Vocalist Peter Dolving of the Swedish metal band THE HAUNTED has issued the following update:
"I'm exhausted, it's a couple of hours after the show we just played in Santiago de Chile. How did the show go? It was insane. Really.
"I want to thank everyone who have come out to the shows so far in both Mexico and South America, Australia and Asia. The love and respect you people are showing at these shows is so profound I have little words to describe it. I am awestruck.
"I don't know what's going on with this record, but I do sense that something has changed in regard of our audience and us as a band. Something good truly good is happening.
"I am so fucking grateful my heart is about to burst. The shows we've been playing so far this year have by far been the most intense ever since we started the band back in '96/'97. It's as if the bullshit macho crap that was there for a while at shows we played is gone. It's unbelievable and so relieving. It's as if people are finally getting the whole fucking point to this music. To go fucking nuts. To just fucking lose it and let all the tarblack fucking ugliness out and be fucking done with it; TOGETHER. An hour and a half of sheer undiluted fucking release. I surrender to this completely.
"You people give me hope and reason and I can only say; Thank you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for listening. Thank you for hearing. You are fucking beautiful. Thank you!"
Fan-filmed video footage of THE HAUNTED performing the song "The Flood" last night (Friday, November 28) in Santiago, Chile can be viewed below.
THE HAUNTED has released the non-album track "Walk On Water" exclusively via the U.S. iTunes Music Store. The song was recorded during the sessions for the group's latest album, "Versus", which sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This represents roughly half of the opening tally of its predecessor, "The Dead Eye", which premiered with 3,200 units back in November 2006.
"Versus" entered the Swedish chart at position No. 14 and the Finnish chart at No. 12.
An e-card for "Versus" can be found at this location.
The CD was recorded in part at PUK studio in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, etc), who previously worked with the group on its two most recent LPs, "rEVOLVEr" (2004) and "The Dead Eye" (2006).