Swedish Metal institution THE HAUNTED can finally reveal some details about their upcoming, much anticipated new album, which sees the band return to their classic deadly thrash metal sound.
The Haunted’s new album, which was again recorded with the band’s longtime producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio (Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn, Sick Of It All, etc.) in Denmark, is symbolically and programmatically entitled “Exit Wounds” and will be released on August 25th, 2014 in Europe and September 2nd, 2014 in North America via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records.
The Haunted’s vocalist Marco Aro commented on the album’s impending release’s title and artwork as follows:
“Ok my friends, so here we are again…at the threshold of a new The Haunted release. It maybe doesn’t sound very exiting to some…but…it is!!!
This time around we’ve found our way back to where we once started! You could say that we’ve gathered the old crew, both in music and the artwork. Our old friend Andreas “Diaz” Pettersson is back, an amazing artist with a rap sheet which includes the artwork on no less than four The Haunted albums. He always finds a way to put our thoughts into print where he sometimes even scares us a bit…and this release is no different.
We decided on “Exit Wounds” as being a good title for the album given the recent history of the band, but also a sort of a phoenix rising. FUCKING JÄVLA FÅGEL FENIX….WE ARE BACK!!!
We are so excited about this little thing we’ve created! Can’t wait to get out there and start playing these songs and for me personally, I could not be more proud of what we have done, I really hope you’re going to enjoy it!”
And here is the tracklisting of “Exit Wounds” in its standard edition:
THE HAUNTED – “Exit Wounds”:
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
14. Ghost In The Machine
THE HAUNTED’s list of upcoming shows is as follows:
THE HAUNTED – Live 2014:
TH, 07.08.2014 Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival
FR, 08.08.2014 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
SA, 09.08.2014 Vagos (Portugal) – Vagos Open Air
TH, 14.08.2014 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
TU, 23.09.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko
WE, 24.09.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia
TH, 25.09.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
SA, 27.09.2014 Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz
TH, 02.10.2014 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
FR, 03.10.2014 Borlänge (Sweden) – Liljan
SA, 04.10. 2014 Malmö (Sweden) – Kulturbolaget
TH, 09.10.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben
FR, 10.10.2014 Karlstad (Sweden) – Verket
SA, 11.10.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trädgårn
As previously reported, “Exit Wounds” sees THE HAUNTED debut with their revamped band line-up featuring founding members Jonas Björler (Bass) and Jensen (Guitars) teaming up with returning former members Adrian Erlandsson (Drums) and Marco Aro (Vocals), together with newest member Ola Englund (Guitars).
THE HAUNTED online links for “Exit Wounds”:
“Eye Of The Storm” (7” version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpQN86z5lNg
“My Enemy” (7” version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwQZ0vAIf0Y
Studio message # 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXL9gEXemUI
Studio message # 2: http://youtu.be/aeu1DzQvphw
Studio drum kit rundown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLx7U-Bat0U
Rehearsal room footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8KR3ZOaR-g
“Trespass” play-through video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxEDLJf3_Pc
“D.O.A.” split-guitar play-through video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClsY3EQhBYc
A first taster of heavier new things to come was made public in January 2014 with the release of the of the 3-track single “Eye Of The Storm” as digital download and limited 7” (1000 copies split as follows: 500x on black and 300x on red vinyl in Europe as well as 200x on white vinyl in North America). You can order the 7” (as well as the band’s back catalogue from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/thehauntedCMD