British monsters of prog rock Haken have announced a seismic tour of Europe and Latin America, beginning in late January, 2019. This comes only two months after their US tour with Leprous and Bent Knee. The tour, which is titled ‘Transatlantic Vector Studies’, will arrive in the wake of their latest album Vector, which is due to be released in October. There has been a great of deal excitement in the air about this new record. The band have promised that it will mark a new chapter in their decade-old career, and they have already dropped several clues as to what it may sound like.

Guitarist Charlie Griffiths revealed that Vector contains some of the most riff-driven songs they have ever written, while keyboardist Diego Tejeida partook in an extremely detailed interview with synthesizer company Arturia about how the new flagship analogue synthesizer, MatrixBrute, has shaped much of Vector‘s new sound.

During the interview, Teijeida states:

For this album, I made the conscious decision to not use any orchestral sounds, and instead have a much more gritty and raw analog sound. The MatrixBrute was the tool to create all those sounds. It’s a very versatile machine, able to create a soft warm pad with its para-phonic mode, or a very aggressive lead with loads and loads of modulations.

It’s going to be awesome hearing this new material on the live stage. Haken‘s epic road trip begins January 26; here are the full dates:

Latin America 2019

26th January – Teatro Teleton, Santiago, Chile
27th January – Groove, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29th January – Caricoa Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
30th January – Auditorio Centro De La Amistad Peruano China, Lima, Peru
1st February – Lunar, Mexico City, Mexico

Europe 2019

15th February – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
16th February – St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
17th February – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
19th February – Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
20th February – Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
21st February – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
22nd February – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
23rd February – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
24th February – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
26th February – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
27th February – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland
28th February – A38, Budapest, Hungary
2nd March – Szene, Vienna, Austria
3rd March – Futurum, Prague, Czech Republic
4th March – Conne Island, Leipzig, Germany
6th March – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, Germany
7th March – Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
8th March – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
9th March – Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
10th March – Transbordeur, Lyon, France
12th March – Mon Live, Madrid, Spain
13th March – Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain
14th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
15th March – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
16th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
23rd March – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland

Vector is set for release October 26, 2018, and is available for pre-order here. You can also check out the full Arturia interview with Diego Tejeida here. To listen to all things Haken, visit their Spotify page and Youtube channel.. All other news and info on the band can be found on their website and Facebook page.

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