Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED have launched a vocalist search following the departure of longtime frontman Peter Dolving. Serious applicants should send their submissions, including two songs from THE HAUNTED back catalog and a few words to describe themselves, to the e-mail address below. Images and links to performance video clips are much appreciated and will be most valuable in the screening process.
Dolving announced his exit from THE HAUNTED yesterday, writing on his Facebook page, “I have had it. I will NOT answer questions to why. It’s no one else’s business. I am looking forward to seeing you people at other shows with other projects.”
Previously a vocalist for MARY BEATS JANE, Dolving joined THE HAUNTED in 1997 and sang in their debut self-titled album. In 1998, he left the group to concentrate on a band called ZEN-MONKEY but returned in 2003 following the departure of Marco Aro (the vocalist which took over Dolving‘s spot after Peter‘s 1998 exit). He has since appeared on the studio albums “Revolver” (2004), “The Dead Eye” (2006), “Versus” (2008) and “Unseen” (2011).
THE HAUNTED‘s seventh studio CD, “Unseen”, sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort landed at position No. 33 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Unseen” was released on March 29, 2011 via Century Media Records. The CD was once again recorded with longtime producer Tue Madsen (MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, GOREFEST, SICK OF IT ALL) at his Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark.