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HAKEN will release their 1st live album in June

Veröffentlicht am 16. April 2018 von Markus W. in Haken, L-1ve, News, Rock, Prog Rock, Live, InsideOut

HAKEN will release their 1st live album in June

HAKEN are extremely pleased to announce the release of their first ever live album, titled ‘L-1VE’ and scheduled for release on the 22nd June 2018. Following the release of the bands much-acclaimed fourth studio album ‘Affinity’, they embarked upon their 10th anniversary tour across Europe & North America. Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the legendary Melkweg venue on the Amsterdam stop of that tour, this represents the band’s first ever live document with tracks from across the bands discography.

“The release of official live material is a project that is long overdue and we know our existing fans have been crying out for this for some time now. Whilst we have filmed and recorded many shows in the past we have always felt there were elements of our shows that could be improved 'visually' before we documented and immortalised this for the world to see and that the timing for a live release never felt right for us. This is just our nature as creative people to be so extremely self-critical and constantly strive for perfection. It is largely due to the will of the people that the idea of this project became a reality. Both the band and the label were inundated with emails requesting a live release in some shape or form, and it was actually rather flattering, so giving the people what they wanted just felt like the right thing to do.”

‘L-1VE’ will be released as a 2CD/2DVD Digipak package & as digital download. The DVD will include 4 bonus tracks filmed at ProgPower USA 2016 that also includes Mike Portnoy’s cameo appearance on gong, as well as all of the official videos from the ‘Affinity’ album. The main show and the bonus material on the DVD are also mixed in 5.1 surround sound.

 

Tracklist:

  1. affinity.exe/Initiate
  2. In Memoriam
  3. 1985
  4. Red Giant
  5. Aquamedley
  6. As Death Embraces
  7. Atlas Stone
  8. Cockroach King
  9. The Architect
  10. The Endless Knot
  11. Visions

 

DVD Bonus Material

  1. Falling Back to Earth
  2. Earthrise
  3. Pareidolia
  4. Crystallised
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HAKEN re-releases and tour dates for Europe

Veröffentlicht am 22. November 2016 von Markus W. in Haken, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, Tour, Rock

UK-based prog band Haken will celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2017. For this reason the band, together with their label InsideOutMusic, will re-release the first two Haken records. "Aquarius" and "Visions" will hit the shelfs on February 3rd in a new remastered 2CD edition as well as in vinyl for the first time.

In addition the band will be on tour in Europe and here are the dates:

HAKEN re-releases and tour dates for Europe
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CD review HAKEN "Affinity"

Veröffentlicht am 29. April 2016 von Markus W. in Haken, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, CD Review, Rock, Classic Rock

(8/10) Actually I have to admit that Haken came pretty late to my attention. It was the third album "The Mountain" that made me curious about the band from the UK and their prog rock. After having heard the album I was regreting not having heard of the band earlier. Anyhow, it's never too late and since that moment in time, Haken became one of the prog bands I'm following.

After such an experience in 2013, I was excited to hear that the band worked on the successor of "The Mountain" and April 29th will be the date when prog fans will get new food for brain, ears and soul. Haken next milestone is on it's way.

Entitled "Affinity", the album comes with nine new songs that can easily keep the high level of the predecessor. Actually I think that Haken made a next step forward by fine-tuning their sound and trademarks.

The new longplayer became an attractive piece of music, that shows a lot of creative ideas in combination with well-done melodies, something that makes Haken songs also appealing for fans that are not only interested in technical gimmickry.

Haken achieves the higher aim of using technical abilities for composing songs that are still songs.

Something that I think is also remarkable is the fact that the UK-based prog outfit streches the limits. The guys aren't afarid of seeing beyond their own nose. The masterpiece called "The Archict", which is one of the best tracks of "Affinity", includes even deep growls, something I haven't heard from Haken for quite some years. And although these growls are at the end of the song as a rather short section, it still adds something to the entire album. I almost had the idea of listening to Opeth.

Next to these more heavy pounders there are also the more moderate prog rockers. "1985" is one of these songs where the title says it all. The tune feels like an acosutic journey back in time, with keyboard sections that remind me to Yes in the second half of the eighties.

Not all songs on "Affinity" are long and epic. The band can also does a few shorter ones that still have the same intesity, maybe even more since they are kept more compact. "Earthrise" is such a number that is a swinging four minutes long tune - being complex and with an ease, all in one.

