Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED will headline a short tour of Italy and Switzerland, dubbed "TMF On The Road 2010", leading up to the band's appearance at the Total Metal Festival on September 25 at the Demodè Club in Bari, Italy.
THE HAUNTED will be joined for the following dates by METHEDRAS and SUBLIMINAL CRUSHER:
Sep. 22 - Aarau, Switzerland - KIFF
Sep. 23 - Casalecchio (Bo), Italy - Blogos
Sep. 24 - Roma, Italy - Jailbreak
Other acts scheduled to appear at the Total Metal Festival include PRIMAL FEAR, METHEDRAS, THE PROWLERS and INSIDEXILE, with more bands to be announced.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/totalmetalfestival.
THE HAUNTED released a live DVD/CD, "Road Kill", in North America on June 8 via Century Media. This crushing live release, which was issued in Europe on April 19, was made available as a DVD+CD as well as a stand-alone CD and digital download. The audio-only release contain the full live-show as well as five previously unreleased or rare studio tracks from the "Versus" recording sessions.
According to a press release, "Road Kill" features an in-depth, very unique on-the-road documentary, footage of THE HAUNTED's intense live performance and the band's recent promotional video clips. The live show was captured on February 13, 2009 at Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland by Fabchannel and its sound was mixed and mastered by THE HAUNTED's longtime producer Tue Madsen (SICK OF IT ALL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN).
"Road Kill" entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 29 (album chart) and in Finland at No. 3 (Music DVD chart).
THE HAUNTED recently signed a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band will enter the studio in October to begin recording its new album for an early 2011 release.
THE HAUNTED's last three CDs — "rEVOLVEr", "The Dead Eye" and "Versus" — were released through the German label.
Vocalist Peter Dolving told the German edition of the Metal Hammer magazine last summer about THE HAUNTED's forthcoming CD, "Looking at the ideas that we're coming up with, looking at the stuff that we're doodling around with, it's gonna be a very heavy and it's gonna be a very strange record. It's gonna be like a continuation of what we started experimenting with both on 'rEVOLVEr'  and on 'The Dead Eye' , so it'll be eclectic and hard. 'Cause around the time of 'The Dead Eye', we felt that we really needed to do something that we hadn't done that we really wanted to do, and we got a lot of critique for it; a lot of people didn't like it. We loved it, and the songs that we're playing off that record are going over really well with the audience and we're really enjoying to play them. So we figure, why the fuck shouldn't we play and continue to try and evolve as musicians and songwriters?! And that's what we'll do."