Sweden’s THE HAUNTED have returned with a new offering that marks a much welcomed return to the band’s trademarked aggressive, thrashy sound. The highly anticipated Versus, once again produced by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity), features a no click tracks, no triggers and no faking it approach and consequently develops a fascinating level of dynamics and heaviness from its basic live-recording procedure that lets the band’s uncompromising power-groove do the talking.
The group’s outspoken and sometimes controversial frontman, Peter Dolving, recently checked in with MTV News’ Metal File with his thoughts on next week’s election. Dolving said he\\'s been keeping a close eye on both campaigns, and he even watched the three televised debates. But he\\'s not impressed with either candidate and feels they\\'re just espousing the same old politics of their predecessors. Click the link below to check it out.
THE HAUNTED’s first video clip for Versus is for the track “Moronic Colossus (live at Wacken 2008)” and can be viewed now exclusively at MySpace. The band comments: “We recorded the whole show at Wacken Open Air this summer and we picked ‘Moronic Colossus’ as the first promo video. You might think releasing a live video as the first promo clip would be odd, but considering Versus was recorded live we all felt that this was a pretty natural choice!”
Check out the clip at the following link:
With this album THE HAUNTED ultimately prove that their songwriting prowess is indefinable and undeniable, showing everyone that within this genre there are no limitations.