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    Haken - Virus released June 5th

    I know there are at least a handful of fans here. The new Haken album Virus is due in just a couple of weeks. The third advance single is being unveiled this Friday (May 22).

    My review is here:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/hake...nsideout-2020/
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    Ordered. Looking forward to it.
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    This is pretty much an auto buy for me. They have yet to disappoint. Thanks for the review. Sounds very promising.

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    Received an email from Burning Shed today saying it's pushed back to June 15

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    Just pre-ordered through Lasers Edge. Looking forward to this one for sure.

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    This one is definitely on my radar. I just got an email from a guy at work who I was working with this earlier this week. We have both been at the company over 19 years but had never met. We talked a lot about our favorite bands. So now we're sending YouTube links back and forth. He liked the Haken stuff I sent him.
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    The first couple of released songs sound very promising. Vector was a big disappointment for me...they seemed to have totally lost their sense of melody, which has always been such a huge strength of the band. Seems like this might be back on track, with a mixture of the trademark melody and the extra heaviness found on Vector. Looking forward to it.


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    Just out of curiousity: did Haken choose this title before the arrival of COVID? Very prescient if so...

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    ^^Apparently, they had the title already picked out back in 2017, so yes.

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    For you Haken Fans, I heard a song yesterday that sounds a lot like Haken, so if you're looking for similar bands, give this a try.

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    Been listening to their first album.....Aquarius. First time hearing this group. Very melodic, adventurous, and pretty damn fine. Can't wait to hear the whole discography

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    The Mountain is really good but albums after that have left me quite cold. Especially the last one was quite disappointing.
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    Just saw the video of Invasion. Kinda creepy. They sound more metal on this track.

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    One of my favorite bands and am very much looking forward to Virus. I also really liked Vector and Affinity, so it's possible that if you don't like recent albums, you won't like this one either. That's OK; you're allowed to not like everything.

    The band was very apologetic about the title of the album. It's been in the works for a long time and is part of this multi-album-spanning story (going back to The Mountain) that they have built up about Dr. Rex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    Been listening to their first album.....Aquarius. First time hearing this group. Very melodic, adventurous, and pretty damn fine. Can't wait to hear the whole discography
    If you like Aquarius, you'll probably really like Visions. The epic title track is pretty fantastic.
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    Just heard Visions. It's heavier, and darker than the first album. On to to the 3rd album.

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    Great band. Really looking forward to the new one.

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    Album release now pushed back to July 10th due to logistical problems. I expect this can and will happen with a lot of new releases for the forseeable future.
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