UK prog-metal group Haken will be releasing their fantastic third studio album 'The Mountain' in the US on September 17th, as well as performing short run of European shows. The band have now revealed a great video for the track "Cockroach King" which you can check out below!
The band had this to say about the video: "With 'Cockroach King' we allowed our eccentric side to come to the fore and wrote a song in the tradition of some of our favorite English '70s bands like Queen, The Specials
and of course - it's obviously a huge tip of the hat to Gentle Giant. There's some 8-string metal riffing in there too and of course Jens Bogren did an amazing job with the mix, It's a blend of the old traditions and modern sounds that we jokingly refer to as 'Djentle Djiant' ".
The video is also a tribute to a more innocent time before our TVs were dominated by computer animation and hi-definition; a time when things were handmade, wholesome and fun for the whole family!'
Haken also recently announced a special headline show with label mates Maschine, in conjunction with House of Progression and InsideOutMusic. That show will take place on the 24th November at London's Borderline. Tickets available here: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YGB0411
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 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