2778 Comments


Yeah, Vector was the first half of the story and Virus is the conclusion.

GreyShadow
April 3rd 2020
3959 Comments


didn't love the chorus, felt like it could have been bigger. but instrumentally this was super solid.

Digging: Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated Side B

kalkwiese
April 3rd 2020
5265 Comments


Yea the chorus melody is especially weak.

Asdfp277
April 3rd 2020
22442 Comments


lol foresight

DoofDoof
April 3rd 2020
8237 Comments


lol foreskin

Gibleson
April 3rd 2020
96 Comments


Song kicks ass. So happy there's more to Vector. Love that album.

Voltimand
April 3rd 2020
1104 Comments


That bass is C H U N K Y

Asdfp277
April 3rd 2020
22442 Comments


this is good/fine

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2020
5098 Comments


I like them more with this heavier side. Vector was great

Digging: Paradise Lost - Obsidian

GreyShadow
April 3rd 2020
3959 Comments


just relistened to Vector for the first time in a while and yeah, it still bangs. I like the sense of theme you get from previous releases moreso, but Vector is probably their most approachable package for lacking it

Darius The Imposter
April 3rd 2020
22294 Comments


"title is also completely coincidental and has nothing to do with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown"

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/354/591/17c.png

cfbassist
April 3rd 2020
379 Comments


@Darius
The liner notes of both L-1VE and Vector thank fans for "helping spread the virus". This album has been named for at least that long.

Ebola
April 3rd 2020
3823 Comments


vector was outstanding and this new song is really really impressive. stoked for the record

JaqenTheFacelessOne
April 3rd 2020
7 Comments


Love these guys, but not the best LP title at the moment.

Flugmorph
April 3rd 2020
22797 Comments


song fucking slaps, what an absolute riot

LP title is very hmmmmmmm

Flugmorph
April 3rd 2020
22797 Comments


i like how the chomky bass together with his voice creates a kind of growl simily

Thalassic
April 3rd 2020
4879 Comments


Great song

vermillionZ
April 3rd 2020
320 Comments


Love the song, though I hope they haven't overused that distortion effect.

Darius The Imposter
April 3rd 2020
22294 Comments


"The liner notes of both L-1VE and Vector thank fans for "helping spread the virus". This album has been named for at least that long"

bet

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
April 3rd 2020
13955 Comments


It's not the first time SH mate kills a previously published article. That's not nice.

Digging: Sorcerer - Lamenting of the Innocent

bloc
April 4th 2020
61077 Comments


"Jennings also clarified that the title is completely coincidental and has nothing to do with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown"

lol yeah right

Digging: Cut Copy - I Thought Of Numbers

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 4th 2020
11802 Comments


"It's not the first time SH mate kills a previously published article. That's not nice."


I'm not sure when the first time was, and I'm sorry that it feels that way but there wasn't a published article when I posted this one.

Also, some madman posted a guitar cover of this like 6 hours ago. That's insane.

Meridiu5
April 4th 2020
3047 Comments


song is AIDS

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 4th 2020
11802 Comments


^user is meridiu19

Darius The Imposter
April 4th 2020
22294 Comments


the audio of this track physically delivered AIDS virus into meridu5 body watch out !

cfbassist
April 4th 2020
379 Comments


@bloc

The liner notes of both L-1VE and Vector thank fans for "helping spread the virus". This album has been named for at least that long.


Friday13th
April 4th 2020
7119 Comments


Not a big fan of the track, hoping the rest is better.

Regarding the title "Virus", it oddly does seem to have been in the works for a while. Like cfbassist says, it references "the virus" in the liner notes, they have clearly been fixated on this theme of illness with the last singles "Good Doctor" and "Cell Divides." Weird coincidence for sure.

Asdfp277
April 5th 2020
22442 Comments


was gonna mention that

their last album is called 'vector' too (like in epidemiology)

GoodNeighbour
April 5th 2020
9 Comments


I slept on Vector so this is the first Vector I've heard since affinity.
Really digging the heavier feel, good track.

Flugmorph
April 5th 2020
22797 Comments


I slept on Vector so this is the first Vector I've heard since affinity.

kalkwiese
April 5th 2020
5265 Comments


I wanna sleep with Vector tbh

Pikazilla
April 5th 2020
11107 Comments


Vector > Vektor agreed

Asdfp277
April 5th 2020
22442 Comments


lmlao

Flugmorph
April 5th 2020
22797 Comments


lmlao

kalkwiese
April 5th 2020
5265 Comments


lmeno

slipperyboi
April 7th 2020
21 Comments


Got some heavy Townsend vibes from some parts on that new track. Me likey.

Digging: Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant

Flugmorph
April 8th 2020
22797 Comments


track bangs good omg

TundraL5Z
April 9th 2020
4231 Comments


Great song, and the alignment of this album and the virus right now is just uncanny.

kalkwiese
April 9th 2020
5265 Comments


I still think the song is lacking. Everything off Vector was memorable and catchy. This one just isn't. It's heavy, but that's it. Chorus melody is lacking

Pikazilla
April 9th 2020
11107 Comments


Interesting how most of this was written in the same period as Vector

kalkwiese
April 9th 2020
5265 Comments


Yea, right? I wonder how they decided which song ends up on which album. Wouldn't be such a sucker for Vector if this was on it tbh

TundraL5Z
April 9th 2020
4231 Comments


I wouldn't be disappointed if this was on vector

kalkwiese
April 9th 2020
5265 Comments


Vector is still missing a real closing track. I wonder whether or not this one will have one

vermillionZ
May 1st 2020
320 Comments


New song is out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJQy1Waj_cY&t=0s

kalkwiese
May 1st 2020
5265 Comments


Liked it much more than Prosthetic

ItsTheSquirrel
May 1st 2020
393 Comments


New track is amazing

Digging: Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

vermillionZ
May 1st 2020
320 Comments


Yeah much better than the previous one, great song in my opinion.

GreyShadow
May 1st 2020
3959 Comments


i didn't love Ross in the chorus but other than that really great song

Darius The Imposter
May 1st 2020
22294 Comments


should i check out this band

Flugmorph
May 1st 2020
22797 Comments


yes, absolutely

Darius The Imposter
May 1st 2020
22294 Comments


ok i will soon

GreyShadow
May 1st 2020
3959 Comments


liked Canary Yellow significantly more on the 2nd listen, i love this band

Thalassic
May 1st 2020
4879 Comments


New record is shaping up to be great so far.



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