Swedish behemoths The Haunted have announced the details of their return after almost a year of silence and some major line-up re-jigging.


The new look line -up features vocalist Marco Aro, who previously provided vocals for The Haunted on 2000’s ‘The Haunted Made Me Do It’ and 2003’s ‘One Kill Wonder’, as well as the band’s 2001, live, double disc offering ‘Live Rounds in Tokyo’. Joining Marco is co-founding member and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (also of Paradise Lost and At The Gates) as well as guitarist Ola Englund, who has previous as a member of Chris Barnes’ Floridian death metal outfit Six Feet Under. Founding member Jensen [guitar] and long serving bassist Jonas Björler complete The Haunted’s new incarnation.


Rest assured the band has hit the ground running, with new material already in the pipeline. Guitarist and founding member Jensen released the following statement on behalf of the band:


“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!”


The line-up for The Haunted in 2013 is:


Jensen – Guitars
Ola Englund – Guitars
Marco Aro – Vocals
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums


More information on The Haunted’s new material and touring plans as it becomes available.


Check out the video featuring interviews and rehearsal footage.


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