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Formed: 1996
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete The Haunted 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted Release More Dates

More dates have been released for the upcoming North American tour featuring DARK TRANQUILLITY, THE HAUNTED, and INTO ETERNITY:

March 25 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
March 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 2 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners

More tour dates, as well as another band, are expected to be released shortly.

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Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted Book Canadian Show

The first date has been released for a possible upcoming North American tour featuring DARK TRANQUILLITY and THE HAUNTED:

March 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

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Peter Dolving Reflects on Near She-Male Encounter

"The last couple of weeks I was obsessing madly over sex. I get into periods of it. Naturally, being me it's not the 'Gee, that girl has a fine rack' kind of obsessing. It's more, me walking past a utility store, I look through the window at the power tools and kitchen utensils and my brain goes: 'Potential Gear For Sexual Application.' I walk through the grocery store passing the vegetables: 'Hmmm, I could use that, that and that for SEX!' I sit on the bus going downtown looking at the girl a couple of seats over, my brain kinda rumbles: 'fffffuuuuuuuuggghhhh' and like an animal I sit staring at her, drool and foam forming at the corners of my mouth. While the conscious part me of is reeling. 'Whoa boy!' Cracking the whip, and holding the leash in an iron grip. 'Down you devil, down!!'

"Yeah it's taken on that extra dimension.

"It used to be, 'Yeah, I'm young, I got sex on my mind. If you don't, you're the one who's fucked up!' Not anymore. My mind will curl up into a ball of self-containment, shutting off, keeping its focus on dick, pussy, and ass unrelentlessly for days. It's been like this since I was a kid. Analysis, anyone? I get this much — my mind is running away. Sex kickstarts endorphines and other dopamines, so what's the deal? Is my brain protecting me from myself? Am I so full of fear that my mind will implode into a animate black hole of lubed up expanded assholes, pussy and pulsating cocks until infinity to keep me from... from what? Is this something I can get rid of? Do I want to rid myself of it?

"Or is it just like this for everyone? I don't know.

Read the full article at Peter Dolving's myspace.

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Jed Simon Updates on Side Project 'Tenet'

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon has issued the following announced regarding his TENET project:

"It's announcement time! There are some new faces in the TENET camp. It's my pleasure to introduce them.

"I welcome to the fold Adrian Erlandsson on drums.

"Adrian, as many of you may know, had spent the last seven years with CRADLE OF FILTH. Previous to that he was on the first THE HAUNTED album, 'The Haunted'... Fuck, I love that album, and of course, he played in the mighty, legendary, AT THE GATES.

"Adrian brings an enthusiasm to the table that is infectious. I respect his talent greatly, and after hearing what he has done with some of the demo tracks, I'm beyond excited. Perhaps we'll put some of the demo stuff up with him playing soon, although I may just save it for the album, hehe.

"Of course, you are now wondering why Gene [Hoglan; STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, ex-DARK ANGEL, DEATH] is not playing. I felt that after 10+ years in THE LAD it was time for a fresh start. And to be honest, I really needed to just 'step away' for a bit, and do something completely on my own. None of this reflects on my and Gene's relationship as friends... we will always be thick as thieves. Silly, pranking, metal-loving thieves. He IS my brother for life, as are the other SYL cats. That's about the best way I can explain it without getting too long-winded. OK? OK! More...

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The Haunted Vocalist Checks In

So we haven't seen any snow yet this winter. At ALL. Global warming someone? Nah... It's just um... a warm year?

I am so tired of that lame excuse for the ridiculously over-consumption of the average Urban Joe Schmo, working class with delusions of upper middle class brass balls, bought and paid with the new credit card and an optimist/moron hat on - thinking "Oh I'll just spend the weekend in New York, Hawaii or London or mutherfucking Uzbekistan - Hey I'll take one of those completely idiotic weekend trips on a lowbudget airline that struggles beyond their real financial life span and dumps millions of gallons of white spirit airplane fuel into the air before landing about ten thousand gazillion times per day. And yeah I need another couple pointless drives to the convenience store just because I happen to live in the city that ain't even a city and it's only a couple of miles and by the way I reeaaaaally need that plasma TV and one thousand other extra applications put together by some 11 year old kids in Malaysia, China and the Philippines because it somehow hightens the illusion that I have a life!" Vacation in the sun anyone?

Entertaining, somehow, the notion that consuming the death of something else somehow makes us a more powerful being. One step closer to utter omnipotence and eternal life. Yes! I consume and therefore I am a GOD! Well, OK, not a god, but I'm fatter and better and obviously more worth than those dudes planting rice in the hills of the Cambodian jungle, becasue I can afford AN IPOD! I AM A FREE MAAAAAAN. Screaming an imaginary scream of defiance to the ever greyer heavens in a slo motion Braveheart meets Rocky mutation...

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The Haunted's Peter Dolving Talks To PyroMusic.net

PyroMusic.net has posted a new interview conducted with The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving. Topics discussed include lyrical inspirations, plans to continue as a band for many years to come, naked chicks in Australia and fan and media reactions to recent The Haunted material, You can check out the interview here.

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The Haunted Change Plans And Support KSE

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have announced a change in their touring schedule for 2007. Instead of doing their previously scheduled headliner tour in Europe, THE HAUNTED have just been confirmed to embark on an extensive run of shows as main support to Killswitch Engage on a tour kicking off early January all over Europe.

The UK dates are as follows:

Jan. 07 - Nottingham @ Rock City
Jan. 08 - Glasgow @ Barrowlands
Jan. 10 - Dublin @ Ambassador Theatre
Jan. 11 - Manchester @ Academy
Jan. 12 - Birmingham @ Academy
Jan. 13 - London @ Brixton Academy
Jan. 14 - Bristol @ Academy

The Haunted will return for further own headline activity in Europe later in the year.

You can stream the brilliant new video for the song “The Flood” taken off “The Dead Eye” at the band’s Century Media Records artist page here.

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The Haunted Post 'The Flood' Video Online

THE HAUNTED's video for the song "The Flood" has been posted online at this location. The clip was directed by Roger Johansson (ARCH ENEMY, HAMMERFALL, SOILWORK) in Sweden. The track comes off the new THE HAUNTED album, "The Dead Eye", which comes out today via Century Media Records. A "making of" feature for the "The Flood" video can be viewed here. An e-card featuring two tracks from the CD — "The Medication" and "The Drowning" — can be accessed at this location.

THE HAUNTED will kick off live activities in support of "The Dead Eye" with a European mini-tour beginning on November 1, followed by a U.S. run alongside DANZIG and labelmates LACUNA COIL. More...

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Blackest Of The Black West Coast Tour Dates

Glenn Danzig announced that a special 2006 west coast-only edition of the "Blackest of the Black" tour will kick off on November 17 in Seattle, WA. Headliner Danzig - Glenn Danzig/vocals, former Samhaim bandmate Steve Zing on bass, and Type O Negative's Johnny Kelly/drums and Kenny Hickey/guitar - will be joined by Lacuna Coil, The Haunted, Belphegor, and Asesino.

This is the third year of Danzig's highly successful "Blackest of the Black" tour. The festival was organized by Danzig and debuted in the summer of 2003 with Danzig, Superjoint Ritual, Opeth, Nile, Lacuna Coil and Behemoth on the bill. The 2005 edition featured Danzig, Chimaira, Behemoth, Himsa, Mortiis (ex-Emperor), and The Agony Scene.

"'The Blackest of the Black' tour is for extreme bands that sell out venues across the country, that sell records, but don't get radio play or get on MTV," said Danzig. "It's anti the corporate crap nu-rap-metal that gets shoved down fans' throats at other concerts."

