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HAKEN launch 'Lapse' video; North American tour begins soon

Haken are set to hit the road in North America later this month for their 10th Anniversary tour. In advance of that, the band have released a brand new animated video for the track 'Lapse', taken from last year's critically acclaimed album 'Affinity' and created by Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight.

You can watch the new video right here:

The band comments

"Lapse was one of the first tracks we wrote for Affinity. Now more than a year since the album's release, it's great to finally give this song a chance to stand out on its own, as it's one of our favourites!

Visually, we wanted to maintain a consistency with our videos for 'Initiate', 'Earthrise' and 'The Endless Knot', so we returned to Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight to complete the series. The video incorporates a 3D motion capture technique (previously used on Frost*'s 'Numbers' video) to tie in with Affinity's themes of artificial intelligence/consciousness."

North American tour dates

The full list of North American tour dates is as follows:

  • 23.08 – The Shelter, Detroit, MI
  • 24.08 – Lee's Palace, Toronto, ON
  • 25.08 – Club Soda, Montreal, QC
  • 26.08 – Salle Multi, Quebec City, QC
  • 27.08 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
  • 29.08 – Skully's Music Diner, Columbus, OH
  • 30.08 – The Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • 31.08 – Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1.09 – Foundry @ The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2.09 – Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
  • 3.09 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
  • 5.09 – Motorco Music Hall, Durham, NC
  • 6.09 – Progpower USA XVIII, Atlanta, GA
  • 10.09 – El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, MEX
  • 12.09 – The House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
  • 13.09 – Slim's, San Francisco, CA
  • 14.09 – The Roxy Theatre, W.Hollywood, CA
  • 15.09 – Backstage Bar & Billiards, Las Vegas, NV
  • 16.09 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 17.09 – Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
  • 19.09 – Amsterdam Bar & Hall, St Paul, MN
  • 20.09 – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • 21.09 – The Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, IN
  • 22.09 – Delmar Hall, St Louis, MO
  • 23.09 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL

Following these the dates, the band will also be playing in Australia for the very first time. Find those dates below:

  • 28.09 – The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia
  • 29.09 – 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia
  • 30.09 – The Factory, Sydney, Australia
  • 1.10 – Capitol, Perth, Australia


The band recently reissued their first two albums 'Aquarius' and 'Visions' as brand new remastered editions. Pick up the albums below:



Newly remastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried & Me) both are available as 2CD Digipaks, digital album including the entire albums as instrumentals, and on vinyl, arriving as Gatefold heavyweight 2LP editions with the full album on CD included.

Latest album - 'Affinity'

Latest album 'Affinity' was released in April this year, and received great reactions from press; find a selection of them below:

"dextrous prog metal with retro pizzazz and roller-coaster riffs" – PROG Magazine

"Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are" – Metal Hammer 8/10

"inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures" – Total Guitar 4/5

"Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond." - Powerplay 9/10

Pick up your copy of the album below:

The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks 'Earthrise', 'The Endless Knot' and 'Initiate':

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