"Affinity" is the most mature Haken longplayer up till now. The band did a great job and also the sound of the album is crystal clear by still organic and warm. Good music for brain and soul.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Affinity
  2. Initiate
  3. 1985
  4. Lapse
  5. The Architct
  6. Earthrise
  7. Red Giant
  8. The Endless Knot
  9. Bound by Gravity

 

Label: InsideOut

Genre: Prog Rock

Release Date EU: April 29th, 2016

CD review HAKEN "Affinity"
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Various tourdates from APOCALYPTICA to VINTAGE TROUBLE

Veröffentlicht am 22. April 2016 von Markus W. in Tour, News, Apocalyptica, Haken, Entombed A.D., Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Prog Metal, Hardcore Superstars

Various tourdates from APOCALYPTICA to VINTAGE TROUBLE

APOCALYPTICA

27 Mai 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Rockvaria

28 Mai 2016 (DE) DORTMUND at Westfalenhalle

03 Juni 2016 (AUT) WIEN at Rock Vienna

04 Juni 2016 (CH) ALLMEND at Allmend rockt

08 Juni 2016 (IT) ROM at Rock in Rome

09 Juni 2016 (FIN) TURKU at Apocalyptica Cruise

11 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Download

17 Juni 2016 (BEL) DESSEL at Graspop Metal Meeting

24 Juni 2016 (HUN) BALATONSZEMENS at Rockpart Festival

25 Juni 2016 (FR) STRASBOURG at Zenith de Strasbourg

08.-10 Juli 2016 (UKR) KIEV at Atlas Weekend

14 Juli 2016 (CZE) VIZOVICE at Masters of Rock

15 Juli 2016 (PL) KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA at Woodstock Festival Poland

29 Juli 2016 (DE) CHEMNITZ at Wasserschloss Klaffenbach

13.-14 August 2016 (DE) HILDESHEIM at M’era Luna

11.-12 November 2016 (DE) WEISSENHÄUSER STRAND at Metal Hammer Paradise


AVATAR

03 Juni 2016 (DE) NÜRNBERG at Rock im Park

04 Juni 2016 (NL) NIJMEGEN at Fortarock Festival
05 Juni 2016 (DE) MENDIG at Rock am Ring

08 Juni 2016 (CH) ZÜRICH at Komplex 457 /w Disturbed

10 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Download Festival

11 Juni 2016 (UK) DERBY at Download Festival

14 Juni 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Huxleys Neue Welt /w Disturbed

15 Juni 2016 (DE) HAMBURG at Docks /w Disturbed

08 Juli 2016 (NOR) KVINESDAL at Norway Rock Festival

 


