It seems like LG Petrov has decided to carry the torch of Deathmetal all by himself as Entombed AD enters the stage. The new album Back To the Front is scheduled for release August 8 by Century Media.
LG Petrov has the following to say on the topic. "After a year of struggles, we are happy to finally get 'Back To The Front' out! There is no one stopping us this time from playing music, being on the road and headbang as metalheads do!"
Lars Göran Petrov - Vocals
Nico Elgstrand - Guitar
Victor Brandt - Bass
Olle Dahlstedt - Drums
The first song from "Back To The Front" will make its online debut on May 20.
Earlier LG Petrov said that the album that originally was announced for a october release was pushded back because of technical problems: "Due to “unpredictable technical problems,” the release date of Back To The Front, the tenth album from Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED, has been pushed back to early 2014 from the previously announced October 29. The exact new release date will be announced soon".
Back To The Front 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) and can be seen below.
A press release states: “Don’t be afraid that it will sound like ABBA — it’s 666% true to the ENTOMBED everybody loves. While not falling for total regression back to the early classics Left Hand Path or Clandestine, expect a total bone-crushing opus that will have fans of Wolverine Blues, To Ride… or Morning Star cry tears of joy. From the morbid, pissed-off lyrics over detuned, massive riffs to the inimitable brick-heavy groove and L.G. Petrov’s titanic roar, Back To The Front has it all, so get ready for a stone-cold stunner!”
Says singer L.G. Petrov: “After almost seven years of studio absence, we are back with a new album called ‘Back To The Front’ ready to blow metalheads away around this world! Feels great to announce this deal with Century Media! Can’t wait to let you all be a part of it!”
Adds Jens Prüter, head Of A&R at Century Media Records Europe: “I first saw ENTOMBED in 1992 on the Gods Of Grind tour and was blown away by their merciless sound that was even back then more than just death metal. Over 20 years later, they still kick ass and we are more than proud to finally welcome them to the Century Media family.”
Back To The Front track listing:
01. Kill To Live
02. Bedlam Strike0
03. The Underminer
04. Second To None
06. Waiting For Death
07. Eternal Woe
08. Digitus Medius
09. Vulture And The Traitor
10. Pandemic Rage
11. Soldier Of No Fortune