(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
HAUNTED, the Catania, Italy-based inhabitants of harrowing psyche / fuzz doom, have unveiled details for their highly anticipated new album.
“Dayburner” will arrive from Twin Earth Records on June 8th and promises to slake anyone’s thirst for moody, lo-fi heaviness. It is the follow-up to 2016’s incredibly critically-lauded self-titled effort.
The latest studio chapter from HAUNTED was recorded by Carlo Longo at NuevArte Studio in Catania and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB, Obituary) at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.
The evocative cover artwork for “Dayburner” was created by the renowned artist and photographer, Deborah Sheedy.
You can find commentary from HAUNTED‘s singer Cristina Chimirri and bassist Frank Tudisco below.
Francesco Bauso – Guitars
Dario Casabona – Drums
Cristina Chimirri – Vocals
Francesco Orlando – Guitars
Frank Tudisco – Bass
01. Mourning Sun
07. No Connection With Dust
08. Lunar Grave
Singer Cristina Chimirri comments: “When we started to develop the songwriting process of ‘Dayburner’, we wanted to talk about the course, the unexplored passage between the beginning and the end. Without necessarily imposing fixed points, but tracing a material circle and an anti-material ascensional progression.”
Bassist Frank Tudisco states:“‘Dayburner’ is actually the representation of a day, not properly a day as we commonly know it, but something that become immediately night right after the first flashes of the sun. The light of this sun is too weak and can’t afford to challenge the strength of the darkness. Only thanks to minimal differences in tonal contrasts we are able to distinguish the sun from the moon. We can actually say that all the proper attributes of the day miserably fail here.”
About the “Dayburner” artwork he adds: “For the album cover, we relied on an Irish artist from Dublin, Debora Sheedy, an awesome photographer. We have chosen one of her works, because we strongly believed it fits perfectly with the content of our album. When we saw the picture we had no doubt about it, and now more than ever we are sure of our choice.”