BEYOND THE BLACK

03 November 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Essigfabrik

04 November 2016 (DE) HAMBURG at Gruenspan

05 November 2016 (DE) GLAUCHAU at Alte Spinnerei Glauchau

06 November 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Backstage Werk


BORKNAGAR

21 April 2016 (SVK) LJUBLJANA at Gala Hala

22 April 2016 (CH) PRATTELN at Z7

23 April 2016 (DE) AALEN at Rock It

24 April 2016 (NL) ROTTERDAM at Baroeg

01 Juli 2016 (EST) VANA-VIGALA at Hard Rock Laager 2016

03 Juli 2016 (DE) ROITZSCHJORA at With Full Force

04 August 2016 (DE) ITSEHOE at Wacken Open Air

13 August 2016 (ROU) BRASOV at Rockstad Extreme Fest


CALLEJON

22 April 2016 (DE) OBERHAUSEN at Impericon Festival

23 April 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at Impericon Festival

07 Mai 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Impericon Festival

21 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand Festival

22 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand Festival

23 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand Festival

24 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand Festival

05 August 2016 (DE) WACKEN at Wacken Open Air

06 August 2016 (DE) WACKEN at Wacken Open Air

03 September 2016 (DE) HAMBURG at Full Metal Cruise

04 September 2016 (DE) FULL METAL CRUISE

05 September 2016 (DE) FULL METAL CRUISE

06 September 2016 (DE) FULL METAL CRUISE

07 September 2016 (DE) FULL METAL CRUISE

08 September 2016 (DE) KIEL at Full Metal Cruise


CANCER BATS

27 Mai 2016 (UK) DUNDEE at Buskers

28 Mai 2016 (UK) LEEDS at Leeds City Centre

30 Mai 2016 (UK) HATFIELD at The Forum Hertfordshire

02 Juni 2016 (UK) BOURNEMOUTH at Sound Circus

03 Juni 2016 (UK) OXFORD at O2 Academy Oxford

08 Juni 2016 (CH) INTERLAKEN at Flugplatz Interlaken

09 Juni 2016 (FR) BELFORT at La Poudriere


DANKO JONES

26 Mai 2016 (SWE) UMEA at U Rock

11 Juni 2016 (UK) LEICESTERSHIRE at Download Festival

24 Juni 2016 (CH) BAD RAGAZ at Quellrock Openair

01 Juli 2016 (SWE) HELSINBORG at Sundspärlan

08 Juli 2016 (BEL) GIERLE at Sjock Festival

21 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand

27 August 2016 (NL) LIEROP at Nirwana Tuinfeest


DEFTONES

03 Juni 2016 (UK) LONDON at The SSE Arena Wembley

04 Juni 2016 (DE) MENDING at Rock am Ring

05 Juni 2016 (DE) NÜRNBERG at Rock im Park

07 Juni 2016 (IT) MILAN at Trezzo sull’Adda Live Club

10 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Download Festival Paris

11 Juni 2016 (UK) DERBY at Download Festival

12 Juni 2016 (AUT) NICKELSDORF at Nova Rock 2016

14 Juni 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Palladium

15 Juni 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Columbiahalle

17 Juni 2016 (DNK) AARHUS C at North Side Festival

18 Juni 2016 (ISL) REYKJAVIK at Secret Solstice


EMIL BULLS

25 Juni 2016 (DE) ASCHAFFENBURG at Colos-Saal

19.-21 August 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at High Field Festival

24.-27 August 2016 (DE) ÜBERSEE at Chiemsee Summer 2016


ESKIMO CALLBOY

22 April 2016 (DE) OBERHAUSEN at Impericon Festival

23 April 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at Impericon Festival Leipzig

24 April 2016 (DE) TRIER at Never Say Die! Open Air

01 Mai 2016 (NL) AMSTERDAM at Impericon Festival

02 Mai 2016 (UK) MANCHASTER at Impericon Festival

03 Mai 2016 (UK) LONDON at Impericon Festival

04 Mai 2016 (FR) PARIS at Impericon Festival Paris

07 Mai 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Impericon Festival

13 Mai 2016 (FR) VILLEURBANNE at Transbordeur

14 Mai 2016 (DE) MANNHEIM at Alte Seilerei


ENTOMBED A.D.

17 Juni 2016 (FR) CLISSON at Hellfest

07 Juli 2016 (ESP) CLISSON at Resurrection Fest

10.-11 März 2016 (SWE) STOCKHOLM at Close Up Boat

01 April 2016 (PL) MOITA at Moita Metal Fest

03 Juni 2016 (CS) PLZEN at Metal Fest Open Air

19 Juni 2016 (FR) CLISSON at Hellfest

23 Juni 2016 (DK) COPENHAGEN at Copenhell Festival

25 Juni 2016 (NL) DOKKUM at Dokkum Open Air

02 Juli 2016 (DE) TRIER at Death Shall Rise Open Air

07 Juli 2016 (DE) BALLENSTEDT at Rock Harz

08 Juli 2016 (ESP) VIVEIRO at Resurrection Fest

04.-06 August 2016 (DE) Wacken at Wacken Open Air

18.-19 August 2016 (DE) DINKELSBUEHL at Summer Breeze Open Air


FACTORY BRAINS

22 April 2016 (SWE) HUSKVARNA at Folkets Park

23 April 2016 (SWE) VASTERAS at Konserthus

29 April 2016 (SWE) KARLSTAD at Nöjesfabriken

30 April 2016 (SWE) RÄTTVIK at Rättvik Bowling & Krog


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

30 Juni 2016 (FIN) SEINÄJOKI at Provinssi Rock Fest 2016

02 Juli 2016 (SWE) NÖRRKÖPING at Bravalla Festival 2016

03 Juli 2016 (DE) ROITZSCHJORA at With Full Force Festival 2016

04 Juli 2016 (CZE) HRADEC KRALOVE at Rock For People 2016

06 Juli 2016 (AUT) WIEN at Two Days A Week Festival 2016

07.-09 Juli 2016 (PL) POZNAN at Jarocin Festiwal 2016

09 Juli 2016 (NOR) KNINESDAL at Norway Rock Festival 2016

26 August 2016 (DE) BREMEN at Reload-Festival 2016

26 August 2016 (UK) WETHERBY at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016

28 August 2016 (UK) READING at Reading and Leeds Festival 2016


FROST*

17 Juni 2016 (UK) EDINBURGH at Voodoo Rooms

18 Juni 2016 (UK) WATH-UPON-DEARNE at Montgomery Hail

19 Juni 2016 (UK) BILSON at The Robin 2

23 Juli 2016 (UK) MAIDSTONE at Ramblin’ Man Fair

29 Juli 2016 (UK) BRISTOL at Thekla

30 Juli 2016 (UK) LONDON at O2 Islington Academy

31 Juli 2016 (UK) CAMBRIDGE at The Portland Arm


GLORIA VOLT

22 April 2016 (CH) BÜLACH at Guss39

23 April 2016 (CH) MUOTATHAL at Bastards Place

07 Mai 2016 (DE) DONAUESCHINGEN at Delta

21 Mail 2016 (CH) WETZIKON at Hall of Fame

13 August 2016 (CH) MANNRIED at Mannrieder Chilbi

27 August 2016 (CH) GENF at Festiverbant

24 September 2016 (CH) INS at Schüxenhaus

 

GRIMNER


02 Juli 2016 (D) BRANDE-HÖRNERKIRCHEN at Hörnefest


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

01 Juni 2016 (SWE) HELSINGBORG at Sundspärlan, Utescenen

02 Juni 2016 (SWE) TROLLHÄTTAN at Folkets Park

22 Juli 2016 (SWE) UPPLANDS VÄSBY at Vilundaparkens idrottsplats

06 August 2016 (SWE) REJMYRA at Skogsröjet Festival


HAKEN

26 Mai 2016 (UK) LONDON at The Garage

27 Mai 2016 (NL) ZOETERMEER at Boerderij

29 Mai 2016 (FR) PARIS at Divan du monde

30 Mai 2016 (CHE) PRATTELN at Z7

31 Mai 2016 (FR) LYON at Marche Gare

02 Juni 2016 (ESP) BARCELONA at Razz 2

03 Juni 2016 (ESP) MADRID at Caracol

04 Juni 2016 (ESP) PERALTA at Minnuendo Festival

06 Juni 2016 (ITA) MILAN at Legend Club

07 Juni 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Backstage

08 Juni 2016 (DE) KARLSRUHE at Substage

09 Juni 2016 (DE) ASCHAFFENBURG at Colo-Saal

10 Juni 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Maschinenhaus

11 Juni 2016 (PL) WARSAW at Progresija

14 Juni 2016 (SWE) STOCKHOLM at Bryggarsalen

15 Juni 2016 (NOR) OSLO at John dee

16 Juni 2016 (DNK) COPENHAGEN at Spillestedet stengade

17 Juni 2016 (DE) HAMBURG at Logo

18 Juni 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Gebaude 9

19 Juni 2016 (UK) LONDON at Stone Free Festival

17 Juli 2016 (FIN) JOENSUU at Ilosaarirock

 

HAYSEED DIXIE

15 Mai 2016 (ESP) IBIZA at Hard Rock Hell

17 Mai 2016 (UK) LEEDS at Brundenell Social Club

18 Mai 2016 (UK) LIVERPOOL at O2 Academy

19 Mai 2016 (UK) NORWICH at The Waterfront

10 Juni 2016 (UK) SOUTHWELL at Gate To Southwell festival

12 Juni 2016 (FR) KERVIGNAC at Pieds Dans la Vase

14 Juni 2016 (UK) DONCASTER at Diamond Love Lounge

19 Juni 2016 (SCO) ISLE OF LEWIS at HebCelt Festival

20 Juni 2016 (UK) SHOREHAM BY SEA at Ropetackle Arts Centre

21 Juni 2016 (UK) DERBY at The Flowerpot

23 Juni 2016 (UK) BLISTON at the Robin

25 Juni 2016 (UK) MAIDSTONE at Ramblin’ Man Fair

26 Juni 2016 (UK) LYDNEY at Town Hall

27 Juni 2016 (UK) READING at Sub 89

29 Juni 2016 (UK) TOTNES at South Devon Arts Centre

30 Juni 2016 (FIN) VALKEAKOSKI at Työväen Musiikkitapahtuma

05 August 2016 (FIN) OULU at Qstock Festival

06 August 2016 (BEL) DRANOUTER at Dranouter Festival

07 August 2016 (BEL) WAARSCHOOT at Roadkill Festival

09 August 2016 (UK) WICKHAM at Wickham Festival


HEADSPACE

24 Juli 2016 (UK) MOTE PARK at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016

12 August (UK) CROPREDY at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention


IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC

06.-07 Mai 2016 (SWE) GOTHENBURG at Göteborg Rockfest 2016


KAMCHATKA

22 April 2016 (NL) UTRECHT at dB's

23 April 2016 (NL) DEVENTER at De Hip

24 April 2016 (NL) ASTEN at Het Spektakel

25 April 2016 (BEL) BRÜSSEL at Magasin 4

26 April 2016 (NL) LEEUWARDEN at Asteriks

27 April 2016 (NL) AALTEN at Oerkroeg Schiller

27 April 2016 (NL) SLIEDRECHT at Electra

04 Mai 2016 (DE) OSNABRÜCK at Rosenhof

05 Mai 2016 (DE) NÜRNBERG at Hirsch

06 Mai 2016 (DE) BENSHEIM at Musiktheater Rex

08 Mai 2016 (DE) MEMMINGEN at Kaminwerk

18 Juni 2016 (SWE) VARBERG at Majas Vid Havet

06 August 2016 (SWE) NYNÄSHAMN at Nynäshamnskalaset

09 September 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Parkbühne Biesdorf

10 September 2016 (DE) FRAUREUTH at Waldbad Open air

 

