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HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, are set to release their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’, in a week’s time on the 26th October 2018. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend Project), with the artwork once again being handled by Blacklake. 


Today the band have released a video for ‘A Cell Divides’, the third track taken from the album. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/XNT_9mmQaS8 


The band comments: “Spawned from some hotel room writing sessions last year, Vector’s album closer was a fresh approach to concise song writing, for which we are not typically known. While the lyrics in A Cell Divides unlock more clues to the narrative of Vector, the video, filmed mostly in slow motion, contradicts the frantic pace of the song and delves into the beauty of flawed and warped imagery.”


The band previously released a video for the track ‘Puzzle Box’ which you can see here:
https://youtu.be/2oCD4Wk1bwo 


Fans can enter a competition to win the signed puzzle box from the video here:
https://forms.sonymusicfans.com/campaign/haken-pre-save-puzzle-box/ 


Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘The Good Doctor’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3v8w57_lU 


The band will embark on an epic tour starting this October in North America, and the band recently announced South American & European tour dates for 2019. Find the full list of confirmed dates below:


Haken & Leprous with Bent Knee – North American Tour 2018
30th October – The Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
31st October – Opera House, Toronto, ON
1st November – Astral, Montreal, QC
2nd November – Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
3rd November – Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
4th November – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
6th November – Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
7th November – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
8th November – The Orpheum, Tampa, FL
9th November – Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, FL
10th November – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
11th November – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA
13th November – Gas Monkey, Dallas, TX
14th November – Barracuda, Austin, TX
16th November – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
17th November – Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
18th November – August Hall, San Francisco, CA
19th November – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
20th November – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
21st November – Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC
23rd November – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
24th November – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
25th November – Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS
26th November – Delmar Hall, St Louis, MO
27th November – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
29th November – Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
30th November – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
1st December – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL


Latin America 2019
26th January – Teatro Teleton, Santiago, Chile
27th January – Groove, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29th January – Caricoa Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
30th January – Auditorio Centro De La Amistad Peruano China, Lima, Peru
1st February – Lunar, Mexico City, Mexico


Europe 2019
15th February – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
16th February – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
17th February – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
19th February – Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
20th February – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
21st February – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
22nd February – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
23rd February – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
24th February – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
26th February – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
27th February – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
28th February – A38, Budapest, Hungary
2nd March – Szene, Vienna, Austria
3rd March – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
4th March – Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany
6th March – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, Germany
7th March – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
8th March – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
9th March – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
10th March – Transbordeur, Lyon, France
12th March – Mon Live, Madrid, Spain
13th March – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
14th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
15th March – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
16th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
23rd March – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland


Full ticket details as well as all upcoming dates including North America can be found here:
https://www.hakenmusic.com/tour 


‘Vector’ will be available as Limited edition 2CD Mediabook (including instrumental versions), Gatefold vinyl 2LP + CD, Standard CD Jewelcase & as digital download. Pre-order now here:
https://haken.lnk.to/Vector 


“heart-stopping hails of metallic riff bullets, dizzying instrumental and rhythmic complexity, alongside an intriguing lyrical tale.”Prog Magazine


You can find the track-listing below:



  1. Clear
  2. The Good Doctor
  3. Puzzle Box
  4. Veil
  5. Nil By Mouth
  6. Host
  7. A Cell Divides


To celebrate the announcement of the new album, the band ran a competition for one lucky fan’s artwork to be etched into the fourth side of the vinyl version of the record. They invited people to submit their own version of the Rorshach test ink-blot which graces the album cover, and the winner was revealed as Shakoor Bukhuth aka SHAUN BEYOND.


Since their inception in 2007, Haken have shown over four previous studio albums, one EP and a live release that they never stand still, merely satisfied to rely on past triumphs. Rather, Haken always look for ways to challenge themselves as musicians and artists, and also to keep the listeners on their collective toes. “We don’t like to make simple music,” laughs vocalist Ross Jennings. “We always aim to defy expectations, and I believe we’ve surpassed what we aimed to achieve with our new album.”


