Few bands get to define a whole genre, and even fewer bands go on to create a whole new one. Undisputed masters of Swedish death metal and pioneers of groove-laden, fist-pumping death 'n' roll, ENTOMBED will drag OBSCENE EXTREME 2011 kicking and screaming down the left hand path.

Formed in 1989 out of the ashes of the vastly influential NIHILIST, Stockholm's Entombed entered themselves into the dictionary as the very definition of Swedish death metal with 1990's instantly recognisable 'LEFT HAND PATH' – a macabre cocktail of artery-severing buzzsaw riffs, haunting melodies and punkish bludgeon. With the band's commercial breakthrough, 1993's 'WOLVERINE BLUES' (immortalised by a ridiculous video featuring the X-Men character of the same name), Entombed morphed into a swaggering blend of hardcore punk, classic rock and Swedish death metal, birthing the infectious singalong sound of death 'n' roll that's kept them going strong all the way to their most recent album, 2007's glorious 'SERPENT SAINTS'.

The perfect party band for metallers, punks, grinders, sickos and freaks, when Entombed take to the stage this summer you won't be able to help cracking a smile – and how many death metal bands can you say that about!?


Entombed is a Swedish death metal band which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed itself from it's American counterpart with its distinct guitar tone and more emphasis on hardcore punk and crust punk inspired rhythms and vocals (which American bands had discarded by this time). 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 Autopsy, Slayer,[1] Kiss, The Misfits, Motörhead and Discharge.

Entombed's debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular death metal band.[3] The follow-up, Clandestine, was just as popular.[citation needed] These first two albums were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as a "buzz saw" guitar sound.[4] On their debut, Left Hand Path, it was created using an Ibanez Destroyer with EMG pickups detuned five half notes (B), a Boss DS-1 and a Boss HM 2 pedal cranked to 10 on all dials into a 30w Peavey amplifier.

After the Gods of Grind tour, Entombed began changing their sound into a mix of hard rock and death metal often referred to as death 'n' roll.[citation needed] Although this may have turned off many fans, it established their mainstream and critical reputation.[citation needed] Wolverine Blues and Hollowman are widely considered classics of early 1990s death metal, but were followed by problems with various record companies.[citation needed] 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. He was replaced by Peter Stjärnvind. In 1999, Entombed released Uprising, which was very much a continuation of the death 'n' roll sound.[citation needed] The follow-up, Morning Star returned to the style of Hollowman and Wolverine Blues.[citation needed]

In 2001, the band worked with performance artists Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyberb, and the Royal Swedish Ballet. The production was entitled Unreal Estate.[5] They have since released 2003's album Inferno, a continuation of the death 'n' roll style that has become their trademark sound. 2006 saw the release of the When in Sodom EP on June 6 (or 06/06/06). The full-length Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments followed on July 9th, 2007. 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.


Release date Release name Media
2007 Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments
2006 When in Sodom EP
2003 Inferno


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