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It was the year of 1999 when the Haven Denied project came to existence, by the hand of Ricardo Cotrim (keyboard), Ricardo Caldas (drums), Miguel Loureiro (bass guitar), Jorge Vilela (guitar/ voice). The name Haven Denied intends to convey the idea that music is a haven never eternal, thus denied.HAVEN DENIED GENRES
The affinities between the founders allowed it to be established a first way line for the recently formed band: the communication of an ideal through music. During years of search for identification and a conceptual unit for the group, the first compositions, the first concerts have come, in a maturing process.
Getting to the finalization of the project's implementation with a defined identity line, the first setback came with the leaving of the bass guitar player. The rupture originated a redefinition of the work methods. In the meantime, the need to find a new voice was consensual among the remaining members. It ends up happening by the end of 2001, with the ingress of Luís Cerqueira. Already in 2002, a new bass guitar player, Marcos Rangel, joined the project. The band reached a stability platform.
The sedimentation of the group demanded the search for a space of our own which came true through the building of a studio. Still, the history of Haven Denied goes back to the experience of watching another of their elements leave, once again, the bass guitar player. The episode repeats itself a little later with the guitar player Jorge Vilela. In 2003 the vacant position was filled by Henrique Pinto. The next year, Jimmy takes the place of bass player.
With a complete formation, the band started to think about dedicating themselves to the edition of an album. In the meantime, a first hindrance came to this new recently initiated track. Once again, the leaving of an element - Jimmy - forces a hiatus, making it even more urgent the search for a new bass player.
The joining in of the new element, Simão Vilaverde, happened in 2005. And it was precisely by then that the band's life got in a new phase. The recording of the first album began to take shape. During the recording and production of the album the need to integrate a feminine voice - Catarina Caldas - was felt. The two first singles, Misery and Therina, were launched on the Internet in the mid-2006.
HAVEN DENIED ORIGIN
Portugal (Braga), formed in 1999
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HAVEN DENIED CURRENT LINE-UP
Luis Cerqueira - Vocals
Ricardo Caldas - drums
Ricardo Cotrim - keys
Henrique Pinto - Guitar
Simão Vilaverde - Bass
HAVEN DENIED PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Jorge Vilela guitar/vocals