|Interview done by Kentha Philipsson (LEUKEMIA, HOUSE OF USHER, ...)
for Hypnosia #2 Fanzine (1990)!
IT'S NOT MUCH TO SAY ABOUT ENTOMBED WITH THEIR "BUT LIFE GOES ON" DEMO THEY HAVE REALLY PROVED THAT THEY ARE A SKILL-BAND IN ALL WAYS. I PERSONALLY LIKE THE DEMO AS HELL, ITS FUCKING INCREDIBLE! AFTER HEARING IT I WROTE TO NICKE FOR A POSSIBLE VIEW WITH THE BAND, BUT HE DID NOT ANSWER!!! NOW I BET YOU THINK WELL; HOW DID HE GET THE INTERVIEW BELOW THEN???. I WILL EXPLAIN FOR YOU ALL NOW: TORRE FROM MACRODEX TOLD ME TO WRITE TO UFFE INSTEAD, THEN I WOULD BE GUARANTEED A ANSWER. AT FIRST I DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM, BUT LATER I WROTE TO HIM. AND ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER, I GOT MY ANSWER!!!!!!!! YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT I WAS VERYVERYVERYVERY HAPPY! UFFE IS A COOL GUY, WHO GLADLY ANSWERED TO MY QUESTIONS: PRAISE THE MAN!!! SO, THROW YOURSELF TO THE VIEW NOW!!!!!!!
A BORING QUESTION. HOW DID YOU FIND THE NAME ENTOMBED?
When me and Nicke split up NIHILIST we had to find a new name (we had some plans for a new name). Nicke found the name and I think its great!! Nihilist is dead deceased, but life goes on. Well, not really! Were Nihilist as well as we are ENTOMBED. HECKYYEAH!!!!
ARE THERE ANY MESSAGES CONVEY IN YOUR MUSIC?
Yes! Especially the lyrics! Some of them are about not being fooled by the stupid, corruptive, nasty and lying christianity! You shall walk your own way, do what you want, be what you are and questions like: WHO IS THE ONE TO JUDGE ANOTHER SOUL IF ITS EVIL OR PURE!? WHERE WILL I GO WHEN I AM DEAD? We are trying to edifie the music with really lots of horror! Especially in our newer tunes!
Dig phoned up Nicke to tell him that hed like to sign Nihilist. We told him that weve split up and we sent him the Entombed demo. Thats it! Weve signed 4 LPs for Earache records, the first one is out in the beginning of June! Its called LEFT HAND PATH. (THE LEFT HAND PATH, ED.) It got old Nihilist songs and new Entombed songs! Check it out! (I WILL DO THAT, ED.)
||How is the demo selling?
Pretty good actually! Weve sold about 500 copies so far! Its great coz the demo havent been reviewed in that many zines yet! Fredda (C.B.R) is the one who is selling our demos. I think hell go on selling the demo as long as people are buying it! Fredda are really helping us a lot!
TELL US ABOUT THE RECORDDEAL YOU'VE GOT?!
WILL THERE BE A TOUR TO SUPPORT THE ALBUM?
Yeah! Were going to UK in late May and June to tour with CARCASS and hopefully another band! We are maybe going to do some gigs in France, Belgium and W-Germany late June. Weve also got an offer from Poland! Well see what will happen!
WHICH ENTOMBED SONG IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
It's a new one called ???? (No title yet). That one is full of scary melodies, cool rythms, etc. etc. Its really funny to play that song coz its so difficult! Well, also I like the DROWNED track a lot!! I think that its the best tune on the LP!
gigs! Well, theres also lots of shit over here but I dont care! (Life must go on? ED.) DEATH METAL RULES SWEDEN! We got the best scene in the world!
||WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT SWEDENS SCENE?
It's cool I guess! We got some cool bands like: MERCILESS, NIRVANA 2002, MACRODEX, FILTHY CHRISTIANS, GROTESQUE, GRAVE, CREMATORY and the gods called SKULL!
There were not that many zines before, but I get lots of letters from new zines now. Thats great! There are not that many gigs around! Thats sad coz its really fun to do
NAME SWEDENS FIVE BEST BANDS!
UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS, WILLIAMS, FILTHY C., STILLBORN and SKULL (GODS, BEST). Theyre my fave swedish bands!
WHO WRITES THE SONGS AND THE LYRICS FOR ENTOMBED?
It's mostly me and Nicke! Im doing riffs (so, the others) and we put it together on the rehearsing times! Everyone is involved with the songs! Its Nicke, Alex and Lasse (new bassplayer from the band CARBONIZED) whos writing the lyrics. Sometimes me and L.G. got an idea, but its not that often! HAHA!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU GET INFLUENCED BY?
Mostly death metal stuff like: INSANITY, SLAYER, MASSACRE, VOMIT (NORWAY), AUTOPSY, NECROVORE, REPULSION, XECUTIONER, DEATHSTRIKE and R.A.V.A.G.E.! But also stuff like: SISTERS OF MERCY, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, TROUBLE, BLACK SABBATH and some weird sound from tracks in horror-films! From BEYOND, HELLRAISER etc.etc. RULES!
WHATS THE DIRTIEST, SHITTIEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
I don't know! I can't remember really! I ain't got something called memory. I drink too much beer!!!
HOW HAS THE RESPONSE TO THE DEMO BEEN?
REALLY GOOD! I havent heard from anyone that its bad! Except for Tompa (GROTESQUE) that told me that it's trash metal! I hope he tried to create a bad joke or something! HAHA! GOETSPELLIS CRAZY! HIHI! Everything is too wimpy for him! HAH!!
Merciless, Grave & Carnage in Norrköping. The 26th of May will we play with CADAVER (Norway), Toxaemia and Therion in Motala! Were going into the studio on Monday (7th of May) to record a new track called FORSAKEN for a samp.LP that Jensa (SKULL) and Fredda (C.B.R) are going to release pretty soon! Itll also include: MERCILESS, MACRODEX, NIRVANA 2002, MAYHEM, TRIBULATION, FILTHY c. and some others! Everything is fine right now! The sun is shining and Im soon unemployed so its great!!!
||HAVE YOU PLAYED ANY GIGS OUTSIDE SWEDEN YET?
Yes, we did one gig in London the 15th of March with Carcass and Boltthrower! It was not our best gig ever but it was O.K! We were also very tired coz we got stucked at the borders! I guess itll be better next time!
HALLELUJAH! HOW DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR ENTOMBED?
Except for the tour in England so will we do 3 gigs in Sweden. On Friday (4th of May) will we play with
ANYTHING TO ADD, UFFE?
Thank you Kentha very much for the interview! Cheers to Torro of Macrodex for telling you to write us. Drop me a letter but try to send a stamp or I.R.C coz Im almost broke! THANX! Dont wimp out!
Look out for a band called ABYSS! HEY MARTY PARTY! BE WHAT YOU ARE!
UNLIMITED MEGAGREETINGS TO YOU UFFE!!!!
Interview: Kentha Philipsson (Hypnosia #2 Fanzine )
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