Ten years since the band first formed, 2017 will see London-based progressive metallers Haken's first two albums, Aquarius (2010) and Visions (2011), reissued through InsideOutMusic. For fans of Dream Theater and Genesis, Haken's debut saw the band establish itself as a major force in progressive metal music while its follow-up was another detailed concept album with more focus on the guitar than ever.
Remastered by the renowned Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried & Me), who worked with the band on their last two studio albums Affinity (2016) and The Mountain (2013), these reissues see the albums brought up to the sonic quality of their most recent output. This marks the first time that either album has been available on vinyl, arriving as gatefold heavyweight 2LP editions with the full album on CD also included.
On the reissues the band comments: "We can't wait for people to hear these albums in their brilliant new and remastered form. Both 'Aquarius' and 'Visions' hold a special place in our hearts as well as the fans' and we wanted to make sure we brought them back in a fresh and exciting way. Listeners will be able to enjoy the nuances in our instrumental arrangements and also embrace the complete audio experience of vinyl."