Swedish Grammy award-winning band, THE HAUNTED, have parted ways with their singer Marco Aro, due to Marco‘s desire of dedicating his time entirely for his growing family. Following Aro‘s departure, the band soon became aware of the fact that Peter Dolving (singer on the first, self-titled album) had for some time nursed the idea of wanting to rejoin THE HAUNTED, if only given the opportunity. Mutual interest developed quickly over the idea, and, consequently, THE HAUNTED are now very proud to announce Peter‘s return to the band.
Guitarist Jensen states, “I was very sad to see Marco leave the band. However, I fully respect him for following his heart on what he felt needed to be done. We wish both him, and his family, all the best! We will definitely miss having him in the band. At the same time, I am very grateful to welcome Peter back into the THE HAUNTED. I think we all, including Marco, agree on that Peter is the perfect choice to pick up where Marco left off!”
Peter Dolving added, “Being back in the band feels awesome. I hope Marco gets a good life outside the music business. He’s done one Hell of a job, and has earned my deepest respect.”
The band will now focus on writing new material for their fourth full length album, which will hopefully be out prior to the summer of 2004.