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Entombed (band)

Entombed during Metalmania festival in Katowice, Poland in 2007
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Death 'n' roll, death metal
Years active 1987–2014
Labels Candlelight, Music for Nations, Earache, Combat, Relativity, Columbia/Sony, Threeman Recordings
Associated acts Entombed A.D., Nihilist, Disfear, The Hellacopters, Death Breath
Past members Former members

Entombed is a Swedish heavy metal band which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed from its American counterpart by its distinct "buzzsaw" guitar tone. However, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include garage rock and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as death 'n' roll. Entombed have been influenced by bands such as Slayer, Black Sabbath, Celtic Frost, Autopsy, Repulsion, Kiss, The Misfits, Motörhead and Discharge.[1][2]


  • Band history 1
  • Personnel 2
    • Timeline 2.1
  • Discography 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Band history

Entombed's debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular Swedish death metal band.[3] Left Hand Path and its follow-up, Clandestine, were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as a "buzz saw" guitar sound.[3]

With the release of Wolverine Blues, Entombed changed their sound into a mix of hard rock, heavy metal and death metal, often referred to as death 'n' roll.[4] The band also adopted a mid-tempo groove metal sound, similar to Pantera's.[5] Although this may have turned off many fans, it established their mainstream and critical reputation.[6] Wolverine Blues is considered a classic of early 1990s death metal.[6]

1998's Same Difference was the band's first album without drummer and founding member Nicke Andersson, who left the band to concentrate on The Hellacopters.[7] He was replaced by Peter Stjärnvind.[7] In 2000, Entombed released Uprising, which was very much a continuation of the death 'n' roll sound.[7] The follow-up, Morning Star, continue in the same style, but returned to their earlier roots of the 1990-1991 period.[8]

In 2001, the band worked with performance artists Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyberb, and the Royal Swedish Ballet.[9] The production was entitled Unreal Estate.[9]

They have since released 2003's album Inferno, a continuation of the death 'n' roll style that has become their trademark sound.[7] 2006 saw the release of the When in Sodom EP on June 6 (or 06/06/06).[7] The full-length Serpent Saints – The Ten Amendments followed on July 9, 2007.[7] On this album the style went back to death metal with a sound similar to their first two albums. This album is the group's first release with drummer Olle Dahlstedt (of Alpha Safari and ex–Misery Loves Co.), who replaced Stjärnvind in 2006, and also the first without Uffe Cederlund who is now part of Disfear.

In September 2013, Entombed announced they have signed a deal with Century Media, as well as the title of their tenth studio album, Back to the Front, set to be released on October 29.[10]

During an interview conducted in September 2013, Entombed also announced that Alex Hellid is no longer part of the band.[11] Shortly afterwards, the release date was pushed back to 2014. Hellid, Cederlund, and Säfström also reunited to perform "Clandestine" in its entirety with a symphony orchestra, in February 2014.[12] Nicke Andersson intended to participate, but was prevented by scheduling conflicts.

On January 21, 2014 it was announced that the Petrov/Dahlstedt/Elgstrand/Brandt line-up of the band would henceforth be known as Entombed A.D. and that the new album would be released under that name. It was also stated that any shows announced using the name Entombed would not feature this line-up.




Studio albums


  1. ^ "Interview with Entombed". Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  2. ^ Tobin, Dan (1996).  
  3. ^ a b Ekeroth, Daniel (2006). Swedish Death Metal.
  4. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Wolverine Blues"Retro Recommendation: Entombed - . Access date: January 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Jason Birchmeier. "Entombed | Biography".  
  6. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Wolverine Blues - Entombed". AllMusic. Access date: January 3, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Birchmeier, Jason. "Entombed". AllMusic. Access date: January 3, 2012.
  8. ^ Krgin, Borivoj. "Entombed - Morning Star (Music for Nations)". Access date: January 3, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "'Unreal' People". NME. May 3, 2001. Access date: June 18, 2008.
  10. ^ "Entombed Signs With Century Media Records; New Album Title, Artwork Unveiled". 2013-09-02. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  11. ^ "Entombed – interview avec Lars Goran Petrov (septembre 2013)". Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  12. ^ "Video: Original Entombed Members Perform 'Clandestine' With Orchestra, Choir". 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 


  • Ekeroth, Daniel (2008). Swedish Death Metal. Bazillion Points Books. ISBN 978-0-9796163-1-0.

External links

  • Official website
  • Entombed @ Threeman Recordings
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