THE HAUNTED Frontman: 'If You Like What We Do, You Will Love This Record'

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED recently entered PUK studio in Denmark to begin recording their new album with producer Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, etc), who has previously worked with the group on their two previous albums, "rEVOLVEr" and "The Dead Eye".

Commented vocalist Peter Dolving: "So, where to start? I'm recording vocals. Brilliant, that sounds informative and I'm sure the sales points to a quote like that are marvellous...

"The 12 songs I've done vocals on so far crush! Yeah that's right, I'm not feeling sad about it either. It's just straight-up crushing. I don't know what else to say. The recordings the guys came home with from PUK just kick ass and anyone who's ever seen us live will know what the hell I'm talking about. It's simple, really if you like what we do, you will fucking love this record. If not, well I'm sure I can find something better to do than waste my time on comments about that.

"Can I describe the material with out sounding completely 'Spinal Tap'? Nope.

"So I'll just accept this simple reality. I love it. The boys have never played better, and nothing we've ever ever done has ever carried as much weight as this. Oh! Of course... we've got a song we call 'The WHITESNAKE song', but Tue says it sounds like 'Master...'-era METALLICA, which only shows how fucked up our perception on reality has become.

"And yes, there are solos. Real solos. Not just cheese bullshit for equilibristic analretentics nope, Andy's [Anders Bjrler] been putting some genuinly inspired gifted stuff on this outing well, that's my opinion and you know how balanced I tend to generally be.'

A four-minute video clip from the studio can be viewed below.

Bassist Jonas Bjrler previously stated: "We have like 20+ songs, so we have a lot of material to choose from; I think we aim at putting 11 or 12 on the CD. This time around we worked six months on the songs, and I think that really paid off none of the songs sound alike, and the material sounds really heavy and groovy."

Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Walk on Water", "Final Regression", "You", "Faultline" and "Narcotic".

Despite the upcoming AT THE GATES reunion tourdates, which see Jonas and Anders Bjrler invade Japan, North American and several prestigious European Summer festivals with their former band, THE HAUNTED will be busy playing shows as well and they have been confirmed for Spain's Electric Weekend festival on May 31 as well as Germany's Wacken Open Air festival on August 1.

Upcoming THE HAUNTED shows:

May 22 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
May 23 - Skovde, Sweden - Valhall
May 31 - Madrid, Spain - Electric Weekend Festival
Jun. 27 - Borlnge, Sweden - Peace & Love Festival
Aug. 01 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 14 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Anthem Festival


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