Their fifth studio record sees the band going in a heavier direction with the music. “We’ve always had a heavy influence”, explains guitarist Charlie Griffiths, “but it was obvious from the riffs that were naturally coming out of us early in the writing process that this would be a more metal album. These are some of the most riff driven songs we’ve ever written.” As is usual, Haken produced the album themselves, but for the first time they have enlisted Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood during the recording and mixing stages. Formerly bassist with Periphery, in the last couple of years he has built a reputation as a fine producer. “We produced the album ourselves, as we always do,” insists Jennings. “But we’re fans of what Adam has done with Periphery, Sikth and Devin Townsend. He has a great reputation for the heavier end of our genre”.


But if this album is musically heavy, then there’s an underlying theme running through the seven songs which is certainly esoteric and fascinating. “The scene is set with the track The Good Doctor, which was a really fun song. Musically it feels like a logical step from ‘Affinity’, but lyrically it’s a bit more theatrical and about as ‘rock opera’ as Haken has ever got”, explains Griffiths. “It’s about a Doctor with an intriguing, perhaps sinister interest in a particular patient. From there the story enters the point-of-view of the patient – who appears to be catatonic, but his mind is sparking with what could be memories, or delusions brought on by the treatment he’s receiving – we leave this up to the listeners to decide. Although we don’t want to give too much away, people who are familiar with our back catalogue will have fun discovering further clues we’ve planted throughout the album. And that’s the challenge for the fans – to find out for themselves their own meaning for ‘Vector’ as an album”. 


HAKEN are:
Ross Jennings
Richard Henshall
Charlie Griffiths
Diego Tejeida
Conner Green
Ray Hearne


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www.twitter.com/Haken_Official
http://www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial

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Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly recently announced the release of ‘Friendship’, their brand new studio album, due out on 9th November 2018, following the release of 2017’s ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, as well as 2018’s retrospective 5CD collection ‘Rumbling Box’. 


The band masterminded by former Beardfish frontman & current Big Big Train member Rikard Sjöblom have also been playing select shows this year, and to give fans a taste of what Gungfly are like live, you can now watch a clip of the band performing the older tracks ‘Anna-Lee’ & ‘Polymixia’ here: https://youtu.be/nzoQEtFcv-0 


Rikard comments: “In January 2018 we went out with Gungfly to support Kayak in Holland on their ‘Seventeen’ tour. It was a fun tour – we ended up playing a mix of material from all the albums in our set and one evening in Zoetermeer the cameras were rolling. I thought it sounded nice and thought to myself, why not release a couple of songs online? When it came to pick the tunes I wanted to share both the rocking, pop-oriented side of Gungfly with the track ‘Anna-Lee’ (‘The Unbendable Sleep’, 2015) but also the more intricate and prog-rocking 11 minute instrumental extravaganza that is ‘Polymixia’ (‘On Her Journey to the Sun’, 2017) and they both share these funky elements so I think they go well together and showcase some of the variety in the Gungfly catalog. Now go dig it!”


You can watch a clip of Gungfly’s latest single ‘Ghost of Vanity’, from new album ‘Friendship’, here: https://youtu.be/F3dmQqBArO0 


Rikard comments: ”A song that really just came to me all at once while I was strumming away on my guitar one day, lyrics and all. I kept singing ‘I don’t want no part in this’ over and over at first and then started thinking about what it was I didn’t want to partake in. Well, vanity is something I’ve never been a big fan of but one way or another we’re all slaves to it. I think most people, especially teenagers and young adults strive to live up to unrealistic expectations from TV-commercials or the superficial parts of showbiz. I remember when I was a kid and thought everything they said on TV was true, or at least didn’t reflect too much about whether it was real or not. No matter how much we try to not care about how cool or pretty or rich we are, I think it gets to us. The ghost of vanity is always present and I guess it takes a lot of reflecting over your own identity and a lot of courage to try to be yourself. I admire those who truly are.” 


