Okay, so today it “officially” emerged that The Haunted aren’t a spent force – at least not yet. When three band members, including frontman Peter Dolving, quit the Scandinavian collective last year, it looked as though the band was done. They only gone and re-recruited some heavyweight ex-members, and are promising not only to start touring again, but to put pout a new album sooner rather than later.
There are more than one artist going by the Haunted:
1) The Haunted, a Swedish thrash metal band, formed in Gothenburg, Sweden on 1996. The original members are Witchery guitarist Patrik Jensen, At the Gates twin brothers, bassist Jonas Björler and guitarist Anders Björler, drummer Adrian Erlandsson and singer Peter Dolving.
The band released their first album, the self-titled debut The Haunted, in 1998, while signed to Earache Records. Before this, they had released a demo, called Demo '97, in 1997. Read more on Last.fm
The Haunted on Thrash Hits
December 9th, 2012
With the year beginning to draw to a close, and with only a bare handful os Sundays left for 2012 Slaylists, this week we’re turning out attention to those we’ve lost in 2012. We’re talking about the bands that have either broken up or gone on hiatus, as well as the more serious subject of musicians who sadly died at some point over the last 12 months.
November 29th, 2012
August 20th, 2012
With Bloodstock Open Air 2012 now over, Hugh Platt and Tom Dare have reconvened in the studio to look back at the highs and lows of Thrash Hits’ Bloodstock experience this year – talking about our high and lows, the winners and losers, and just what Tom was doing with a Hairy Helmet and an Old Growler on the Friday night.
We also took time out to see what nonsense MegaDave has been spouting this week, to discuss Peter Dolving’s revelations about what really went on with his split from The Haunted earlier this year, as well as a check-up on the situation with Baroness, who suffered a truly awful bus crash last week. Get well soon, guys.
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February 29th, 2012
To answer our own, rather ambiguously-worded rhetorical question in our blog-post’s title – it seems so. The Haunted vocalist appears to have unequivocally confirmed his departure from the band to the rest of the world via a sternly-worded post on his personal Facebook page. And going by what’s he’s saying, it’s not what you could really call an “amicable split”.
March 24th, 2011
21 March 2011
by Hugh Platt
Oh dear. Whatever it was that The Haunted were hoping to achieve with Unseen, they haven’t come close to succeeding. In fact, I’d go so far as to describe the pan-Scandinavian quintet’s fifth studio album as a rambling, directionless mess.
May 31st, 2010
Slayer have finally, finally started their oft-delayed UK tour. They’ve been putting it off as Tom Araya’s neck finally rebelled after three decades of constant headbanging. We guess that’s why he looks so glum in all of Gary Wolstenholme’s photos – he’s under doctor’s orders not to headbang as it might cause irreparable damage to his spine. SO METAL.
August 16th, 2009
On far too early for Thrash Hits’ liking, the sheer power of the riffs and the relentless drum blasts of The Haunted unite this afternoon under the ferocious growl of bearded frontman Peter Dolving. The Björler twins, Anders and Jonas, on guitar and bass respectively, lock in effortlessly, twisting the furious metal into something quite melodic, whilst Dolving barks like a demented monk from Satan’s back garden.
February 23rd, 2009
January 27th, 2009
London has lacked metal this January the way it’s lacked sunshine. The endlessly grey and pigshit-miserable drizzle was matched by a gig calendar bereft any head-banging, horn-throwing metal action. Which is why the Islington Academy tonight is packed tighter than a nun’s naughty bits for the first true heavy hitters the capital’s seen in 2009. The foul weather alone wasn’t about to stop a legion of grizzly metalheads from packing out this North London concrete shoebox.