Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will release their second album, "Dead Dawn", on February 26 via Century Media. The CD's first single, "Midas In Reverse", can be streamed below.
ENTOMBED A.D. guitarist and co-producer Nico Elgstrand states:: "I think it is safe to say that all of us in the band feel like we just have given birth to one tank each. Meaning, the pregnancy and delivery was everything but pleasant! Still, when watching our newest offspring play with their cannons and bombs, blasting everything around them to bits, we feel, just like any parent, pride and joy and wouldn't have it undone for all the money in the world!"
The "Dead Dawn" cover artwork was created by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson. The CD production was handled by a team consisting of Tom Van Heesch and Jacob Hellner of Big Island Sound in Stockholm as well as Nico Elgstrand himself, who produced a majority of the tracks whereas Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers mastered this new beast.
ENTOMBED A.D. will embark on a European tour in January with BEHEMOTH, ABBATH and INQUISITION. The trek will kick off on January 29 in Copenhagen, Denmark and will wrap on February 14 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Comments ENTOMBED A.D. bassist Victor Brandt: "We are really looking forward to get out of the studio and hit the road with our friends in BEHEMOTH, ABBATH and INQUISITION. It's a really cool package. Every band is bringing their 'A' game and I can promise you that you do not want to miss this. There's gonna be a few surprises on the setlist and we're hitting the stage as a five-piece. See you in the pit and/or at the bar! Cheers!"
ENTOMBED A.D.'s "Back To The Front" album was released on August 5, 2014 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Studio Bohus (ABBA, EUROPE) in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR). The cover artwork was painted by Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, VADER).
ENTOMBED A.D. is:
Lars Göran Petrov - Vocals
Nico Elgstrand - Guitar
Victor Brandt - Bass
Olle Dahlstedt - Drums
In an interview with Revolution-Music.dk, Petrov stated about the band's decision to release "Back To The Front" under the name ENTOMBED A.D. in order to avoid a legal battle with ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid who didn't want his former bandmates to use the ENTOMBED moniker: "It had to be done, because without an album you can't tour. I mean, you can tour, but if there's seven years between albums, it's ridiculously long. So we did the right thing, and we did what bands should do, and still do — release an album and go on tour and headbang and have a good time with friends, and that's what it's all about."
He continued: "There was too much bullshit — crying and whining about things. It's just ridiculous.
"[The name] 'ENTOMBED,' nobody can use it right now. But the lust for touring and playing music, it's what we do.
"Some people are comfortable staying at home, but then just step aside and let us do our thing. And sitting here, doing an interview, listening to bands, that's the way it should be.
"We added two letters, but it's still the same band — [only] without people that wanna stay at home, or take millions of years [coming up with] a [new] riff."
Asked if he thinks the ENTOMBED name has been damaged as a result of the drama surrounding the split with Alex Hellid and the decision to release an album as ENTOMBED A.D., Petrov said: "Nah, not really. A thousand people have a thousand different opinions — good and bad. But we do what we felt was right. And we're out here touring, and that's the most important [thing], I think. And leave the childishness aside and play metal, basically."