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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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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.

"So:

"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
Kataklysm
Toxic Holocaust
Merauder
Coliseum
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:

EMMABODAFESTIVALEN (Emmaboda, Sweden)
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
Merauder
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,
Nachtmystium"

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Ex-Cradle Of FIlth Drummer Joins Paradise Lost

Adrian Erlandsson, the former drummer for Cradle Of Filth, The Haunted and At The Gates, has been confirmed as the new permanent drummer for British goth metal group Paradise Lost. Erlandsson states:

"Paradise Lost has been one of my favourite bands since I first heard them in 1990. When my fellow BRUJERIA member Jeff Walker told me that PL were looking for a drummer I got in contact with Greg straight away. After a few chats and emails I was on my way to the audition. I had learnt 10 songs out of their last setlist, but after playing only 4 songs Nick said, 'the job is yours if you want it'. Great success!! I look forward to growing even older with the lads and rocking hard with them live!!!!" More...

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The Haunted, Suffocation Join Forces In Montreal

The Haunted's show at Le Medley on April 16th has been combined with the SUFFOCATION tour package. That means it will be a co-headline bill with THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION and support from:

Whitechapel
Nachtmystium
Decrepit Birth
Veil of Maya
Psycroptic
Merauder

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Merauder Added To The Haunted Tour

As a result of Kylesa and Intronaut cancelling their appearances as the support for Swedish thrashers The Haunted to support Mastodon, The Haunted has revealed that Merauder will be stepping into the fold to support the band along with the previously announced additions of The Agonist and Nachtmystium.

The tour dates are as follows:

April
2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB (new date)
9 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB (new date)
11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

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The Agonist Takes Intronaut's Slot On Haunted Tour

Due to touring commitments, Intronaut will no longer be supporting Swedish thrashers The Haunted. Taking their place will be The Agonist who recently finished their new album, "Lullabies For The Dormant Mind." A message from the band reads as follows:

"We are so psyched and honored to be touring with The Haunted! It’s unbelievable that we will be playing on the same stage as a band that we would listen to in our bedrooms in high school and wished we could emulate. We are also extremely anxious to get back on the road in general and we are playing a lot of the same venues we have in the past so we hope to see some familiar faces out there! We’re also hitting a few new towns including central and western Canada…FINALLY!!!"

You can check out The Haunted, Nachtmystium and The Agonist on the following dates: More...

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Moonspell Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Portugese gothic metal band Moonspell are the latest band to be confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival this year. The event will be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England and takes place between August 14th and 16th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Candlemass
Carcass
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Gwar
Katatonia
Million Dollar Reload
Moonspell
Municipal Waste
Sabaton
Satyricon
Saxon
Turisas
The Haunted
Wintersun

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The Haunted Reveals Compilation Details

Swedish thrash metal band The Haunted has revealed the details about a forthcoming two disc compilation album entitled "Warning Shots." The first disc will consist of songs from their albums "The Haunted," "The Haunted Made Me Do It" and "One Kill Wonder" and the second will be comprised of rarities and unreleased songs. The albums booklet will contain an interview with bass player Jonas Bjorler in which he discusses the bands early days.

The tracklisting for "Warning Shots" is as follows:

Disc 1:

1. Hate Song
2. Trespass
3. Shadow World
4. D.O.A.
5. Undead
6. One Kill Wonder
7. Under the Surface
8. In vein
9. Hollow Ground
10. Everlasting
11. Dark Intentions
12. Bury Your Dead
13. Shithead
14. Chasm
15. Revelation
16. Forensick

Disc 2:

1. Ritual ('One Kill Wonder' session track)
2. Creed ('One Kill Wonder' session track)
3. Well of Souls (Candlemass cover)
4. Eclipse ('The Haunted Made Me Do It' session track)
5. Choke Hold (live)
6. Leech (live)
7. Three Times (live)
8. Undead (demo)*
9. Shattered (demo) (from 'Statements of Intent' compilation)
10. Undead (Death & 1/2 Prod.
rehearsal)*
11. Now You Know (Death & 1/2 Prod.
rehearsal)*
12. Blood Rust (Death & 1/2 Prod.
rehearsal)*

* previously unreleased

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The Haunted Confirmed For Piorno Rock 2009 Fest

The Haunted has announced their participation in yet another European festival this summer - the Piorno Rock 2009 Open Air festival. The Piorno Rock festival takes place on June 6, 2009 in Spain.

The Haunted's latest tour dates and festival appearances are, according to their MySpace page, as follows: More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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