Vocalist Peter Dolving of Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED has issues the following update:
"I'm doing tattoo, merch, sleeve design on commission from now on.
"If you are interested in a design by yours truly, simply mail me, tell my what you want and I'll let you know about how much work it's gonna take and what it's gonna cost.
"Shit loads of things are right at the finishing line, so stay tuned for more info SOON!"
Dolving can be contacted via his MySpace page.
Dolving recently spoke to the German edition of the Metal Hammer magazine about his new project, dubbed O, which also features Jesper Liveröd (NASUM, BURST) and Scott Reeder (KYUSS). The group is scheduled to enter the studio in a few weeks with producer Fredrik Reinedahl (OPETH, IN FLAMES, GADGET, BURST) to begin recording its debut album. Several drummers are expected to contribute their services during the sessions, including Peter Asp (ex-MARY BEATS JANE), Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE) and Per Möller Jensen (THE HAUNTED).
"O is a friendship project," Peter said. "I've worked on the music — like, the initial pieces of the music — that's been done for over a year. And I've been working on trying to set together a good construction of people who are really good friends and who are also very, very skilled musicians. It's not just about being skilled musicians; it's about understanding the music and understanding the kind of... I don't know... humanity... It's very heavy music. It would be somewhere... I don't know... NEUROSIS meets RADIOHEAD. It's very eclectic. It's not like a 'band' band; it's a project of friends. "
He added, ""There is at least one instrumental piece. What we're concentrating now on are the 15 songs that are the strongest. There's a couple of songs that are very long, but most of the stuff is around three-and-a-half to five minutes. It's pretty basic songs, as far as length goes.
"The idea is to do something that's not a traditional rock or metal construction. Instead we go about it as if it's an orchestra — like a classical orchestra, but we happen to play electrical instruments. And that's how I composed the pieces. If we ever get the possibility to play live, if we do that, it will be eight to ten musicians on stage, because that's the only way to perform it."
"We're starting to record now — within the next couple of weeks. We've been going through the arrangements. Some will be recorded at my house, some will be recorded at Scott's studio... I'm really, really looking forward to it.
"I've been holding on to this project for, like, three years. It's a dream come true. For me, it's something that... it's fun. I've really wanted to do something that's very different from what I do; it's kind of artistically a change, and I think it also gives me new ideas for what we're gonna do with THE HAUNTED as well.
"We don't have a record company. I've shopped this stuff around to record companies over the last three years, and everyone... no one believes... 'cause everyone's like... they're looking after their money. So, in a way, I'm feeling like, 'Well, fuck you!' 'Cause I can just put that stuff out on iTunes and not have to fucking worry about it."
Watch Metal Hammer's interview with Peter Dolving at this location.
THE HAUNTED is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Versus", which entered the Swedish chart at position No. 14 and the Finnish chart at No. 12.The CD was recorded in part at PUK studio in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL, etc), who previously worked with the group on its two previous LPs, "rEVOLVEr" and "The Dead Eye".