KNIFEWORLD

12 Mai 2016 (UK) LONDON at Bush Hall


LEPROUS

28 April 2016 (NOR) KOPARVIK/HAUSGESUND at Karmoygeddon Metal Festival

29 April 2016 (NOR) KOPARVIK/HAUSGESUND at Karmoygeddon Metal Festival

30 April 2016 (NOR) KOPARVIK/HAUSGESUND at Karmoygeddon Metal Festival

04 Juni 2016 (NOR) OSLO at Rockefeller

23 Juni 2016 (NOR) HALDEN at Tons Of Rock


LONG DISTANCE CALLING

28 April 2016 (DE) MÜNSTER at Skaters Palace

29 April 2016 (DE) HAMBURG at Uebel & Gefährlich

30 April 2016 (DE) ROSTOCK at M.A.U. Club

02 Mai 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at UT Connewitz

03 Mai 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Musik & Frieden

04 Mai 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Kulturkirche

05 Mai 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Backstage

06 Mai 2016 (DE) KARLSRUHE at Substage

07 Mai 2016 (CHE) AARAU at KiFF

08 Mai 2016 (FR) PARIS at Le Botafar

09 Mai 2016 (NL) TILBURG at 013

10 Mai 2016 (UK) LONDON at Boston Music Room

11 Mai 2016 (UK) BRISTOL at Exchange

12 Mai 2016 (UK) LEEDS at Brudenell Social Club

13 Mai 2016 (UK) WOLVERTON The Craufurd Arms


MESSENGER

19 Juni 2016 (UK) LONDON at Stone Free Festival

05 November 2016 (DE) DORTMUND at Leafmeal


MOONSORROW

21 April 2016 (UK) MANCHESTER at Club Academy

22 April 2016 (UK) DUBLIN at Button Factory

23 April 2016 (UK) BELFAST at Limelight 2

25 April 2016 (UK) LEEDS at Stylus

26 April 2016 (UK) BIRMINGHAM at Academy 2

27 April 2016 (UK) BRISTOL at The Fleece

28 April 2016 (UK) SOUTHAMPTON at 1865

29 April 2016 (DE) BOCHUM at Matrix

07 Mai 2016 (DE) BORNSTEDT at Dark Troll Festival

17 Juni 2016 (FIN) TAMPERE at Tampere Metal Meeting

18 Juni 2016 (FR) CLISSON at Hellfest

19 Juni 2016 (BEL) DESSEL at Graspop Metal Meeting

09 Juli 2016 (FIN) OULU at Jalometalli

17 Juli 2016 (FIN) JOENSUU at Ilosaarirock

23 Juli 2016 (FR) SIMANDRE-SUR-SURAN at Ragnard Rock Fest

06 August 2016 (FIN) PORI at Porispere

12 August 2016 (ROU) RASNOV at Rockstadt Extreme Fest

19 August 2016 (DE) DINKELSBÜHL at Summer Breeze


MUSTASCH

21 April 2016 /SWE) STOCKHOLM at Rock the Boat

29 April 2016 (SWE) ÖREBRO at Örebro International Tattoo Expo

04 Mai 2016 (DE) OSNABRÜCK at Bastard Club

05 Mai 2016 (DE) KARLSRUHE at Substage

06 Mai 2016 (DE) DRESDEN at Beatpol

07 Mai 2016 (DE) FRANKFURT at Das Bett

09 Mai 2016 (DE) HANNOVER at Faust

10 Mai 2016 (AUT) WIEN at Chelsea

11 Mai 2016 (AUT) DORNBIRN at Conrad Sohm

12 Mai 2016 (DE) DORTMUND at FZW Club

13 Mai 2016 (DE) KIEL at Die Pumpe

14 Mai 2016 (DNK) KOPENHAGEN at Nordic Noise Festival

21 Mai 2016 (FIN) HELSINKI at Radio Rock Risteily XIX

10 Juni 2016 (DE) LORELEY, ST. GOARSHAUSEN at RockFels Festival

08 Juli 2016 (SWE) BÖRLÄNGE at Peace & Love

05 August 2016 (SWE) REJMYRE at Skogsröjet


NIGHTINGALE

13.-15 Mai 2016 (DE) GELSENKIRCHEN at Rock Hard Festival


NIGHTRAGE

21 April 2016 (NL) GELEEN at Cafe-Zaal de Reunie

22 April 2016 (NL) AMSTERDAM at The cave

23 April 2016 (BEL) ROESELARE at De Verlichte Gesst

24 April 2016 (NL) GORINCHEM at Stiching PoGo


OOMPH!

