The Haunted

The Haunted
STYLE: , ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1996LABEL: Century Media Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Marco Aro – vocals
  • Ola Englund – lead guitar
  • Patrik Jensen – rhythm guitar
  • Jonas Björler – bass
  • Adrian Erlandsson – drums
BIOGRAPHY

THE HAUNTED’s founding member and guitarist Jensen checked in to comment on the recent developments as follows:
“THE HAUNTED went through some difficult times last year. Losing three band members is a pretty huge blow to any band. Jonas and I agreed immediately that we wanted to continue with the band, but we wanted to take our time and not rush into anything. Meanwhile, news from THE HAUNTED’s camp have been pretty scarce. This changes starting today. We are very happy to be able to present you a full band line-up. Some of you might recognize a few faces, some of you might not. Adrian Erlandsson is back on drums and Marco Aro is back on vocals. Adrian you might know from playing on our first album and Marco sang on “The Haunted Made Me Do It”, “Live Rounds In Tokyo” and “One Kill Wonder”. On guitar we also have Ola Englund bringing some pretty heavy chops to the band.
We’re all VERY excited about having THE HAUNTED back in working shape again and we can’t wait to get back out on the road to play for our very patient and faithful fans again. A new album is also already in the works and if you are familiar with the individual band members of this new line-up, you can be assured that the new material will grab you by the throat from the get-go!
A huge ‘thanks’ goes out to all the people that responded to our call for new members applications. You put a lot of time and effort into your auditions and we are very grateful to have had such talented and cool people wanting to join the band! We truly appreciated your support!”

Vocalist Marco Aro (ex Face Down, also in The Resistance) was previously involved with THE HAUNTED for 3 acclaimed releases between 1999 and 2003 as well as for several worldwide touring campaigns. Drummer Adrian Erlandsson (Also in At The Gates and Paradise Lost) belonged to the original line-up of THE HAUNTED together the Björler twins after the demise of their previous legendary group, At The Gates. Together with Jensen, they launched THE HAUNTED’s self-titled debut in 1998, an album which has been widely considered as the kick-start for a new era in the Thrash Metal movement and which, despite its initial underground status, climbed to be a massively inspirational record for a whole new generation of musicians and bands in the following decade. Guitarist Ola Englund is a highly talented young player from Sweden, who has recently been active as touring and recording member of US Death Metal institution Six Feet Under. Together with guitarist Jensen and bassist Jonas Björler, THE HAUNTED’s announcement of this new formation promises to be only the beginning of greater things to come.

BAND NEWS AND INTERVIEWS

Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED continue to be busy promoting their latest, 9th studio album “Strength In Numbers”, which was released worldwide via Century Media Records in August. Check out an

November 6, 2017 by Tero Tolkki
DISCOGRAPHY

Strength in Numbers / 2017

  • Album Info
  • 2017
  • Century Media

1. Fill The Darkness With Black
2. Brute Force
3. Spark
4. Preachers Of Death
5. Strength In Numbers
6. Tighten The Noose
7. This Is The End
8. The Fall
9. Means To An End
10. Monuments

 

Strength in Numbers is the ninth studio album by Swedish extreme metal band The Haunted, released on August 25, 2017 via Century Media.

Exit Wounds / 2014

  • Album Info
  • 2014
  • Century Media

1. 317
2. Cutting Teeth
3. My Salvation
4. Psychonaut
5. Eye Of The Storm
6. Trend Killer
7. Time (Will Not Heal)
8. All I Have
9. Temptation
10. My Enemy
11. Kill The Light
12. This War
13. Infiltrator
14. Ghost In The Machine

 

Exit Wounds is the eighth studio album by The Haunted. Released on 25 August 2014.

It is the first album released since former members Marco Aro (vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums) rejoined the band and the first studio album to feature Ola Englund on guitar.

Unseen / 2011

  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Century Media

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
13. Attention

 

Unseen is the seventh studio album by The Haunted. Released on 16 March 2011.

Vocalist Peter Dolving has described the album as “Epic. Danceable. Groovy. And very very arty farty metal. With this next record we are going to be taking a piss in the general direction of all the crappy 99.9 percent of generic contemporary Mr. Goatse jerks out there”.

The album cover and track list were revealed on January 28, 2011. The cover was done by Frode Sylthe, a friend of the band, who also did the cover to their 2004 album Revolver. The band has said that they “really like his design aesthetic, and he seems to come up with something unique every single time”.

Versus / 2008

  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • Century Media

1. Moronic Colossus
2. Pieces
3. Little Cage
4. Trenches
5. Ceremony
6. Skuld
7. Crusher
8. Rivers Run
9. Iron Mask
10. Faultline
11. Imperial Death March

 

Versus is the sixth studio album by The Haunted. It was released on 17 September 2008.

