Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED will release their ninth studio album, "Strength In Numbers", on August 25 via Century Media. The disc was recorded at Parlour Studios in the U.K. with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, THE EXPLOITED).
The official video for the album's first single, "Brute Force", can be seen below. The clip was produced by Oscar Dziedziela of OD Visual.
THE HAUNTED stated about the track: "We're very excited to finally be able to air our first single from the new album, 'Strength In Numbers', and let it set the tone for the brutality of the album. 'Brute Force' is one of those songs written in the early stage of making the album and shows our hunger to make new music, uncompromising, unforgiving and just to the point."
The artwork for "Strength In Numbers" was once again created by THE HAUNTED's longtime designer Andreas Pettersson.
"Strength In Numbers" track listing:
01. Fill The Darkness With Black
02. Brute Force
04. Preachers Of Death
05. Strength In Numbers
06. Tighten The Noose
07. This Is The End
08. The Fall
09. Means To An End
The album's limited-edition Mediabook CD version will include the bonus tracks "Illusions" and "Sinister", expanded layouts as well as three stickers. "Strength In Numbers" will also be available on 180-gram vinyl in various editions:
- Black LP (Unlimited)
- Silver LP (200 copies / Sweden)
- Clear LP (300 Copies / U.S.)
And last but not least, a strictly limited Deluxe LP package will be available from CM Distro / CM Webshop in Europe. This very special edition is limited to 500 copies on transparent red colored vinyl and comes with a printed guitar tablature book, a poster, a set of three guitar picks and the entire album on CD as bonus.