The Cocoon

by Richard Henshall

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Andrea Bregoli
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Andrea Bregoli An absolute treat for the ear, heart and mind.

For me, the best prog metal album that I heard so far. Can't thank Richard and all others involved enough for bringing this into existence. Favorite track: Lunar Room.
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dannybooba GET THIS ALBUM. after a few minutes of listening I knew I had to buy the album. I have not been disappointed. the writing flows seamlessly from beginning to end in a way that I haven't heard from the prog metal world in a while. Richard delivers a wide range of sound throughout the album and blends that with rich modern metal tones and synths so sweet that they could tuck you in for bed. also really cool guests such as fake Dr Ben Levin and Jordan Rudess Favorite track: Silken Chains.
Jake O'Connor
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Jake O'Connor This is one of my favorite albums ever. Richard knocked it out of the park with this. It's got everything- heavy riffs, fun proggy sections, beautiful melodies, awesome harmonies, perfect mix... the list goes on. A true masterpiece. Favorite track: Cocoon.
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Benjamin van Geest The Cocoon is a serious contender for 'album of the year' for me personally. Richard obviously is the main driving force behind the great Haken judging from the perfect songs on The Cocoon, but there's so much more on this album - brutal, heavy riffs, atmospheric, ambient landscapes but also jazzy/fusion-esque portions always with a great sense of melody in every single song. Simply a perfect album from start to finish! Favorite track: Cocoon.
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ziltoid101 I had high hopes - this album totally smashed them with how incredible it is. Total masterpiece. Favorite track: Afterglow.
Kevin Heckeler
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Kevin Heckeler Soft, soulful moments balanced by math rock. Favorite track: Silken Chains.
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Pupa 02:25
Cocoon 10:26
Limbo 03:54
Lunar Room 08:21
Afterglow 05:16


released August 9, 2019

Matt Lynch - drums
Conner Green - bass
Richard Henshall - guitars, keyboards and vocals

Ben Levin - guest vocals on 'Lunar Room'
Jessica Kion - guest vocals on 'Lunar Room'
Ross Jennings - guest vocals on 'Twisted Shadows'
Jordan Rudess - guest keyboard solo on 'Twisted Shadows'
Marco Sfogli - guest guitar solo on 'Lunar Room'
David Maxim Micic - guest guitar solo on 'Silken Chains'
Chris Baum - guest strings on 'Afterglow'
Adam Carrillo - guest saxophone on 'Cocoon'

Music by Richard Henshall
Lyrics by Richard Henshall with the exception of 'Lunar Room' by Ben Levin

Co-produced, reamped, mixed and mastered by Simon Grove
Additional drum editing by Joe Hamilton
Produced by Richard Henshall

Artwork by Sevcan Yuksel Henshall


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Richard Henshall London, UK

I play guitar and keyboards for Haken and Nova Collective. This page is for my solo material.

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