Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED were interviewed on a recent edition of the “Rise To Offend” podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below (beginning around the 56-minute mark).
Asked for his thoughts on the 2016 U.S. presidential race, THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen said: “I’m actually flabbergasted that people even considered voting for [controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump]… It’s also pretty funny to hear that Bernie Sanders is [considered to be] so extreme, while the policy he’s campaigning with is what’s been ruling Western Europe for the last seventy years. So it doesn’t seem that extreme to us.”
THE HAUNTED is continuing work on music for the follow-up to 2014’s “Exit Wounds” album, to be recorded later in 2016 for release through Century Media.
THE HAUNTED recently completed a short run of North American dates as the support act for AT THE GATES.
“Exit Wounds” was 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.