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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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Set Times For First 2 Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

The set times for the first two Ozzfest dates have been officially released. They are as follows:

July 15 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts:

Second Stage:

WICKED WISDOM - 9:10-9:30am
GIZMACHI - 9:35-9:55am
SOILWORK - 10:00-10:20am
IT DIES TODAY - 10:25-10:45am
ARCH ENEMY - 10:50-11:10am
TRIVIUM - 11:15-11:35am
THE BLACK DALIA MURDER - 11:40am-12:00pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 12:05-12:35pm
MASTODON - 12:40-1:10pm
THE HAUNTED - 1:15-1:35pm
BURY YOUR DEAD - 1:40-2:00pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:05-2:35pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:40-3:20pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:35-4:35pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35-4:55pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05-5:45pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55-6:35pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45-7:35pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:00-9:10pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30-11:00pm

July 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center:

Second Stage:

BURY YOUR DEAD - 9:20am
WICKED WISDOM - 9:45am
GIZMACHI - 10:10am
SOILWORK - 10:35am
IT DIES TODAY - 11:00am
ARCH ENEMY - 11:25am
TRIVIUM - 11:50am
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - 12:15pm
THE HAUNTED - 12:40pm
A DOZEN FURIES - 1:05pm
MASTODON - 1:40pm
AS I LAY DYING - 2:15pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - 2:50pm
ROB ZOMBIE - 3:45pm

Main Stage:

IN FLAMES - 4:35pm
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 5:05pm
SHADOWS FALL - 5:55pm
MUDVAYNE - 6:45pm
IRON MAIDEN - 8:05pm
BLACK SABBATH - 9:30pm

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Band Members Refute Carcass, At The Gates Rumors

THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler refuted the rumor that his former band AT THE GATES may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Björler said, "Just wanted to tell you that the rumours about the AT THE GATES reunion are untrue."

Former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker also refuted the rumor that the Liverpool gore-grind pioneers may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Walker said, "For the record, Bill Steer wasn't even at the Metal Hammer awards and I didn't speak to Adrian that night! I'd find the whole matter hilarious if it wasn't for the fact that the rumor is probably gonna put a few people's noses out of joint..."

A June 22, 2005 posting on the Earache Records-affiliated web site www.metaltracks.com indicated that Walker, along with former CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer and ex-AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson, hinted at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London that the two bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.

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Ozzfest 2005 Summer Sampler Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.

Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:

OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"

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The Haunted Complete New Video

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have completed work on a new video clip for the track "No Compromise" with acclaimed director Roger Johansson (DARK TRANQUILLITY, NAPALM DEATH, SAMAEL, HAMMERFALL). The video is expected to begin airing in June.

"No Compromise" comes off THE HAUNTED's fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", which entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release last October.

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.

GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.

The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).

Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...

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Pre-At The Gates, Dissection Project For Download

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has uploaded a rare 1994 demo recording from TERROR, a short-lived studio project featuring Erlandsson, Anders Björler (guitar; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES), Jonas Björler (bass; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES) and Jon Nödtveit (vocals; DISSECTION). The three-song demo was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Commented Erlandsson, "We had a excellent time writing and recording these tracks in two days." You can download the songs "Radiation", "Destruction" and "Terror" here.

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The Haunted Drop Off Of Machine Head Tour

Swedish thrashers THE HAUNTED have dropped off MACHINE HEAD's upcoming States Turn Blue To Gray North American tour. THE HAUNTED's cancellation is said to be the result of guitarist Patrik Jensen's desire to spend time with his very sick father back home in Sweden.

Jensen was recently forced to leave the group's European tour with CRADLE OF FILTH early while the rest of the band completed the trek as a four-piece.

MACHINE HEAD have yet to announce a replacement act for the tour, which is also scheduled to include DEVILDRIVER and IT DIES TODAY.

THE HAUNTED have been confirmed for the second stage at this year's Ozzfest beginning on July 15 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

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The Haunted Guitarist Drops Off Tour

The following message was posted on the Haunted's official website:

Guitarist Jensen has unfortunately been forced to leave the tour after the Lisboa show, due to urgent familiy matters back home in Sweden. The Haunted will however continue to do the remaining dates of the tour.

The Haunted wishes to once again urge people intending on seeing the show to come EARLY!! Tickets may say "The Haunted show time at 21/9pm" (approx one hour after doors) but usually it is 20.30/8.30pm...or even as early as 20.10/8.10pm!! (thats only 10 mins after doors, folks) So make sure to get there EARLY, in order to not miss the show!

