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

Latest The Haunted News

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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Tristania Confirmed For Karmoygeddon Festival

Gothic metallers Tristania have been confirmed to perform at the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2010. The festival will take place on April 23rd and 24th at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. Other confirmed bands include Arch Enemy, The Haunted, and Tyr. More details on the festival can be found here.

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The Haunted's Swansea Show Still On

Despite cancelling their U.K. tour, The Haunted has noted that the Swansea gig is back on track. The show at Vice Rock Club in Swansea, UK has been moved to November 24th, between Leeds and London on the SLAYER tour. The band also notes that they'll be trying to set up more headlining shows on the off dates of the Slayer tour troughout Europe.

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The Haunted Cancels U.K. Tour

Swedish heavy metal outfit The Haunted has announced that they have been forced to cancel their tour of the United Kingdom, which was scheduled to kick off on October 29th. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Some very special circumstances have forced us to cancel the upcoming UK tour. We are very sad about this, and wish to apologize beforehand for any inconvenience this will cause.

"Purchased tickets are refundable. No rescheduled dates as of now."

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Bibleblack Postpones Finnish Tour Dates

Sweden's Bibleblack has announced they will be canceling their Finnish tour dates and rescheduling them for later dates. Bibleblack will instead be supporting The Haunted on November 13th at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg.

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The Haunted Confirms First Date For 2010

Swedish thrashers The Haunted have confirmed their first gig for 2010, the LINKÖPING METAL MASSACRE 4 Festival. Here are the details and line-up so far:

Saturday, March 6 - 2010
Location: Konsert & Kongress (Linköping)

Confirmed Line-up:
The Haunted

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The Haunted Updates Drummer's Condition

The Haunted has checked in with the following message:

"Per [Möller Jensen, drums] had a speedy recovery from illness that caused last week's cancellation @ Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. He is now well.

"We will do the forthcoming shows as planned:

"Sept-24 - Sundbyberg, Sverige
Sept-26 - Mikkeli, Finland
Sept-27 - Turku, Finland"

The Haunted has postponed the Sticky Fingers show until November 13th.

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Nightrage To Play Canceled The Haunted Show

Nightrage has issued the following statement about their plans to play the upcoming show in Gothenburg that The Haunted had canceled:

"Nightrage are still doing the show that the Haunted canceled at sticky fingers in Gothenburg Sweden at 18 of September. Be all there."

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The Haunted Postpones Gothenburg Show

The following message has been posted on The Haunted's web site regarding the postponement of the show at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg, Sweden, originally scheduled for September 18th:

"The gig tomorrow (Friday) will be pushed to a later date
this fall due to illness.

"We are sorry for this.

"Tickets will still be valid for the replacement gig. The new date will be November 13."

Other upcoming The Haunted tour dates: More...

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The Haunted's Peter Dolving Accepting Art Jobs

The Haunted frontman Peter Dolving has begun accepting commissions for his art work for tattoo designs, t-shirt designs, and sleeve designs. Those interested in commissioning him to design something or in his work featured on his MySpace page can send him a message via MySpace.

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"Rock Band: Metal Track Pack" Details Revealed

A standalone metal-themed track pack for the "Rock Band" videogame series will be released on October 13th. The outing, dubbed "Rock Band: Metal Track Pack," will see a release at retail stores on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii and will feature the following track listing:

1. All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
2. At the Gates - "Blinded By Fear"
3. Black Tide - "Shockwave"
4. Blue Oyster Cult - "Transmaniacon MC"
5. Bullet For My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
6. Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
7. Evile - "Thrasher"
8. Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
9. The Haunted - "D.O.A."
10. Hawkwind - "Master Of The Universe"
11. I Mother Earth - "Levitate"
12. In This Moment - "Forever"
13. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance"
14. Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
15. Lamb Of God - "Laid to Rest"
16. Motorhead - "Killed by Death"
17. Nazareth - "Hair Of the Dog"
18. Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
19. Rage Against The Machine - "Bulls On Parade"
20. Yngwie Malmsteen - "Red Devil"

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Nightrage Adds on Gothenburg Tour Date

Nightrage has issued the following brief announcement about a show in Gothenburg with The Haunted:

"Hey bros

"We are now confirmed as support for The Haunted show in Gothenburg, on September 18 at Sticky Fingers.

