Virus Virus 2020 Since releasing ‘Vector’ in October 2018, Haken have completed headline tours the world over, played sold-out shows across Europe and North America as support for Devin Townsend and picked up a Prog award for their efforts too! All the while, they have been quietly, secretly working on the follow-up album, entitled ‘Virus’. “Since releasing ‘The Mountain’ in … Read More


VECTOR VECTOR 2018 “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. 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 … Read More


L+1VE L+1VE 2018 “Although festival performances and band changeovers can be a logistical nightmare, this one turned out to be a very special show for us on our first extensive US tour. Despite battling with some technical issues, the show went on, so to speak, and here we have handpicked our favorite 4 tracks from that performance. A proverbial cherry … Read More


L-1VE L-1VE 2018 “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 … Read More


AFFINITY AFFINITY 2016 “The broad lyrical theme of this album is about how we are all connected, both literally and in more abstract sense. ’Affinity’ seemed like the perfect title since it can refer to the biological connection between all living things; our common ancestry. But we’re also reflecting on our personal relationships, as well as looking at human nature … Read More


RESTORATION RESTORATION 2014 ‘Redoing a few of our favourite tracks from the demo is something we’ve talked about doing for ages and the fans have been asking for it constantly. We were also excited about working creatively with our new bassist Conner Green, so this seemed like the perfect way to welcome him aboard.’ ‘Merely rerecording the demo songs would … Read More

The Mountain

THE MOUNTAIN THE MOUNTAIN 2013 “To us, ‘The Mountain’ is symbolic of our journey as a band, but also reflects the wider trials and tribulations of life. Lyrically, we’ve done a lot of soul searching which has given the album an emotional depth that we’re sure listeners will really relate to, whatever personal mountain they are climbing. Musically, the new … Read More


VISIONS VISIONS 2011 “It is a concept album like its predecessor, telling the story of “a young boy who sees his own death in his dreams and believes it’s going to happen and spends the rest of his life trying to avoid it.” The long closing track “Visions” is the end of the story but it makes it come full … Read More


AQUARIUS AQUARIUS 2010 “‘Aquarius’ is a fantasy tale about a mermaid who is discovered by a fisherman. Each song progresses and has its own meaning itself, but the story itself starts with the mermaid being discovered. There’s a circus in town, and this mermaid is sold off to the circus. There’s a global flood coming, and it turns out that … Read More