Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted are geared up to kick off the promotional campaign for their upcoming ninth studio album effort entitled Strength In Numbers. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25, 2017 and it’s finally time to reveal the first details about the release.
The album’s debut single for the merciless and in-your-face track “Brute Force” is out today, check out the music video produced by Oscar Dziedziela/OD Visual below. The track is also available streaming via Spotify.
The Haunted checked in to comment on the track as follows:
“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, as seen above, was once again created by The Haunted’s longtime designer Andreas Pettersson. The track listing reads as follows:
Strength In Numbers track listing:
1. “Fill The Darkness With Black”
2. “Brute Force”
4. “Preachers Of Death”
5. “Strength In Numbers”
6. “Tighten The Noose”
7. “This Is The End”
8. “The Fall”
9. “Means To An End”
The album’s limited edition Mediabook CD version will additionally include the bonus tracks “Illusions” and “Sinister”, 3 stickers and expanded layouts. Strength In Numbers will also be available on 180-gram vinyl in various editions: black LP, limited silver LP (200 copies/Sweden only) and limited clear LP (300 copies/USA only).
Last but not least, an extremely limited Deluxe LP package will be available from CM Distro/CM Webshop in Europe ONLY. This very special edition is limited to 500 copies on transparent red vinyl and comes with a printed guitar tablature book, a poster, a set of 3 guitar picks and the entire album on CD as a bonus. Grab it before it’s too late!
Pre-order the album in its various physical formats or digitally here.