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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.
Grave, Dismember, and Entombed have decided to team up this November for a European tour.
Grave commented on the tour by saying that the bands will "team up to bring you a night of the best metal Sweden has ever had to offer. The package is an idea that all four bands has planned and prepared in the past months and finally we are doing it. Dates and more info will be announced shortly. Prepare for a night to remember..."
Swedish cult act NIFELHEIM have finished writing the two songs that will be released exclusively on the NIFELHEIM / VULCANO split EP, due later in the year via I Hate Records. The songs "Sepulcral Fornication" and "Raging Flames" will be recorded at a Swedish studio beginning on May 27 and are being described by NIFELHEIM guitarist Vengeance From Beyond (a.k.a. Sebastian Ramstedt; also in NECROPHOBIC) as "a total attack of satanic black metal." He added that "this split will be the true synergy of evil."
Drummer Peter Stjornvind reecntly left the long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED in order to concentrate on his membership in NIFELHEIM, according to Ramstedt. "No bad breakup or anything personal between him/us and the guys in ENTOMBED, but heavy touring didn't fit his situation right now," according to Ramstedt. ENTOMBED are currently utilizing the services of session drummer Olle Dahlstedt (ALPHA SAFARI, ex-MISERY LOVES CO.) for all of their upcoming European gigs.
DEATHBREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS) and vocalist Jorgen Sandstrom (who had previously fronted the Swedish death metallers GRAVE), have uploaded an unmixed preview of a song to be featured on their upcoming debut album, "Heading For Decapitation" on their MySpace page.
DEATHBREATH's current lineup is completed by guitarist Robert Persson (who plays in THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist Robert Dahlqvist's side project THUNDER EXPRESS) and bassist Mange Hedquist.
Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine last fall, Andersson stated about the project, "I haven't written any lyrics yet, but the music is so old-school that people today wouldn't even get that it's old-school. It's more like [DEATH's legendary 1987 debut] 'Scream Bloody Gore'. It's nothing like [ENTOMBED's] 'Wolverine Blues'. That style has already been done so well. At the same time there's only one 'Scream Bloody Gore', so a couple of albums like that I could put together.
"After having read the book 'Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore' and getting a kick, I went out and bought a lot of records. It was so much fun reading the book; it brought back so many memories. I bought POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches' on CD."
Sandstrom had previously played with Andersson in ENTOMBED as the group's bassist; he is also currently singing for THE PROJECT HATE and playing bass for VICIOUS ART.
Sweden's ENTOMBED have announced that the release of their forthcoming album, "Serpent Saints", which was originally scheduled for June 6 (06.06.06), has been delayed until September 18. Instead, the band will be releasing an EP, entitled "When In Sodom", on June 6. The band say: "There were so many great songs to chose from and this is a great way give the fans what they want - more ENTOMBED!"
Both the album and EP are being recorded at Soundland Studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden (just north of central Stockholm) and will be released through the band's very own Threeman Records.
Here are all the band's upcoming live dates:
Mar. 17 - Örebro, Sweden - Klubb Idiot
Mar. 18 - Växjö, Sweden - Folkets Park
Mar. 25 - Hjo, Sweden - Bakfickan
Mar. 31 - Huskvarna, Sweden - FP
Apr. 1 - Göteborg, Sweden - Sticky
Apr. 8 - Zurich, Switzerland - Festival
Apr. 16 - Chaulnes, France - Killerfest
Apr. 28 - Oslo, Norway - Rockboat
Apr. 29 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Kings Of Metal Underground
May 5 - Borås, Sweden - Heavy Fidelity
May 10 - Barcelona, Spain - KGB
May 11 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
May 12 - Madrid, Spain - Copernico
May 13 - Malaga, Spain - Sala Vivero
May 26 - Norrköping, Sweden - Mogwai
June 10 - St. Leonard Am Forst, Austria - Devil Days
June 24 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
June 29 - Meztúr, Hungary - Wan2festival
July 16 - Illosaari, Norway - Festival
ENTOMBED are currently at Soundland Studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden (just north of central Stockholm) working on their new album, Serpent Saints, due on June 6, 2006 (06.06.06!) via Threeman Recordings. Guitarist Alex Hellid has issued the following Journal update:
"12.14.05 - Wednesday
I get to the studio at three. Nico (Elgstrand - bass) and Pete (Stjärnvind) have been working on some drums tracks for a while and seem ready to hit the next song. We pick one with the working title Ministry. It’s not really industrial sounding but there something there that reminded me of MINISTRY. Awesome band!