22 April 2016 (CH) ZÜRICH at Komplex 457

23 April 2016 (DE) MEMMINGEN at Kaminwerk

07 Mai 2016 (DE) INZELL at Maexival Festival

08 Mai 2016 (DE) CHAM at L.A. Live-Style

21 Mai 2016 (UA) KIEV at Bingo Club

19 Juni 2016 (BEL) DESSEL at Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

17 Juli 2016 (CZ) VIZOVICE at Masters Of Rock Festival

21 Juli 2016 (DE) CUXHAVEN at Deichbrand Festival

22 Juli 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Call The Ship To Port – Amphi

13 August 2016 (DE) HILDESHEIM at M’era Luna Festival

21 August 2016 (AU) RODATYCHI at Zaxid Festival


ONE OK ROCK

31 Mai 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at Täubchenthal

01 Juni 2016 (PL) WARSAW at Progresja Music Zone

08 Juni 2016 (DE) MUNSTER at Skaters Palace

10 Juni 2016 (UK) DERBY at Donington Park

11 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Hippodrome de Longchamp


POETS OF THE FALL

13 Mai 2016 (FIN) VANTAA at Tulisuudelma

21 Mai 2016 (FIN) OULU at Night Club Tähti

28 Mai 2016 (FIN) TURKU at Venus Nightlife

22 Juni 2016 (FIN) VANTAA at Tulisuud

23 Juni 2016 (FIN) RAUMA at Sinisoihtu

27 Juli 2016 (FIN) LAPPEENRANTA at Rauhanranta


RIDEAU

04 Mai 2016 (SWE) STOCKHOLM at Debaser Strand

05 Mai 2016 (SWE) GÖTEBORG at Sticky Fingers

06 Mai 2016 (SWE) MALMO at Babel

08 Juli 2016 (DE) BERSENBRUCK at Talge Open Air Festival


SPIRITUAL BEGGARS

28 April 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Desert Fest

07 Juli 2016 (DE)BALLENSTEDT at Rock Harz Festival

08 Juli 2016 (FIN) OULU at Jalometalli Festival

26 März 2016 (NL)LEEUWARDEN at Neushoorn

27 März 2016 (NL) SCHIJNDEL at Paaspop

28 März 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Club Bahnhof Ehrensfe


STAM1NA

10 Juni 2016 (FIN) TAMPERE at Tampere Eteläpuisto

23 Juli 2016 (FIN) LAUKAA at John Smith Festival


STEVE HACKETT

18 June 2016 (UK) GREENWICH at Stone free festival The O2 Arena

19 June 2016 (UK) GREENWICH at Stone free festival The O2 Arena


THE ENID

17.-20 März 2016 (UK) GWYNEDD at HRH Prog 4 Festival

18 März 2016 (UK) BRISTOL at Redgrave Theatre

02 April 2016 (UK) LONDON at Cadogan Hall


THE GENTLE STORM

02 Juli 2016 (ESP) BARCELONA at Be Prog! My Friend


THE VIBES

22 April 2016 (CH) AARAU at Kiff


THUNDERMOTHER

27 April 2016 (UK) LONON at Islington academy

28 April 2016 (FR) PARIS at L'Empreinte

29 April 2016 (CH) PRATTELN at Z7

30 April 2016 (DE) MÜNCHEN at Backstage

01 Mai 2016 (DE) NÜRNBERG at Hirsch

02 Mai 2016 (DE) DÜSSELDORF at Pitcher

03 Mai 2016 (DE) BOCHUM at Zeche

04 Mai 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Huxleys Neue Welt

05 Mai 2016 (DE) LEIPZIG at Hellraiser

06 Mai 2016 (DE) Hannover at Musikzentrum

07 Mai 2016 (DE) KIEL at Halle

27 Mai 2016 (SWE) BRUNFLO at Beast of Rock

28 Mai 2016 (SWE) LULEA at Norrlandsvral


TOUNDRA

04 Mai 2016 (CH) BULLE at Ebullition

17 Mai 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Cassiopeia

20 Mai 2016 (UK) LONDON at BIRTHDAY S

21 Mai 2016 (UK) BIRMINGHAM at O2 Institute 3 Birmingham

22 Mai 2016 (UK) CARDIFF at Clwb Ifor Bach

25 Mai 2016 (FR) PARIS at Le Gibus

31 Mai 2016 (UK) CARDIFF at THE MOON CLUB


THREE TRAPPED TIGERS

21 April 2016 (UK) MANCHESTER at The Deaf Institute

22 April 2016 (UK) NOTTINGHAM at Bodega Nottingham

23 April 2016 (UK) BIRMINGHAM at The Rainbow Complex

