THE HAUNTED – finish pre-production for new album, post video online, festivals confirmed!


Swedish metal innovators THE HAUNTED are back on the map with some good news, as they have just finished the pre-production for their highly anticipated new, still untitled, album. The band is soon to enter PUK studio in Denmark to start working with producer Tue Madsen (Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, etc), who has already co-operated with THE HAUNTED on their two previous albums “rEVOLVEr” and “The Dead Eye”.


Jonas Björler (Bass) reports: "Right now we're rehearsing like madmen. This is the final week before we enter the PUK studio in Denmark. Right now we have like 20+ songs, so we have a lot of material to choose from; I think we aim at putting 11 or 12 on the CD. This time around we worked 6 months on the songs, and I think that really paid off – none of the songs sound alike, and the material sounds really heavy and groovy"


As a special preview, THE HAUNTED have now posted a new video online which shows them during pre-production activities for the upcoming album. You can find the clip HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7jMiAbG4Wc)!


Despite the upcoming At The Gates reunion tourdates, which see Jonas and Anders Björler invade Japan, North American and several prestigious European Summer festivals with their former band, THE HAUNTED will be busy playing shows as well and they have in fact just been confirmed for Spain’s Electric Weekend festival on May 31st as well as Germany’s Wacken festival on August 1st. Here are all confirmed upcoming shows of THE HAUNTED:


THE HAUNTED – Live 2008:

22.05.08 Copenhagen (DK) – The Rock

31.05.08 Madrid (E) – Electric Weekend Festival

27.06.08 Borlänge (S) – Peace & Love Festival

01.08.08 Wacken (GER) – Wacken Open Air

14.08.08 Tel Aviv (IS) – Anthem Festival


For more info on THE HAUNTED’s current activities, please visit the following websites: