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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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The Haunted Wraps Up "Versus" Video Updates

The Haunted has wrapped up the final three episodes in their six-part "Versus" album report/introspective, which you can watch below.

The previous three reports, were posted here and they can also all be found on the band's MySpace page.

"Versus" will be released October 14 in North America via Century Media Records. More...

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Netherbird Posts "The Blackest Breed" Music Video

Swedish melancholic black metal band NETHERBIRD has completed the music video for "The Blackest Breed," the track off their latest album, "The Ghost Collector." The song features Adrian Erlandsson of Cradle Of Filth, At The Gates and The Haunted fame on drums. More...

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The Haunted Posts "Versus" and Album Reports

As previously reported, The Haunted's new album, "Versus," is currently streaming on their MySpace page until September 19.

The band is also producing a series of six short video "album reports." The first three reports follow below. Here's what the band had to say about them:

"We figured since we stream the album this week on our myspace page, we thought we'd also do a short presentation of it. In 6 episodes (starting today), Peter (& Anders) will guide you through the album to give you some insight in the process involving songwriting, lyrical content, arrangements etc...

"A new episode will air each day until thursday next week. Keep checking our myspace channel each day for new episodes." More...

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Trivium Adds Russian and Irish Tour Dates

Trivium has added Northern Ireland and Russian shows to their touring itinerary. In late November (29th-30th), the band heads off to St. Petersburg, Russia and Moscow for two shows in what is the band's first visit to Russia.

Here are those tour dates (support to be determined):

29 Nov 2008 Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour Orlandina Club, St. Petersburg Tickets
30 Nov 2008 Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour Tochka Club, Moscow Tickets

The band has also announced a number of additional dates in Ireland, including Derry, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork on December (4th-7th). Very special guests will be THE HAUNTED and Rise To Remain. Here are the "Into The Mouth Of Hell We Tour" dates:

04 Dec 2008 - Derry, Nerve Centre
05 Dec 2008 - Mandela Hall, Belfast
06 Dec 2008 - Ambassador, Dublin
07 Dec 2008 - Savoy Theatre, Cork

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The Haunted Streaming Entire Album

Swedish metal band The Haunted will stream their new album, "Versus," on their official MySpace page from September 12 through September 19. "Versus" will be released October 14 in North America via Century Media Records.

In the meantime, there is also an e-card for the new album available here.

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The Haunted Announces Göteborg Signing Session

Swedish thrash metallers The Haunted has announced a signing session on Friday, September 19th at the Media Markt in Göteborg, Sweden. The event will take place at 7pm CET. The Haunted "will have something special for the first 20 people in line."

The address for Media Markt is:
Lona Knapes gata 1
421 32 Västra Frölunda

The Haunted has recently revealed a string of tour dates. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...

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The Haunted Reveals Australian Tour Dates

The Haunted has set up four shows on Australia's East coast in November. Support bands for the short tour will be announced at a later date. The band's new album "Versus" will hit shelves through Century Media on October 14th. The Australian tour dates are as follows:

November 08th Brisbane, AUS - The Arena
November 09th Sydney, AUS - Manning Bar
November 11th Melbourne, AUS - The Hifi
November 13th Perth, AUS - The Capitol

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The Haunted Adds Finland and South American Dates

Swedish metal bands The Haunted and Path Of No Return will play three shows in Finland in October.
Pre-sale starts at Tiketti and www.jelmu.net on Wednesday August 13th. Here are the tour dates:

Wed October 8 2008 Helsinki, Tavastia
Thu October 9 2008 Tampere, Klubi
Fri October 10 2008 Jyväskylä, Lutakko

The Haunted has also announced a batch of Mexican and South American tour dates. These are the confirmed dates so far (more dates to be added soon): More...

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The Haunted Posts New Song Online

Swedish metallers The Haunted have posted a brand new song entitled, "Moronic Colossus" online. You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new album, "Versus" which is scheduled to be released on the following dates:

Sweden: Wednesday, September 17th
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: Friday, September 19th
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: Monday, September 22nd
Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, September 23rd
Finland / Hungary: Wednesday, September 24th

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Meshuggah's Tel Aviv Appearance Cancelled

Sweden's Meshuggah's upcoming gig at the Anthem Metal Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel has been cancelled. A message on their web site reads:

"We're sorry to inform that the Tel Aviv festival in Israel on the 14th of August has been cancelled due to 'security issues.' We really sorry for those who bought tickets to this festival and to those who was coming to see us perform in Israel for the first time. We were really looking forward to this gig, and hopefully there will be another opportunity in the near future."

Other acts that were scheduled to appear include Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Opeth, Satyricon and Nevermore.

