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Formed: 1987
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Entombed Comment On Upcoming Album

Long-running Swedish metallers ENTOMBED will release their new album, "Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments", later in the year through Threeman Recordings via a special arrangement with Candlelight Records. The 10-song effort will mark the group's first release with drummer Olle Dahlstedt (Alpha Safari, ex-Misery Loves Co.), who replaced Peter Stjärnvind in 2006.

Commented the band: "We're mixing right now and the devil is smiling. Yesterday we got final mixes on the songs 'In The Blood' and 'The Dead, The Dying And The Dying To Be Dead' with top man Soren Elofsson at the console. He's helping us tweak the mix and will most likely master the beast at Cosmos Mastering, Stockholm, Sweden, later this month.

"So, where are we coming from on this album? Same place as always. Always the one constant . . . something from the cunt/cock and something for the clock, i.e. something for the gray between the ears and something for the primal forces below the waist and possibly something for the spot a little off centre in the chest.

"Musically 'Serpents Saints' goes wider and deeper than the 'When In Sodom' EP but it's a pretty good indicator. It's no concept album but an ambitious attempt at creating a solid album with some reoccurring themes. Almost like the sound track to the film with the same name. Get the picture? You don't need to.

"Without getting too philosophical and/or, God forbid, preachy, who the fuck needs that? 'Serpent Saints' on one plane deals with serpents (snakes, devils) and saints and how to separate the two. Can you? Are they the same, like most things and people, both good and bad depending on . . the weather and quantity and most importantly — on which side of the fence you are positioned. God and bad and/or positively evil. Most things/people are definitely both, and most in denial and/or ignorance — bliss, they say. Get it? Or should we Ying-yang you some more? No. Fuck meaning and fuck truth and shake your butt, or don't

"It's definitely not no doomsday prophecy of how the world is coming to an end boring bullshit. Humans have been pretty much the same for as long as we know. Once born we eat, shit, piss, fuck, play video games and die and since basic instincts are hard to break, probably will be for as long as we're here. We [are] all winners, how strange it may sound, that start from zero and go as far as we can in the 100 years, or less, we're dealt before moving on to become a plant/angel/cow/worm (depending on belief) and/or some new kid who rolls into town to reinvent the wheel, again. So what else is new? Not much. Not You. Not me. Everybody knows! So far, so good, so what?! (Great title. Taken?) ... What's what? We say, enjoy the chaos!"

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Dismember, Grave and Absymal Dawn Tour Cancelled

Abysmal Dawn's Charles Elliott has sent in the following update regarding the cancellation of the Dismember and Grave tour that they were scheduled to be part of:

"For whatever reasons our tour with Dismember and Grave has been cancelled. This situation is completely out of our control and we hope that people understand and come out to support us next time. Words cannot express how frustrate we feel at the moment after taking this tour on such short notice. We would like to thank Mike Bear (Artisan) for offering to fill in for Carlos on this tour at the last minute. As many of you know he played bass on "From Ashes" and would have done an amazing job. The first date of the tour will still take place at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on December 1st. The lineup for the night will be Abysmal Dawn, Coffin Texts, Letum Ascensus, Nema and Unsanctified. Tickets are only $8 for the night and if you bought tickets in advance you can come down to the show for either a partial or full refund."

This announcement comes not long after The Absence dropped off the Entombed, Dismember, and Grave tour "because of several unresolved problems" with their booking agent.

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The Absence Cancels Tour, Prepares New Album

The Absence has dropped off the upcoming Entombed, Dismember, and Grave tour "because of several unresolved problems" with their booking agent. According to the band, "We apologize to all the fans that were looking forward to those dates and promise to see you again soon."

Meanwhile, the band will enter Florida's Mana Recording Studios in early-2007 with Jonas Kjellgren (Carnal Forge) to record their next full-length for Metal Blade Records.

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God Forbid Announce Tour and Plans for 2007

God Forbid have announce that they will be doing a short tour with A Life Once Lost at the end of this month. The tour will include a performance at the Saints and Sinners Festival taking place in Asbury Park, NJ. God Forbid guitarist, Doc Coyle, has posted the following update from the road:

“We are very happy to be home from a great European run. Heaven Shall Burn, Maroon, Cataract, Purified in Blood, A Perfect Murder and Narziss were all great people and excellent bands. Some of my personal highlights on the tour were the last show in Essen (the biggest show and the crowd was rowdy as fuck), Denmark (where we were fortunate enough to play with the legendary Entombed) and Austria (where fuckers just lost their minds).”

“There were plans in place for a U.S. headlining tour to close out the year, but it’s been rescheduled for Jan.- Feb. We want to do at least one more U.S. run before we start working on another album. What better way to come back than to play a long set with the biggest, most elaborate show that God Forbid has ever has done! We should have a concrete announcement in the coming weeks. There hasn't been an American tour since June, so we are raring to go. Speaking of shows, in addition to the Saints and Sinners Festival we have two shows with our good friends in A Life Once Lost and Diecast that same weekend. These will probably be our last shows of the year, so be sure to make it out.”

Confirmed dates with A Life Once Lost are as follows:

October 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 27 - Orono, ME @ Ushuaia
October 29 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Convention Hall


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Manifest To Support Entombed In Norway

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have been confirmed as main support for ENTOMBED on their upcoming Norwegian tour. "ENTOMBED is one of our favourite metal bands ever and to join them on the road for five gigs will kick major ass!!" MANIFEST said in a statement.

MANIFEST supporting ENTOMBED on the "When In Norge '06" tour:

Sep. 22 - Blæst - Trondheim, NOR
Sep. 23 - Union Scene - Drammen, NOR
Sep. 26 - Hulen - Bergen, NOR
Sep. 27 - Folken - Stavanger, NOR
Sep. 28 - Kick Music Hall - Kristiansand, NOR More...

