From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Entombed News
Below is our complete Entombed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Going through the Sunday Old School archives, it’s notable that most of the death metal we’ve covered tends to focus on American bands such as Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide, but the country that arguably has one of the most respected death metal scenes in the world, is the northern European country of Sweden, and one of their most notable contributions was Entombed. Entombed began life from the ashes of another acclaimed extreme metal group, Nihilist, who formed in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm in 1987 and quickly established themselves as one of the most important names in the then burgeoning death metal in Sweden. After bassist Johnny Hedlund left to form, Unleashed, the rest of the band carried on as Entombed and soon signed a deal with Earache Records, who had recently released such seminal works from Napalm Death, Carcass and Godflesh, through which they released their debut album, "Left Hand Path" in the spring of 1990.
The album was an instant favourite among the extreme metal crowd, and has gone on to be described as the blueprint for Swedish death metal, thanks primarily to the guitar tone used and is now regarded as one of the best death metal records in history. This tone was used once more on their sophomore album, "Clandestine," which again received rave reviews from the metal media and established the group as one of the most exciting, in a genre that was at the top of it’s game. "Clandestine" was also seen as more accessible than "Left Hand Path," and as a further step towards the unique Swedish take on death metal.
Despite receiving acclaim for their first two albums, Entombed took the surprising step of changing their sound somewhat, incorporating a more rock and roll vibe into their death metal roots, to create a genre known as "death and roll." This change in direction resulted in the 1993 album, "Wolverine Blues," which caused a rift between the band and Earache after the label agreed a deal with Marvel Comics to use images of their famous character of the same name, to help Entombed reach a broader audience, without consulting the band. This included featuring the Wolverine character on the front cover of the record, and even including a mini Wolverine comic inside the album. The Marvel version of "Wolverine Blues" was also heavily censored, going as far as to remove the song, "Out of Hand" completely. The album itself received a very mixed response, with some fans not to keen on the change in direction, while publications such as Guitar World hailed it as the best death metal album of the year. More...
Swedish act Entombed has issued the following statement online about guitarist Alex Hellid recovering from a medical operation:
"Alex has this week undergone a major operation, which thankfully went very well. He is now recovering and looking simultaneously forward to continuing to work with the new Entombed album."
Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as "The Lost Episode" a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal “The Lost Episode” covers co-director Sam Dunn’s favorite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.
“Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode,” says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. “So in response we're launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!” The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th. Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels. More...
The finalized lineup for Hellfest 2012 has been announced. The festival will run from June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson France. Mainstage headliners are as follows:
Guns N Roses
Blue Oyster Cult
Other headline acts for the various stages include:
June 15: King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth
June 16: Machine Head, Entombed, Behemoth, Saint Vitus
June 17: Lamb of God, Trivium, Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Biohazard More...
The Way of Darkness VI festival is running from October 6th through the 8th at the Stadthalle (city hall building) in Lichtenfels, Germany. The line-up of bands for the three day fest is as follows:
ABYSMAL TORM ENT (MT)
AVULSED - 20 Jahre Avulsed (ES)
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA)
DYING FETUS (USA) - Exclusive European Show 2011
ENTOMBED (SE) - Special Old School Show: Only songs from "Left Hand Path" & "Clandestine"
EXHUMED (USA) FLESHCRAWL - 20 years Fleshcrawl
GRAVE (SE) - Special 20th anniversary show ("Into the Grave")
HAIL OF BULLETS (NL)
LEGION OF THE DAMNED (NL)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (CZ) - 20 years Malignant Tumor
MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
MORGOTH - 20 years "Cursed" (Exclusive Southern Germany show)
SEVERE TORTURE (F)
THANATOS (F) More...
A number of documentaries pertaining to specific scenes and genres in heavy metal, most notably grindcore and black metal, have been posted online via YouTube and are now available to watch, uninterupted, from start to finish. "Grindcore - 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal," features segments on a number of bands signed to Earache Records during the 1990's, including Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Godflesh, Carcass and Paradise Lost amongst others and includes live footage, interviews and music videos.
Meanwhile, two different documentaries on black metal have also been posted online, including "Until The Light Takes Us," which examines the black metal scene in Norway during the 1990's and looks at such bands as Burzum and Darkthrone, complete with interviews with Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell and the then incarcerated Varg Vikernes. Alternatively, there is "Murder Music: A History of Black Metal," a British documentary hosted by Contraband Candy host René Ackermann that gives a much broader insight into black metal, tracing the genre's roots from the theatrics of Black Widow to the Christian black metal scene, and everything in between. You can view all of these films below. More...
