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HAKEN Streams Chunky New Single "Taurus"

Lots of extended range guitar on this one.

If you're a fan of the heavier side of Haken, you're going to dig the generally low-tuned riffs on their new single "Taurus." The single comes alongside a video produced by Crystal Spotlight and is from Haken's upcoming album Fauna.

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"With such a diverse and eclectic array of material on Fauna, it was important for us to include a piece of music that represented the metallic edge of our sound which was exploited predominantly on Vector & Virus, with our focus being on hard hitting riffs in odd time signatures," said vocalist Ross Jennings.

"The song's lyrics were written roughly at the same time we all started hearing about the devastation and crisis happening in Ukraine. I was already writing the piece based on the annual migration of the wildebeests with strong references to people travelling in herds and strength in numbers.

"Suddenly I realised I had an anchor for what the song could be about and knowing this gives it all the more emotional weight; We're all on some sort of journey towards salvation or enlightenment. Sometimes out of choice or not, we need to leave the past behind us and make new beginnings. We only have each other, and belief and hope are our strongest allies."

Fauna is out March 3. Pre-orders are available here.

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