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Discussion in 'The Haunted' started by IconOfSin, Jun 4, 2004.
check it out on their site, plus a new track "99"
this is awesome news
I guess that means this forum will have to move from the Earache section, hey?!
Swedish thrash metal titans THE HAUNTED have signed a worldwide multiple-album deal with Century Media Records. The band has already completed work on their highly anticipated, yet still untitled, fourth album which will be released this fall. It will undoubtedly prove once again why Kerrang! labeled the band as "the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world."
Commented by guitarist Anders Bjorler, "We are happy to have chosen CM for the next couple of albums. CM is a legendary metal label, and we feel strongly they'll support us in the best way possible."
Phil Hinkle, director of A&R for Century Media America, added, "It's an honor to be working with THE HAUNTED, and they make our already outstanding roster that much more stellar." Leif Jensen, A&R manager for Century Media Europe, comments "Personally and professionally, we look forward to lead this great band to full worldwide success. Their time is now!"
Recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy) with co-producers Patrik J. Steen & Fredrik Nordstrom and mixed at Denmark's Antfarm Studio by Tue Madsen, the album features such cuts as "All Against All," "99," "Who Will Decide" (featuring a guest appearance by Sick Of It All vocalist Lou Koller) and "Burnt To A Shell." THE HAUNTED also have a new addition to the fold, as original vocalist Peter Dolving, who crushed on the group's genre-defining self-titled debut release, returns with a vengeance.
Regarding Dolving's return and the new album, Anders Bjorler said, "It's nice to have Dolving back in the band. He's energitic, hardworking and had 1000's of fresh musical ideas upon his return. We look forward to what the future will hold for us as a band. After having recorded this new album I feel confident it will work out extremely well. Be on the look out for something really powerful this fall"
THE HAUNTED burst onto the scene in 1998 with "The Haunted", a 12-track assault praised as the "Reign In Blood" of the '90s and the only debut album to ever receive album-of-the-year honors from Terrorizer. After extensive touring, THE HAUNTED returned with "The Haunted Made Me Do It" (2000), which held down the number one spot on the CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart for four weeks and eventually scored the band a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album.
In 2003, THE HAUNTED unloaded "One Kill Wonder" and once again sent the metal world into a frenzy. Fans and media alike responded with unbridled enthusiasm, as Alternative Press named THE HAUNTED one of the 25 most important bands in metal, saying that "there's no greater proponent of modern thrash." The album broke the band's own record on the CMJ Loud Rock chart with a five-week run at the top; it also earned the group a second Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album.
Earning a splendid reputation as an extremely intense live act, THE HAUNTED have already shared stages and toured the globe with acts as diverse as Slayer, Testament, Entombed, The Crown, Nile, Nasum, Morbid Angel, Vader, HammerFall, In Flames, Napalm Death, Nine, Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir, Lamb Of God, Witchery, Catastrophic, Martyr AD, Mastodon, Shai Hulud or Funeral For A Friend, among others, and have appeared at respected festivals such as Dynamo, Tuska, Hultsfred, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, Waldrock, Graspop and Wacken Open Air. Further heavy worldwide touring action is set to happen after the new album's release.
Expect THE HAUNTED to raise the bar even further with their new album, hereby cementing their legacy as the leading European metal band of today!
The Haunted's 2004 Line-Up:
Peter Dolving - Vocals
Anders Bjorler - Guitar
Jonas Bjorler - Bass
Jensen - Guitar
Per Moller Jensen - Drums
Visit http://www.centurymedia.de, http://www.centurymedia.com or
for an exclusive pre-listening of the brand new track "99", coming off the new album. Exact worldwide release dates for the album through Century Media Records will be announced soon!
Feel free to also witness a studio report with photos and a video clip teaser on the official band website at: http://www.the-haunted.com.
haha yea i think this forum should become an un-official forum with the rest of the bands since they're now with century media, plus i think it'll bring more people here since this is hiding in a sub forum, it's kinda hard to find lol.
I'm with you there mate. Good idea.