NewEARS Album Of The Month" Haken is a band that take the best of the Progressive Metal music and add their own special twist to it. There is an infectious groove to the complex musical structures of their music. In this new cd, the band decided to let every musician take part to the writing process, which gives the album more variety. The band has been inspired by 80's music, especially obvious in the song "1985" where you'll recognize the 80's keyboards sound, some electronic drums, but also some djent metal. But the highlight of this cd is the epic "The Architect" that display many atmospheres from quiet keyboards lines to heavy guitar riffs. The band goes from a symphonic Dream Theater style to a King Crimson guitar sound where every instrument has the space to shine including some tasty bass lines. The second part of the album contains more atmospheric songs with post-rock/metal ambiance where you see the band incorporated the new technology tools to make the music sound modern." rdtprog-PA
Haken - Affinity
Essential Track: “The epic "The Architect" is another highlight, with an instrumental intro with fun rhythms in different time signatures, a section with more glitch drumming, and a part with growls which are not bad and actually add to the emotion of that part of the song." S-PA
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Art Rock Series
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New England Events
An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Stafford Palace Theater - Stafford Springs, CT at 08:00 PM
$25 - $30
Syd Arthur opening for Jake Bugg at Royale - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
With Special Guests Jake Bugg
$29.50 & $30
An Evening with Terry Bozzio at Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA at 08:00 PM
$27 adv - $30 day of show
Symphony X at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
With Special Guests Without Warning
$30 - $35
Opeth - Sorceress World Tour at House Of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
With Special Guests The Sword
$29.50 - $45
Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins, Jean-Luc Ponty) at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Wang Theatre - Boston, MA at 08:00 PM
$49.50 - $125
Anderson Rabin Wakeman - An Evening of YES Music and More at Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT at 08:00 PM
$35 - $75
Gojira - The Magma Tour at The Palladium - Worcester, MA at 07:00 PM
With Special Guests Tesseract
$27 - $30
Styx at Twin River Casino - Lincoln, RI at 08:00 PM
$40 - $90
BRAND X - 2016 REUNION TOUR at The Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA at 07:30 PM
$25 - $55
Meshuggah - North American Tour 2016 at House of Blues - Boston, MA at 07:00 PM
$26.00 - $36.00
Marillion at Royale - Boston, MA at 06:30 PM
New England (reunion tour premier) at The Spire - Plymouth, MA at 08:00 PM
$25 - $75
The Security Project - Celebrating the Music of Peter Gabriel at The Bull Run - Shirley, MA at 08:00 PM
$25 - $49 (VIP)
Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour at Flying Monkey Performance Center - Plymouth, NH at 07:30 PM
$59.00 - $300 (VIP)
Latest Podcast: 9-10-16
Next Show Will Air October 1st
Podcast from 9-17-16 with Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins) and Tony Spada (Holding Pattern) coming soon.
Podcast from 9-24-16 with Mark Benson of After The Fall coming soon.
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Prog in the News
2016-09-25: AAJ Review: U.K.: Ultimate Collector's Edition
2016-09-25: Interview with guitarist Bill Harkleroad (aka Zoot Horn Rollo) - one of "the 100 greatest guitarists of all time"
2016-09-23: Kansas Find New Beginning With First Album in 16 Years
2016-09-23: 30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated 'Third Stage'
2016-09-22: Before The Dawn With Kate Bush To Get Digital Audio Release In December
2016-09-22: The Daryl Stuermer show on October 2nd at the Regent Theater has been cancelled.
2016-09-22: 35 Years Ago: King Crimson Are Reborn (Again) on New Wave-Influenced 'Discipline'
2016-09-21: Lady Gaga Reportedly Bought Frank Zappa's Mansion
2016-09-21: Guitar Legend Steve Hillage To Release 22-Disc Career Spanning Box Set “Searching For The Spark” – October 21, 2016
2016-09-20: CTTE 2017 update from Mike Portnoy
2016-09-19: Alex Lifeson on Rush's Future: 'I'm Sure We'll Do Something'
2016-09-19: Jon Anderson on New Yes Spinoff Band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Chances
2016-09-19: 35 Years Ago: Triumph Release the Classic 'Allied Forces'
2016-09-19: YES Legend Jon Anderson’s “Tour Of The Universe” Audio Soundtrack Now Available Digitally!
2016-09-19: Tomas Haake Plays “Nostrum” From Meshuggah’s Upcoming Album, The Violent Sleep of Reason
2016-09-18: New Edensong Album and Trailer
2016-09-17: New Stick Men from "Prog Noir" & Hergest Ridge pt 1 on The PM Show #130