25 April 2016 (UK) READING at Purple Turtle

26 April 2016 (UK) GUILDFORD at The Boilerroom

28 April 2016 (UK) LONDON at Scala

29 April.-01 Mai 2016 (UK) LEICESTER at O2 Academy Leicester

30 April 2016 (UK) MILTON KEYNES at The Craufurd Arms

02 Mai 2016 (UK) BRISTOL at Colston Hall

03 Mai 2016 (UK) BRIGHTON at the Haunt

09 Mai 2016 (UK) LEEDS at Brudenell Social Club

10 Mai 2016 (UK) CAMBRIDGE at The Portland Arms

07 Juni 2016 (IT) MILAN at Live Club

14 Juni 2016 (DE) KÖLN at Palladium

15 Juni 2016 (DE) BERLIN at Columbiahalle

18 August 2016 (UK) MENDIP at ArcTanGent


TRIVIUM

03 Juni 2016 (DE) NÜRNBERG at Rock im Park

03 Juni 2016 (DE) MENDIG at Rock am Ring

09 Juni 2016 (AUT) NICKELSDORF at Nova Rock

09 Juni 2016 (CH) INTERLAKEN at Greenfield Festival

10 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Download Festival

17 Juni 2016 (BEL) DESSEL at Graspop Metal Meeting

20 März 2016 (FIN) NUMMIJÄRVI at Nummirock Metal Festival


UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS

12 August 2016 (PRT) MOLEDO at Centro Cultural de Moledo


VINTAGE TROUBLE

04 Juni 2016 (FR) MONTEREAU - FAULT - YONNE at Montereau Confluences

05 Juli 2016 (DE) ASCHAFFENBURG at Colos Saal

07 Juni 2016 (DE) LEVERKUSEN at Scala

09 Juni 2016 (DE) ULM at Ulmer Zelt Festival

10 Juni 2016 (AUT) NICKELSDORF at Nova Rock Festival

11 Juni 2016 (DE) TWISTRINGEN at Ziegelei Open Air

12 Juni 2016 (NL) LANDGRAAF at Pinkpop Festival

15 Juni 2016 (NOR) BERGEN at Bergenfest

17 Juni 2016 (ESP) VICTORIA-GASTEIZ at Azkena Rock Festival

19 Juni 2016 (FR) CLISSON at Hellfest Festival

20 Juni 2016 (FR) PARIS at Le Trianon

22 Juni 2016 (UK) LONDON at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

23 Juni 2016 (UK) NORWICH at Waterfront

24 Juni 2016 (UK) MIDDLESBROUGH at The Middlesbrough Empire

25 Juni 2016 (UK) GLASGOW at Old Fruitmarket

27 Juni 2016 (UK) LEAMINGTON SPA at The Assembly

28 Juni 2016 (UK) SOUTHAMPTON at Engine Rooms

30 Juni 2016 (UK) BRIGHTON at Concorde 2

02 Juli 2016 (NL) NIJMEGEN at Doornroosje

03 Juli 2016 (BEL) WERCHTER at Rock Werchter

05 Juli 2016 (NL) AMSTERDAM at Melkweg

07 Juli 2016 (PRT) LISBON at NOS Alive Festival

08 Juli 2016 (NL) ROTTERDAM at North Sea Jazz Festival

09 Juli 2016 (CH) MONTREUX at Montreux Jazz Festival

10 Juli 2016 (FR) ARGLES SUR MER at Festival Les Deferlantes

12 Juli 2016 (FR) CAHORS at Cahors Blues Festival

14 Juli 2016 (PL) KOSTRZYN NAD ODRA at Woodstock Festival Poland

16 Juli 2016 (FR) JUAN -LES-PINS at Jazz a Juan

18 Juli 2016 (FR) SETE at Jazz a Sete

20 Juli 2016 (NOR) OSLO at John Dee

22 Juli 2016 (NOR) NORDJORDELD at Malakoff Festival

23 Juli 2016 (TUR) ISTANBUL at Istanbul Jazz Festival

24 Juli 2016 (TUR) ISTANBUL at Soho House

26 Juli 2016 (CH) LUCERNE at Blue Balls Festival

27 Juli 2016 (IT) MILAN at Carroponte

28 Juli 2016 (CH) BIGNASCO at Magic Blues Festival

30 Juli 2016 (SWE)OSTERSUND at Storsjöyran Festival

 

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HAKEN posted details about their upcoming album

Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Haken, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, Rock, Tour

Prog rockers HAKEN annouce their forth full length album called "Affinity". The record comes via InsideOut on April 29th and features nine songs.

