Swedish Metal institution THE HAUNTED have started recording for their newest, 8th studio album effort at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with Tue Madsen as producer, who has already worked with the band on their latest albums but also with heavyweights such as Dark Tranquillity; Heaven Shall Burn or also Sick Of It All. Check out a video message from drummer Adrian Erlandsson and guitarist Ola Englund from the studio here: www.youtube.com
An additional drum kit rundown video can be seen here: www.youtube.com
THE HAUNTED have checked in with the following comment from the studio:
“Here you go, folks; picture proof of the cursed, grueling, back-breaking, yet eventually immensely rewarding process of recording an album. How about Tue’s use of an empty pool for that special reverb effect!? You can’t buy that shit as a plug-in (hey…wait a minute…maybe you can?). Anyway, recording might be hard, strenuous work, but it’s always relaxing to have producer wizard, and great friend, R-Tue-D-Tue on board. We love both him and his studio dog Maud.
The songs all sound great, and it seems that we’re looking at the embryo to a pretty fast album. We’re hoping you won’t mind the velocity when you pop the CD into the player with your dirty little mitts.
And yup, we’ve released the bands that’ll open for us on our Scandinavian dates. Be sure to get there on time to check them out!”
THE HAUNTED‘s list of upcoming club shows has been expanded by a few dates and Dead Soul have been announced as main support for the shows, together with various opening act choices. See complete details here:
THE HAUNTED – Live 2014:
FR, 28. March 2014 Götheborg (Sweden) – Trädgårn + Dead Soul & Death Destruction
SA, 29. March 2014 ?ebro (Sweden) – Ritz + Dead Soul & Leech
FR, 04. April 2014 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee + Dead Soul & Miasmal
SA, 05. April 2014 Malmö Sweden) – Kulturbolaget + Dead Soul & Blood Eagle
TH, 17. April 2014 Turku (Finland) – Klubi + Touni
FR, 18. April 2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi + Tuoni
SA, 19. April 2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia + Tuoni
TH, 08. May 2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben + Dead Soul & Hatesphere
FR, 09. May 2014 Ge (Sweden) – Harrys + Dead Soul & Hatesphere * New show
SA, 10. May 2014 Karlstad (Sweden) – Verket + Dead Soul & Hatesphere * New club
FR, 16. May 2014 Linköping (Sweden) – Backstage + Dead Soul & Shrine * New show
A first festival appearance for the upcoming Summer has now been also announced: THE HAUNTED will perform at Sweden’s Getaway Rock Festival, taking place in Gävle from August 7-9th. More details can be found here: www.getawayrock.se
The still untitled new album 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).
A first taster of heavier new things to come was made public 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: smarturl.it/thehauntedCMD or visit iTunes to purchase the digital version of the “Eye Of The Storm” single here: smarturl.it/eyeofthestorm_itunes
THE HAUNTED Line-Up 2014:
Jensen – Guitars
Ola Englund – Guitars
Marco Aro – Vocals
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
In related news, you can catch THE HAUNTED‘s Ola Englund at this year’s Musikmesse Frankfurt between March 12th and 15th at the Randall Booth where he will be performing three times per day (each at 11 AM, 1 PM and 5 PM). Ola will be launching his signature Randall Satan amplifier as well as his Washburn Solar guitar line at the Musikmesse, so make sure to catch up with him right there. More details can be found here: www.olaenglund.com
THE HAUNTED‘s upcoming studio album release is expected for Summer 2014.