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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.
"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.
According to the Swedish band's label, Threeman Recordings, some slight delays occured in the release schedule due to printing problems. The "Unreal Estate" by Entombed will be released in Scandinavia the first week in November and the 8th in Europe.
The USA dates are still the same.
Entombed guitarist Alex Hellid recently spoke to the U.K.'s Live 4 Metal webzine about the delayed U.S. release of the group's "Inferno" album and the band's Threeman Recordings label, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow:
Live 4 Metal: Bass player Jörgen Sandström left the band early this year. Your website says it was due to too much touring. How much is too much?
Alex Hellid: "For him, four months straight. I think he was a little tired of the whole thing and then it's not fun to be on the road. But he's still active in Threeman and is now part of Vicious Art (we just mastered the album and it’s so fucking good it's unbelievable; great metal!). And The Project Hate."
Live 4 Metal: Any plans for a comprehensive Entombed DVD in the foreseeable future? I know you've got the "Monkey Puss" DVD out there.
Alex Hellid: "'Monkey Puss' sucks! We have plans for two DVDs. One documenting 'Unreal Estate', which is us playing with the Swedish Royal Ballet (yes, it's as crazy as it sounds) and the other is planned to be a history of the band with everything we can dig out."
Live 4 Metal: How important is it to get that classic down-tuned guitar sound on an Entombed album? It’s a trademark sound. What’s the secret?
Alex Hellid: "Very important, I'd say. We get lynched otherwise. No secret, just old shit turned up loud. Marshall amps and Boss Heavy Metal distortion. On the first three albums we used small peavey amps and Emg 85 guitar pick-ups. The trick is to not use too many pedals and sound-weakening effects between the amp and the guitar, I think."
Read the full article at Live 4 Metal.
The Project Hate, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of Entombed/Grave fame on lead vocals, have just completed work on the fifth track out of the seven or eight planned for inclusion on the group's fourth studio album, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Rough demos of everything's been made to have something to work with as we write lyrics," the posting adds. "Three or four lyrics are pretty much completed as well and things are going good to say the least.
"We haven't got a date set for the recording just yet, but we know we are to enter the studio sometime in December for almost three weeks of recording. We have some titles ready as well and we might even have come up with the album title already. We'll see if we keep it or if we come up with something even better as we go along."
ENTOMBED's next CD release will be "Unreal Estate", a document of the band's live appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show of the same name. An early 2005 release through Threeman Recordings in Scandinavia is expected. A U.S. release through Candlelight will follow.
As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed a number of performances in 2002 as part of the above-mentioned show, with the band doing a 45-minute set of original material while surrounded by 30 ballet dancers and a 10-year-old kid.
Incidentally, these performances marked the first time in the history of the opera house that earplugs were being away to the attendees at the door.
Swedish death metallers ENTOMBED will soon be announcing dates for their forthcoming US tour, which is just one of many planned. The band have also filmed a video for "Retaliation", which will be serviced to outlets stateside in the coming weeks with radio starting up officially next week.
THE PROJECT HATE, the Swedish band featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, will enter Soundlab Studios in December to record their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. "We plan to record 8 or 9 songs for the album," the group write on their web site. "We are also planning to record a cover. No, it's not going for the album but for a planned compilation album to be released sometime if all goes well. When there's more info about this we'll announce what band we are covering. Let just say we won't do the song in the traditional cover way..."
With regards to the new songs, the band write, "The material is possibly more death metal than anything we have ever done before, without losing all the usual ingredients we are known for. That stuff is probably more evident than ever as well, how weird that may sound..."
Norwegian metallers SUSPERIA have confirmed details of a major European tour in support of the recently released Unlimited album. The band, Athera - vocals, Memnock - bass guitar, Tjodalv - drums, Elvorn and Cyrus - guitars, are set to team up with fellow Norwegians Mortiis on a double headline package under the banner of The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004. Starting in the UK on 15th September the tour will run through 19 countries finishing in Belgium on 14th November.
As previously reported, Susperia appear at The Hole In The Sky - Bergen Metal Fest V in Bergen, Norway on Friday 27th August 2004. The band will perform at the USF venue alongside KREATOR, KATATONIA, ENTOMBED among others.
Dates on The Unlimited Grudge Tour 2004 are as follows: More...