The tracklist looks like the following

1. affinity.exe 
2. Initiate 
3. 1985 
4. Lapse [
5. The Architect
6. Earthrise 
7. Red Giant 
8. The Endless Knot 

9. Bound By Gravity 

Haken promotes their new album with a tour through Europe and here are the cities the caravan stops for a show:
26.05.16 London, The Garage [UK]
27.05.16 Zoetermeer, Boerderij [NL]
29.05.16 Paris, Divan du monde [FR]
30.05.16 Pratteln, Z7 [CH]
31.05.16 Lyon, Marché Gare [FR]
02.06.16 Barcelona, Razz 2 [ESP]
03.06.16 Madrid, Caracol [ESP]
04.06.16 Minnuendo Festival [ESP]
06.06.16 Milan, Legend Club [ITA]
07.06.16 Munich, Backstage [GER]
08.06.16 Karlsruhe, Substage [GER]
09.06.16 Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal [GER]
10.06.16 Berlin, Maschinenhaus [GER]
11.06.16 Warsaw, Progresija [POL]
14.06.16 Stockholm, Bryggarsalen [SWE]
15.06.16 Oslo, John Dee [NOR]
16.06.16 Copenhagen, Spillestedet Stengade [DEN]
17.06.16 Hamburg, Logo [GER]
18.06.16 Cologne, Gebäude 9 [GER]
19.06.16 Stone Free Festival [UK]

HAKEN posted details about their upcoming album
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CD review HAKEN "Restoration"

Veröffentlicht am 4. November 2014 von Markus W. in Haken, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock, CD Review, News, Heavy Metal

(8/10) It seems to be the 'prog weeks' this autumn. InsideOut has quite some good releases in their launchplan in these days. Devin Townsend, Pain Of Salvation and now also Haken with a new EP.

The title is "Restoration" and the name is telling you what to expect. One year after releasing "The mountain" the prog sextett is looking back in time. They took three of their favorites from the demo days have redone those. One of the rearranged songs is the gloomy "Darkest light" that rocks quite heavy. It is a multilayered metal track with a great melody. I felt reminded to the earlier Dream Theater. 

Compared to the opener "Eartling" is much more relaxed. The songs starts with some sphereful keyboard samples. An acoustic guitar joins in and the vocals are almost fragile. Along the way the tune shows also more of its rocking aspect, but it never gets really loud. 

The highlight of the EP is the nineteen minutes long "Crystallised". I don't know why, but the beginning I had Eloy's "Though a somber galaxy" in my mind. However, after one minute the Haken tunes takes a total other direction and develops to a complex anthem with great rhythmics. By the way, Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic / Flying Colors) had a guest appearance as well as Pete Rinaldi. And it was bass player Conner Green who had his first recording with Haken. The result speaks for itself.

For the rest the song contains everything a good prog tune should have. Canon vocals, rocking parts, silent sections, bombast and great instrumental perfomances.

"Restoration" is an excellent EP from a prog band that deserves your attention.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Darkest light
  2. Earthling
  3. Crystallised

 

Label: InsideOut

Genre: Prog Metal 

CD review HAKEN "Restoration"
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CD review HAKEN "The mountain"

Veröffentlicht am 8. September 2013 von Markus W. in Haken, Prog Metal, CD Review

Honestly I heard about Haken, but I was never really gave special attention to the band. Now, after I was listening to their new album "The mountain" I have to admit, that this was a mistake. I'm very positively surprised about the band. They released a good album which combines a high quality with good song.

For me the band is mainly to compare with Yes and Queen. This shows already, that their are very good musicians at work, since the comparison is very demanding - but they live up to it. After a kind of intro called "The path" the first song starts. The seven minute long "Atlas stone" has a great verse and a highly harmonic chorus. The song has also some choir parts which reminds me even a little bit the old German band Eloy (if you know, if they are still exisitng please place a comment). "Cockroach king" could come from a musical and is build on a dominant rhythm. Eight minutes of enjoyment. The almost funky "In memoriam" and the Relaxed " "because it's there" are as well as convincing as the 11 minute epos "Falling back to earth", which is one of the heavier tracks on the album.

Haken created with "The mountain" a great prog album, which finds the right mix between musical perfection and harmony. Great musicians with great songs. A treat for your ears. And you can listen to the album many times - you always find something new. I will now check their previous records as well.

(8/10)

Tracklist:

  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
  8. Pareidolla
  9. Somebody
  10. The path unbeaten (Bonus track)
  11. Nobody (Bonus track)

Label: Inside Out Records

Genre: Prog Metal

CD review HAKEN "The mountain"
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