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October 19th, 2011

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED continues to promote their newest album release Unseen , which hit the charts at #5 in Sweden as well as #26 in Finland upon release. After an Australian tour and a busy Summer schedule which saw the band appear at major European open air festival events like Sweden Rock (Sweden), Hellfest (France), Wacken (Germany) and Summer Breeze (Germany), THE HAUNTED has most recently announced a run of dates in Sweden with ENTOMBED as part of the 2011 edition of the “Close-Up Made Us Do It” tour, a couple of headlining shows in Greece, as well as a (re-scheduled) tour of Japan together with Norwegian acts IHSAHN and LEPROUS.

The Haunted

The Haunted

Now, THE HAUNTED is happy to launch the first promotional video clip for the Unseen album. The song “No Ghost” (in a special live rendition from Wacken Open Air festival 2011) can be viewed online here:

This intense live version of “No Ghost” was filmed at Germany’s famous Wacken Open Air Festival 2011 by Marcel Schleiff / Record Film and edited by Anders Björler / At The Gates Production. The live sound recording was engineered by Jacky Lehmann / Audiosound Lehmann and then mixed by the band’s longterm producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.

For gamers, the song “No Ghost” had already been made available earlier this year on the RockBand network. Check out more here:

THE HAUNTED has also just confirmed three shows in China (in collaboration with XOUNDFORCE) as part of their upcoming Asian tour in December. The band has checked in with a message about these shows and the video clip’s debut:

“A little update from THE HAUNTED camp: We are proud to share the following live video for ‘No Ghost’ which was filmed this summer at Wacken Open Air. The Wacken crew did a great job filming and Tue Madsen did exceptional work mixing this time around.

We are currently preparing for some club shows in Greece, in Sweden with ENTOMBED, as well as a tour of Japan & China. China will be a first for us and we are very excited about this. We are also looking at some more touring next year, but more info about that soon. ‘Til then, keep checking our website & facebook for updates and news.”

THE HAUNTED dates for the last quarter of 2011:

22.10.2011 Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
23.10.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece Block 33
24.11.2011 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Källare + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
25.11.2011 Göteborg, Sweden – Brew House + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
26.11.2011 Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget + ENTOMBED & WALKING WITH STRANGERS
05.12.2011 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya O-East + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
06.12.2011 Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
07.12.2011 Osaka, Japan – Big Cat + IHSAHN & LEPROUS
09.12.2011 Hang Zhou, China – Nineball live house
10.12.2011 Shang Hai, China – Shan Hai live house
11.12.2011 Beijing, China – Mao live house


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The Haunted on Unseen European Tour 2011 with support at The Rock Copenhagen Denmark

May 26th, 2011



The Haunted – headline

Unseen European Tour – 2011

Zombie Krig – support act

Night Fever – support act

The Rock



7/4 – 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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March 22nd, 2011

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.


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THE HAUNTED – launch title track of new album “Unseen” online

February 24th, 2011
THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

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:

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:

The track-listing for THE HAUNTED’s “Unseen” is as follows:

1. Never Better
2. No Ghost
3. Catch 22
4. Disappear
5. Motionless
6. Unseen
7. The Skull
8. Ocean Park
9. The City
10. Them
11. All Ends Well
12. Done

A pre-order featuring ‘Unseen’ and an exclusive shirt design is available through Check it out here:

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

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THE HAUNTED – New Song Posted from “THE UNSEEN”

February 22nd, 2011
THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

THE HAUNTED - "Unseen"

“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

04. Disappear

05. Motionless

06. Unseen

07. The Skull

08. Ocean Park

09. The City

10. Them

11. All Ends Well

12. Done

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.

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Malmoe Festival 2010 with Dolly Daggers, Royal Republic, Adept and The Haunted in Malmoe, Sweden

October 28th, 2010

Dolly Daggers, Royal Republic


23/8 – 2010

Adept, The Haunted

Stor Torget

25/8 – 2010

Malmoe Festival




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Getaway Rockfestival 2010 at Gasklockorna in Gavle, Sweden

October 4th, 2010



Getaway Rockfestival




8-10/7 – 2010


Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall





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July 1st, 2010

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

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SLAYER/ The Haunted @ The Forum 3rd June 2010

June 16th, 2010
SLAYER And The Haunted

@ The HMV Forum London

3rd June 2010

Written by Steve Sedit

Photos by James G


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June 15th, 2010
The Haunted

The Haunted

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!

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October 14th, 2008

Wacken Open Air 2008

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)


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The Haunted with Slow Death Factory at The Rock Copenhagen Denmark 2008

May 29th, 2008


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The Haunted

Slow Death Factory, The Rock

Copenhagen, Denmark

22/5 – 08

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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Dark Tranquillity / The Haunted / Into Eternity / Scar Symmetry Live In Vancouver: April 9, 2007

June 20th, 2007

Dark Tranquillity / The Haunted / Into Eternity / Scar Symmetry
Monday, April 9, 2007
Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC  Canada

***Live Review and All Photos by Lord of The Wasteland

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The Haunted – Peter Dolving

October 22nd, 2006

The Haunted – Peter Dolving

Interviewed on Rocktober 4, 2006 by EvilG

Transcription by evil rotten spawn

Interview questions by EvilG and Lord of the Wasteland

Live Pics by

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!

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Witchery – Jensen

August 8th, 2006

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.

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