The album will be available as a limited CD Digipak & gatefold 2LP + CD (both including 3 bonus tracks) as well as digital download. Pre-order now here:
https://Gungfly.lnk.to/Friendship


The full track-listing is as follows:



  1. Ghost of Vanity
  2. Friendship
  3. They Fade
  4. A Treehouse in a Glade
  5. Stone Cold
  6. If You Fall, Pt. 2
  7. Crown of Leaves
  8. Slow Dancer (Bonus Track)
  9. Past Generation (Bonus Track)
  10. Friendship (Utopian Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)


Rikard comments: “The idea for ‘Friendship’ came to me because of an old photo of me as a child. I found this old photo at my parents’ house, depicting me standing on top of this really tall treehouse in a glade near our house. Although I of course remembered it as being really high up in the tree tops as a child, this picture proved that it really was! As I reminisced about the treehouse I started thinking about my childhood friends with whom I built it. We were the best of friends and we spent so much time together in this little village where I used to live. This of course made me think about all the friends I used to have, these relationships where you hung out all the time, went through childhood together, grew up and knew everything about each other and then all of a sudden, for some reason, disappeared from each other’s lives. This phenomenon of falling out with someone is still a mystery to me, but I’ve learned to accept it, much like the separation of death it’s just a part of life and the nature of our course of life, I guess. So this is a collection of songs about and for all of my friends, dead or alive, past and present. I chose to base the stories around the treehouse in the glade, not because all of my memories are from there, but rather that it’s the place that made me think back on all of this.”


Rikard comments of the musical direction: “Musically, what can I say? This is prog rock, but I want to be free to move in whatever direction the music wants to go and I happily go exploring where it wants to take me. Even though there are a few softer songs and sections, most of the album turned out to be a rocker; a collection of hard rock songs with lots of tricky parts, some heavier moments and some downright jazzy elements too!”


Rikard Sjöblom is perhaps best known as the multi-instrumentalist frontman of Beardfish, who established themselves as one of the most consistently brilliant modern-day progressive rock bands over the course of eight studio albums. In recent years, he has also become known for his work with English progressive collective Big Big Train, playing live with them as well as performing on their most recent studio album ‘The Second Brightest Star’ as well as the new live album ‘Merchants of Light’.


Explore Rikard’s back catalogue with the recently released ‘Rumbling Box’ which contains 5 discs covering the years 2006-2016. Get your copy here: https://gungfly.lnk.to/RumblingBox 


GUNGFLY online:
https://www.facebook.com/rikardsjoblom
http://www.rikardsjoblom.com/


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Swedish alternative rockers PORT NOIR are pleased to announce they have signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their forthcoming new studio album, and today they launch the brand new single ‘Old Fashioned’ that sees them embracing a new sound. Watch the video now here: https://youtu.be/tZ6BiRnTol8

The band comments:
“A song driven by groovy drum beats, pulsating moog synthesizers, attitude and the passion for compelling melodies.
Old Fashioned is bold, refreshing and packs a powerful punch of contrasts that will knock you into the new sound of Port Noir.
This is the essence of what we’ve been cooking up the past few years and we hope it will stir up an interest for what we still have in store for you!”

Stream / download the single here: https://PortNoir.lnk.to/OldFashioned


Port Noir’s last album ‘Any Way The Wind Carries’ was released in 2016, with Metal Hammer UK commenting that it combined “aching melody with shuddering depth.” Recorded with Daniel Bergstrand, at a small mountain village in southern Spain instead of their native Sweden, ‘Any Way the Wind Carries’ was another bold statement from a band that defies pigeonholing in favour of embracing a vast array of influences and distilling these into smartly arranged, concise songs.

