HAKEN Is Working With Ex-PERIPHERY Bassist On New Album
Progressive metal titans Haken are currently working on their fifth album and they've tapped a previously untapped source for some additional help. Haken vocalist Ross Jennings tells Metal Wani that the band has recruited ex-Periphery bassist Adam "Nolly" Getgood to "give a different, heavier edge to the sound."
Jennings doesn't make it clear if Getgood is just in there do some engineering and mixing, or if he's actually writing the album. Getgood has mixed recent efforts by Cynic, Devin Townsend Project, Intronaut, and Bleed From Within.
"We’re still in the process of formulating things but we of course want to push the bar. We want this album to be heavier in a way and we’re paying more concentration to the riffs – Charles Griffiths has been coming up with a few insane ones. We’re also mixing up the crew involved in creating the album, with Nolly coming in and he should give a different, heavier edge to the sound. You can also bank on us drawing from surprising influences, it is a Haken trait after all.
About the songwriting: For our first two records, Richard Henshall was heavily involved in it and we’d fill in the gaps. Subsequently we’ve all become more involved. Just as in Affinity, everyone has brought in their own ideas and we’re developing more as a band."
In the meantime, Haken will release their new live album L-1VE recorded on April 13, 2017 at Melkweg in Amsterdam.