Track Of The Day: Haken
Time for some interesting music from a young London band who combine jazz, metal and prog, delivered with excellent musicianship. That’s the score with Haken, who provide the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all the Tracks Of The Day.
Haken started in 2007, founded by school pals Richard Henshall (guitar/keyboards), Ross Jennings (vocals) and Matthew Marshall (guitar). Keyboard player Peter Jones was discovered online, and he brought with him drummer Richard Hearne.
To-Mera guitarist Tom McLean switched to bass to complete the first line-up, which recorded a three-track, 35-minute demo. Their reputation quickly grew, and new song Black Seed was featured on the free CD with the second issue of Classic Rock Presents Prog.
The loss of both Jones and Marshall was quickly offset by the arrival of Charlie Griffiths (Linear Sphere) and Diego Tejeida, respectively. Support slots with the likes of of King’s X, To-Mera and Bigelf have ensured the band have continued to grow in stature. And they’ve just released debut album Aquarius on the Laser’s Edge/Sensory label.
Find out what the fuss is all about by downloading the song Eternal Rain for free here.
Get all the info on Haken at www.myspace.com/hakenmusic