ENTOMBED Guitarist Discusses Forthcoming Reissue Campaign Of Mid-Era Albums

Sunday, 7th July 2013

Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to launch a reissue campaign for some of their albums.

The reissue campaign is for some of their favorite albums with special packaging with an additional CD of demo’s B-sides and bonus material. DCLXVI – To Ride Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth, Same Difference and Uprising will be reissued as two-CD versions including remastered versions of the original albums and bonus discs with unreleased material in a digibook with liner notes, 2LP 180 gr vinyl in gatefold sleeve with liner notes, and digital download. This coloured version is exclusive to the Pledge Music campaign. The digital version will be the music from the two-CD + a digítal booklet.

“We started thinking about this project and how to do it about 10 years ago, when our license agreement with then label partner Music For Nations ended, longing for the day we could make sure all our albums would be available again properly.

“In 2007, we actively started to talk to possible partners. It looked like we were going to begin rereleasing stuff in 2008. Never thought it would take this long but was determined to find the right way to do it.

“PledgeMusic was worth the wait and a perfect first step in our quest to reintroduce ENTOMBED to old and new ears exactly like we want to, and tell our story. I’m personally very pleased, to say the least, and glad we waited for some ‘new roads’ to be built.”

Asked if anything surprised him as he went back through the older material, Hellid said: “Yes, I am surprised every day now as I find more and more things I haven’t heard or seen in a long time and, in some cases, had forgotten about or didn’t even know existed. I’ve started to rediscover the ‘To Ride…’ album, for example, and realize how much cool stuff is actually on there, remembering what we went through and what we were thinking at the time. [I am] very much look forward to doing that with that with rest of the albums too and sharing those memories and thoughts.”

For more details on ENTOMBED’s Pledge Music campaign, click here.