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Haken was formed in 2007 by To-Mera guitarist and keyboardist Richard Henshall and his two school friends Ross Jennings (vocals) and Matthew Marshall (guitar). The band completed their lineup with a keyboardist they met on an online forum, Peter Jones, Jones' close friend and drummer Raymond Hearne, and To-Mera guitarist Thomas MacLean became the band's bassist. Henshall mentioned on some occasions that "Haken" was the name of a fictional character he and some friends came up with in their school days, under the influence of alcohol or weed. They recorded a demo in 2007 that contained two tracks, "Snow" and "Souls"


Haken: The Mountain

Read "Haken: The Mountain" reviewed by John Kelman

Haken The MountainInside Out Records2013 For a group as young as Britain's Haken to find The Mountain selected by Prog Magazine's readers as one of “The 100 Greatest Prog Albums Albums of All Time"--and at an über-respectable position of #54--is a remarkable enough feat for a group with only two albums ...


Label: Inside Out Music
Released: 2014


UK Prog Group Haken Release Video For Cockroach King

UK Prog Group Haken Release Video For Cockroach King

Los Angeles, CA: UK prog-metal group Haken will be releasing their fantastic third studio album ‘The Mountain’ in the US on September 17th, as well as performing short run of European shows. The band have now revealed a great video for the track “Cockroach King" which you can check out here. The band had this to ...


UK Prog Group Haken Release New Album The Mountain

UK Prog Group Haken Release New Album The Mountain

Los Angeles, CA - It’s been a long wait, but September 17th finally sees the brand new third album from progressive metallers Haken released in the USA. Entitled ‘The Mountain’, the record features the fantastic track ‘Cockroach King’, a video for which will be released in a few days. The band had this to say about ...


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