This marks a return to their aggressive sounds in the previous albums after their experimental fifth album The Dead Eye. All instruments were recorded live like their debut album, The Haunted, and solos and vocals were added once they had the songs down.

The album is more or less about the decadence of mankind as last two songs “Faultline” and “Imperial Death March” point it out.

The Dead Eye / 2006

  • Album Info
  • 2006
  • Century Media

1. The Premonition
2. The Flood
3. The Medication
4. The Drowning
5. The Reflection
6. The Prosecution
7. The Fallout
8. The Medusa
9. The Highwire (Bonus Track on Limited Edition)
10. The Shifter
11. The Cynic
12. The Failure
13. The Stain
15. The Program (Bonus Track on Limited Edition)
16. The Guilt Trip
17. The Exit (contained as hidden track in The Guilt Trip)

 

The Dead Eye is the fifth studio album by The Haunted. It was released on 30 October 2006.

The “bloodpack” edition includes the collectors edition DVD, promotional button, 2-sided guitar pick, t-shirt, and a floating dead eyeball. 

In 2006, Century Media also released “The Dead Eye” on 12″ vinyl (120 gram), with the initial artwork and inserts (not the limited edition packaging). It contains the 13 tracks on the standard releases.

rEVOLVEr / 2004

  • Album Info
  • 2004
  • Century Media

1. No Compromise
2. 99
3. Abysmal
4. Sabotage
5. All Against All
6. Sweet Relief
7. Burnt To A Shell
8. Who Will Decide
9. Nothing Right
10. Liquid Burns
11. Fire Alive
12. Smut King
13. My Shadow

 

Revolver (stylized as rEVOLVEr) is the fourth studio album by The Haunted. It was released on October 18, 2004.

After having been absent for the last two studio albums, Peter Dolving was once again back in the band and provided the vocals for rEVOLVEr. He would remain with the band until he left once again in 2012.

As the album title attempts to make clear with its stylization (i.e. with the word “EVOLVE” printed in upper case letters between the two r’s), the band made a conscious decision to slightly tweak ( or “evolve”) its songwriting on this particular album. As a result, rEVOLVEr contains some elements that were hitherto absent on previous The Haunted albums. Although the album still contains examples of the band’s familiar thrash metal sound (e.g. No Compromise, Sabotage, Sweet Relief), it features considerably more mid-paced riffing (e.g. 99, Burnt to a Shell, Fire Alive) than in any of their previous albums. Two of the tracks even have ballad elements interspersed in them (Abysmal and My Shadow). Also notable is that rEVOLVEr has quite a few instances of clean singing in it, although the vast majority of the vocal tracking was still done in The Haunted’s traditional hardcore/metalcore style of screaming.

A limited edition digipak of this CD contained two bonus tracks, and different artwork.

A music video was made for “No Compromise” which featured Mark Greenway.

One Kill Wonder / 2003

  • Album Info
  • 2003
  • Earache Records

1. Privation Of Faith Inc.
2. Godpuppet
3. Shadow Land
4. Everlasting
5. D.O.A.
6. Demon Eyes
7. Urban Predator
8. Downward Spiral
9. Shithead
10. Bloodletting
11. One Kill Wonder
12. Creed
13. Ritual
14. Well Of Souls

 

One Kill Wonder is the third studio album by The Haunted. It was released on 17 February 2003.

The writing for this album began around 2 September 2001.

“D.O.A.” served as the album’s only single. It was accompanied by a violent music video which found limited television airing due to its graphic nature. The song is also available as a downloadable song in the video game Rock Band .

Marco Aro left the band after this record. However, he would later return to record vocals for The Haunted’s 2014 studio album Exit Wounds.

Made Me Do It / 2000

  • Album Info
  • 2000
  • Earache Records

1. Dark Intensions
2. Bury Your Dead
3. Trespass
4. Leech
5. Hollow Ground
6. Revelation
7. The World Burns
8. Human Debris
9. Silencer
10. Under the Surface
11. Victim Iced

 

Made Me Do It (also known as The Haunted Made Me Do It) is the second studio album by The Haunted.

It was released on June 30, 2000. It was re-released in 2001 with the live album, Live Rounds In Tokyo as a bonus CD.

The Haunted / 1998

  • Album Info
  • 1998
  • Earache Records

1. Hate Song
2. Chasm
3. In Vein
4. Undead
5. Choke Hold
6. Three Times
7. Bullet Hole
8. Now You Know
9. Shattered
10. Soul Fracture
11. Blood Rust
12. Forensick
13. Last…
14. Burner
15. I’ll Be Damned

 

The Haunted is the self titled debut studio album by The Haunted, released in 1998 on Earache Records.

Tracks 1-4 & 12, were part of the band’s greatest hits, Warning Shots. Peter Dolving and Adrian Erlandsson both quit at different times after the album, but both returned on different releases, with Dolving on rEVOLVEr, and Erlandsson on Eye of the Storm.

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