"Looking forward to see u all there."

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The Haunted Announces Two Sept Shows In Finland

The Haunted has announced two new September shows in Finland:

Sep 26, 2009 - Scooprock, Mikkeli, Finland
Sep 27, 2009 - Klubi, Turku

For ticket info, visit www.tiketti.fi.

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The Haunted Confirmed For Quart Festival 2009

The Haunted has been confirmed for the Quart Festival, which takes place on July 3, 2009 in Norway. Other bands on the bill that day include Korn, Chris Cornell, and Meshuggah among others. For more information, visist www.quart.no.

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The Haunted To Perform At VNV Rock Altitude Fest

The Haunted has been confirmed for the VNV Rock Altitude Festival, which takes place between August 27-29 in Le Locle, Switzerland. They'll play on the "Metal-Day," which is Saturday the 29th of August.

Here's the line-up:

The Haunted (SE)
Samaël (CH)
Mumakil (CH)
Drums are for parades (BE)
When Icarus Falls (CH)
Kilowatt (CH)

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Peter Dolving Seeking Fan Donations

The Haunted vocalist Peter Dolving has issued the following request for donations from fans:

"OK, I won't beat around the bush here; I need cash.

"I am getting ready to sit down and finish a couple of projects and I need your contribution to make it reality.

"The books are ready for editing so I can get around to publishing them, this takes time, and as you know time is unfortunately money.

"The music; I am ready to get to the next step of work with the O-project. Dave Witte(Burnt By The Sun & Municipal Waste) and Scott Reeder(Kyuss) will be helping me out together with Andes from Foobar. Studiotime = money and I need your help.

"The Artwork; I've collected a LOAD of my nastiest, weirdest queer transgressive porn art work from 10 years back and intend turning it all into Tshirts, Bed-Sheets and Lamp-shades. Of course THIS NEEDS TO BECOME a reality.


"1. Go to my myspace page. 2. Get yer credit card. 3. Press the donate button, and fork over all you can afford or believe it's worth to make it happen.

"There's enough of you out there now so it should be a reachable goal.

"Peace, and THANK YOU! / Peter Dolving"

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The Haunted Announces Detroit Show

The Haunted has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Detroit show on April 14th alongside Napalm Death and Kataklysm:

"Detroit show w/ Napalm Death & co. The show @ Majestic Theatre in Detroit on the 14:th of April
will be a double bill with the Napalm Death touring package. Doors: 6.30 Tickets: 15/20 $ All Ages"

The line-up will be:

Napalm Death
The Haunted
Toxic Holocaust
Trap Them
The Agonist

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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The Haunted Confirmed For Emmabodafestivalen

The Haunted has been confirmed for the Emmabodafestivalen in Sweden. Here are the details:

30 July - 1 August 2009

The band is getting ready to embark on their North American tour soon, which runs through April and features The Agonist and Merauder. There has been no word yet on a replacement for Nachtmystium, who were forced to drop off when frontman Blake Judd broke his leg.

Here are the latest dates for that tour: More...

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Gross Misconduct Announces Show With The Haunted

Canadian band Gross Misconduct has issued the following announcement about an upcoming show with The Haunted:

"We are super stoked to play this show and thank everyone who made it possible. We will have tons of new merch, so come check them shits out!"

The line-up will be as follows:

The Haunted
The Agonist
Gross Misconduct

April 7 at the Commodore, Vancouver

Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm

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Nachtmystium Drops Off Tour With The Haunted

Nachtmystium has announced that they have been forced to cancel their appearance supporting Swedish thrashers The Haunted after their frontman Blake Judd broke his leg. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Nachtmystium unfortunately had to cancel our slot co-headlining The Haunted’s U.S. / Canadian tour this coming April. Front-man Blake Judd had an accident and broke his leg last weekend and will be in a cast for the next twelve weeks and may need surgery. More news in the coming weeks…

"We’ve already rescheduled a U.S. / Canadian tour for June and are awaiting the “OK” from our booking representatives the announce the tour and dates.

"Sorry to anyone hoping to see us in April! After this whole bullshit fiasco with the Scion Rock Fest a few weeks back, and now this, it’s been one thing after the other around here. Fear not, we will be back soon enough…

Metal and Hell,

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