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German post-metal outfit Haven signs with Argonauta Records; brand new EP »Vessel« out now

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German post-metal outfit Haven has just signed with Argonauta Records to release their first full-length album, which will see the light of day in 2021.

Haven play down-tuned, atmospheric post-metal with traces of hardcore meets alternative rock music.

The apocalyptical yet hopeful lyrics address socio-political and cultural themes, focusing on the individual in interaction with his fellow human beings, as well as the perception of his habitat.

Live, the band presents an evocative overall picture of their music and a gripping visual concept.

On November 27th, Haven released their sophomore EP, titled »Vessel«.

01. Miasma
02. Samsara
03. Within

Music written by Haven.
Lyrics by Norman V. Haven.
Additional music written by Alexander Khromov.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Alexander Khromov at Sonic Boom Studios, Berlin in 2020.

Courtesy of All Noir PR:

We’re proud to welcome German-based post-metal act Haven to our killer roster. The up&coming five-piece from Berlin has not just signed a worldwide record deal, they are also celebrating the release of their brand new EP, titled »Vessel«, which is out now!

Haven’s music is driven by topics such as self-reflection, consequence of action, the structure of ego, the weight of personal experience, and questions concerning the significance of human life as part of an all-embracing cycle of energy. Following an intensive phase of defining their sound – which brings together manic aggression, dark heaviness, and fragile melody – and several energetic live shows that already left a stamp in within the heavy music scene, the band made their impressive debut with the 2018’s EP »Anima«.

While Haven are already working on their first full-length album, which will see the light of day in 2021 via Argonauta Records, the band has just unleashed their sophomore EP »Vessel«. Upholding the core of what they have built while further developing the elements of their musical and performative efforts, »Vessel« clearly shows that the band is willing and capable to explore more of their deep pool of artistic potential. Dive into the atmospheric, vibrant yet heavy as hell sound of Haven – highly recommended for fans of Amenra, Russian Circles, Neurosis, Cult Of Luna or A Perfect Circle – and watch a brand new video clip for the blistering track »Samsara«, taken from the »Vessel« EP, right here:

“In addition to the release of our second EP »Vessel«, we are also extremely pleased to be able to announce a commencing cooperation with Argonauta Records.” the band comments.

“Argonauta has earned a great reputation as a home to many exciting bands from the fields of Post Metal, Sludge, Doom, and Stoner Rock, so we are sure that we will be in great company there.

»Vessel« – the title of our new EP, acts as the counterpart to the name of our first release »Anima« from 2018, whereby »Vessel« refers to the physical form of our being – in contrast to its spiritual form (Anima). With this EP, we again address topics such as the search for self-reflection, consequence of action, the structure of ego, our relation to time, and the weight of personal experience. We fully dedicated ourselves to create songs that are the best representation of what Haven stands for: »Vessel« offers 26 minutes of dense and atmospheric heavy music that flows between manic aggression and fragile melancholy – with a lot of passion for detail, which is also reflected by the artwork.

Another key aspect of our band is expression through performing live. Here, we incorporate visual design and elements of performance art, all coming together in intense energy and a passion for the moment. So let’s all keep our fingers crossed that live shows will be possible again soon, because we want you to come see us!

For 2021, we plan to further work on new material and already have many ideas – for songs, lyrical topics, and exciting cooperations – and we feel extremely fortunate to have Argonauta Records at our side now.”

Haven is:
Sergey Mareyno – Drums
Sabrina Klewitz – Bass
Robert Kurth – Guitar
Arne Teubel – Guitar
Norman Siegel – Vocals

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

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