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Warning Shots (2CD)
4/7/2009

Versus
10/14/2008

The Dead Eye
10/31/2006
 
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One Kill Wonder CD

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The Haunted 'Road Kill' DVD/CD Track Listing Revealed
April 30, 2010
Sweden�s most prolific thrash band, The Haunted, will finally release their long-overdue live 'Road Kill' DVD/CD in North America on June 8th. The DVD features an in-depth, very unique "on the road movie" documentary, an intense recording of The Haunted's current and up-to-date live set (captured in Amsterdam's Melkweg on February 13th, 2009) and the band's recent promotional video clips as bonus. The CD contains the full live show mixed and mastered by long-term band-producer Tue Madsen (Sick Of It All, Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn) as well as five rare/unreleased studio bonus songs from the 'Versus' album recording session.

The band has made a live song off 'Road Kill' available online at MySpace now. Check out "Little Cage" here. Fans can also check out a killer DVD trailer at this location.

The Haunted's Anders Bjorler
furthermore checked in to comment on the live release and the songwriting status of the next album as follows: "Well, this week started off nicely with the release of the 'Road Kill' DVD/CD, as well as rehearsing new material for the upcoming album. The recordings will commence this fall, so expect something fresh for early 2011. In the meantime we are very much looking forward to the dates with Slayer this summer, as well as festival gigs. Check out 'Little Cage' from the Amsterdam live gig. Enjoy!"

The exact content and track-listing for 'Road Kill', which is available both as DVD+CD (The DVD is approx. 130 min. and the CD being 74 min. makes this combo-format a total of +3 massive hours of playing time!) in kingsize jewel case packaging as well as special-priced stand-alone CD (jam-packed with 74 min. playing time!), is as follows:

The Haunted
'Road Kill' DVD (128:46 min.):
Road Kill - On The Road With The Haunted / Movie (63:52)
Live at Melkweg - Amsterdam 2009 (40:31)
01. Little Cage (3:22)
02. The Drowning (4:07)
03. The Premonition (0:48 )
04. The Flood (3:42)
05. The Medication (4:46)
06. Moronic Colossus (3:38 )
07. All Against All (7:32)
08. Trenches (3:33)
09. Faultline (3:35)
10. 99 (5:21)

Bonus - Official Promo Videos (24:20)
01. All Against All (4:39)
02. No Compromise (3:19)
03. The Flood (3:50)
04. The Drowning (4:17)
05. Moronic Colossus (3:55)
06. Trenches (4:18 )

The Haunted
'Road Kill' CD (73:28 min.):
Live At Melkweg - Amsterdam 2009:
01. Little Cage (3:05)
02. The Drowning (4:15)
03. Trespass (3:40)
04. The Premonition (0:48 )
05. The Flood (3:42)
06. Medication (4:47)
07. Moronic Colossus (3:45)
08. D.O.A. (4:19)
09. All Against All (6:18 )
10. In Vein (3:54)
11. Trenches (3:58 )
12. Dark Intentions (1:24)
13. Bury Your Dead (3:17)
14. Faultline (3:50)
15. 99 (4:42)
16. Hate Song (3:19)

Studio Bonus Tracks:
17. Sacrifice (4:44)
18. Meat Wagon (3:05)
19. Walk On Water (3:27)
20. Seize The Day (2:11)
21. Infernalis Mundi (0:44)
 
 
 
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The Agonist Vocalist Becomes Hottest Chick In Metal
March 26, 2009
Canada’s most exciting female fronted export, The Agonist, strike back with their second full-length offering, 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind', which combines shredding leads with pure technicality, topped off with the glamorous Alissa White-Gluz’s brutal growls, as well as dramatically melodic clean vocals, that take The Agonist to a new level of musical grandeur.

White-Gluz is currently Revolver Magazine’sHottest Chick In Metal”. Head over to http://www.revolvermag.com/node/2917 for a number of outtakes from the shoot.

The group kicks off its worldwide touring cycle for this new effort with a massive North American trek alongside labelmates The Haunted and Merauder on April 2nd. See below or visit www.myspace.com/theagonist to view their complete touring itinerary.

Produced by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Mythosis), 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind' exposes new facets of the band and touches upon classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash and black metal influences in a complete metal opus. Following a dark, twisted yet beautiful, surrealist visual concept from Natalie Shau once again, The Agonist have created an uncomfortable yet addictive setting for their metal.

