With their third album freshly released, British prog juggernauts Haken have now revealed a video for the single edit of the track "Cockroach King". The band had a little bit of fun with this one and you might find some headbanging puppets there. It was directed by Haken and Christian Burnett. Watch it below. The Mountain is available now via InsideOut.

The band had this to say about the video: "With Cockroach King we allowed our eccentric side to come to the fore and wrote a song in the tradition of some of our favourite English 70s bands like Queen, The Specials and of course - it's obviously a huge tip of the hat to Gentle Giant. There's some 8-string metal riffing in there too and of course Jens Bogren did an amazing job with the mix, It's a blend of the old traditions and modern sounds that we jokingly refer to as 'Djentle Djiant'. The video is also a tribute to a more innocent time before our TVs were dominated by computer animation and hi-definition; a time when things were handmade, wholesome and fun for the whole family!"

[Thanks to Ivor for the tip!]

Source: insideoutmusic.com
Band profile: Haken
Posted: 17.09.2013 by BloodTears


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Lethrokai - 17.09.2013 at 18:22  
Possibly the best music video I've seen in at least 10 years. Normally, when I watch a music video, I end up closing my eyes and just listening to the music the whole way through.

This one kept me engaged and entertained the whole time, and even got me to crack a few smiles!
Stabby - 18.09.2013 at 07:59  
Haha, I love it, and the whole song is even better. Some quirkiness is what makes a long-ass prog album like this palatable for me.
Panterica - 19.09.2013 at 18:46  
Nice Vid! I like how they tried to make the instruments realistic. Those Strandbergs look divine!

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