Sealed Shut

by Haunting

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    Limited to 300 copies. This is a one sided vinyl release containing 5 tracks. Purchase also includes 6 additional live digital downloads from Haunting’s last show in 2016. The first 35 pre-orders come with a limited Haunting button set (only 35 produced).

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Haunting appeared during an exciting period of maturation in the Atlanta metal scene. The band’s brief existence afforded only the sole offering of Sealed Shut. Though only four songs, it stands in the forefront among a small group of other highly-esteemed records that have been released within the last thirty five years or so of Atlanta’s metal timeline.
Haunting’s very existence owes much to the once monstrously thriving warehouse and DIY scene in the city. Haunting is undeniably tied to its members’ earliest musical endeavors in other local favorites such as the now legendary death-dealers Living Decay, hardcore punks Paradox, and the still-active thrashers Sadistic Ritual. Sealed Shut is easily recognizable as an amalgamation, intentional or not, of that fevered adolescent energy and relentless drive with which those earlier bands had enthralled, what was at the time, a fatigued local scene. They helped cultivate new young devotees in droves and reenergized a previous generation of weary metalheads.

Originally self released by the band in a small run of cassettes in 2014, Boris Records now presents Sealed Shut for the first time on a one sided vinyl release with an added intro track that never made it onto the original tape release. While Haunting is now disbanded, Scott Taysom has moved on to front Cloak, Charlie Southern is kicking ass in Sadistic Ritual, Vimur and Ectovoid and Blake and David are both active in new projects.


released May 8, 2018

Haunting was -
David Prae - Drums
Scott Taysom - Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Southern - Guitar
Blake Packard - Bass

Recorded by David Prae during the early months of 2014 in Atlanta, Ga.
Music: Haunting
Lyrics: David Prae
Intro music: Ian Deaton
Front cover art by Ryanimator

THE FINAL SHOW tracks were recorded October 21, 2016 at 529 in Atlanta, Ga. A legendary show that not only featured the return of Haunting for one last show, but the return of Atlanta metal heroes Spewtilator as well. Cemetery Filth and Ectovoid filled out the bill.
This show featured the slightly altered version of Haunting that existed for a short time before they called it quits. Scott moved to vocals only, David took over second guitar and future Cloak member Sean Bruneau took over drum duties. The show also captured the only recording of the bands song, "Suicidal Entombment".

THE FINAL SHOW line up -
David Prae - Guitar
Scott Taysom - Vocals
Charlie Southern - Guitar
Blake Packard - Bass
Sean Bruneau - Drums

Live tracks recorded by Jake Benedict and mastered by Chris Hood.


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Track Name: Beyond Death
The beyond is what I seek. To a place of soulless peace
No soul to weep. No flesh to decay
An unconscious nothing I will become
Beyond Death
To reach beyond I must sacrifice my soul to nothing
Mindless and absurd
Beyond Death
A realm between life and death of my own to keep
Death and beyond
Track Name: In the Mist
Ugly fuck on the edge of sight: Craving blood in the red moolight
Hunting you down in a cold night’s mist. Relentless fiend: It persists
To drink your blood and damn your soul is the beast’s loathsome goal
Pulse beats fast as you hide. Heart hammers on the inside
It hears
Despair makes you choke. Sobs wrench from your throat
When the freak gets through, emptied body doesn’t look like you
In the Mist
Dropped in a sewer where you float
Of your remains, the black rats gloat
In the Mist
Blood drained, eyes gloss over
Life fades: and you’ll never live another
Fucking dead with stilled heart
Body Rots. Soul departs
Track Name: Sealed Shut
Away from the rest of you. Apart from all of you
In the depths of my mind, I feel nothing for you
I tie you to a chair and run my fingers through your hair
I stare down in your eyes as the flames... They rise
I sit across from you. I want to feel his heat
The fire catches hold. The black smoke I greet
I watch the fire trace your meaningless, contorted face
Let loose your despair, I cannot care
We’ll burn together and meld our flesh and bone
We can’t get out. I’m sealed shut and you’re alone
Your screams resonate in my head like silence
Your fear and rage... I want to feel their presence
We’re burning together and melding flesh to bone
There was no way out. I’m sealed shut and you’re alone
Track Name: Buried in Misery
So still. I think I’m dying
So quiet. Am I dead now?
Black cloud suffocates my senses. It overtakes my mind
Buried in Misery I sit alone
And think of what was known
If the dark comes true... In the dark my mind dwells on you
If it’s true, this buried misery will be on you
Bleak thoughts pile onto me. My soul is crushed by grief
Time to block out the sun. I hope the end is brief
Drenched in misery. I’m still alone and thinking of what was known
So still. I know I’m dying
So quiet. I am dead...

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