NINNUAM will release their debut album, Process Of Life Separation, on July 27th via Crash Music. The 10 track release was recorded at Sensus Studios in Katrineholm, Finland and mastered at Finnvox Studios. The album’s cover art was designed by John Hammarman.
In other news, Ninnuam will perform at Club666, in Tantogården, Stockholm (Sweden) on November 12th. Other acts on the bill include: VICIOUS ART (with members of DARK FUNERAL and ENTOMBED) and headliners MORK GRYNING.
Candlelight Records today confirms August 10 as the long-awaited release date for the new album from Sweden's Entombed. "Inferno w/ Averno" is the eighth studio album from the three-time Scandinavian Grammy Award nominated five-piece.
Recorded at the famed Atlantis Studios in Stockholm (Abba, Lenny Kravitz), "Inferno w/Averno" was produced by Entombed and Per Gunnerfeldt (best known for his work with The Hives, (Int) Noise Conspiracy). The album finds Entombed in unmistakable raw form and features some of their best material to date. All Music Guide says, “Entombed proves that its latest musical incarnation is no less dangerous than any of its previous work; a monolithic, guitar-heavy set with lyrics that shake you to your very soul.” Kerrang adds, "Entombed remind us all exactly how amazing extreme metal can be."
The "Inferno w/Averno" US release is an impressive 2 CD package that features a wealth of extra material and enhancements not available on the European export. With fall US touring plans already in the works, it is going to be a widely exposed album and year-long priority.
Dating to 1987, Entombed were one of the first to champion the early sounds of European death metal; a title they still retain today. The band, however, with record sales worldwide in excess of 500,000 units have never been one to rest on their pedigree or highly regarded credentials. "Inferno w/Averno," with an album line-up featuring vocalist LG Petrov, guitarists Alex Hellid and Uffe Cederland, bassist Jorgen Sandstrom (now departed) and drummer Peter Stjarnvind, finds the band delivering an album that is both classic and contemporary and one that crosses standard extreme/aggressive boundaries. More...
Primitive Art Records will release a split single of ENTOMBED and THE COFFINSHAKERS covering LEE HAZLEWOOD songs. ENTOMBED will contribute their version of "Some Velvet Morning" (taken from their 2002 release "Sons Of Satan Praise the Lord"), while THE COFFINSHAKERS will appear with "Dark in My Heart" (a track previously released as a bonus track on the vinyl version of "We Are the Undead") and "The Man Who Made An Angel Cry" (a previously unreleased recording taken from the "Walpurgis Night Session"). An exact release date has yet to be announced.
ENTOMBED, FOZZY, ANAL BLAST, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD among locals have been confirmed for the New Jersey March Metal Meltdown, taking place March 12th and 13th at the Cricket Club in Irvington, NJ. Also confirmed are the "NWOBHM ALLSTARS" featuring AL ATKINS (JUDAS PRIEST), JESS COX (TYGERS OF PAN TANG) and, DENNIS STRATTON (IRON MAIDEN, PRAYING MANTIS).
The full list of bands confirmed so far can be seen here.
More to be announced.
Sweden's ENTOMBED have issued an official statement confirming the departure of bassist Jörgen Sandström. According to the statement, "Jörgen has decided to quit touring and left the band on good terms. [However] this does not mean that Jörgen will leave the music business as he is still a member of the bands THE PROJECT HATE & KRUX and will still be involved with the Threeman label and the ENTOMBED homepage."
The statement also confirms our previous report that Jörgen's replacement in the band will be Nico Engelstrand, formerly of TERRA FIRMA. Nico was involved with the band before in the producer/engineer capacity for such albums as "Uprising" (2000) and "Morning Star" (2001).
Nico's live debut with the band will take place this Sunday, February 1 at the Zodiac in Oxford, U.K.
In Flames, Entombed, Nasum and Backyard Babies have all be confirmed for the upcoming P3 Popstad 2004 Festival in Jönköping, Sweden. The show is set to take place on February 13 and 14, 2004.
According to Swedishmetal.net, the Swedish national radio station P3 will broadcast many of the performances live during the two days festival. More details about this will be presented at the P3 Popstad website in January. You can check out the website at www.sr.se/p3/popstad/04/.