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The Haunted is a Swedish metal band from Gothenburg. Their music combines Thrash Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, and Groove Metal, leaning the most towards the former two. However, despite where they come from, they don't have much in common with the Gothenburg style of melodeath. Three of its five original members were also members of At the Gates, one of melodic death metal's pioneering bands. However, the band is not considered a supergroup. They emerged with their Self-Titled Album in 1998 with a thrashy melodeath sound. It was well-received by the metal world, and the band went on to produce eight more albums.


After 2011 saw the release of the less-than-favorably received Unseen, the band seemed as if it would break up, with vocalist Peter Dolving leaving in February 2012, and guitarist Anders Bjorler and drummer Per Moller Jensen leaving seven months later. Fortunately, this didn't happen, with the band bringing back founding drummer Adrian Erlandsson (who was also working as a member of At The Gates at the time) and founding guitarist Ola Englund, as well as Dolving's predecessor, Marco Aro. This eventually led to the band's next release in 2014, Exit Wounds, followed by 2017's Strength in Numbers.

Not to be confused with the novels of the same name: Haunted (1988) and Haunted 2005.


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