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Tag Archives: Haken

Concert Calendar (5/10-5/15) | The Metal May-nia Doesn’t Stop: Symphony X, Orange Goblin, & more

Posted by on May 9, 2022

  Now that we’re a year over post-covid peak this month, I’m going to put on my Primus raglan and say that this entire month really increases our chances to attend a show without feeling overly concerned with safety parameters. (May is the one month out of the year that shows pile up, always. It […]

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Haken announce return of original keyboardist Pete Jones

Posted by on January 21, 2022

Photo by Rob Skarin

Progressive outfit Haken have announced the return of their original keyboardist, Pete Jones. Jones’ official return will be part of the group’s upcoming shows in support of their latest effort, 2020’s Virus.

The group comments:

 “We are truly thrilled to welcome Pete back into Haken. Pete is a phenomenally gifted musician and, in the short time since his return, he has breathed new life into the band, inspiring us to explore fresh and exciting musical territory. This is a new era for Haken and we cannot wait to share it with all of you!”

Jones adds:

“I’m thrilled to rejoin the fellowship, after following the band closely over the years and watching them grow. It was great to reconnect with Rich on the Nova Collective record, and then to work more closely with the guys over the past couple of Haken albums. I can’t wait for the next chapter, and am pumped to be a part of it!”

 

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Symphony X and Haken announce co-headlining North American Tour

Posted by on October 12, 2021

    Haken and Symphony X will be co headlining a North American tour next spring. Symphony X celebrating 25 years of existence. The group’s Michael Romeo comments: “After the past year and a half of tours and festivals being canceled, it looks like things are finally moving along and getting back rolling. We are […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: Metallica orchestrate the sales

Posted by on September 11, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I love S&M, so the fact that there’s an S&M2 must mean the world can’t be all bad. If you, like me, didn’t get the chance to see the show last year, you can listen to […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/2: Unleash the charters

Posted by on September 2, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I hate to continue to be a downer after the death of Riley Gale, but the death of Chadwick Boseman continued the bummer train only four days later. Two cases of very talented […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/26: (Re)imagine all the people

Posted by on August 26, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/19: Deep Purple are truckin’ up the charts

Posted by on August 19, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   You’d think a band with 21 studio albums would just be old and tired, but Deep Purple has been bringing it to the table the past couple years. Ever since 2013’s Now What?! the group […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/12: The charts get re-stitched

Posted by on August 12, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Last week, a news story circulated regarding Spotify CEO Daniel Ek and the issue of artists making little money from streaming. Ek was quoted as saying that artists “…can’t record music once every […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/29 & 8/5: The Acacia Strain don’t decay

Posted by on August 5, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I was away last week, so this week we’re doing things a bit different. I’ve included the debut numbers that would have been posted last week in addition to the ones for this […]

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