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Path of No Return To Support The Haunted on Tour

The Swedish hardcore/metal band Path of No Return has been added as support for The Haunted's Scandinavian tour in October. Here are the tour dates:

October 01, 2008 - Malmö - KB
October 02, 2008 - Göteborg - Brewhouse
October 03, 2008 - Oslo - Garage
October 04, 2008 - Örebro - Klubb Aska/kulturhuset
October 06, 2008 - Stockholm - Nalen

You can check out some of Path of No Return's material on their MySpace page.

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The Haunted Reveals New Album Title

Swedish metallers The Haunted have checked in with the following update:

"So we're about to let people outside the box start peeking inside…

"The album we've come up with is one we decided to call Versus. Pretty much it's turned out what we had hoped for!

"Somewhere along The Dead Eye tours we started to see a pattern in what songs we kept coming back to, and what we felt really good about in the live setting and started talking about making a record that reflected the live energy of the band. As things went along and we finished a live session for Swedish National Radio P3, we knew it could be done. We decided to record the whole album live, and add vocals and solos once we had the songs down with the right energy and groove. Tue loved the idea. More...

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The Haunted Announces Scandinavian Tour Dates

The Haunted has announced the first shows for their Fall 2008 tour:

Oct 1, 2008 - Malmö - KB
Oct 2, 2008 - Göteborg - Brewhouse
Oct 3, 2008 - Oslo - Garage
Oct 4, 2008 - Örebro - Klubb Aska/kulturhuset
Oct 6, 2008 - Stockholm - Nalen

The band has also been confirmed to headline the Nordic Rage event in Boden on Nov 1st.

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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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The Haunted Vocalist Posts Recording Update

THE HAUNTED vocalist Peter Dolving has issued the following progress report:

"So, where to start? I'm recording vocals. Brilliant, that sounds informative and I'm sure the sales points to a quote like that are marvellous...

"The 12 songs I've done vocals on so far crush! Yeah that's right, I'm not feeling sad about it either. It's just straight up crushing. I don't know what else to say. The recordings the guys came home with from PUK just kick ass and anyone who's ever seen us live will know what the hell I'm talking about. It's simple really, if you like what we do you will fucking love this record. If not, well - I'm sure I can find something better to do than waste my time on comments about that.

"Can I describe the material with out sounding completely Spinal Tap? Nope.

"So I'll just accept this simple reality. I love it. The boys have never played better, and nothing we've ever ever done has ever carried as much weight as this. Oh! Of course... we've got a song we call 'The Whitesnake song', but Tue (Madsen) says it sounds like 'Master...'-era Metallica, which only shows how fucked up our perception on reality has become.

"And yes, there are solos. Real solos. Not just cheese bullshit for equilibristic analretentics - nope, Andy's been putting some genuinly inspired gifted stuff on this outing - well, that's my opinion and you know how balanced I tend to generally be."

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Working Class Rock Star To Premier In Toronto

Unstable Ground will be premiering the long-awaited documentary Working Class Rock Star in Toronto, Ontario at the Bloor Cinema on June 9.

Working Class Rock Star follows the lives of three bands at different points in their musical careers; Tub Ring (Chicago, IL), Bloodshoteye (Leamington, ON), and 3 Mile Scream (Montreal, QC). The documentary features interviews with Lamb of God, Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Unearth, The Haunted, Arch Enemy, and more.

Following the film, Inertia Entertainment will co-host a concert featuring Polkadot Cadaver (ex-members of Dog Fashion Disco), Bloodshoteye, and No Assembly Required at the Annex Wreck Room, 794 Bathurst St., Toronto. Doors at 9PM.

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The Haunted Finish Album Pre-Production

Century Media Records reports:

Swedish metal innovators THE HAUNTED are back on the map with some good news, as they have just finished the pre-production for their new, still untitled, album. The band is soon to enter PUK studio in Denmark to start working with producer Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, etc.), who has already co-operated with The Haunted on their two previous albums, rEVOLVEr and The Dead Eye.

Jonas Björler (bass) reports: "Right now we're rehearsing like madmen. This is the final week before we enter the PUK studio in Denmark. Right now we have like 20+ songs, so we have a lot of material to choose from; I think we aim at putting 11 or 12 on the CD. This time around we worked 6 months on the songs, and I think that really paid off - none of the songs sound alike, and the material sounds really heavy and groovy"

As a special preview, The Haunted have now posted a new video online which shows them during pre-production activities for the upcoming album. You can find the clip below... More...

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Earache Thrash Pack Kicks Rock Band Players' Asses

Earache Records has issued the following statement on their recently released "Earache Thrash Pack" for the game "Rock Band:"

"It was warned that the newly-released EARACHE Thrash Pack for ROCK BAND would be the hardest tracks that the game had to offer and that was no lie.

