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HAKEN Celebrates Valentine's Day With Gross New Single "Lovebite"

Cannibal Corpse meets Phil Collins?


Haken is celebrating Valentine's Day with a song that marries radio-friendly pop with lyrics you'd find on a death metal record. Even better, there's a gory lyric video to go with it! So sing along, get the song stuck in your head, and don't pay attention to all the twitching bodies in the background. They're fine.

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"What better song to put out on this fine valentine's day than one about the Black Widow Spider mating ritual," said vocalist Ross Jennings. "This is the Phil Collins inspired upbeat love song in 11/8 with Cannibal Corpse inspired lyrics that you never knew you needed!"

Fauna is out March 3. Pre-orders are available here. Fauna also sees the return of keyboard player Peter Jones, who hasn't been on a Haken record since their 2008 demo Enter the 5th Dimension.

"What Pete's brought sonically to the band has played a massive role in why we do have a lot of new sounds on this record," said Jennings. "It's always a new dynamic when there's a change in personnel, and this is a fresh and reviving one. It's certainly helped proximity-wise, with Pete being in the country: Pete and Ray [Hearne, Haken's drummer] would be at Rich's place and they'd just start jamming. That's really key to how the songs start."

Catch Haken on tour with Arch Echo at one of the dates below.

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5/3 – Nashville – Exit/In [Tickets]
5/4 – Cleveland – House of Blues [Tickets]
5/5 – Toronto – Opera House [Tickets]
5/6 – Montreal – Corona Theater [Tickets]
5/7 – Quebec City – Imperial Bell [Tickets]
5/9 – Boston – Paradise [Tickets]
5/10 – Philadelphia – TLA [Tickets]
5/11 – NYC – Le Poisson Rouge [Tickets]
5/12 – DC – The Black Cat [Tickets]
5/13 – Charlotte – Underground [Tickets]
5/14 – Fort Lauderdale – Culture Room [Tickets]
5/15 – Orlando – The Beacham [Tickets]
5/17 – Atlanta – Terminal West [Tickets]
5/19 – Dallas – Granada Theater [Tickets]
5/20 – Austin – Come and Take it Live [Tickets]
5/21 – El Paso – Lowbrow Palace [Tickets]
5/22 – Phoenix – The Nile [Tickets]
5/23 – San Diego – Brick by Brick [Tickets]
5/24 – LA – Regent Theater [Tickets]
5/25 – San Francisco – August Hall [Tickets]
5/26 – Portland – Hawthorne Theater [Tickets]
5/27 – Seattle – Neptune Theater [Tickets]
5/28 – Vancouver – Rickshaw Theater [Tickets]
5/30 – SLC – Commonwealth Room [Tickets]
5/31 – Denver – Gothic Theater [Tickets]
6/1 – Lawrence – Granada Theater [Tickets]
6/2 – Minneapolis – Fine Line [Tickets]
6/3 – Chicago – Concord Music Hall [Tickets]

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"With Fauna, Haken has done a great job of encapsulating all eras of their career while still pushing in different directions."