PORT NOIR is:
Andreas Wiberg
Love Andersson
Andreas Hollstrand

PORT NOIR online:
www.portnoir.com
https://www.facebook.com/portnoirofficial/
https://twitter.com/portnoir
https://www.instagram.com/portnoir/

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Progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA from Stockholm, Sweden are releasing their newest, 5th studio album entitled “ET EX” today via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

The album’s final track-listing reads as follows:

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – “ET EX” (47:30):
1. Veras tema (03:37)
2. The Shortcomings of Efficiency (07:41)
3. Square 5 (07:02)
4. Over and Out (04:36)
5. Artefacts (05:56)
6. Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat (06:58)
7. Brus från stan (01:36)
8. Fundament (09:59)

Next to an initial Digipak CD format and the Digital Album format, “ET EX“ is also be available as 180gr. LP (with the entire album on CD as bonus) on black vinyl, but also as strictly limited runs on clear vinyl (100x copies via IOM webshop / CM Distro) and on silver vinyl (200x copies via the band directly).

Order “ET EX“ it its various formats here: https://gostaberlingssaga.lnk.to/ETEX
Or here from the IOM shop: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Category/ET_EX/231?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Check out the two singles released so far for “ET EX” here:
“Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat“: https://youtu.be/C9114EuateI
“The Shortcomings of Efficiency”: https://youtu.be/aUuGW9GWsnU

And you can now also check out an introductory interview with GBS as well as a teaser for “ET EX“ here:
Album teaser: https://youtu.be/lDwCWVYfD-k
GBS interview: https://youtu.be/xwfvL3u5yDI

The music of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA is an incredibly dynamic Nordic instrumental adventure, tilting from melodic, starkly beautiful lines shimmering like an aurora borealis over the desolate Arctic tundra, to powerful and aggressive riffs reminiscent of glacier calves crashing into rugged Scandinavian fjords.
Over the years the band’s music has been compared to King Crimson, Goblin and Radiohead, mixed into their very own and peculiar sonic universe.

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA was formed in 2000 in the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby, taking its bandname from one of the most famous works in Swedish literature, the debut novel of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, which was published in 1891. To date GBS have released 4 albums as follows: “Tid Är Ljud” (translated “Time Is Sound”) in 2006, “Detta Har Hänt” (translated “This Has Happened”) in 2009, “Glue Works“ in 2011 and most recentlly “Sersophane” in late 2016 via the band’s own label Icosahedron Music.

GBS have now teamed up with InsideOutMusic as new worldwide label partner to launch their fifth studio album entitled “ET EX”, which was recorded throughout a year-long period from May 2017 until May 2018 in various studios with the help of producer Daniel Fagerström and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering (Björk, The Mars Volta). Stay tuned for more news on GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA coming soon…

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Live:
Dec 2, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Södra Teatern + Henrik Palm
Jan 18, 2019 – Malmö, Sweden – Plan B
Jan 19, 2019 – Göteborg – Folk
More dates to be announced soon…

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – Line-Up:
Alexander Skepp – Drums & Percussion
David Lundberg – Fender Rhodes, Mellotron & Synthesizers
Gabriel Tapper – Bass Guitar & Moog Taurus
Rasmus Booberg – Guitars & Synthesizers

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA Online:
https://www.gostaberlingssaga.com
http://www.facebook.com/gostaberlingssaga
http://www.instagram.com/gostaberlingssaga
http://www.twitter.com/gbs_sthlm

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Legendary Dutch progressive rock band KAYAK released their brand new album ‘Seventeen’ earlier this year, getting to number 6 in the album charts in the Netherlands. Now they are pleased to reveal further European tour dates, including a return to the UK.

The band comments: “Kayak are very excited to get back on the road again. Our latest album ‘Seventeen’ will be the backbone of the show but at the same time the setlist is well balanced by a lot of older material from albums like ‘Royal Bed Bouncer’, ‘Close to the Fire’ and ‘Merlin’ to please long-time fans and ‘newbies’ alike. We are looking forward to play in Europe and meeting fans from abroad, like Norway, Sweden, Germany and Russia. Especially the return to the UK after 41 years means a lot to us.

