Swedish metallers The Haunted have released the following statement regarding the departure of guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen: "It's with deep regret we have to inform you of another two departures from The Haunted, guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen. No animosity whatsoever caused these events, nor are there any other feelings than that they will both be dearly missed. We wish them all the best in whatever and wherever their future endeavors will take them."

"For all you who have any knowledge about the band, and know how to count, you will realize that there are only two band members left; Jonas and myself. We are still committed to the The Haunted. However, in the light of these recent events, we honestly don't know what will happen. We hope for your appreciation of our current situation, and for your patience."

Anders commented: "I feel that I have come to the end of the line regarding The Haunted. This is not a sudden or hasty decision. I have been contemplating it for the last couple of years. Peter's departure earlier this year made me more certain than ever that I had reached my personal goal with The Haunted, and that the time was right to call it quits. I have enjoyed every bit of the ride. It's been an overwhelming journey. I would like to thank the other band members especially, our crew through the years, and our fans worldwide for the experience and opportunity. Thank you so much! The memories will be with me forever. I will of course continue writing music, but where that leads me?, simply too early to say."

Per commented: "It's been a good 13-year stint. All in all, I have no regrets. My penchant for music, creating — as in digging deep — and practicing has never been at a higher peak than now. When you throw musical differences between members in with that, I started feeling unfulfilled. This is not pointing fingers at anybody, but rather just seeing, accepting and acting on that fact. Thank you to everybody who has supported us over the years. I have countless memories from shows all over the world. I will cherish all that for the rest of my days, regardless. Thank you! This is my station right here, this is where I choose to get off the train and pursue new challenges. There will be new music shortly, some already written and recorded. News on this will follow at a later date. I wish all the best to Jonas (bass), Jensen (guitar), Anders (guitar) and Peter."

The future of the band seems uncertain now with only two members.

Source: the-haunted.com
Band profile: The Haunted
Posted: 16.10.2012 by Abattoir


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Mr. Doctor - 16.10.2012 at 21:20  
Just fucking quit already tbh...
Chidder - 16.10.2012 at 21:25  
The Haunted without one of the Bjorler brothers? I think they will call it quits. I saw them last year on Sweden Rock with Peter Dolving and I thought that they will play with this line-up for many years... Shock. First Peter, now Anders and Per - even if the remaining members will find replacement it will be a different band.
qlacs - 16.10.2012 at 21:34  
Boxcar Willy - 16.10.2012 at 21:48  
...Aaaaaand they're gone.
CHEF METALHEAD - 16.10.2012 at 21:51  
I would too after that last album...
Angelic Storm - 16.10.2012 at 21:52  
I knew they would struggle without Peter (Anders even said that Peter's departure had a bearing on his own decision to leave the band), and it seems like the band is falling apart at the seams now. Although it would be a great shame for them to bow out on such a lacklustre album ("Unseen"), I think they probably should call it a day now.
BlueMobius - 16.10.2012 at 22:02  
... two little monkeys jumping on the bed ...
Alex F - 17.10.2012 at 03:54  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.10.2012 at 21:48

...Aaaaaand they're gone.

Diamonds - 22.10.2012 at 23:07  
That's depressing... The Haunted was one of the first metal bands I liked.. Their last slbum certainly wasn't like their older work but I can't lie I actually kind of liked it. Ah well, all good things must come to an end I suppose.

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