Sweden’s THE HAUNTED continue promoting their newest album release “Unseen”, which hit the charts at #5 position in Sweden as well as #26 in Finland upon release. After an Australian tour and a busy Summer schedule which saw the band appear at major European open air festival events like Sweden Rock (Sweden), Hellfest (France), Wacken (Germany) or also Summer Breeze (Germany), THE HAUNTED have most recently announced a run of dates in Sweden with Entombed as part of the 2011 edition of the “Close-Up Made Us Do It” tour, a couple of headlining shows in Greece as well as a (re-scheduled) tour of Japan together with Norwegian acts Ihsahn and Leprous.
Now, THE HAUNTED are happy to launch the first promotional video clip for the “Unseen” album. The song “No Ghost” (in a special live rendition from Wacken Open Air festival 2011) can be viewed online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA207ol1c5E
This intense live version of “No Ghost” was filmed at Germany’s famous Wacken Open Air Festival 2011 by Marcel Schleiff / Record Film and edited by Anders Björler / At The Gates Production. The live sound recording was engineered by Jacky Lehmann / Audiosound Lehmann and then mixed by the band’s longterm producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
For gamers, the song “No Ghost” had already been made available earlier this year on the RockBand network. Check out more here: http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5006261
THE HAUNTED have also just confirmed three shows in China as part of their upcoming Asian tour in December. The band has checked in with a message about these shows and video clip’s debut:
“A little update from The Haunted camp: We are proud to share the following live video for “No Ghost” which was filmed this summer @ Wacken Open Air. The Wacken crew did a great job filming and Tue Madsen did exceptional work mixing this time around.
We are currently preparing for some club shows in Greece, in Sweden with Entombed as well as a tour of Japan & China.
China will be a first for us and we are very excited about this.
We are also looking at some more touring next year, but more info about that soon.
‘Til then, keep checking our website & facebook for updates and news.”
THE HAUNTED dates for the last quarter of 2011:
22.10.2011 Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
23.10.2011 Thessaloniki, Greece Block 33
24.11.2011 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Källare + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
25.11.2011 Göteborg, Sweden – Brew House + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
26.11.2011 Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget + Entombed & Walking With Strangers
05.12.2011 Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya O-East + Ihsahn & Leprous
06.12.2011 Nagoya, Japan – Club Quattro + Ihsahn & Leprous
07.12.2011 Osaka, Japan – Big Cat + Ihsahn & Leprous
09.12.2011 Hang Zhou, China – Nineball live house
10.12.2011 Shang Hai, China – Shan Hai live house
11.12.2011 Beijing, China – Mao live house
Further European touring by THE HAUNTED is currently in the making for 2012…
THE HAUNTED have now also launched an interesting online trailer about touring. Check it out here:
Previously, a highly interesting “Track-By-Track Commentary” video-clip with vocalist/lyricist Peter Dolving about the “Unseen” album was made available online here:
Additionally to the regular CD, Digital Download and limited LP version (180g. black vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus!), THE HAUNTED’s latest album release, “Unseen”, is also available as a very special limited CD edition. It comes along as silver foil wrapped Digipak version including not only classy packaging and extended artwork but also 3 audio bonus tracks: The brand new song “Attention” as well as radio session live-versions of the tracks “The Reflection” and “The Fallout”.
Check out two further promotional online trailers for “Unseen” here:
Some press feedback samples on “Unseen”:
”A work of genius!”
”THE HAUNTED is resurrecting the art of making a record where every song has its own identity. The result is the band’s most diverse and therefore best opus to date.”
SWEDEN ROCK (S), album of the month!
“The lasting impression is that this is the most distinctive album the band has ever done – and the best.”
CLOSE UP (S), album of the month!
“Aggressive, varied and refreshing…a fantastic, highly addictive album.”
METAL HAMMER (D), 6 / 7