In addition to organizing and headlining the "Blackest of the Black" tour, Glenn Danzig will see the October 17 release of "Black Aria II" (evillive), the follow up to 1993's "Black Aria," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Classical chart. Produced, written and - with a couple of exceptions - performed by Glenn, "Black Aria II" employs thundering organ, otherworldly chants, operatic lamentations, poignant strings, ominous percussion, ritualistic chimes and other mysterious sounds, to tell the story of a rebel of ancient lore - Lilith, Adam's wife before Eve.

Danzig has also released his "3 Faces of Danzig," a limited edition, fully-articulated toy figure series that highlights different eras of Glenn's career - "Misfits-version" Danzig which wears his classic skull-and-crossbones black T-shirt from the Misfits' "Walk Among Us" album cover; "Samhain-version" Danzig, covered in dripping blood ala the "Initium" LP cover, and "Danzig-version" Danzig, which is shirtless and comes complete with the trademark Danzig belt buckle and upside-down-cross medallion necklace as on the "Lucifuge" album. The figures are made of soft vinyl, stand 10-inches tall and retail for $75.00 each, and are available in stores such as Spencer Gifts, Hot Topic, comic book/specialty stores, and on the Chaser website.

Confirmed dates for the 2006 "Blackest of the Black" tour are as follows: More...

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More Blackest Of Black Bands Announced

It has been confirmed that DANZIG, LACUNA COIL, THE HAUNTED, and BELPHEGOR will be taking part in the 2006 edition of the Blackest of the Black tour. The tour will only be on the west coast and one more band, as well as tour dates, are expected to be announced shortly.

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The Haunted Post New Song Online

A brand new THE HAUNTED track, entitled "The Medication", has been made available for streaming at this location. The song comes off the Swedish metallers' upcoming album, "The Dead Eye", due on October 31 via Century Media Records (one day earlier internationally).

"The Dead Eye" will be released in three different formats: standard jewel case CD, limited-edition CD with a bonus DVD, and an LP version. The limited-edition version of "The Dead Eye" will include a special O-Card packaging, two audio bonus tracks as well as a bonus DVD with a 'making of" documentary, video clips and two live recordings.

The band's highly anticipated new effort was recorded in Denmark at PUK studios (drums) and Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (SICK OF IT ALL, HIMSA, HEAVEN SHALL BURN).

The track listing for "The Dead Eye" is as follows:

01. The Premonition
02. The Flood
03. The Medication
04. The Drowning
05. The Reflection
06. The Prosecution
07. The Fallout
08. The Medusa
09. The Shifter
10. The Cynic
11. The Failure
12. The Stain
13. The Guilt Trip

You can check out the cover artwork at this location.

Upcoming THE HAUNTED live shows: More...

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The Haunted Reveal More Information On New Album

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED are about to return with the follow-up to 2004’s critically acclaimed “rEVOLVEr” album, which saw original vocalist Peter Dolving return to the band’s ranks and resulted in the ultimate contemporary masterpiece for the whole extreme music movement.

On October 30, 2006, THE HAUNTED will release “The Dead Eye”, the band’s fifth official studio album, guitarist Anders Björler comments on the working process:

"I just got the final master from Tue Madsen (our producer) with all the tracks in the final order, and it simply sounds killer. Completing "The Dead Eye" basically took all spring, starting with some rehearsing and pre-production early January. We left the Antfarm studio in early June a bit perplexed but with a sense of having created something very strong and powerful. You always feel a bit weird after a recording session. It's hard to distance yourself from your work, but this time we all felt that we had accomplished something out of the ordinary. Working with Tue Madsen as engineer/producer has been great, and it surely reflects on the album. Tue has the same kind of musical background as all of us, so it was pretty easy to communicate ideas and to explain our vision."

In addition to that, THE HAUNTED just celebrated their tenth year of existence after being founded on July 27, 1996. Guitarist Anders on this special moment in the band’s history:

“We wish to thank all the people that have been working with us from the start, and of course a big thanks to our fans supporting us through the years!”

THE HAUNTED will play some well chosen dates around the release of “The Dead Eye“ to showcase their brand new album – the UK show is:

November 11 - London, England @ TBA

As announced last week, THE HAUNTED will also be making a special one off headlining festival appearance at DAMNATION FESTIVAL on October 6.