The Agonist w/ The Haunted:
04/02 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
04/03 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
04/04 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/05 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/06 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
04/07 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
04/08 - Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
04/09 - The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
04/11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
04/12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
04/13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
04/16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
04/17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
04/21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
04/22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
04/23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
 
 
 
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The Agonist Release New Album, Prepare For Tour
March 11, 2009
Canada’s most exciting female fronted export, The Agonist, strike back with their second full-length offering, 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind', which combines shredding leads with pure technicality, topped off with the glamorous Alissa White-Gluz’s brutal growls, as well as dramatically melodic clean vocals, that take The Agonist to a new level of musical grandeur. It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that’s led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. Head over now to www.myspace.com/theagonist to stream two new tracks, “The Tempest” and “Martyr Art.”

The group kicks off its worldwide touring cycle for this new effort with a massive North American trek alongside labelmates The Haunted and Nachmystium on April 2nd. See below or visit their MySpace page to view their complete touring itinerary.

White-Gluz further comments: “We are extremely happy to be going out on the road to promote our new album, 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind'. We devoted so much to this album and we are confident that it shows! First on the agenda is visiting our good buddy David Brodsky and the MyGoodEye team (Bleeding Through, Suicide Silence) to film a new music video for the track ‘Thank You, Pain.’ Then we will hit the road hard for a whole slew of tours. We have new merch, a band portrait I painted myself that I will be selling prints of and we are campaigning for ‘A Song for Africa’ this time around. We also will have lots of webisodes and live footage for our fans. We can't wait to get out on the road and look forward to seeing you all soon."

The Agonist, born in 2004, covers a wide range of styles from classical to black metal. Their debut album, 'Once Only Imagined' (2007), caught the eyes and ears of many musicians and music fans alike, and their sophomore album, 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind', will once again prove the diverse talents of these young musicians. The a cappella version of Tchaikovsky’sSwan Lake” is only one example of the band’s musical abilities as it impressively exhibits White-Gluz’s mind blowing wide range of vocal skills and professionalism as a singer.

Produced by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Mythosis), 'Lullabies for the Dormant Mind' exposes new facets of the band and touches upon classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash and black metal influences in a complete metal opus. Following a dark, twisted yet beautiful, surrealist visual concept from Natalie Shau once again, The Agonist have created an uncomfortable yet addictive setting for their metal. 'Lullabies For The Dormant Mind' promises to turn heads with its daring mix of moods and styles – a challenging album well ahead of its time.

The Agonist w/ The Haunted, Nachtmystium:
04/02 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
04/03 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
04/04 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/05 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
04/06 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
04/07 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
04/08 - Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
04/09 - The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
04/11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
04/12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
04/13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
04/14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
04/16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
04/17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
04/21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
04/22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
04/23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
04/24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
 
 
 
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All That Remains Checks In From The Road
February 16, 2009
Massachusetts modern thrashers, All That Remains, are nearing the end of a successful European co-headlining tour with legendary Swedish thrashers The Haunted, a trek that concludes Feb. 15 in Brussels, Belgium. From there, the band will head to Australia, where they'll play the Soundwave Festival series alongside Nine Inch Nails, Lamb of God, Alice In Chains, recent U.S. tourmates In Flames and many more.

All That Remains will then travel to Japan, where they'll play with Dragonforce (with whom they toured America in 2006), before finally returning Stateside in April, when they will headline the first night of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. The band will perform additional dates throughout the spring before spending the summer as part of the Rockstar Mayhem tour. Further details will be revealed in the near future.

"It's been a while since we've been overseas and I wasn't sure what to expect," vocalist Phil Labonte says, "but many shows have been sold-out and we're hearing similar things about the rest of the tour. We were really excited to play Gothenburg. There are so many bands from there that were so influential to us and lots of other bands who are from our area. I mean, right now I'm on tour with The Haunted! That band has had such a huge impact on the sound of ATR over the years. We're also really excited for our first trip to Australia – good times all in all!"

The new All That Remains album, 'Overcome', has already sold more than 120,000 copies in America since its September street date – the group's third release to cross the six-figure mark domestically. Following its #16 debut, the album to date has spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. Meanwhile, their single "Two Weeks" continues to receive impressive radio support around the country, and currently sits at #20 on the active rock radio chart (click here to view a list of stations).

The band's music video for "Two Weeks" – recently voted the second-best clip of 2008 by viewers of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" – is now available for purchase on iTunes, as are the music videos for all of their prior releases. The ATR iTunes store can be accessed at this location. The band's video for "Chiron", the first single from 'Overcome' can be viewed below.

