HAKEN Release Lyric Video for “The Endless Knot”

Haken 2016

UK progsters Haken have released a new lyric video for the song “The Endless Knot” taken from the band’s upcoming study album Affinity, out on April 29. Watch it below.

Recorded during the winter months of 2015, Affinity marks a new approach to the songwriting process for Haken, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains: “It is the most collaborative we have ever been on an album. We wanted to develop and expand our sound by having every member contribute initial ideas from the very beginning of the process. It naturally takes longer to filter through the mass of material and fit it all together coherently, but this approach has helped to create something completely fresh whilst maintaining the core elements of Haken‘s sound.

Haken have once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Between The Buried And Me) for mixing and mastering duties. “He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance and this is no exception,” remarks keyboardist Diego Tejeida.

Like much of Haken‘s previous music, Affinity is full of surprises and “The Architect,” the album’s centrepiece, is no exception. Blasting through a dizzying array of instrumental insanity coupled with down-tempo atmospheric tenuity, Haken welcomes friend and Leprous frontman Einar Solberg mid-song for a spot of guest vocals! Just one of many twists and turns throughout this 60-minute musical lobotomy, Haken‘s Affinity will open up a new dimension in this UK sextet’s trajectory.

Affinity is released via InsideOut on 29/04/2016.

Tracklist and running times:

1. affinity.exe [1:24]
2. Initiate [4:16]
3. 1985 [9:09]
4. Lapse [4:44]
5. The Architect [15:40]
6. Earthrise [4:48]
7. Red Giant [6:06]
8. The Endless Knot [5:50]
9. Bound By Gravity [9:29]

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