Haunt (band)

Haunt are an American heavy metal band from Fresno, California. The band was originally created as a solo project by Trevor William Church. As such, he is technically the only original member in the lineup. Church is also the sole songwriter and lyricist in the group.[1]

Haunt
OriginFresno, California
Genres
Years active2017–present
Labels
  • Church Recordings
  • Shadow Kingdom Records
  • Decibel
Associated acts
Members
Past members
  • Matthew Wilhoit
  • John Tucker
  • Taylor Hollman
  • Daniel „Wolfie“ Wilson

HistoryEdit

Haunt was originally formed by Trevor William Church as a musical project to be worked on alongside his existing band Beastmaker; the project was to take on a traditional metal sound as opposed to Beastmaker's doom metal style. In 2017 Church wrote and recorded Haunt's debut release, the extended play Luminous Eyes, with Daniel Wilson playing drums for the recording. It was first released digitally, as an independent release, but it later received physical releases from the Shadow Kingdom Records label.

In 2018, Church wrote and recorded one single for Haunt, Ghosts. Later that same year, Haunt released their first full-length studio album, Burst into Flame. Daniel Wilson returned to play drums for the album, this time as an official band member. Joining Church and Wilson for the album were Matthew Wilhoit on bass and John Tucker on guitar. Both Wilson and Tucker would stay as permanent members, but Wilhoit would be replaced by Taylor Hollman on following releases.

In 2019, Haunt released their second EP, (Mosaic Vision) their second studio album, (If Icarus Could Fly) and two split albums. (A Fool's Paradise / On the Streets Again and Sea of Dreams / The Crystal Temple). The following year they released their third and fourth studio albums, titled Mind Freeze and Flashback respectively, as well as the Burst into Demos compilation.[2][3][1][4]

MembersEdit

Current membersEdit

  • Trevor William Church – vocals, guitar, bass, drums (2017–present)
  • Andy Lei - guitar (live) (2021-present)
  • Andy Saldate - drums (live) (2021-present)

Past membersEdit

  • Matthew Wilhoit – bass (2018)
  • John Tucker - lead-guitar (2018-2021)
  • Daniel „Wolfie“ Wilson - drums (2017-2021)
  • Taylor Hollman - bass (2018-2021)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Released Record Label
Burst into Flame 2018 Shadow Kingdom Records
If Icarus Could Fly 2019 Shadow Kingdom Records
Mind Freeze 2020 Shadow Kingdom Records
Flashback 2020 Church Recordings
Beautiful Distraction 2021 Church Recordings

Extended playsEdit

Title Released Record Label
Luminous Eyes 2017 Independent / Shadow Kingdom Records
Mosaic Vision 2019 Shadow Kingdom Records

SinglesEdit

Title Released Record Label
Ghosts 2018 Decibel
In Our Dreams 2021 Church Recordings
Beautiful Distraction 2021 Church Recordings

Split albumsEdit

Title Released Split With Record Label
A Fool's Paradise / On the Streets Again 2019 Seven Sisters Church Recordings
Sea of Dreams / The Crystal Temple 2019 Fortress Independent

CompilationsEdit

Title Released Record Label
Burst into Demos 2020 Church Recordings
Triumph 2020 Church Recordings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shteamer, Hank (2019-05-23). "Heavy-Metal Auteur Trevor William Church Keeps It in the Family". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  2. ^ July 2018, Jonathan Selzer26. "California's Haunt tune in to the golden age of heavy metal". Metal Hammer Magazine. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  3. ^ "From Hagar to Haunt: The Making of Trad-Metal Champion Trevor Church". Revolver. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  4. ^ "Haunt - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives". www.metal-archives.com. Retrieved 2020-05-13.