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Latest Taunted News

Below is our complete Taunted 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.

Taunted Recruits New Drummer

California act Taunted has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Taunted is proud to announce that as we were searching for a drummer to perform live with the band, we were happily surprised that instead of just a live drummer we found a permanent drummer!

"So, all the fans across the world and our beloved SF Bay Area please welcome Justin Dudra to the Taunted ranks!

"We have always known and respected the talent of Justin and even shared the stage with him when he was in his former band Torture. It is a blessing to have such a talented drummer and a person who believes in metal as much as we do.

"We look forward to this unbelievable line up that has already started rehearsing for live dates booked in October of 2013! Taunted you are!"

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Taunted Reveals New Album Details

Taunted will release the band's third full-length studio recording in Q4 of 2012. The third installment titled, "Taunted – 9 Sins," features a special appearance from drummer Larry Howe of the American band Vicious Rumors. Taunted comments, "The band would like to state that it was a pleasure working with Larry. We all became brothers in metal and we look forward to possibly working with him in the future."

The track listing is:

1. 7 Colors – 4:14
2. Laceration – 4:57
3. Chaos Theory – 5:08
4. Dead Doll – 5:07
5. Room 237 – 3:36
6. Tower Of Hellions – 5:33
7. Sinner’s Language – 5:05
8. Written In The Flames – 5:45
9. Taunted 2 – 10:25

The new CD was tracked at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA and Trident Studios in Pacheco, CA (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) and was mixed/mastered by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios. The album was produced by Joey Genoni and Taunted.

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Taunted Splits With Bassist

California's Taunted has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Pete Aguilar:

"Pete Aguilar is no longer a member of the band Taunted. We wish him well on his future endeavors and thank him for his time in Taunted. Taunted is well underway writing their 3rd CD which will see a release in 2011.

"The CD will be released by an unnamed label at this time with tour and festival dates to follow. Any bassist that believes they can fill the position can contact the band at Taunted@Sbcglobal.net."

You can check out the band's music via the Taunted MySpace page.

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Taunted Issues Year End Update

California metal act Taunted has issued the following year end update:

"Well, with everything changing in the world it's a constant battle for everyone to keep their lives positive and keep banging away to stay above water. We wish everyone a great 2010 and hope life is better for all. This being said, we must say that it was a great year for Taunted and we thank EVERYONE for staying true and supporting us. After our 'ZERO' cd we knew we had to come up with a follow up CD that was better and stronger than 'ZERO'. Hence the writing for 'BLEEDING BLACK' begin and the journey was great to say the least! Writing, recording, and all of us in the TAUNTED camp sharing new memories was quite the life experience for all of us. Once we had a hand full of songs written we begin performing some of the songs live which was satisfying to hear the progress of the songs and the fans responses were good.

"The recording at Trident studios was professional and relaxed but Juan really pushed us and we also pushed our selves trying to get the best disc we had ever done. From early responses. and reviews it seems we succeeded. Every bands hope is to make a CD that stands on its own yet reflects the over all feel of the brand of music they put out. We definitely stayed true to Taunted and also put out a different breed of CD than prior recordings. We have performed some great shows and shared the stage with some good friends again and put a stamp in the bay area scene as a band that has fun, shows a work ethic that resembles an athlete, and always knows that we are here doing what we do for all of YOU. More...

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