THE HAUNTED are back with their follow-up to 2008’s ‘Versus’ and it’s bigger and more exciting than they’ve ever been! ‘Unseen’ sees a band who is unwilling to remain still and continues to push the boundaries of their sound and growth. REVOLVER Magazine recently gave ‘Unseen’ a four star review saying, “‘Unseen’ is daring and varied in its scope and execution, each track markedly different in genre and approach from the last, but never losing the distinctive HAUNTED touch.”
‘Unseen’ will be released upon the masses in North America tomorrow, but THE HAUNTED have released one more trailer for fans to check out before they get to hear this beastly slab of Swedish metal.
In the light of the upcoming release date for THE HAUNTED’s much anticipated new studio album “Unseen” on March 22nd in North America, the album’s catchy title track has been launched online for you to check out via the band’s official Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/hauntedofficial.
Here is a message from the band about the song’s launch: “Well, the “Unseen” release is getting closer. Simply put: It feels just awesome! We are all damn proud of this album and can’t wait to get it out there. Today, we start off by giving you a sample of the title track “Unseen”. Enjoy!”
THE HAUNTED had previously premiered another new song off “Unseen” by playing the track “No Ghost” live at the P3 Guld Awards which were broadcasted in Swedish National TV. Check out a clip from the event here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QkWsJ80XDw
The track-listing for THE HAUNTED’s “Unseen” is as follows:
1. Never Better
2. No Ghost
3. Catch 22
7. The Skull
8. Ocean Park
9. The City
11. All Ends Well
THE HAUNTED’s touring schedule to promote the release of “Unseen” keeps growing and all upcoming confirmed shows now look as follows:
THE HAUNTED Live 2011: 19.03. Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Metal Fest
22.03. Tampere, Finland – Klubi
23.03. Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
24.03. Turku, Finland – Klubi
25.03. Seinäjoki, Finland – Rytmikorjaamo
06.04. Odense, Denmark – Posten
07.04. Copenhagen, Denmark – The Rock
08.04. Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
09.04. Esbjerg, Denmark – Tobakken
14.04. Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
15.04. Göteborg, Sweden – Brewhouse
06.05. Haugesund, Norway – KarmöyGeddon Festival
12.05. Uden, The Netherlands – De Pul Live
13.05. Dordrecht, The Netherlands – Bibelot
14.05. Bomal-sur-Ourthe, Belgium – Durbuy Rock Festival
15.05. Flensburg, Germany – The Roxy
21.05. Osaka, Japan – Hatch
22.05. Tokyo, Japan – Studio Coast
26.05. Brisbane, Australia – Hi Fi
27.05. Sydney, Australia – Manning Bar
28.05. Melbourne, Australia – Hi Fi
09.06. Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
18.06. Clisson, France – Hellfest
24.06. Nummijärvi, Finland – Nummi Rock Festival
02.07. Borlänge, Sweden – Peace And Love Festival
06.08. Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
18.08. Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze Festival
“Disappear”, a brand new song from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, was premiered on last night’s (February 21) edition of BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Show With Daniel P Carter”. “Disappear” can be heard in the YouTube clip below.
“Disappear” comes off THE HAUNTED’s seventh studio album, “Unseen”, which will be released in late March via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark.
Regarding the “Unseen” cover artwork, which can be seen below, THE HAUNTED said, “The artwork design was made by our friend Frode, who also did the art for [2004’s] ‘rEVOLVEr’. We really like his design aesthetic, and he seems to come up with something unique every single time.”
“Unseen” track listing:
01. Never Better
02. No Ghost
03. Catch 22
07. The Skull
08. Ocean Park
09. The City
11. All Ends Well
THE HAUNTED recently signed a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records for the release of the group’s next CD.
THE HAUNTED’s last three albums — “rEVOLVEr”, “The Dead Eye” and “Versus” — were all issued through the German label.
The Swedish band THE HAUNTED, since a few days already confirmed as one of the meaning guests of the Total Metal Festival 2010 that is organized for the next 25 September in the city of Bari (Southern Italy), will be also touring around that date with the promotional tour of the Italian Festival. Vivo Management Agency in fact has organized a total of 4 dates between Italy and Switzerland for the north-European thrashers that will be represented by the mark “TMF on The Road”.
These are all the planned dates for The Haunted:
– Wednesday 22 September – AARAU (CH) – Kiff
– Thursday 23 September – CASALECCHIO DI RENO (BO) (IT) – Blogos
– Friday 24 September – ROMA (IT) – Jailbreak
– Saturday 25 September – BARI (IT) – Total Metal Festival – Demodè Club
The Swedish metal monsters THE HAUNTED have been confirmed for the Italian TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL 2010. The Haunted will share the stage of the best Metal Festival in Southern Italy with already confirmed PRIMAL FEAR and a few more brilliant metal bands next 25th september at the Demodè Club in the city of Bari.
The Haunted are one of the most worldwide popular Swedish metal bands. Their sound is influenced by many metal styles. The TMF performance will be their first show ever in southern Italy!
Some more bands have been confirmed too for the italian Festival:Methedras, which already played the TMF2008, Sawthis, powerful death/thrash italian metal band, The Prowlers, Classic Metal with power and prog influences and Insidexile, a very young experimental extreme metal band from southern Italy. More bands will be confirmed soon!
Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.
Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.
Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)
Interview questions by EvilG and Lord of the Wasteland
Live Pics by Metal-Rules.com
The Haunted have returned with THE DEAD EYE, their second album since reuniting with original vocalist Peter Dolving. The new album may surprise some, but not those who listened closely to their previous album, rEVOLVEr. We talk to Peter about the new album’s sound, direction, and lyrics; his recent infamy thanks to his blogging on Myspace; touring; and of course his "love" of shredding…ha! Enjoy!
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall Thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Sweden. Promo pictures from Century Media.
The Swedish all-star act Witchery have recently released DON’T FEAR THE REAPER. They have also changed record labels. I hooked up with guitar player Jensen and we talked about many things. So all new and old fans of this act have some more back info on this.
Joacim Carlsson – Guitarist for Face Down Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall Promo Pics provided by Black Lodge
Face Down is a cult thrash band that recently re-united and released the ass-kicking new album THE WILL TO POWER. My mission was to get in touch with Joacim Hedestedt and ask him some questions about the bands past history, the album and so on but for some reasons he couldn’t do an interview so instead I had the luck to talk with Joacim Carlsson that plays guitar.