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First Confirmed 'States Turn Blue to Gray' Dates

The first confirmed dates for the upcoming 'States Turn Blue to Gray' tour featuring MACHINE HEAD, DEVILDRIVER, THE HAUNTED and IT DIES TODAY are trickling in. They are as follows:

May 6 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
May 7 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
May 14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
May 19 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
May 25 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 26 - Ybor City, FL @ The Masquerade

In other news, MACHINE HEAD have confirmed the following other dates: More...

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Machine Head Seeking Fans To Design Tour Flyer

Machine Head is heading off on a North American tour coming this May with DevilDriver, The Haunted and It Dies Today.

Tour name: States Turn Blue To Gray Tour.
Tour art: TBD...and this is where YOU come in.

Machine Head is looking for YOU to design the tour flyer for the States Turn Blue To Gray Tour, and in turn win one of the biggest grand prize packages they have ever had the pleasure of offering is up for grabs!

All submissions are required to use the provided official hi-res band logos found here, have a resolution of 300 DPI and a printed size of 8.5" x 11". Clarity is key, so make sure not to overcomplicate your design! When finished, send your submission via e-mail to flyercontest@machinehead1.com, and make sure you get it in by April 2nd. Any submissions received after April 2nd will not be considered.

Grand Prize: The entire Machine Head CD discography, autographed by the band assorted Machine Head knick-knacks (posters, stickers, etc.) Devildriver's self-titled debut CD, autographed by the band The entire Haunted CD discography, autographed by the band the entire It Dies Today CD discography, autographed by the band a $50 gift certificate to Hot Topic a one-year subscription to Decibel Magazine and All Access admission to the States Turn Blue To Gray stop closest to your hometown!

2nd Place: A copy of Machine Head's "Through the Ashes of Empires", a copy of Devildriver's self-titled debut, a copy of The Haunted's "rEVOLVEr" and a copy of It Dies Today's "Caitiff Choir".

3rd Place: A copy of Machine Head's "Through the Ashes of Empires".

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Lamb Of God, Machine Head Tour Dates Announced

Machine Head will be joining Lamb of God and Twelve Tribes for the following dates:

May 02 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 03 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
May 04 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock

In other Machine Head news, the band will be embarking on a monster North American headlining tour this May in support of their current release, "Through the Ashes of Empires", as well as their upcoming live DVD. The month-long "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will feature fellow Roadrunner Records artists Devildriver, Century Media recording artists The Haunted and Trustkill's It Dies Today. Scheduled to set sail the first week of May, immediately following Machine Head's stint on a Midwest portion of the Lamb of God tour, the "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will continue into the first week of June, hitting major markets throughout the United States and Canada. Specifics for all dates will be posted at MachineHead1.com as they become available.

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Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?

Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."

Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...

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First Ozzfest 2005 Dates Revealed

Some Ozzfest 2005 dates have been confirmed while others are still rumoured.

The confirmed dates so far:
July. 31 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Music Center
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Ampitheater
Aug. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion

Subject to change:
Aug. 4 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center
Aug. 6 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre

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Napalm Death Post Song Online, Charity CD On eBay

Napalm Death are releasing their new masterpiece “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” on April 25th. You can now check out the album’s crushing opening track “Silence Is Deafening” here.

To collect as much donation money as possible for the victims of the Tsunami catastrophe, Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn decided to do an unconventional CD-Single release. The first 10 copies of the strictly limited to a 1,000 edition of the Tsunami charity compilation single being auctioned via eBay over the next 10 weeks, one after another each week, starting now. The very special first copy is at auction now and can be found here. These hand numbered collector items are originally signed by all appearing bands (Napalm Death, The Haunted and Heaven Shall Burn). The single features Napalm Death’s brand-new track “The Great And The Good” (feat. Jello Biafra on guest-vocals) from their upcoming album “The Code Is Red… Long Live The Code.” The Haunted picked the song “Smut King” from the digipak-pressing of their acclaimed current album “rEVOLVEr” and Heaven Shall Burn added “Strassenkampf” (originally by Die Skeptiker and feat. guitarist Patrick Schleitzer on vocals), the exclusive bonus-track of the Korean pressing of “Antigone.” All bands and Jello Biafra wrote liner-notes for the single’s booklet.

All proceeds of the single will be collected and donated to the Red Cross.

