HAKEN’s Guitarist RICHARD HENSHALL Reflects On His Solo Album: “The Cocoon Is About Those Watershed Moments That Make You Perceive Things In An Entirely Different Way”

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Most commonly known for his work with progressive metal stalwarts Haken as well as Nova Collective, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, Richard Henshall is now about to release his debut solo album, The Cocoon, which drops next August 9th via The Burning Shed. We recently published a detailed review of the record, which you can read here.

Consisting of tracks that range from dense polyrhythmic passages to delicate minimalistic interludes and everything in between, The Cocoon features Henshall’s trademark guitar and keyboard playing throughout, and marks his debut performance as a lead vocalist. An impressive collection of tracks that shoot in every direction stylistically, the album is a unique product designed to impress the most demanding of prog-metal fans. With high caliber guests such as Marco Sfogli, Jordan Rudess, Ross Jennings and many more, it is a testament to Richard‘s evolution as a musician over the years.

“The Cocoon” Album Artwork

Perennial Sonic Perspectives contributor Rodrigo Altaf had the chance to talk to Richard about several aspects of The Cocoon, as well as the upcoming Haken plans, his love of Strandberg guitars and much more. Watch or listen below and remember to subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on a daily basis.

Slideshow images courtesy of Norrsken Photography and Design


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