All That Remains on tour
w/ The Haunted:
2/12 - Exhaus – Trier, Germany
2/13 - Melkweg – Amsterdam, Holland
2/14 - Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
2/15 - AB Box – Brussels, Belgium

Oz "Soundwave Festival" Tour Dates:
2/21 - RNA Showgrounds – Brisbane, Australia (Soundwave Festival)
2/22 - Eastern Creek Raceway – Sydney, Australia (Soundwave Festival)
2/25 - The Forum – Sydney, Australia
2/27 - Melbourne Showgrounds – Melbourne, Australia (Soundwave Festival)
2/28 - Bonython Park Oval – Adelaide, Australia (Soundwave Festival)
3/02 - Steel Blue Oval – Perth, Australia (Soundwave Festival)

w/ Dragonforce:
3/26 - Zepp Fukuoka – Fukuoka, Japan
3/27 - Zepp Osaka – Osaka, Japan
3/30 - Zepp Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
4/01 - Zepp Sendai – Sendai, Japan
4/04 - Zepp Sapporo – Sapporo, Japan

4/17 - Palladium – Worcester, Mass. (New England Metal and Hardcore Festival)

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival:
7/10 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA
7/11 - Shoreline Amphitheatre – San Francisco, CA
7/12 - Glen Helen Pavilion – San Bernardino, CA
7/14 - White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA
7/17 - Cricket Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
7/18 - Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
7/19 - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO
7/21 - Sandstone Amphitheater – Kansas City, MO
7/22 - Verizon Wireless Amph – St. Louis, MO
7/24 - Lakewood Amph – Atlanta, GA
7/25 - Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
7/26 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
7/28 - Molson Amphit – Toronto ON
7/29 - Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
7/31 - Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
8/01 - Post Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
8/02 - DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
8/04 - Comcast Center for the Performing Arts – Boston, MA
8/06 - Virginia Beach Amphithea – Virginia Beach, VA
8/07 - Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
8/08 - New England Dodge Music Center – Hartford, CT
8/09 - Nissan Pavilion – Washington, D.C.
8/11 - Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
8/12 - Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
8/14 - SuperPages.com Center – Dallas, TX
8/15 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
8/16 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – San Antonio, TX
 
 
 
 
 
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Anterior Solidify New Line Up
February 6, 2009
Welsh melodic thrashers, Anterior, have posted an update about what’s been going on while writing their follow up to their debut album, 'This Age of Silence'.

“As you have seen on our MySpace page, after months of searching we have finally found a drummer. Our new sticksman is Andrew Cairns. Andrew did a great job on our recent UK jaunt with All That Remains and The Haunted and has now become a full time member of Anterior. We are very pleased to have him in the fold and we feel that he is a great addition to the band. We are now a complete five piece again and cannot wait for the next appearance as a new band at Hellfire Festival in London soon!

We have added a good array of new live photos from the recent ATR/The Haunted tour on our MySpace so go check it out. Thanks to all of the photographers for the shots, great work!”

The band also comments on writing the new record:
”We are back in writing mode ready to record our new record. We will be recording the album at Grindstone Studios with the mighty Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Romeo Must Die, Madman Is Absolute) and are aiming to have the record out for late summer 2009 with some exciting and fast material to entice your ear drums. For sounds and previous work from Grindstone check out www.myspace.com/scottaxegrinder. We are really excited to once again be a complete band and will have a new album and touring schedule within the coming months, so keep checking back for updates.”

Anterior’s Metal Blade debut, 'This Age of Silence', is available physically and digitally at this location.

For more information on Anterior, visit http://www.myspace.com/anterior.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1996
HOME TOWN: Sweden
MEMBERS:
Peter Dolving - Vocals
Anders Bj�rler - Guitar
Jensen - Guitar
Jonas Bj�rler - Bass
Per M�ller Jensen - Drums

