Haken’s Charlie Griffiths says the band will never move away the album format because they see it as a “musical journey.”
They also issued EP Restoration in 2014, which contained three reworked tracks from their 2008 demo.
Guitarist Griffiths told prog docu-series Into The Machine: “I love albums and I don’t see that ever changing. I listen to it front to back. That’s how the artist wanted it to be.
“It’s like reading one page of a novel – you won’t get the full picture without listening to the whole thing. I won’t ever let go of the album format.”
He adds: “With the new album we’re writing, it is a complete piece. That’s how I approach writing. We have themes that you’re going to hear, like a rhythm in the first song which will pop up again in the fifth song, or a melody line in the second song which you hear again in the 10th song.
“It’s a complete musical journey.”
Meanwhile, Haken have also confirmed they will be playing at The Garage in London’s Highbury on May 26.