Guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Møller Jensen of The Haunted have announced their immediate departure from the band. Statements from both Jensen and Møller, as well the band can be read below.
The Haunted guitarist Patrik Jensen made the announcement on the band’s official Facebook page: “It’s with deep regret we have to inform you of another two departures from The Haunted; guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Møller 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.”
However, the future is now uncertain for The Haunted, who also parted ways with vocalist Peter Dolving earlier this year: “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 [Björler, bass] and myself,” the band’s statement continued. “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.”
In his statement, Björler said that the decision to leave was a long time coming: “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 Møller Jensen released a statement to Blabbermouth.NET earlier today announcing his departure from the band. He explained, “This decision has been underway for a long time and cannot be attributed to Dolving’s departure earlier this year.”