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Entombed And Dismember Plan US Tour

Dismember will hit the US for their first tour in years. Beginning September 30, the band will headline alongside Grave, Vital Remains, Demiricous and Withered for an East Coast/Midwest run. The band will then return in December again with Grave and this time also with US labelmates Entombed!

Dismember w/ Vital Remains, Grave, Demiricous, Withered

09/30/06 Mark's Showplace/Bedford, NH
10/01/06 BB Kings/New York, NY
10/02/06 Jaxx Nite Club/Springfield, VA
10/04/06 Culture Room/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/05/06 State Theater/St. Petersburg, FL
10/06/06 Swayze's/Marietta, GA
10/07/06 Creepy Crawl/St. Louis, MO
10/08/06 House Of Rock/Eau Claire, WI
10/09/06 Station 4/St. Paul, MN
10/10/06 Abbey Pub/Chicago, IL
10/11/06 Agora Ballroom/Cleveland, OH
10/12/06 Backstreet Billiards/Saratoga Springs, NY
10/13/06 Middle East/Cambridge, MA
10/14/06 Medley/Montreal, QU

Dismember w/ Entombed & Grave
12/01/06 Knitting Factory/Hollywood, CA
12/02/06 Pound/San Francisco, CA
12/04/06 Rock N Roll Pizza/Portland, OR
12/06/06 Studio Seven/Seattle, WA
12/09/06 Hubba's/Denver, CO
12/10/06 Launch Pad/Albuquerque, NM
12/12/06 Chic's/El Paso, TX
12/13/06 Clubhouse/Tempe, AZ
12/14/06 Forum/Mexicali, Mexico
12/15/06 Showcase Theater/Corona, CA
12/16/06 Jumping Turtle/San Marcos, CA

*more dates for December are expected...

Dismember's latest album, The God That Never Was is available in stores or via the new Candlelight webstore.

Entombed's new EP When In Sodom will see its awaited American release November 14. You can check out the new track "Carnage" at the Candlelight MySpace page.

Planned just prior to the band's upcoming US dates alongside labelmates/countrymen Dismember, When in Sodom finds its awaited US release before the band's upcoming new full length, Serpent Saints, expected early 2007. It is the band's first new material since 2003 with this limited edition EP.

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News On Entombed And Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records today has added "Carnage" from ENTOMBED's EP “When In Sodom” set for US release November 14 to the label's official Myspace page.

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Masters of Death European Tour with Grave

GRAVE, DISMEMBER, and ENTOMBED will be bringing their Masters of Death European tour package to the United States ane Mexico along with THE ABSENCE this December.

December 1 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting factory
December 2 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
December 3 - Chico, CA @ TBA
December 4 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
December 5 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA
December 6 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
December 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
December 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
December 9 - Denver, CO @ Hubba's
December 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
December 11 - Tulsa, OK @ TBA
December 12 - El Paso, TX @ Chics
December 13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
December 14 - Mexicali, MEX @ The Forum
December 15 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theater
December 16 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle

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Entombed Postpone UK Tour

ENTOMBED's label, Threeman Recordings, report:

"We are sorry to inform that Entombed where forced to postpone their upcoming UK tour in September, due to various reasons.

We will reschedule the tour to get GOOD time for promotion and get the right, meaningful support, when the record is out. We hope you are with us!

We are very sorry for the inconvenience."

Entombed's When In Sodom EP is out now through Threeman Recordings. The mini album contains the following five new Entombed songs: 'When In Sodom', 'Carnage', 'Thou Shalt Kill', 'Heresy' and 'Amen'.

The band's upcoming full-length, Serpent Saints, is due out on September 18th via Threeman.

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Krux To Release Sophomore Album In October

GMR Music has set an October 20 release date for the second album from KRUX, the Swedish band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levon, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjornvind, guitarist Jorgen Sandstrom (also in THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED / GRAVE), and current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Fredrik Akesson. Entitled "II", the CD was recorded at Studioland studio in Upplands Vosby, Sweden.

KRUX released their self-titled debut album in 2002 via Holland's Mascot Records. A live DVD containing the band's entire performance from May 18, 2003 at Kugelbanan in Stockholm, Sweden, plus a promo video for the track "Black Room" and an interview, was issued in 2003.

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Drummer Peter Stjärnvind Leaves Entombed

A representative from Threeman Recordings is now able to confirm that drummer Peter Stjärnvind has left ENTOMBED.

In the past few days Peter spoke with Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid and the news has now been made "official". Peter will now concentrate full time on his band NIFELHEIM.

Session drummer Olle Dahlstedt will perform with Entombed on their upcoming live dates. Stay tuned for further news on Entombed's drummer situation.

As previously reported, Entombed's new song 'When In Sodom' can now be heard at the band's MySpace page, located here. The version on the page is an edit and clocks in at 3:26.

The full length version of 'When In Sodom' is included on the When In Sodom EP, out now through Threeman Recordings. The mini album contains the following five new Entombed songs: 'When In Sodom', 'Carnage', 'Thou Shalt Kill', 'Heresy' and 'Amen' - one of which will be on the band's upcoming full-length, Serpent Saints, due out on September 18th via Threeman. More...

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Grave, Dismember, Entombed Team Up for Euro Tour

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..."

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Nifelheim Plan Split EP with Vulcano

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.

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Deathbreath Preview Material Online

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.

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Entombed Delay New Album, Plan EP For June

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

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Entombed Guitarist Issues Studio Update

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...

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Entombed Begin Recording New Album

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."

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Disfear Making Progress On New Album

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.

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Entombed Name Album "Serpent Saints"

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]."

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Entombed Part With Guitarist

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!

War y'all!"

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