Haken guitarist Charlie Griffiths released his debut solo album Tiktaalika earlier this year and is now streaming a video for the single "Digging Deeper." If you're in the mood for some darker progressive metal, then this single (and entire album) is definitely worth your time.
"In the context of Tiktaalika, this song is a conversation between a fossilised ancestor and a modern day human, digging down though the rock strata, peeling back the layers of time," said Griffiths. "Both are connected, but are separated by hundreds of millions of years – until that point of discovery and reconnection. On a purely human level, we all have friends or family members we wish we could talk to again, but physically cannot and I was very much conscious of that feeling when writing and singing these words."
Tiktaalika features numerous guest appearances including keyboardist Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, vocalist Tommy Rogers of Between The Buried And Me, and vocalist Daniël de Jongh formerly of Textures. Grab a copy of Tiktaalika here.