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The Haunted Set Release Date For "The Dead Eye"

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have set an October 31 North American release date through Century Media Records for their new album, "The Dead Eye" (one day earlier internationally). The highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's critically acclaimed "rEVOLVEr" album was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm Studios with renowned producer Tue Madsen (HIMSA, KATAKLYSM) and is said to be the band's "most accomplished work to date." The group spent months working on the new material pushing themselves to create something unique that combines certain elements of their previous efforts, while ultimately forging ahead in new, unexplored directions.

Commented THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving: "I think we've managed to find an immense sound: the drums are clearer, heavier and less processed, and we've even got acoustic guitars, congas, strings and loads of weird noise manipulations going on.

"As far as the vocals go, I honestly didn't know I could even sing some of the stuff. I was nervous as fuck when I got down to Tue's studio, and felt like a complete rookie: 'Shit, how the hell am I going to live up to this.' Turns out all I had to do was keep running my miles and warm up like when we're on tour.

"You can look forward to an album we're proud as fuck of, and we're looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as we head out for tour. It'll be ugly as ever, I'm sure."

THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release in October 2004. The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder" was recorded at Gothenburg's famed Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY) with co-producers Patrik J. Sten and Fredrik Nordström and mixed at Antfarm by Tue Madsen. The album was released as jewel-case CD and limited edition digipak (each with a different cover), featuring two special bonus tracks, 'Fire Alive' and 'Smut King'.

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The Haunted Frontman Dying To Get Back On Tour

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving has posted the following message on his official blog:

"Slowly over the last couple of weeks my crackling psyche has been regaining some of the balance I felt I'd completely lost there for a while.

"I'm getting back in shape physically and I've come to understand that I really need to be very fucking careful with myself. With this new album coming out I suppose I'm both scared and proud at the same time.

"The last batch of festival shows have gone really well and I've been enjoying myself and the fact that my back and left shoulder is not just a knot of pain anymore. More...

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The Haunted Complete New Album, Post Studio Video

The Haunted have finished recording their as-yet-untitled new album. Singer Peter Dolving has issued the following update:

"Oh, the power of the internet and wireless computers. I'm currently sitting on the john writing this report thinking about all you good folks out there, while my kids are watching cartoons in the living room. We just finished a new album and I gotta say, I'm proud as fuck. It's bigger, better, madder and thicker. Hell, that's the weird part with the album business - how the hell to describe what you've just done. Anyway, it rocks. Big time. Really. Per (drums) told me at rehearsals a couple of days ago, ‘If I died tomorrow I couldn't be more satisfied so if people don't like it, fuck them.’ I couldn't agree more. We started writing around Ozzfest last year, bouncing around ideas, recording anything that came to mind without the old ‘more or less metal’-filter, and pretty much knew that we were sick of the whole 900 bpm-chugga-chugga-AAARRRGGGGH-PUKE-end. We wanted to do something we'd just touched upon with our previous four albums. This album is simply more diverse, dynamic and HEAVY AS FUCK. Bands like TROUBLE, AUTOPSY, GANX, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, KING CRIMSON and early METALLICA have all really had a great influence on us as a band, and I think this album really draws a lot in color from those artists.

We just completed the recording process and are now putting the artwork together with Manne Andreasson, a bearded wierdo and dear friend or ours. Working with Tue Madsen's been great. The dude is down-to-earth man, and working with someone who's got his shit together like that is a joy. Anders spent six weeks in Denmark getting guitars down while working with Per and Jonas and then helping me out while I was doing vocals. Before we started recording, he was telling us he didn't want to do ANY solos on this record, but in the end we got him to do four really cool pieces. I think we've managed to find an immense sound: the drums are clearer, heavier and less processed, and we've even got acoustic guitars, congas, strings and loads of weird noise manipulations going on. As far as the vocals go, I honestly didn't know I could even sing some of the stuff. I was nervous as fuck when I got down to Tue's studio, and felt like a complete rookie: ‘Shit, how the hell am I going to live up to this.’ Turns out all I had to do was keep running my miles and warm up like when we're on tour. You can look forward to an album we're proud as fuck of, and we're looking forward to seeing you all again as soon as we head out for tour. It'll be ugly as ever, I'm sure. Stay sick.”

