With work underway on a new studio album release in 2017, Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted have extended their long-standing co-operation with Century Media Records by signing a new worldwide deal with the label.

The Haunted said: “We are very pleased to announce that we have re-signed with CMR and fans can expect a new album in 2017. Right now we’re in pre-production mode and the material we have now sounds really heavy and thrashing.”

The band have just been announced as main support to Meshuggah for their upcoming UK/IRE tour in January. This eight-date run kicks off on January 12 at Bristol’s Academy and will finish at London’s Forum on January 20.

The Haunted supporting Meshuggah:

12.01.2017 Bristol (UK) – O2 Academy

13.01.2017 Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute

14.01.2017 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City

15.01.2017 Glasgow (UK) – O2 ABC

17.01.2017 Belfast (UK) – Limelight

18.01.2017 Dublin (Ireland) – Vicar Street

19.01.2017 Manchester (UK) – O2 Ritz

20.01.2017 London (UK) – O2 Forum Kentish Town

The Haunted’s latest album, Exit Wounds, was critically acclaimed as a return to form and entered international charts in the following positions: Germany # 64, Finland # 15, Switzerland # 100, Sweden # 32, USA # 151 Top Current Albums, USA # 5 Heatseekers.