You can find the full list of dates below:

2018
26th October – De Vorstin, Hilversum, Netherlands
27th October – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, Netherlands
3rd November – Konserthaus, Oslo, Norway
4th November – Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
6th November – Das Rind, Russelheim, Germany
7th November – Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund, Germany
22nd November – Willem Twee, Den Bosch, Netherlands
23rd November – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
24th November – De Spot, Middelburg, Netherlands
12th December – Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
21st December – Mezz, Breda, Netherlands
28th December – De Bosuil, Weert, Netherlands
29th December – Crosslands festival, Ulft, Netherlands

2019
12th January – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
1st February – Corneel, Lelystad, Netherlands
2nd February – Iduna, Drachten, Netherlands
22nd February – Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
23rd February – Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands
5th April – Underworld, London, UK
7th April – Winter’s End Festival, Chepstow, UK

‘Seventeen’ has been receiving fantastic reactions from media, find a few of those below:

The abiding bravado and enthusiasm is infectious.” – Prog?
The music is universal, touching the heart.” – Fireworks?
The KAYAK boat has miraculously resurfaced and navigates over successful waters. Here’s to a long a fruitful sailing.” – Sonic Perspectives?

“Seventeen” is now available to order on 2CD Digipak (featuring an extra disc with 36 minutes of demo material), gatefold 2LP + CD & digital download: http://smarturl.it/KAYAKSeventeen

The band released an animated video for the track ‘La Peregrina’ which you can see here: https://youtu.be/T3kyZ50Ibqo

Listen to the track ‘Feathers & Tar’ here: https://youtu.be/eodTrI0Qink

KAYAK was founded in 1972 by keyboardist/composer Ton Scherpenzeel and drummer/composer Pim Koopman, along with lead singer Max Werner, guitarist Johan Slager and bass player Cees van Leeuwen. Often compared to contemporaries like Yes and Focus, the band quickly developed their own style of symphonic rock that was rather concentrating on songs than elaborate solos and long instrumental passages while KAYAK never shied away from including epic, longer tracks and captivating, dramatic arrangements. Throughout the years, KAYAK has seen many line-up changes with Ton Scherpenzeel now being the only original member and leader of the band.

KAYAK achieved tremendous success from the late 70’s onwards, cracking the US top 50 charts with the single ‘Want You To Be Mine’ in 1978, holding number #1 in the Dutch charts for several weeks with the Platin awarded “Phantom Of The Night” album released in 1979 with its single ‘Ruthless Queen’ reaching #5 on the Dutch single charts. This first era of KAYAK ended after eight albums in 1981. All members went their own way, Ton Scherpenzeel for instance played and recorded with groups like Earth & Fire and Camel, whereas former singer/drummer Max Werner scored a number #2 hit in Germany with ‘Rain In May’ from his second solo record “Seasons” already in 1981.

But the story of KAYAK was not over.

Fast forward to 1999: after an 18 year absence, Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman restarted KAYAK, with Max Werner again taking over lead vocals. This second era was marked by an explosive, new creativity making the band’s output exceed the early days. In 2009, disaster struck when Koopman died of heart failure in the middle of the “Letters from Utopia” tour. In 2011, the band had overcome this big loss and returned to the stage and with a new album. A couple of years later KAYAK completed their rock opera trilogy “Merlin”, “Nostradamus” and “Cleopatra” but when lead singers Cindy Oudshoorn and Edward Reekers left the band shortly after, Scherpenzeel realized he had to completely renew the line up in order to maintain his creativity as well as keep the band going.

Now, with singer Bart Schwertmann and guitarist Marcel Singor joining Ton Scherpenzeel as the band’s creative core and additional members Kristoffer Gildenlöw (bass / ex Pain Of Salvation) and Collin Leijenaar (drums / Affector, Neal Morse, Dave Bainbridge), a reborn KAYAK once again proves that the band’s name – though chosen randomly back in 1972 – is as appropriate as ever. Just when everyone expects the boat to sink, it miraculously resurfaces and sails on.

