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 its American counterpart with its distinct guitar tone, 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, Kiss, The Misfits, Motörhead and Discharge.
Entombed's debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular Swedish death metal band. 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.
With the release of Wolverine Blues, Entombed changed their sound into a mix of hard rock and death metal, often referred to as death 'n' roll. Although this may have turned off many fans, it established their mainstream and critical reputation. Wolverine Blues is considered a classic of early 1990s death metal.
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 2000, Entombed released Uprising, which was very much a continuation of the death 'n' roll sound. The follow-up, Morning Star, continue in the same style.
In 2001, the band worked with performance artists Carina Reich and Bogdan Szyberb, and the Royal Swedish Ballet. The production was entitled Unreal Estate.
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 9, 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.
Entombed is currently working on a new album, which is due for release in the spring of 2013.
Nihilist (pre - Entombed)
1988 - Premature Autopsy (Demo) [320 Kbps]
1989 - Drowned (Demo) [320 Kbps]
1989 - Only Shreds Remain (Demo) [320 Kbps]
1989 - Radiation Sickness (Bootleg EP) [320 Kbps]
2000 - Drowned (Compilation) [256 Kbps]
2004 - Drowned In Shreds Of Autopsy (Compilation) [128 Kbps]