THE HAUNTED Announces Revamped Line Up

Sweden’s THE HAUNTED are finally back in the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and re-structuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of line up’s around autumn of 2012.

But the time has finally come to break the silence and announce the return of THE HAUNTED to form…

THE HAUNTED 2013:

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

Watch the following video for a proper introduction to the new THE HAUNTED line-up with interviews and fresh rehearsal room footage:

THE HAUNTED’s founding member and guitarist Jensen checked in to comment on the recent developments as follows:

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!”

Expect more news about THE HAUNTED’s next album and their upcoming touring plans soon…

CODE to Release New Album this Spring

Avantgarde black metal band, CODE, are set to release a new album, Resplendent Grotesque, on Tabu Records this spring (date TBD).  The band, featuring guitarist Aort, bassist Vicotnik (DHG), vocalist Kvohst (DHG), and drummer Adrian Erlandsson (CRADLE OF FILTH, AT THE GATES), will be making a live appearance at the forthcoming Inferno festival in Norway on April 11th.

Samples from Resplendent Grotesque will be posted on the band’s MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/codeblackmetal

CRADLE OF FILTH Announce New Drummer

Following yesterday’s announcement of Adrian Erlandsson‘s departure from CRADLE OF FILTH, the band have wasted no time securing a new drummer in Marthus (a.k.a. Martin Å karoupka). Born in the Czech Republic, Marthus, who the band describe as “a fine gent who’s skills are second to none,” has previously played in GALACTIC INDUSTRY and INNER FEAR. Marthus will continue to play the rest of CRADLE OF FILTH‘s current European tour.

Drummer Adrian Erlandsson Quits CRADLE OF FILTH

Adrian Erlandsson has officially announced his departure from CRADLE OF FILTH after about seven years of service.  His announcement follows the recent release of CRADLE OF FILTH‘s latest album, Thornography, as well as his increased involvement with several new bands including NEMHAIN (which is fronted by Erlandsson‘s wife, fetish model Morrigan Hel; a.k.a. Amber England) and NEEDLEEYE.

The former AT THE GATES/THE HAUNTED drummer made the official announcement via his MySpace page:

“It’s finally official, i have parted ways with CRADLE OF FILTH. To concentrate on all other interesting musical projects that I have going at the moment.

“The main one is NEMHAIN. We have just filmed a video for the song called ‘Ana‘ so keep your eyes open for that. The music in NEMHAIN is very different to the other stuff that i have been in the past but it lies very close to bands that i grew up listening too like RAMONES, MOTORHEAD.

“The other band i am working with is currently unnamed. We have been working on songs since the beginning of this summer and believe me they CRUSH!!!!  The other members of the band will be made official very soon!! It is all serious players from across the globe that have left their mark on metal history in a big way with their past bands!!!  We are currently working on a demo and have nine CRUSHING songs to choose from so stay tuned!!!

“Metal as we know it today will be no more!!

“My official website is currently being redone and will be relaunced very soon!! In the meantime feel free to message me via myspace!!”