KAYAK online
www.kayakonline.info
https://www.facebook.com/Kayak-209230952473801/
https://www.facebook.com/ton.scherpenzeel

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The seventh studio album “Wasteland” by Rock masters RIVERSIDE isn’t only garnering praise all across the place, but has also managed to achieve impressing international chart entries, including the # 1 spot in their homeland Poland and a # 13 spot in Germany. Here is an overview of all results so far:

RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland” – Chart Positions:
Poland: # 1
Poland / Vinyl: # 1
Germany: # 13
Germany / Download: # 42
The Netherlands: # 28
The Netherlands / Vinyl: # 12
Switzerland: # 23
Austria: # 39
UK: # 83
UK / Rock: # 2
UK / Vinyl: # 38
Finland: # 30
France: # 97
Czech Republic: # 59
Belgium / Wallonia: # 79
Sweden / Physical: # 13
Sweden / Vinyl: # 8
USA / Current: # 106
USA / New Artist: # 17
USA / Overall: # 147

Congratulations!

RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment:
Thanks to all of our fans for the fantastic reactions towards “Wasteland“. We are happy to hear and to read that you are enjoying the new album so much! We truly appreciate your support…and see you on tour very soon!

In the light of the launch “Wasteland”, RIVERSIDE recently held a very comprehensive online Q&A session, which is now available with English subtitles from the following location:
Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl/videos/313825086070794/
Q&A session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqM2ILNuZU8

The track-listing for RIVERSIDE’s “Wasteland” album reads as follows:

RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland” (50:58):
1. The Day After (01:48)
2. Acid Rain (06:03)
3. Vale Of Tears (04:49)
4. Guardian Angel (04:24)
5. Lament (06:09)
6. The Struggle For Survival (09:32)
7. River Down Below (05:41)
8. Wasteland (08:25)
9. The Night Before (03:59)

Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, “Wasteland“ is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of “River Down Below“ and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).

Order “Wasteland“ in various formats from the IOM webstore here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Riverside/20863?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
Or from other locations here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland

Check out the three singles launched so far for “Wasteland”:
“Lament”: https://youtu.be/4Wqlts7QWA8
“River Down Below”: https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc
“Vale Of Tears”: https://youtu.be/001IMO53JwY

RIVERSIDE will be embarking on the “Wasteland 2018 Tour” starting tomorrow and few dates have sold out already, so grab your tickets soon:


RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland 2018 Tour”:

With support by Spiral & Waifad:
12.10.2018 Gdansk (Poland) – B90 / Sold Out!
13.10.2018 Poznan (Poland) – Tama / Sold Out!
14.10.2018 Wroclaw (Poland) – A2
16.10.2018 Katowice (Poland) – Miasto Ogrodów / Sold Out!
17.10.2018 Lódz (Poland) – Magnetofon / Sold Out!
18.10.2018 Torun (Poland) – Od Nowa
20.10.2018 Kraków (Poland) – Studio
21.10.2018 Warszawa (Poland) – Hala Kolo

With support by Mechanism:
30.10.2018 Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
31.10.2018 Schorndorf (Germany) – Manufaktur
03.11.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) – LAV
04.11.2018 Madrid (Spain) – MON LIVE
05.11.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
06.11.2018 Lyon (France) – CCO
07.11.2018 Paris (France) – La Machine
09.11.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
10.11.2018 London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom
11.11.2018 Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) – Casino
12.11.2018 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – TivoliVredenburg
14.11.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
15.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle 2
16.11.2018 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
17.11.2018 Neunkirchen (Germany) – Gloomaar Festival

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RIVERSIDE – Festivals 2019:
04.-09.02.2019 Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge
More dates to follow soon…

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HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, recently announced details of their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’, due for release on the 26th October 2018. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend Project), with the artwork once again being handled by Blacklake.

Today the band have launched a video for the track ‘Puzzle Box’ which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/2oCD4Wk1bwo

The band comments: “‘Puzzle Box’ was born from some of the jam sessions we had early on in the writing process. The music has a raw and slightly psychotic nature to it that is brilliantly complimented in Crystal Spotlight’s video. To achieve favourable consequences we suggest taking this dose of Vector at regular intervals throughout the day.

