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Below is our complete Hunted news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Hunted has checked in with the following recap of the previous year and update about upcoming activity:
"Hunted would like to wish everyone a very Heavy New Year! Last year turned out to be a very successful one for the band and we just thought we'd take a moment to give you a quick recap and say a big thank you to all the cool people who helped us out!
"Since the independent release of 'Welcome the Dead' at the end of 2010, things have really started to kick off for the band. All the hard work (and dodgy tea) that went into the album paid off once Massacre Records decided to welcome us into their Metal ranks! This was awesome news, not least because of the amazing roster of bands they've supported over the years and their global presence in the Metal community. 2011 saw 'Welcome the Dead' end up on the shelves of the best music stores around the UK and on the digital 'shelves' of the major online retailers, as well as featuring in the pages of some great UK and European metal magazines. A big "cheers" to everyone at Massacre Records for all their hard work and help in getting our music out there!
"In 2011, we were lucky enough to receive loads of fantastic (and constructive!) reviews. We'd like to give huge thanks to all the 'zine people who gave 'Welcome the Dead' a chance, especially in the early days before the label came on board. Very Metal salutations to all who took the time to listen and review the album, particularly Stone Isoliani, Andrea Rodella, Sergio Rapetti, Christopher Foley, David Whistance and Kelley Simms, all of whose support has been key to the progression of the band. More...
U.K. act Hunted, which signed with Massacre Records earlier this year, has posted a new music video online for the song "Impaled." The track is taken off the band's debut full-length "Welcome the Dead." You can check out the video below.
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Hunted:
"Born from a shared passion for metal music in all its forms, Cardiff-based band Hunted began life as a four-piece covering the bands that first inspired them to play.
"The band's early quest to develop their own unique sound led to several changes of personnel but developed over time into the rock-solid core of guitarist Steve Barberini, bassist Jon Letson, drummer Matt 'Animal' Thomas and vocalist Chris G.
"Having begun to cement a fierce live reputation on the British gig circuit, they also received an excellent response from several early demo releases, leading to further exposure and further massively well-received shows.
"Taking influences ranging from Dream Theater and Iron Maiden through to Opeth and Blind Guardian, Hunted distil the essence of their inspirations into a new and powerful direction for metal music. With their heavily anticipated debut full-length - scheduled to be released on July 29, 2011 via Massacre Records - they aim to take their unique sound and blistering live shows to new heights and new audiences everywhere."
Additional details on Hunted can be found at the band's Facebook page. The Hunted lineup is as follows:
Chris G -Vocals
Jon Letson - Bass
Matt 'Animal' Thomas - Drums
Steven Barberini - Guitars
Daniel Owen - Guitars