SHADOW KINGDOM RECORDS is proud to present HAUNT's highly anticipated debut EP, Luminous Eyes, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from the United States, HAUNT is the work of modern renaissance man Trevor William Church. Son of Montrose bassist Bill Church, the California native has already come to prominence as the vocalist/guitarist of doom-lords Beastmaker, who've released two critically acclaimed albums on Rise Above. However, as HAUNT, Church goes solo and creates a bewitching brew of classic, turn-of-the-'80s heavy metal, drawing deeply from the momentous NWOBHM movement. Across the four tracks comprising Luminous Eyes, Church quickly establishes a mood somewhere between resignation and resilience. By no means "doomed" per se, the downered fog encasing Luminous Eyes lays the foundation for luxuriously subtle hooks to take hold and entrance the listener. If HAUNT's namesake is anything to go by, then surely Church has accomplished his goal!
But, let it be known that these four introductory tracks are deceptively anthemic and wholly invigorating, so gaze deeply into Luminous Eyes and herald the triumphant beginning of HAUNT!
1. Luminous Eyes
2. As Fire Burns
3. No Master
4. Fallen Star
The riffage is alive with this one. Haunts guitar led attack never waivers on this, throughout beautiful melody and harmony driven records with the straightforward stoner delivery of vocals. The music is alive with imagery that is evocative of Dio in epic descriptors and lyrical content. This is an album to be enjoyed by head bangers from Motörhead to Crüe, Maiden to ratt, the clash to Saxon, hard music fans will have something to chew on. Love the playing man, shred on! Barry_Nyle
TWC keeps getting better and better and better... Electrified might be my favorite Haunt track to date. Production is getting more impressive by the day. If there is a face of DIY metal, this could very well be it. zfdavoodi
The songwriting really takes a leap forward on this album, with poignant, meaningful lyrics tackling a variety of topics. The passage of time, as anyone can relate to, really hits home on this one. brianmichaelmoore4123