Though it’s the riffs are pretty simple the drums prove to be more complicated to get right. We end up doing a bunch of takes but I think we’ll need to have another go at this one in a few days.
12.15.05 - Thursday
I pick LG (Petrov - vocals) up at his house at 10 am and we head out to the studio. We got SVT (Swedish national TV) coming out to do a studio report at 10.30 am. A crew of five shows up and we don’t really know what to expect, it’s a new music show – Rundgång (Feedback) - that will start airing next year The two guys hosting are big fans and do a good job. We even end up doing a song with the on camera as they really wanna jam with us. 'Night Of The Vampire' (originally by ROKY ERIKSON) seem like a good choice and the guys are great, TV history is made! At one they have what they need and seem really happy. Johnny the studio owner give us a smashed up guitar and one of his t-shirts to sign and give away to some lucky winner on the show. I get a call from home. The dog, which we took to the vet this morning, is
really sick and needs to be taken to a hospital an hour and a half away right now. I have to leave even before Pete gets there. Nico waits for him and they redo some stuff from yesterday." More...
Entombed have entered Soundland studio in Upplands Väsby, Sweden to begin recording their new album, "Serpent Saints", due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September.
Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid has issued the following report on the progress of the recording sessions for the new CD: "Friday, December 9, 2005: I get to the studio a little before 2 pm. Pete [Stjärnvind, drums] and Nico [Elgstrand, bass] are already there and I hand over the new hard drive and keypad (Nico poured a cup of the in keypad he had and it stopped working). I pick up the V and warm up while Nico is setting up the new drive and formatting it, which takes longer than we thought. Pete is ready and anxious to start hitting some drums. Finally we have a green light and start playing. Things go a lot better today and we do a couple of takes one of the songs from yesterday and it feels like we are getting somewhere. Next Pete wants to have another go at a song (working title: 'Carnage') that me and Nico feel is already 'in the can,' but why not… I go listen to the demo a couple of times, it's an old-school fast NIHILIST-type thing, and we play the song four or five times. It sounds good but I don't know that it's better than what we already have. "Nico and I try out a few different guitar amp and cabinets after Pete leaves but I'm really tired after a rather long week decide to call it a day a little after 7 pm. Short day today but it is Friday. Nico stays to listen to the days work and see what we got. "Monday, December 12, 2005: Another Monday starts off week four. I pick two Marshall speaker cabinets from our practice room and head out to the studio at 1 pm. Nico is already out there. When Pete gets there a little later we start listening to the demo of the track we decide to have a go at today, so far it's called 'Amok'. We run through it a couple of times but Pete is really tired and don't like what he hears when we listen back. We decide he should take tomorrow off and just recharge his batteries. There's lots of other things to do so that's OK, but we start to feel the pressure of the upcoming crucifixion celebration and we want to have done as much as possible of the drums by then. "I leave the studio at 8 pm. Nico stays." "Tuesday, December 13, 2005: Only Nico and I at the studio today. We go over the arrangements for the songs we haven't recorded yet. Try a few edits here and there to see what works and what doesn't. "We need to get drums done. We count to six days before the holiday break and we want all drums and some guitars done by then! "Next we try out amp heads with different speaker cabs and can't find anything that we like. We move the cabs around and box them in and move them to the concrete room behind the drums to see what that sounds like. Nothing feels good and we plug straight into the computer and play around with the Amplitube plug in. Then we listen to some old albums to get some reference. Want a sound better than any other album we done but nothing too complicated. I would be most happy if straight into one of the 800 Marshalls would do the trick. "Brought my Gibson Melody Maker today, mostly play it acoustic on the couch at home but it's got a real nice tone and I want to use it for something, but we quickly find out that it's not the mail rhythm guitar. Think I'll bring an old SG tomorrow and see if it can compete with the Les Paul and the V (that Nico hates — naturally, I play it as much as I can) for some rhythm tracks. "At 8.10 pm we leave the studio and race back into town."
DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Dear friends. We finally have some news from you. Last month we moved to a new rehearsal room and this change has meant a huge boost in inspiration for us. We have started rehearsing big time and some new songtitles for the upcoming album are 'Phantom', 'Sharpen the Knives', 'One-Way Communication', 'Deadweight' and 'The Furnace'. These are still working titles and they may change. There might be a chance we will hit the Swedish road for a couple of dates to try some of this new stuff out, but more on this soon."
DISFEAR's follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" is expected to surface next year via Relapse Records.
Sweden's Entombed have set "Serpent Saints" as the title of thier new album, due on June 6, 2006 via Threeman Recordings. The upcoming CD will be the group's first without the contributions of guitarist Uffe Cederlund, who left the band in September.
Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine, ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid had the following to say about the upcoming album, "Over the years we've built something, a name that is much bigger than its individual parts. Living up to that name is something we take very seriously. Of course, we feel an enormous pressure, albeit in a positive way, and a great obligation to maintain [the name] as well as live up to our own and other people's high expectations that come along with putting an ENTOMBED logo on an album."
ENTOMBED have no plans on replacing Cederlund and will continue as a four-piece, with Hellid as the sole guitarist. However, there is a possibility that former ENTOMBED drummer and current THE HELLACOPTERS frontman Nicke Andersson will contribute to the next album.
"I've just talked loosely with Alex and Peter [Stjärnwind, drummer] about it," Andersson told Close-Up. "I haven't really said anything, but they've basically asked me if I would consider being involved in one way or the other. Whether or not that's because Uffe has quit, I have no idea. . . .It's really down to having the time to do it. There are another thousand ideas I want to see through. But if it's possible, it would be a blast to do something [with ENTOMBED]."
Entombed have parted ways with guitarist, Ulf Cederlund. Ulf was also known by the following nick-names, Uffe,Ufo, and Monster. The band has released the following statment reguarding the amicable departure of the guitarist:
"We want to inform everyone that Uffe Cederlund is no longer in the band and that the split is definite and amicable. We wish him all the best!
Entombed will go on as a four piece and are currently finishing up the Inferno tour to start work on the new studio album which will be their best ever!
Vomitory is confirmed for S-Hammer Metal Fest at the Stadio Comunale in Caserta, Italy on September 3rd. Due to misunderstandings and double booking, this means that the show at Gothenburg Deathfest is cancelled.
Other bands set to perform at S-Hammer Metal Fest include Entombed, the Defaced, Schizo, Darzamat, Subliminal Crusher and 3rd.
The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have set Armageddon March Eternal (Symphonies of Slit Wrists) as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Threeman Recordings. The follow-up to 2003's Hate, Dominate, Congregate, Eliminate was produced by Dan Swanö and features a special guest appearance by Evergrey bassist Michael Håkansson, who completed his tracks at his studio in Gothenburg before the entire recording was shipped off to Swanö to be mixed and mastered.
Armageddon March Eternal(Symphonies of Slit Wrists) track listing:
01. At the Entrance to Hell's Unholy Fire
02. The Bleeding Eyes of a Breeding Whore
03. I See Nothing but Flesh
04. Resurrected for Massive Torture
05. We Couldn't be Further from the Truce
06. Godslaughtering Murder Machine
07. Symphony of the Deceived
08. Loveless, Godless, Flawless
A limited-edition box set pre-ENTOMBED recordings is tentatively scheduled for release this fall/winter via Threeman Recordings. "This box will not only be a limited luxurious lookin' motha, it will also have all kinds of rare NIHILIST recordings on it and even some pre-NIHILIST stuff such as BRAINWARP and more!" reads a statement from the label.
