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Stockholm, Sweden (1987 – present)

Entombed is a band from Stockholm, Sweden which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. In 1989 they changed their name to Entombed. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as Death ‘n’ Roll, of which Entombed remains arguably the best-known example.

Entombed’s debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular death metal band. The follow-up, Clandestine, was just as popular. These first two albums were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as an “chain saw” guitar sound. It was created using the Boss Heavy Metal distortion pedal and a Peavey amplifier.

After the Gods of Grind tour, Entombed began changing their sound into a mix of hard rock and death metal frequently called Death and Roll. Although this may have turned off many fans, it established their mainstream and critical reputation. Wolverine Blues and Hollowman are widely considered classics of early 1990s death metal, but were followed by problems with various record companies.

In 1999, Entombed released Uprising, which was an anti-commercial return to the band’s roots. The follow-up, Morning Star returned to Hollowman and Wolverine Blues style metal. They have since released 2003’s album Inferno, a continuation of the ‘death n roll’ style that has become their trademark sound.


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  • vitorsilighini

    This bands ends in Wolverine Blues, sorry

    Yesterday 7:19pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    I tagged it as Entombed too... fuck that bullcrap lawyer drama.. even if it's only one original Entombed member, it's still Entombed

    Yesterday 4:19pm Reply
  • ludowy

    I'm going to tag "Back To The Front" as Entombed album

    21 Jul 5:52am Reply
  • SaltyandPep

    @Maquina_Muerte: I am just going to tag it as Entombed. Like you said it would be weird to have two versions of Entombed.

    20 Jul 3:04pm Reply
  • OwnKillers

    Left hand path is the greatest death metal album ever !

    17 Jul 7:05pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    the big question i ask myself is: should I tag the upcoming album as Entombed or Entombed A.D. ???? I will feel very stupid when i have two versions of Entombed in my library :/ Not many people seem to tag Ghost as Ghost B.C., so maybe we can do the same with Entombed ????? After all, the artwork with Entombed in the old logo is available everywhere, so we as fans of Entombed have the option to say; 'fuck all these legal bullcrap, Entombed = Entombed' What do you guys think and what will you do when the album is 'out' ?

    1 Jun 1:50am Reply
  • yarik_karo4

    new Entombed track - - free download

    28 May 6:59am Reply
  • versionfiv

    I also heard this live bootleg called The Truth Beyond, with Petrov doing Clandestine tracks, the quality is horrible. if you see that one, pass it up.

    6 Apr 7:23pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    Fireborn the Swedish death metal band with members from Entombed, Necrophobic and Unleashed check it out now ! and dont forget to vote up the band photo for the Swedish death metal band 'Fireborn' on the page !

    5 Apr 10:14pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Entombed

    3 Apr 8:23pm Reply
  • Siffie91

    check out this group for exploring and sharing superb Old School Metal!

    26 Mar 5:35pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Entombed tribute in a manga

    21 Mar 4:46pm Reply
  • Niepospolity

    Wolverine Blues!

    21 Feb 8:19pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    ah yes, sorry i mean, why they skipped over on reissuing it as part of the FDR series - the remasters sound VERY good. i emailed them about it suggesting they might try to crowdfund it like they did for nocturnus, and thanking them for Hollowman. the guy who replied said they would not re-release crawl but would pass on the message to the manufacturing guys anyway. crossing my fingers, but i know it's hopeless.

    16 Feb 8:47pm Reply
  • DM_89

    @versionfiv, they reissued Crawl as part of the "Entombed" Compilation album

    8 Feb 11:08pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    very cool will check that out. I wonder why earache skipped over on reissuing the Crawl ep, very disappointing!

    6 Feb 8:11am Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    @ versionfiv yes, he sang half the Clandestine album on their "Monkey Puss"-live album, which was recorded in 1992 before they changed their sound. I also read/saw an interview with L-G not too long ago where he said that Clandestine also was his personal fave album by Entombed.

    4 Feb 12:08pm Reply
  • ovye_kamon

    Neden böyle oldu Entombed?

    25 Jan 2:19pm Reply
  • nopuppet

    ENTOMBED A.D.?????? confusion perfect

    25 Jan 3:35am Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    yup, when i saw Entombed in summer 2013 Petrov did sang to two tracks off Clandestine (Stranger Aeons and Living Dead). He did well, ofcourse he doesn't sound like on Left Hand Path anymore, but I must say he did some pretty decent and extreme growling live, the gig itself was better than expected, sadly enough couple of months later it appeared Petrov went to record an Entombed album without Hellid... strange decision, they all seemed to have a good chemistry on stage, what would have made them split ways ???

    13 Jan 12:19am Reply
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