For bands that matter, the formula of their sound often rests with one or more key founding members. In the case of Sweden's internationally acclaimed band THE HAUNTED which was spawned in the mid-�90s, songwriter/guitarist Anders Bj�rler and lyricist/vocalist Peter Dolving were seminal architects. This is further proven by the long anticipated return of Dolving to the fold on the group's new album rEVOLVEr in 2004. With only the inspiration of their anger as a guide, these five men prove that their art is not an attempt to solve the problems caused by the pathology of civilization; their only concern is to state those problems correctly. Riding the laurels of being crowned as "the single greatest exponents of balls-out metal in the world" by Kerrang! Magazine, there is nothing to do but gape in awestruck amazement in the face of THE HAUNTED's arsenal of virtuosity in its purest form. No force can abolish the memory of what THE HAUNTED's 1998 self-titled debut album accomplished. Its solid sense of purpose galvanized the band's presence on contact, with countless publications lauding them as "Newcomer Of The Year" and earning the prestige of the only debut album ever to receive "Album Of The Year" honors from Terrorizer Magazine. With 12 songs, they staged an upheaval not only in the Swedish metal scene but also around the world by setting a new standard for truly innovative thrash metal. Touring the U.K. with Napalm Death, THE HAUNTED quickly established an enviable live reputation and soon outshined all their contemporaries. The combination of founding members Jensen (ex-S�ance/ex-Satanic Slaughter/current Witchery guitarist), former At The Gates' drummer Adrian Erlandsson (now with Cradle Of Filth), kindred tag team bassist & guitarist Jonas & Anders Bj�rler (ex-At The Gates), and vocalist Peter Dolving of Mary Beats Jane guaranteed musical excellence. Complementing the collective instrumental virtuosity was Dolving's performance, which - graced with unflinching candor and scalpel-like insight into human behavior - navigated fearlessly through the explorations into the power of the human voice and the depths of unmitigated anger. As expected in every musician's life, the chance to pursue other life ambitions surfaces and often alters the course of one's career. For rabid fans of THE HAUNTED, that decisive moment came much too soon for two vital members, prompting the recruitment of vocalist Marco Aro (ex-Face Down) and Danish drummer Per M�ller Jensen (ex-Invocator/ex-Konkhra) in 1999. The new line-up's first tour was with Bay Area legends Testament throughout the United States, preceded by dates in Greece and Sweden and an appearance at the 2000 Decibel Festival in their motherland. Their highly anticipated release for 2000, The Haunted Made Me Do It , held the number one slot on the CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart for four weeks, clinched exposure on MTV's "You Hear It First," and won a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album. European tours with Entombed and Nile, The Crown in Great Britain, In Flames through Japan, and headlining Scandinavian dates followed, including one-off appearances at California's November To Dismember Festival and CBGB's in New York City. 2001 bore witness to a North American tour with Cannibal Corpse/Dimmu Borgir/Lamb Of God, festival appearances at 2000 Decibel and Hultsfred (Sweden), Graspop (Belgium), and Wacken Open Air (Germany), and THE HAUNTED's live album, Live Rounds In Tokyo . It seemed nothing could stop the band's ascent when suddenly, lead guitarist/songwriter Anders Bj�rler announced his resignation and left in August 2001. Opting to secure what they worked so hard to achieve, THE HAUNTED recruited touring guitarist Marcus Sunesson of The Crown for their North American headlining tour with Witchery and headlining Scandinavian shows. Their diligence paid off with Anders' return less than one year later, just in time to contribute to the group's third studio album. With the release of One Kill Wonder in 2003, the band broke their own record with five weeks at Number One on the CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart. Alternative Press hailed THE HAUNTED as one of metal's 25 Most Important Bands while the album dominated the metal press and radio charts around the world, earning the group their first tour of Australia and South Africa, a return tour to Japan, and a second Swedish Grammy. After another demanding tour schedule through North America, the U.K., Europe and Scandinavia, vocalist Marco Aro's sudden departure came as a surprise, yet opened the door to a welcome 2004 reunion with original vocalist Peter Dolving, granting the opportunity to rekindle their renowned frenetic energy and elaborate on their formula of sound instigated six years ago. Recorded at Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Opeth) with co-producers Patrik J. Steen & Fredrik Nordstr�m, rEVOLVEr is part abandoned and wild, part immensely controlled and sophisticated and - above all - loud, rampaging, and prone to aggressive introspection of the human condition. Part sociologist, part moralist and part philosopher, Dolving and his all-encompassing rage have not faltered. Brutally honest and brilliantly eloquent, he maintains a sharp observational distance and possesses bone-deep empathy for characters corrupted or forsaken by society. The immeasurable craftsmanship and profound musical unity of the twin Bj�rler Brothers' bloodline is extremely evident. Intrinsic to THE HAUNTED's chemistry is chief alchemist Jensen's songwriting prowess and intuitive foundation of rhythmic finesse, while Per M�ller Jensen's drum work deems him inhuman (again) through his unerring sense of timing and violent meticulousness. Face it: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS A LIE, and there is no room for apathy given our limited chances of survival in this Darwinian world. States Peter Dolving, "It's only natural to seek out oblivion. It's the only way we can survive once we see the horror of this sick society," proving that revolt is absolutely necessary to counter a mindless existence. Tracks like "Liquid Burns," "Who Will Decide" (featuring Sick Of It All's Lou Koller), "Sabotage," "Sweet Relief," and the conversational naturalness of "My Shadow" not only attest to the boundless versatility and creative expanse of this masterful line-up, they officially classify THE HAUNTED as a weapon to be used against this bitter life of conflicts. Resistance to extinction is an extremely beautiful thing to behold, and it is also beautifully extreme. Offering no apologies for its consciousness-raising, this album's first track says it all: NO COMPROMISE.