Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED kicked off their three-date Japanese co-headlining tour with former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahnon Monday (December 5) at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo.
Ihsahn‘s backing band, progressive metallers LEPROUS, opened the shows with a separate set.
Video footage of THE HAUNTED‘s entire Decemebr 5, concert can be seen below.
THE HAUNTED‘s seventh studio album, “Unseen”, sold around 1,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD 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 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.
In addition to the regular CD as well as a limited LP version (180-gram black vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus!) and the digital download format of the record, a very special limited edition (pictured on top!) of “Unseen” was released in Europe as a silver-foil-wrapped digipak, including not only classy packaging and extended artwork but also three bonus audio tracks: The brand new song “Attention” as well as radio-session live versions of the tracks “The Reflection” and “The Fallout”.