HAKEN have announced the release of their first ever live album, titled L-1VE which is scheduled for release by Inside Out on 22 June 2018.

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Following the release of the bands much-acclaimed fourth studio album Affinity, they embarked upon their 10th anniversary tour across Europe & North America. Having seen the tour on the UK leg, this is a release that will have fans salivating. Recorded and filmed on the 13 April 2017, at the Melkweg venue inAmsterdam stop, this represents the band’s first ever live document with tracks from across the bands discography.

It’s what he band have called, “ a project that is long overdue and we know our existing fans have been crying out for this for some time now. Whilst we have filmed and recorded many shows in the past both the band and the label were inundated with emails requesting a live release in some shape or form, and it was actually rather flattering, so giving the people what they wanted just felt like the right thing to do.”

L-1VE will be released as a 2CD/2DVD Digipak package & as digital download. The DVD will include 4 bonus tracks filmed at ProgPower USA 2016 that also includes Mike Portnoy’s cameo appearance on gong (!), as well as all of the official videos from the Affinity album. The main show and the bonus material on the DVD are also mixed in 5.1 surround sound. You can find the full track-listing below.

  1. affinity.exe/Initiate
  2. In Memoriam
  3. 1985
  4. Red Giant
  5. Aquamedley
  6. As Death Embraces
  7. Atlas Stone
  8. Cockroach King
  9. The Architect
  10. The Endless Knot
  11. Visions

DVD Bonus Material

  1. Falling Back to Earth
  2. Earthrise
  3. Pareidolia
  4. Crystallised

Also includes music videos for Initiate, Earthrise & Lapse

Watch the official video for Initiate here:

Haken are online and also have their own Facebook and Twitter

Inside Out online


Feature by Mike Ainscoe. You can find more of Mike’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive. He can be found on Facebook and his website is www.michaelainscoephotography.co.uk



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