Threeman Recordings recently issued a one-CD collection of NIHILIST demos, entitled simply "Nihilist". The album features liner notes from former Metal Maniacs contibutor/current label manager for Century Media Records, Ula Gehret.
A live video of Entombed performing "Retaliation" and "I For An Eye," recorded in Rochester, New York, has been posted online in the "Video" section of the UMTV.info web site. To access the video file directly, click here (Windows Media).
As previously reported, Threeman Recordings has set an April 25 release date for the collection of pre-Entombed recordings under the name Nihilist.
The album, simply entitled Nihilist, will feature the following songs in their raw and unshaped form: More...
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
Nightwish, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Entombed and Dark Lunacy have been confirmed for Italy's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 16 at Campo Sportivo - Toscolano Maderno in Brescia. Nightwish's performance at Evolution will mark their only appearance in Italy this summer, while Orphaned Land will be making their Italian debut at the festival.
Candlelight Records proudly announces the worldwide premiere of 'Dead Sun' from Crowbar's soon to be released new album, 'Lifesblood for the Downtrodden'. To download the MP3 and read Dom Lawson's (Kerrang) recent interview with the band, you can visit the new official Candlelight Records site.
'Lifesblood for the Downtrodden' is set for US release on February 8. The band will kick off their first tour in support of the record, alongside labelmates Entombed, ProPain and The Mighty Nimbus on February 7 at New York's B.B. Kings.
Candlelight Records has set a February 22, 2005 as the US release date for Entombed's "Unreal Estate", a special live recording of the band's now infamous sold-out performance at Stockholm's Royal Opera Hall. The beautifully packaged digipak release features an elaborate picture book that documents from start to finish the performance and its rehearsals. Photographer Mats Backer compiled the photographs day and night, cataloging the band, the dancers and beautiful architecture of the hall.
It is assumed one would ask how a death metal band could come to perform at a famed Opera house alongside classically trained ballerinas. It's a question The members of Entombed still ask themselves when pondering a recording that now stands as a unique and special moment in the band's decade-long history. What started as an off-the-wall idea of choreographers Bogdan Szyber and Carina Reich resulted in one of the most lavish and unique ensembles surely in both Entombed's and Stockholm's Royal Opera Hall. More...
Initial dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Entombed, Crowbar, Pro-Pain, and The Mighty Nimbus tour. Look for additional dates to be added soon, but here are the latest tour dates:
2/7 New York NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
2/8 Springfield VA @ Jaxx Nite Club
2/9 Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero Theater
2/11 Clifton Park NY @ Northern Lights
2/12 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
2/14 Cleveland OH @ House of Blues
2/15 Chicago IL @ Joe's
2/16 Minneapolis MN @ Ascot Room
2/17 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
2/18 Englewood CO @ Gothic Theater
2/19 Salt Lake City UT @ Lo Fi Cafe
2/21 Spokane WA @ Fat Tuesday's
2/22 Seattle WA @ Graceland
2/23 Portland OR @ Sabala's
2/26 Los Angeles CA @ House of Blues
Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver Magazines, proudly announces its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at BB Kings in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's Entombed, New Orleans' Crowbar with Florida-based Pro-Pain and Minnesota's The Mighty Nimbus.
Entombed, earlier this year seeing the proper stateside release of their latest album "Inferno/Averno," return after a long hiatus from the US stage. Guitarist Alex Hellid says, "This is the tour we've been waiting for! Who will survive and what will be left of them?" During the tour, Candlelight will release the highly requested and anticipated Unreal Estate album. More...
Entombed is out with the video to their new single 'Retaliation', from their album 'Inferno'. You can watch it online at Launch.com.