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Berlin-based post-metallers Haven release new single and music video »Rue«; new album coming later this year via Argonauta Records!

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Berlin, Germany based post-metallers Haven have released new single and music video »Rue« taken from their upcoming album, which will see the light later this year via Argonauta Records.

Being the first single of their upcoming first full-length album, »Rue« by Haven is a grooving and vibrant tour de force that fuses post-metal and alternative music. Translating their stage presence onto record, Haven’s manic despair alternates with catchy melodies and fragile introspection. Emerging from a significant personal experience of the vocalist, this song explores questions about the weight of acts we perform and internal struggles with our own memories and accountability.

Courtesy of Grand Sounds PR:

“What gave us life, took care of all – we can be sure all suffering ends.” In their songs, Haven deal with topics such as self-reflection, consequences of action, and questions about the meaning of human life as part of an all-encompassing energy cycle. The Berliners combine their impressive musical mixture of manic aggression and atmospheric melody with a meaningful level of content and visuals – above all reflected in their music videos and the band’s remarkably strong live presence. The two EPs they have released so far, as well as their multiple live shows – with genre greats such as Amenra, Esben and the Witch, or Hexis – already pointed to a promising future. With new music in the wings and the planned release of their first full-length album at the end of this year, Haven set out to further realize their great potential.

In the music video for their new single »Rue«, Haven once again show that carefully curated visual presentations are an essential part of their aesthetic. Performer and professional dancer Kira Metzler and Haven’s vocalist Norman play off symbolic objects and each other in a bleak setting, while energetic shots of the band round off the atmosphere – skillfully captured by DOP Kalle Kallovsky.

Furthermore, »Rue« highlights the band’s progression in comparison to their early releases, with vibrant low-end frequencies, a continuous groove and a back-and-forth of sparkling melody and tense heaviness. A song about confrontation of pain, memory, and personal accountability – »Rue« is a striking force altogether.

Their new album will be released during 2023 by Argonauta Records, stay tuned for further details to come.

Haven are:
Norman Siegel – Vocals
Arne Teubel – Guitar
Robert Kurth – Guitar
Sabrina Klewitz – Bass
Luc Lacroix – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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