The Haunted were formed in Gothenburg in 1996 from the ashes of At The Gates and originally consisted of guitarists Patrik Jensen and Anders BjÃ¶rler, bassist Jonas BjÃ¶rler, drummer Adrian Erlandsson and Peter Dolving on vocals.
The band released their self-titled debut on Earache Records in 1997 and immediately made a major impact on the metal scene, winning Terrorizer magazineâ€™s Album Of The Year. Both Dolving and Erlandsson quit in 1999, the latter going on to join Cradle Of Filth. Replacing the pair with Marco Aro and Per MÃ¶ller Jensen, the band then issued their second album The Haunted Made Me Do It in 2000, showcasing a sound somewhat closer to the melodic death metal of At The Gates than the thrash metal of their debut. Over the years, they have continued to produce music which crosses the boundaries between thrash and death and have also proved influential on the metalcore genre.
Their third album, One Kill Wonder emerged in 2003 but despite its success, Marco Aro quit soon afterwards with original vocalist Peter Dolving returning to the mic. Since his reinstatement, the band have issued three albums; 2004â€™s rEVOLVEr, The Dead Eye in 2006 and finally Versus which appeared in September.
Known for their blistering, in-your-face live shows, their assault on Bloodstock promises to be brutal and unrelenting.
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THE HAUNTED â€“ No Compromise - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009.
Bloodstock takes place on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August.
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale at just Â£85 but only until 15th December 2008 when prices will increase. To buy your ticket now go to the secure Bloodstock on line store at www.bloodstock.uk.com and we promise to post your ticket out before Christmas.
* Not only that but The Bloodstock Team in conjunction with Kilimanjaro are offering up for grabs 2 x tickets to go and see â€˜The Hauntedâ€™ and â€˜All That Remainsâ€™ on tour in January at either Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton or London. To be in with a chance to win these tickets simply purchase your Bloodstock Early Bird Tickets before 15th December if you havenâ€™t already and the winners will be picked at random and announced 16TH December. For information on their January tour go to www.myspace.com/thehaunted