April 5, 2022
Photo: Andy Lei

On July 1st, traditional heavy metal’s Haunt will release their seventh full-length, Windows of Your Heart, via Iron Grip/Church Recordings. For a first preview of the record, a lyric video for the title track can be viewed on Haunt‘s newly launched YouTube channel. Fans are encouraged to check the channel regularly for upcoming Q&A sessions, official interviews, new lyric videos for Haunt‘s catalogue, play-throughs from main-man Trevor William Church, full band in-studio live video recordings, plus behind-the-scenes tour videos. Check out the video below.

Windows Of Your Heart

  1. Mercenaries
  2. Running Hard
  3. Running Hard
  4. Father Time
  5. Windows Of Your Heart
  6. Catch Me
  7. No Control
  8. Dream On It
  9. Frozen In Time
  10. Defender

Windows Of Your Heart will be available in the following formats

Digital album
Cassettelimited to 100 copies; Haunt Bandcamp exclusive
Jewelcase CDsigned copies available exclusively at The Heavy Metal Store’s Bandcamp
Black vinyllimited to 100 copies
Milky clear w/ black & red splatter vinyllimited to 250 copies
Silver vinyllimited to 200 copies; retail exclusive
Transparent red w/ black pinwheel vinyllimited to 200 copies
Transparent red vinyllimited to 200 copies; retail exclusive
Half/half black/milky clear w/ red splatter vinyllimited to 300 copies; Haunt Bandcamp exclusive
Half/half red/milky clear w/ black splatter vinyllimited to 300 copies; Haunt Bandcamp exclusive
Picture disc vinyllimited to 200 copies; Haunt Bandcamp exclusive

Based in Fresno, California, Haunt is the brainchild of singer/guitarist Trevor William Church, and in July 2022, he proudly returns with new album, Windows of Your Heart. For the most part, Church adhered to his tried-and-true methodologies for writing and recording this full-length – but, discerning listeners will notice a difference in the guitar solos this time around. Whereas on past Haunt records, the lead breaks were constructed around two-guitar trade offs, this time Church reinvented the solos with a single guitar, relying on pinch harmonics and whammy bar as key elements. However, long time fans will be relieved to know that Haunt’s trademark guitar harmonies remain fully intact and unsullied.

As on previous albums, Church built Windows of Your Heart around a few key songs to be featured in the live set. The title track is one such foundational piece, featuring catchy riffs, big hooks and a slightly different guitar approach for Haunt that straddles the line between heavy metal and hard rock. As for other standout songs on the record, Church quickly points to the barn-burning opener, Mercenaries, plus Father Time – which treads familiar lyrical territory for Haunt by musing on the dizzying speed with which time flies by. The single is also noteworthy for the readily discernible Ozzy-isms in Church‘s vocal melodies and timbre. The resemblance is not coincidental, but is an intentional tribute to the Prince of Darkness. Church explains, “Ozzy Osbourne gave me the courage to be a singer. He taught me how to be a singer. My music naturally goes toward that.”

On the live front, Church assembled a new line-up consisting of his long time Beastmaker bandmate Andy Saldate on drums, Andy Lei on guitars, and Chris Fletcher on bass. “This is Haunt version 2.0,” Church says. This new live configuration has already been battle-tested with eight shows under their belts, and many more to come – including a 20-date run through the western half of North America in April 2022, supported by Screamer, Traveler and Saber. The trek is highlighted by a stop at the prestigious Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston, Texas on April 23rd. See below for all dates!

Haunt tour dates

w/ Screamer, Traveler, Saber

Apr. 7 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub

Apr. 8 – Vancouver, BC – The Wise Hall & Lounge

Apr. 9 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Apr. 10 – Portland, OR – The High Water Marks

Apr. 12 – Oakland, CA – Elbo Room Jack London 

Apr. 13 – Sacramento, CA – Cafe Colonial

Apr. 14 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer

Apr. 15 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Apr. 16 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live

Apr. 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Moonlight Lounge

Apr. 19 – El Paso, TX – Raves Club

Apr. 20 – San Antonio, TX – 502 Bar

Apr. 21 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It

Apr. 22 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

Apr. 23 – Houston, TX – Hell’s Heroes Festival

Apr. 26 – Denver, CO – HQ

Apr. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

Apr. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d

Apr. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon

Apr. 30 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s

Haunt line-up:

Trevor William Church – vocals/guitar

Andy Lei – guitar

Andy Saldate – drums

Chris Fletcher – bass

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