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Machine Head To Embark On North American Tour

MACHINE HEAD will be embarking on a monster North American headlining tour this May in support of their current release, "Through the Ashes of Empires", as well as their upcoming live DVD. The month-long "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will feature fellow Roadrunner Records artists DEVILDRIVER, Century Media recording artists THE HAUNTED and Trustkill recording artists IT DIES TODAY. Scheduled to set sail the first week of May, immediately following MACHINE HEAD's stint on a Midwest portion of LAMB OF GOD dates, the "States Turn Blue To Gray" tour will continue into the first week of June, hitting major markets throughout the United States and Canada. Specifics for all dates will be posted here at MachineHead1.com as they become available.

Here are MACHINE HEAD's confirmed upcoming dates with more dates TBA:

with THE DARKNESS, SEPULTURA, NERVECELL:
March 25 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Country Club

with LAMB OF GOD, TWELVE TRIBES (LOG headlines, MH direct support, TT opens):
May 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
May 3 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 4 - TBA, PA @ TBA

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Shadows Fall, The Haunted Lined Up For Ozzfest '05

Century Media recording artists Shadows Fall and the Haunted have secured slots at this year's Ozzfest. Shadows Fall are expected to appear on the main stage while the Haunted are said to be in the mix for the smaller second stage, which will apparently feature more non-rotating slots this summer compared to the last couple of years. Other acts believed to have been selected for the 10-year-anniversary edition of Ozzfest are Black Label Society, Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage and Mudvayne. Iron Maiden are strongly rumored to have nabbed the co-headlining slot alongside Black Sabbath, who will make a series of European live appearances in June/July prior to the Ozzfest U.S. kick-off. Also expected to perform on the main stage is the "Among the Living" lineup of Anthrax, who have yet to officially confirm their "reunion" plans despite having already been announced for four European festival appearances this spring/summer (Holland's Dynamo Open Air on May 7, Sweden's Sweden Rock on June 9-11, Italy's Gods of Metal on June 11-12 and France's Fury Fest on June 24-26).

Last year's Ozzfest was one of the heaviest in the tour's history, featuring Sabbath, a reunited Judas Priest, Slayer, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed and others.

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Slipknot, Slayer To Play Hultsfred

Slipknot and Slayer have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Hultsfred Festival, set to take place June 16-18 in Hultsfred, Sweden. Also scheduled to perform are the Haunted, System of a Down and Marilyn Manson. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Slipknot
Slayer
System of a Down
The Haunted
Marilyn Manson
The Hives
The Ark
Le Tigre
The Donnas
Looptroop
Moneybrother
Ani Difranco
The Hidden Cameras
Flogging Molly
Son Kite
Ana International Penetrator
Johan Netz
Jason Ringenberg
Hans Appelqvist
Convoj
Johnossi

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The Haunted To Headline, Confirm Swedish Festival

After massive 1 ½ hour-sets on headline shows all over Scandinavia, Swedish Thrash-Maniacs The Haunted will now embark on a headlining UK tour Febuary 24th 2005. After this tour they will conquer continental Europe together with their labelmates Moonspell as well as headliners Cradle Of Filth.

Please note that the band will play selected headline shows on the off-days of the COF tour and afterwards as well, so feel free to check the "tourdates" for details. And even more to come…

In other touring news, The Haunted are confirmed to play Sweden's biggest festival, Hultsfred Festival.

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The Haunted To Support Cradle Of Filth

Swedish thrashers The Haunted have been confirmed as the support act for Cradle of Filth's upcoming European tour with Moonspell. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 - Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Mar. 10 - Budapest, HUN - Petofi Hall
Mar. 11 - Zlin, CZR - Sport Hall*
Mar. 12 - Katowice, POL - Spodek*
Mar. 14 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park
Mar. 15 - Berlin, GER - Columbiahalle
Mar. 16 - Stuttgart, GER - Longhorn
Mar. 18 - Leipzig, GER - Haus Auensee
Mar. 19 - München, GER - Georg Elser Halle
Mar. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - VPK*
Mar. 21 - Zürich, SWI - Volkshaus
Mar. 22 - Milano, ITA - Rainbow
Mar. 24 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz
Mar. 25 - Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam
Mar. 26 - Porto, POR - Colloseum
Mar. 27 - Lisboa, POR - Colloseum
Mar. 29 - Granada, SPA - Sala Copea
Mar. 30 - Madrid, SPA - Aqualung
Apr. 01 - Clermont Ferrand, FRA - Cooperative De Mai
Apr. 02 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre

* without Moonspell

The Haunted are continuing to tour in support of their fourth album, "rEVOLVEr", which entered the Swedish album chart at position No. 18 upon its release last October.

The follow-up to 2003's "One Kill Wonder", "rEVOLVEr" 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 Denmark's Antfarm Studio 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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