Fans can enter a competition to win the signed puzzle box from the video here: https://forms.sonymusicfans.com/campaign/haken-pre-save-puzzle-box/

They recently launched the first of a 3 part interview with band members Ross Jennings, Charlie Griffiths & Rich Henshall discussing how the new album came together. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/0lMw-2VCztY
Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘The Good Doctor’ here: https://youtu.be/BD3v8w57_lU

The band will embark on an epic tour starting this October in North America, and the band recently announced South American & European tour dates for 2019. Find the full list of confirmed Eropean dates below:

Europe 2019
15th February – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
16th February – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
17th February – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
19th February – Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
20th February – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
21st February – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
22nd February – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
23rd February – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
24th February – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
26th February – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
27th February – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
28th February – A38, Budapest, Hungary
2nd March – Szene, Vienna, Austria
3rd March – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
4th March – Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany
6th March – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, Germany
7th March – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
8th March – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
9th March – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
10th March – Transbordeur, Lyon, France
12th March – Mon Live, Madrid, Spain
13th March – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
14th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
15th March – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
16th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
23rd March – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland

Full ticket details as well as all upcoming dates including North & South America can be found here: https://www.hakenmusic.com/tour

‘Vector’ will be available as Limited edition 2CD Mediabook (including instrumental versions), Gatefold vinyl 2LP + CD, Standard CD Jewelcase & as digital download. Pre-order now here: https://haken.lnk.to/Vector

heart-stopping hails of metallic riff bullets, dizzying instrumental and rhythmic complexity, alongside an intriguing lyrical tale.” – Prog Magazine

You can find the track-listing below:
1. Clear
2. The Good Doctor
3. Puzzle Box
4. Veil
5. Nil By Mouth
6. Host
7. A Cell Divides


To celebrate the announcement of the new album, the band ran a competition for one lucky fan’s artwork to be etched into the fourth side of the vinyl version of the record. They invited people to submit their own version of the Rorshach test ink-blot which graces the album cover, and the winner was revealed as Shakoor Bukhuth aka SHAUN BEYOND.

Since their inception in 2007, Haken have shown over four previous studio albums, one EP and a live release that they never stand still, merely satisfied to rely on past triumphs. Rather, Haken always look for ways to challenge themselves as musicians and artists, and also to keep the listeners on their collective toes. “We don’t like to make simple music,” laughs vocalist Ross Jennings. “We always aim to defy expectations, and I believe we’ve surpassed what we aimed to achieve with our new album.

Their fifth studio record sees the band going in a heavier direction with the music. “We’ve always had a heavy influence”, explains guitarist Charlie Griffiths, “but it was obvious from the riffs that were naturally coming out of us early in the writing process that this would be a more metal album. These are some of the most riff driven songs we’ve ever written.” As is usual, Haken produced the album themselves, but for the first time they have enlisted Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood during the recording and mixing stages. Formerly bassist with Periphery, in the last couple of years he has built a reputation as a fine producer. “We produced the album ourselves, as we always do,” insists Jennings. “But we’re fans of what Adam has done with Periphery, Sikth and Devin Townsend. He has a great reputation for the heavier end of our genre”.

But if this album is musically heavy, then there’s an underlying theme running through the seven songs which is certainly esoteric and fascinating. “The scene is set with the track The Good Doctor, which was a really fun song. Musically it feels like a logical step from ‘Affinity’, but lyrically it’s a bit more theatrical and about as ‘rock opera’ as Haken has ever got”, explains Griffiths. “It’s about a Doctor with an intriguing, perhaps sinister interest in a particular patient. From there the story enters the point-of-view of the patient – who appears to be catatonic, but his mind is sparking with what could be memories, or delusions brought on by the treatment he’s receiving – we leave this up to the listeners to decide. Although we don’t want to give too much away, people who are familiar with our back catalogue will have fun discovering further clues we’ve planted throughout the album. And that’s the challenge for the fans – to find out for themselves their own meaning for ‘Vector’ as an album”.

HAKEN are:
Ross Jennings
Richard Henshall
Charlie Griffiths
Diego Tejeida
Conner Green
Ray Hearne

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