After almost a year without public activity and re-structuring behind closed doors, Sweden's The Haunted are finally back after major line-up changes around autumn of 2012. Vocalist Peter Dolving left followed by guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen. The group has now broken the silence and announced their new line-up.
Patrik Jensen - Guitars
Ola Englund - Guitars
Marco Aro - Vocals
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Vocalist Marco Aro (ex-Face Down, also in The Resistance) was previously involved with The Haunted for three releases between 1999 and 2003 and 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. Guitarist Ola Englund (Feared) is a talented young player from Sweden, who has recently been active as touring and recording member of US death metallers Six Feet Under. They join guitarist Jensen and bassist Jonas Björler.
Founding member and guitarist Jensen checked in: "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!"
Expect more news about The Haunted's next album and their upcoming touring plans soon.
I was coming here to say these guys need to hang in the fucking towel but holy shit, they got back Erlandsson, and as much as I hate him, Aro! Maybe they aren't fucked after all. I'm gonna miss Dolving though.