A video clip from the studio can be found here

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The Haunted Announce More Tour Dates

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have lined up the following gigs during the coming months:

Jun. 23 - Hellfest - Clisson, FRA
Jun. 25 - Pressure Fest - Herne, GER
Jun. 30 - With Full Force - Leipzig, GER
Jul. 4-8 - Peace & Love Festival - Borlänge, SWE
Jul. 15 - Dour Festival - Dour, BEL
Aug. 11 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN
Aug. 12 - Pellavarock - Lammi, FIN
Aug. 17-19 - Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbuehl, GER

THE HAUNTED are scheduled to enter Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark in May with producer Tue Madsen to begin recording their new album for a tentative late October release via Century Media Records. THE HAUNTED's Per Möller Jensen will record the drums at Puk Studios in Randers, Denmark during the first week of May. The vocals will probably be recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The plan is to have everything mixed and mastered in June.

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Dark Tranquillity Confirmed For Peace & Love Fest

Dark Tranquillity have announced that they will be making an appearance at the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge, Sweden, which will take place July 4-8. Other bands confirmed for the festival include the Haunted, Soilwork, Burst and Deathstars. For more information, visit visit www.peaceandlove.nu.

Dark Tranquillity recently finished touring North America with Opeth and are currently writing songs for follow-up to 2005's "Character."

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"Earache Extreme Metal Racing" Game Trailer Online

A Trailer featuring action from the upcoming Earache-branded high-octane death and destruction PlayStation 2 racing game "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" is now showing online at earacheextrememetalracing.com.

EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache bands as racing teams burning a lot more than rubber as they race and pulverise the opposition's vehicles through Purgatory and other hellish wastelands, all to an exclusively Earache-label death and extreme metal soundtrack.

Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be over 50 extreme metal Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Ultraviolence, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others, including rare tracks on bonus levels throughout the game.

Earache Extreme Metal racing is due for release on PS2, PSP and PC on 7th July 2006.

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The Haunted Frontman To Guest On New Sparzanza CD

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving will be laying down backing vocals on the new album from Swedish hard rockers in SPARZANZA. Dolving will be singing on the track "Dead Rising", which will appear on SPARZANZA's third CD, "Banisher of the Light", tentatively due later in the year. Dolving had previously worked with SPARZANZA as the group's producer.

"Banisher of the Light" is being recorded at the Tigra Music studio with producer Rikard Löfgren. Löfgren, a former member of the death metal band DAWN OF DECAY and the goth act BAY LAUREL, also produced the band's second album, 2003's "Into The Sewers".


Fredrik "Fred Washburn" Weileby - Vocals
Johan "Joey DeJaneiro" Carlsson - Bass
Calle "City" Johannesson - Guitar
David "Demon Dave" Johannesson - Guitar
Anders "Evil" Åberg – Drums

Upcoming SPARZANZA shows:

May 10 - Paris, FRA @ TBA
May 11 - Strasbourg, FRA @ TBA

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The Haunted Comment On New Material

Swedish thrashers, The Haunted, who played last summer's Ozzfest, will enter a Danish studio in May to start recording their still-untitled LP, which is being eyed for a late October release. Tue Madsen (Aborted, Panzerchrist) will produce the disc. "We're going forward," frontman Peter Dolving wrote on the band's Web site. "This is exciting and scary. So far we've got 12 songs that are evolving smoothly. ... I'd say the stuff is much heavier than previous records; I get a feeling like [At the Gates] meets King Crimson. It's hard to describe, but personally I think we're coming up with some heavy sh--. Sometimes I feel like, 'Whoa! This is turning into a Pink Floyd record for the dysfunctional.' "

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