“Exit Wounds”, the new album from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on August 25 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Century Media. the CD was once again recorded with the group’s longtime producer Tue Madsen at Denmark’s Antfarm Studio (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL) and features THE HAUNTED’s revamped lineup: founding members Jonas Björler (bass) and Patrik Jensen (guitar) along with with returning members Adrian Erlandsson (drums) and Marco Aro (vocals), and the band’s latest addition, guitarist Ola Englund.
“Exit Wounds” features two special guests appearing on the song “Trend Killer”: Jed Simon (SCAR THE MARTYR, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) on lead guitar and Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT) on vocals.
Said Billy: “I have always been a THE HAUNTED fan and became friends with the band over the years. When they asked if I would like to sing on a song for the new album with Marco singing, I didn’t have to think twice about doing it. When I received the track and listened for the first time, I said, ‘Fuck Yeah…this is gonna be brutal!'”
“Exit Wounds” track listing:
02. Cutting Teeth
03. My Salvation
05. Eye Of The Storm
06. Trend Killer (feat. Chuck Billy, Jed Simon)
07. Time (Will Not Heal)
08. All I Have
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
14. Ghost In The Machine
Comments Aro: “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 in 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.
“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!”
THE HAUNTED released a new three-song single, “Eye Of The Storm”, on January 20 in Europe and January 21 in North America via Century Media Records.
“Eye Of The Storm” was made available as limited-edition seven-inch EP (1,000 copies split as follows: 500 on black vinyl, 300 on red vinyl and 200 on white vinyl) and as digital single, featuring the new songs “Eye Of The Storm”, “Infiltrator” and “My Enemy”.
THE HAUNTED’s 2014 lineup:
* Patrik Jensen – Guitar
* Ola Englund (SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED) – Guitar
* Marco Aro (THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) – Vocals
* Jonas Björler – Bass
* Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST) – Drums