A performance footage has made its way online featuring Amon Amarth performing with Entombed vocalist L.G. Petrov. The video, which includes the track "Guardians Of Asgaard" can be viewed in the player below. You can also check out the some upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates at this location.
Bulgarian death metal band Enthrallment will be performing at the upcoming Obscene Extreme 2011 festival, which takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th.
Other bands confirmed for the show include Brujeria, Brutal Truth, The Rotted, Rotten Sound, Benediction, Entombed, Lock Up, Inhumate, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Enthrallment also recently entered the recording studio to begin laying down tracks for the band's new album "The People From The Lands Of Vit." Further information is available here.
Swedish metal act Entombed has announced a string of new upcoming European shows. You can check out the details on the European tour dates below:
24/2 Hulen Bergen. No
25/2 Byscenen Trondheim. No
26/2 Betong Oslo. No
09/3 Zaragon Club Jönköping. SE
10/3 Studenthuset Aalborg. DK
11/3 Godset Kolding. DK
12/3 The Rock Copenhagen. DK
19/3 Hammerfest Nort Wales, UK
08/4 Plateruena Durango Bilbao. ES
09/4 Coliseum A Coruna. ES
10/4 Sala Heineken Madrid. ES
11/4 Estraperlo Club Barcelona. ES
12/4 TBA Zaragoza. ES
16/4 Moshfest Kassel. DE
24/4 Märsta Garage. SE
19/5 Turock Essen
20/5 Hedon Zwolle. NL
21/5 Patronaat Harlem. NL
22/5 Effenaar Eindhoven. NL
27/5 Metalfest Dessau. DE
28/5 Metalfest Mining am Inn. AUT
29/5 Metalfest Pratteln. CH
07/7 Obscene Extreme Nabojisti. CR
09/7 Getaway rock Gävle. SE
14/8 Metal Mania Open Air Slovenia
Swedish extreme metal act Entombed, now performing as a five-piece with bassist Victor Brandt and second guitarist Nico Elgstrand, has announced the following headline tour dates for Europe.
Jan. 28 - Spring & Airbrake - Belfast, Ireland
Jan. 29 - The Village - Dublin, Ireland
Feb. 24 - Hulen - Bergen, Norway
Feb. 25 - Byscenen - Trondheim, Norway
Feb. 26 - Betong - Oslo, Norway
Mar. 10 - Studenthuset - Aalborg, Demark
Mar. 11 - Godset - Kolding, Demark
Mar. 12 - The Rock - Copenhagen, Demark
May 19 - Turock - Essen, Germany
May 20 - Hedon - Zwolle, Netherlands
May 21 - Patronaat - Harlem, Netherlands
May 22 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 27 - Metalfest - Dessau, Germany
May 28 - Metalfest - Mining am Inn, Austria
May 29 - Metalfest - Pratteln, Switzerland
Jul. 07 - Obscene Extreme - Nabojisti, Czech Republic
Jul. 09 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
Swedish progressive metal act Opeth has been announced as one of the headline acts being featured in the forthcoming edition of the "Getaway Rock" festival. The 2011 edition of the event its set take place between July 7th, 8th and 9th, 2011 in Gavle, Sweden.
The confirmed line-up includes:
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
YOUTH OF TODAY
American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has confirmed that it will be appearing at the Austrian edition of Metalfest 2011, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The event will be taking place at Mining am Inn, Austria.
The confirmed line-up includes:
CRADLE OF FILTH
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
SECRETS OF THE MOON
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
Rotten Sound recently announced a string of European tour dates in April with The Kandidate. The band has now issued the following brief update about appearing at the Obscene Extreme festival:
"Obscene Extreme 2011! We are really happy to be part of Obscene Extreme's outstanding lineup this year! Check the link at this location for more information."
The festival takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th, 2011. Other confirmed bands for the festival include:
Instinct of Survival
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following announcement about two new live shows supporting Entombed:
"We've confirmed two shows with Entombed on off days from the Volbeat tour. It's going to be intimate club shows, far away from arenas and big crowds and we are looking forward to sweat our asses off. See you there!"