"The ROCK BAND rockers community (http://www.rockband.com/rockers_home)has been absolutely THRASHED and SHREDDED to the bone in their many attempts to play the AT THE GATES classic, "Blinded By Fear" and THE HAUNTED's "D.O.A." Judging by the comments on the official ROCK BAND forums, however, out of all of the songs in the pack, EVILE's "Thrasher" seems to have given players their greatest challenge yet. Here's what some of the most hardcore ROCK BAND players in the world have to say about it:

"This satisfies my extreme metal wants for a long, long, long time. That time will be spent putting ointment on my blistered fingers due to Thrasher, no doubt." - Chief Stubbs

"Got my butt kicked in solo 2 of Thrasher." - JoshuaNeff

"Thrasher: DEAR FREAKING LORD! This song is so frikkin insane it's not even funny...When I saw the first solo I nearly crapped my pants." - Xerosnake90

"Thrasher's quick changes between beats are seriously challenging" - Contrapulator

"If you're the type who says that talk is cheap, then let these killer videos of all 3 songs show you what's got the ROCK BAND community buzzing: More...

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The Haunted Vocalist Checks In

THE HAUNTED vocalist Peter Dolving has posted this message on his MySpace page:

"One month of absolutely astounding results.

I had an epiphany after feeling like complete fucking crap for two months straight. Feeling absolutely worthless, useless and like utter crap. This, though everything in my life has been pretty much nothing but good. And then - clarity. I saw what the problem was. Self perception. My image of myself. Not just how I view this Peter Dolving character. No, a deep insight in my basic approach to everything that concerns me. I've gone through the last 30 years with this way of looking at myself and how I go about everything in life; I believe I'm worthless. With no redeeming values what so ever. No value, no weight, no nothing, ningun, niente, nada, zilch, zero, an absolute void really. Holy shit.

I also came to this understanding; Even though this might be my emotion, hard facts disprove me. I am a good dad, I actually have happy, communicative, creative and intelligent kids - worthless? They'd be fucked up, they're not. My wife has been with me for 10 (TEN!)years, and she still laughs at my crappy jokes, bares with me in my updownupdown little private rollercoaster, and she tells me she loves me. And it can't be the money, I know that for a fact. I live in a small house in the woods and my neighbours talk to me, lend me a hand and ask me for help and drink my coffee. No nervous scraping of feet, no forced politeness, simply no bullshit. I have friends. No real ones who've been there 15 years. Worthless don't keep friends for that long. I get to come to their homes, eat and drink, have my kids spill food all over their furniture and floors and keep getting invited back. I get to play music with some of the most talented people I have ever met in my life. People I admire. People I feel, well, inferior to. And what do they do? They treat me with love and respect. They listen to my ideas, my dreams, my visions and my woes. And they keep doing it. Worthless don't get invitations to participate in working with their peers and heroes. I get mail, and letters from people all over the world who appreciate work I participate in. Shit, worthless don't even piss people off.

And it dawned on me how fucking incredibly grateful I am for this life. A life I've hated my way through for too long.

It's funny in a sick kind of way, because my low self esteem has functioned like armor. No matter how much others have claimed to hate me, I've always shrugged, like "Yeah, well at least you don't have to BE me, you can just fuck off, cause I hate me more...". Pretty much explains why I always loved NIRVANA's 'Negative Creep' or 'Here Come Sickness" by MUDHONEY.

So if anyone wonders why I haven't been blogging a lot lately, it's simple; I've been busy living.

As far as elections, music-scene, politicians and internet slander goes; Fuck 'em all... but you knew I'd say that...

And yes, I still hate Glam Rock, Emo, and fags who are too chicken shit queer to call themselves Proud Homo, cause you know what? I can't stand superficial drama and featherboas. In my book, we're all freaks - some just don't have the fucking balls to be square about it.

Oh yeah, if you by any means really loooooove the goth latex polished surface world, please keep doing it, but don't hide from why, and don't blame mom and dad - they're just as fucked as you and me.

Peace and love fuckers!"

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Dark Tranquillity Reissue Early Albums In Japan

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update:

"To coincide with our shows in the Land Of The Rising Sun [Japan], 'Haven' [2000] and 'Projector' [1999] will be released in new versions. Both albums will feature lengthy liner notes by sensei [Mikael] Stanne [vocals] detailing the writing and recording process as well as the inner working of the band at the time of creating the songs. 'Projector' will feature the extra track 'Exposure' — previously unreleased in Japan — and 'Haven' will be graced with 'Cornered' as bonus song."

DARK TRANQUILLITY and THE HAUNTED will team up for the "The Double Titans Tour In Japan" in January. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 16 - Osaka, JPN - Big Cat
Jan. 17 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
Jan. 18 - Tokyo, JPN - O-East More...

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