Vocalist L.G. Petrov Forms “Entombed A.D.”

Tuesday, 21st January 2014

Back To The Front, the album that was recorded last year by four members of the most recent lineup of the legendary Swedish metal act ENTOMBED — Lars Göran Petrov (vocals), Olle Dahlstedt (drums), Nico Elgstrand (guitar) and Victor Brandt (bass) — will be released this coming spring via Century Media Records under the band name ENTOMBED A.D.

Petrov will only perform with ENTOMBED A.D. and will not take part of any upcoming shows announced under the name ENTOMBED.

Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar) and Ulf “Uffe” Cederlund (guitar) will join forces with former ENTOMBED frontman Orvar Säfström to perform the band’s classic second album, Clandestine (1991), on February 1 at Gävle Konserthus in Gävle, Sweden. They will be backed by the 65-piece Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a 40-piece choir.

ENTOMBED previously performed Clandestine in its entirety with the Nordic Chamber Orchestra on April 12, 2013 at Tonhallen in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Hellid did not participate in the writing and recording of Back To The Front.

Century Media Records announced last fall that the release date of Back To The Front — which was originally supposed to be made available under the ENTOMBED moniker — was being pushed back to early 2014 from the previously announced October 29, 2013 due to “unpredictable technical problems.”