The details are as follows:
11/7 Pieffe Factory, Gorizia, Italy
11/9 Bad Bonn, Düdingen, Switzerland
Orange Goblin has issued the following brief statement about appearing at the Mammothfest on September 18th, 2010:
"2 more days until Mammothfest! This Saturday 18th September at the Hove Centre, Brighton. Entombed, Orange Goblin, Breed 77, Sylosis, Malefice, Mnemic, Ted Maul, Beholder, Abgott and many many more. Tickets available at this location."
Legendary swedish metallers Entombed have announced thier participation in the upcoming Mammothfest as one of the select headlining acts. Mammothfest is set to take place on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 in Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom.
Mammothfest confirmed acts:
HERE THERE BE MONSTERS
REIGN OF FIRE
THIS MEANS WAR
Denmark's The Kandidate has issued the following announcement about supporting Volbeat and The Kandidate on an upcoming European tour:
"It's a great honour for us to reveal that we are going to support Volbeat and Entombed on an extensive tour throughout Europe in the fall 2010. Volbeat has been friends of ours since we all started playing back in the day. It's been exciting to follow their way to world fame in the last few years, and we had a blast on our last DK tour together in 2007. We are looking very much forward to joining them again this fall.
"As we all have been die hard fans of Entombed since Left Hand Path came out in 1989, it's a real dream come true to share the stage with them. In other words we are thrilled to get this opportunity and we can't wait to get out and kick some serious ass on everybody! Rock on – we will!"
The Kandidate's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Woe of Tyrants has issued the following comments about their recent tour dates with Entombed:
"Greetings WoT faithful, well after some amazing dates with our new friends in Entombed and Jungle Rot we're at home getting ready for the next run, which will feature Within the Ruins, The World We Knew, and Structures. While it was only a small batch of dates we can't complain, because getting to watch Entombed and Jungle Rot (who were so heavy that they knocked the power out in Detroit during their set) every night was nothing short of a privilege.
"Let's see... Ah yes, the highlights included: playing 'drop the empty plastic beer bottle into trash cans/truck beds from a 6 story rooftop in Milwaukee,' our new favorite venue and best show we've ever been a part of in Chicago at Reggie's, and of course trying to find dudes from the wanted posters in Wisconsin. Big thanks to everyone involved for their professionalism, and when appropriate, lack thereof! Check our all our pages for the full dates with WTR and also for our next full U.S. run with Jungle Rot! And now, some visual stimulation."
The upcoming Woe of Tyrants tour dates are as follows: More...
Swedish extreme metal band Necronaut has announced their signing to Regain Records. Necronaut is a side project of former Dismember drummer Fred Estby. The cover artwork for the album was done by Chat Zar, which created prosthetic effects for such movies as The Ring, Planet of the Apes and Darkman.
Vocalists used in the recording of the album are as follows:
Chris Reifert (Abscess, Autopsy)
Tompa Lindberg (Disfear, Lock up)
Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric)
Solo guitarists on the album are as follows:
Tyrant (Nifelheim, Dagger)
Uffe Cederlund (Disfear, ex-Entombed, Principals of Existence)
Robert Pehrsson (Death Breath, Dundertåget)
Robert “Strings” Dahlqvist (Dundertåget)
David Blomqvist (Dismember, Dagger)
Listen to “Infecting Madness,” features Chris Reifert on vocals, here.
Sweden's Entombed have announced a series of North American tour dates starting in May. Entombed's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2/25 2010 CLOSE-UP BÅTEN FERRY CRUISE SWEDEN-FINLAND
3/18 2010 DISCOTECA OLA GREEN A CORUNA
3/19 2010 SIDE B LISSABON
3/20 2010 SALA HEINEKEN MADRID
3/28 2010 PARIS EXTREME FEST PARIS ELYSEE MONTMARTRE
4/3 2010 ROCKTOWER FESTIVAL LUBECK
5/30 2010 MARYLAND DEATHFEST BALTIMORE, Maryland
5/31 2010 CHAMP BAR AND GRILL TRENTON, NJ, New Jersey
6/1 2010 OPERA HOUSE TORONTO, Ontario
6/2 2010 THE GRAMERCY THEATRE NEW YORK CITY, New York
6/3 2010 PEABODY`S CLEVELAND, Ohio
6/4 2010 BLONDIE`S DETROIT, Michigan
6/5 2010 REGGIE ROCK CLUB CHICAGO, Illinois
6/6 2010 RAVE MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin