Haken have become a major name on the prog scene since the release of their third album, 'The Mountain' in 2013. Not only did this get the band enormous acclaim, but it also gave them the chance to undertake a huge touring schedule. They played with bands such as Between The Buried And Me, The Neal Morse Band and Leprous, headlined their first ever US shows, were invited to play on the bill for Cruise To The Edge, as well as appearing on the bills at Hellfest (one of Europe's biggest summer festivals), and the inaugural Ramblin' Man Fair in the UK.
But now all the attention is on their fourth album, 'Affinity'. And it's perhaps not quite what people might expect. Because, to some extent Haken have delved into their love of 80’s music for the new album.
“We spent about a year writing and developing the material, but recorded everything in a really short, focused period, just a few weeks last December,” informs keyboard player Diego Tejeida. “We have once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Between The Buried And Me) for mixing and mastering duties. He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance but his mix has surpassed our expectations.”
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