Interview with Peter Dolving
by Lord of The Wasteland
Call them thrash, call them melodic death?whatever. The Haunted is pure metal and their brilliant new CD, rEVOLVEr, was just released October 19th to glowing reviews. As emphasized by the unique spelling of the title, rEVOLVEr is a progression for the band in more ways than one. Not only did they leave long-time label, Earache Records, last October but they also lost vocalist Marco Aro. Aro?s replacement was none other than the band?s original vocalist, Peter Dolving, whose superior range gave the band?s 1998 self-titled debut album as unique a sound as it has with rEVOLVEr. New label, Century Media, is pushing rEVOLVEr very hard and this should be the album that gets The Haunted into the big time on North American shores.
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EvilG spoke with the band the day after it was announced that Dolving had rejoined the fold (http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/TheHaunted-Oct2003.htm) so I was eager to speak with the singer a year later now that the album was complete and he had time to settle into familiar shoes once again. During our forty-five minute interview, I found Dolving to be full of laughs but also very well-spoken and forthright in his opinions. Besides the new CD, new label and big < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />