The Haunted The Haunted on Limited Edition LP
It all started in July 1996 with the demise of seminal Swedish melodic death metal band, At The Gates. At this time, guitarist Patrik Jensen (ex-Seance) was looking for members to start a new project. At The Gates drummer Adrian Erlandsson, a good friend of Jensen's, saw the opportunity and seized it. Before long, ATG's Anders and Jonas Bjorler joined the fold, on guitar and bass respectively.
The band still lacked a name and a singer when Earache, the label that had released ATG's last, milestone album, Slaughter Of The Soul, showed interest in them. Earache offered the band a place on the Earplugged 2 CD compilation, and the band accepted. With the recording only a week and a half away, the guys christened themselves The Haunted and chose Adrian's friend, Peter Dolving (of Mary Beats Jane) to handle vocals.
A few months after the recording session for Earplugged 2, The Haunted had enough material to complete their debut album, and Dolving had grown to a full-time member of the band. The Haunted's self-titled debut was recorded in the Fredman Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, where At The Gates had recorded Slaughter of the Soul. Issued in 1998, The Haunted earned great praise, and was voted "Album of the Year" and "Newcomer of the Year" in such magazines as Terrorizer. An all out thrash attack with hardcore-ish vocals, it's equally fast paced and furious!
The Haunted The Haunted Track Listing:
1. Hate Song
3. In Vein
5. Choke Hold
6. Three Times
7. Bullet Hole
8. Now You Know
10. Soul Fracture
11. Blood Rust