THE HAUNTED Frontman On U.S. Presidential Election: 'It's A Mockery On Democracy'

Peter Dolving, the outspoken frontman for Swedish thrash-metal titans THE HAUNTED, might not be able to vote in next week's election, but that doesn't mean he can't have an opinion on this year's presidential hopefuls.

"If I had citizenship, I couldn't vote for any of the two candidates, because it's a mockery on democracy," Dolving told's "Metal File". "You have a two-party system, and it's just ridiculous. It's not even remotely politics, and it's in complete disregard of anything that has to do with the constitution. There is a truly great political tradition in the U.S., of democracy and speaking out, but it's been subverted so harshly by business-market interests over the last 150 years that it's just sad. The potential for something truly great, something so radical that no other country's tried it, something that's truly libertarian ... it's been stabbed in the back by people who have no interest whatsoever in that kind of thought tradition and that kind of society, because it doesn't promote their personal goals and gains. It's really sad."

Read more of Dolving's colorful comments at's "Metal File".


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