February 13, 2018 — Greetings from the 2018 **National Association of Music Merchants (**NAMM) Convention AKA the NAMM Show, where things have been changed up a bit from years past.
March 8, 2017 — Swedish gods, AT THE GATES, have the announced the departure of co-founder/guitarist Anders Björler, effective immediately. Like Martin Henriksson’s departure from DARK TRANQUILLY, Anders has simply lost the passion for the music.
February 21, 2015 — NAMM amped up (pun intended) everything in 2015 – from the delicious lunch trucks outside to the amazing performances at the end of each day by GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC and other artists.
January 14, 2015 — Unlike everyone else, we waited until 2014 was actually over to recount our favorite albums. It’s been a great year for extreme music with a healthy amount of excellent releases.
September 22, 2014 — Short review: Exit Wounds is THE HAUNTED’s best album since One Kill Wonder. [Read on for the longer version.] After the excellent teaser, Eye of the Storm 7", THE HAUNTED make their full declaration with Exit Wounds.
September 4, 2014 — After making their official announcement at the beginning of this year, we are crawling towards the release of AT THE GATES’ comeback album, At War with Reality.
February 3, 2014 — Nearly three years and three band members replaced and THE HAUNTED appear ready to atone for their previously subpar releases. If the three songs on Eye of the Storm are any indication of where the band’s head is at, then it’s time to rejoice.
January 27, 2014 — Swedish death metal legends AT THE GATES are officially back. With a reunion tour that hasn’t ended for years, the band have announced that they are working on a comeback studio album.
January 22, 2014 — Swedish’s THE HAUNTED have begun the comeback after losing three-fifths of its band with the launch of their first single, “Eye of the Storm.” Check it out:
January 15, 2014 — VALLENFYRE has officially entered the studio to record their second full-length album and follow-up to 2011’s A Fragile King entitled Splinters. Gregor Mackintosh (vocals and lead guitars) comments: “We have now arrived in a very cold Salem, MA and are currently holed up in Godcity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou tracking drums for our second album, ‘Splinters’.
June 26, 2013 — 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.
October 27, 2012 — Guitarist Anders Björler has announced the launch of his first solo album shortly after his exit from THE HAUNTED. The non-metal, instrumental album will be in a soundtrack-style of music inspired by “Italian Film Music (60/70s), Post Rock, Ambient,Progressive, Jazz, Swedish Folk Music.
October 17, 2012 — Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have announced yet another exit of band members following vocalist Peter Dolving’s recent departure. Guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen have also left the band.
June 29, 2011 — Tried and true warriors all know of the greatness of DISSECTION’s classic, The Somberlain, released in 1993. The album featured guitarist John Zwetsloot’s skills and knowledge in not only the composition of the songs but also in the classical guitar songs that he played throughout the album.
April 11, 2011 — Let it be officially declared that THE HAUNTED are done thrashing. As if the band’s previous few releases were any clue, Unseen is an unequivocal statement that the former Swedish thrashers have long moved onto find new sounds.
March 6, 2011 — Check out the new trailer for THE HAUNTED’s upcoming album, Unseen. The album is set for release during the second and third week of March 2011.
August 9, 2010 — After taking a breather in their respective other bands, namely THE HAUNTED, OPETH, and ARCH ENEMY, the members of WITCHERY offer Witchkrieg, the first album with vocalist Legion (ex-MARDUK) on board.
May 4, 2010 — While some bands in the metal genre (i.e. PANTERA, MANOWAR) choose to celebrate the excesses of the wild side of rock ‘n roll lifestyle on their DVDs, THE HAUNTED have chosen to give their fans a more sobering and perhaps more well-rounded look into the touring life of an underground metal band.
April 29, 2010 — WITCHERY’s new album, Witchkrieg, will feature a slew of legendary guests including SLAYER’s Kerry King, MERCYFUL FATE’s Hank Sherman, KING DIAMOND’s Andy La Rocque, and more.
January 13, 2009 — Swedish heavyweights THE HAUNTED have announced details of new double disc compilation that details the bands time with Earache Records, from 1998 - 2003. Titled Warning Shots, the album contains 28 of songs, including a second disc with many rare and unreleased songs.
December 23, 2008 — THE HAUNTED, NACHTMYSTIUM, KYLESA, and INTRONAUT have announced a North American tour for the new year. Tour dates are follows: 4/2 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse 4/3 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club 4/4 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s 4/5 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 4/6 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s 4/7 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 4/8 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom 4/9 Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse 4/11 Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert 4/12 St.
October 7, 2008 — It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since THE HAUNTED’s debut album was released, and their albums have certainly progressed. Once known solely as “the new band that 3 of the 5 AT THE GATES members are in”, THE HAUNTED have worked hard to make their own name stand out.
September 13, 2008 — THE HAUNTED’s new album, Versus, has been posted for streaming in its entirety until September 19th on MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/thehaunted). The band are also posting track-by-track videos in daily turn on their page.
August 14, 2008 — Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have launched a newly redesigned MySpace page with a new track, “Moronic Colossus,” from their forthcoming album, Versus. The album marks a much welcomed return to the band’s trademarked aggressive, thrashy sound.
July 15, 2008 — THE HAUNTED have set Versus as the title of their forthcoming new album. Produced by Tue Madsen, Versus is set for an October release throughout North America.
October 18, 2007 — Sweden’s AT THE GATES, who broke up at the peak of their success in 1996, have confirmed a select few reunion shows to take place next summer in Europe.
March 18, 2007 — DARK TRANQUILLITY’s new video for “Focus Shift” off the band’s upcoming album, Fiction, can be viewed online here. The band are about to begin their U.
March 6, 2007 — DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne and guitarist Martin Henriksson will be answering fan questions via an online video stream on Thursday, March 8th at 12pm EST.
February 13, 2007 — This spring marks the Century Family”™s inaugural Metal for the Masses Tour, which will be co-headlined by Swedish titans, THE HAUNTED and DARK TRANQUILLITY, with INTO ETERNITY and SCAR SYMMETRY rounding out the stellar bill.
November 16, 2006 — Adrian Erlandsson has officially announced his departure from CRADLE OF FILTH after about seven years of service.Â 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.
November 12, 2006 — Change and growth are always a good thing…but when the world is preparing for another scream-your-head-off thrash-fest when the result is a challenging “thinker” of an album, confusion and disappointment ensue.
September 29, 2006 — THE HAUNTED and BELPHEGOR have been added to Glen Danzig’s Blackest of the Black tour featuring DANZIG and Italy’s LACUNA COIL. The 2006 edition of Blackest of the Black is tentatively a West Coast-only tour for two weeks in November.
September 5, 2006 — Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have set October 31st as the release date for their new album, The Dead Eye (cover art), through Century Media Records.Â The follow-up to 2004’s acclaimed rEVOLVEr album was recorded at PUK studios and Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (SICK OF IT ALL, HIMSA).