Legendary Swedish metallers ENTOMBED have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2003's "Inferno", tentatively due in early 2006 via Threeman Recordings. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Fiery Father", "I Need Hell", "Radarslave" and "Burn the Flag".
"Inferno" received its long-awaited U.S. release last August through Candlelight Records. The special U.S. edition of "Inferno" includes a bonus disc, "Averno", featuring two previously unreleased songs from the "Inferno" sessions as well as the song "When Humanity's Gone" that was previously released on the "Inferno" vinyl. In addition, "Averno" includes the promo videos for "Retaliation" and "Albino Flogged In Black". The album comes as a double-disc jewelcase with slipcase.
ENTOMBED's most recent release was "Unreal Estate", a special live recording of the band's now infamous sold-out performance at Stockholm's Royal Opera Hall. The beautifully packaged digipak release features an elaborate picture book that documents from start to finish the performance and its rehearsals. Photographer Mats Backer compiled the photographs day and night, cataloging the band, the dancers and beautiful architecture of the hall.
Recorded (absolutely no overdubs) on March 1, 2002, "Unreal Estate" documents a fantastic experience with their original songs specially re-arranged for the 45-minute performance. Surrounded by more than 30 of Sweden's finest and most celebrated ballet dancers, the performance marked the first time in the history of Royal Opera Hall that earplugs were distributed to the guests at the door. The media immediately described it as "one of the most powerful and moving experiences ever."