||Swedish metallers The Haunted has started recording an 8th studio album at Antfarm Studio in Denmark with the revamped band line-up featuring founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Jensen (guitars), returning members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), and the newest member Ola Englund (guitars). The new album is expected to be released this coming summer. More details about it will be announced in the near future.
The band comments: "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!"
In other news, The Haunted's list of upcoming club shows has been updated and expanded by a few dates. Dead Soul have been announced as main support for the shows, together with various opening act choices. Also, a first festival appearance for the upcoming summer has been announced: Sweden's Getaway Rock Festival.
Tour dates as follows:
28.03.2014 SWE, Göteborg - Trädgarn (w/ Dead Soul, Death Destruction)
29.03.2014 SWE, Örebro - Ritz (w/ Dead Soul, Leech)
04.04.2014 NOR, Oslo - John Dee (w/ Dead Soul, Miasmal)
05.04.2014 SWE, Malmö - Kulturbolaget (w/ Dead Soul, Blood Eagle)
17.04.2014 FIN, Turku - Klubi (w/ Touni)
18.04.2014 FIN, Tampere - Klubi (w/ Tuoni)
19.04.2014 FIN, Helsinki - Tavastia (w/ Tuoni)
08.05.2014 SWE, Stockholm - Klubben (w/ Dead Soul, Hatesphere)
09.05.2014 SWE, Gävle - Harrys (w/ Dead Soul, Hatesphere)
10.05.2014 SWE, Karlstad - Verket (w/ Dead Soul, Hatesphere)
16.05.2014 SWE, Linköping - Backstage (w/ Dead Soul, Shrine)