ENTOMBED began life in 1987 as NIHILIST, consisting of founder members Nicke Andersson, Alex Hellid and occasionally L.G. Petrov and Uffe Cederlund. After two years, the band split up only to reform as ENTOMBED a few months later with David Blomqvist (DISMEMBER) replacing Alex Hellid. Shortly before recording a demo "But Life Goes On", Alex rejoined the band and they signed a deal with Earache Records.
ENTOMBED's first album "Left Hand Path" was released in 1990, with bass duties being shared between Nicke and Uffe. The following year Lars Rosenberg was recruited as a full-time bass player. Line-up changes continued, however. L.G. Petrov parted company with the band and their second album "Clandestine" was released featuring vocals from Nicke. The success of the album prompted an extensive tour of Europe and North America. A new vocalist, Johnny Dordevic, was recruited and appeared on a single "Stranger Aeons". The track was released to coincide with with the band's headlining appearances on the "Gods Of Grind" Tour, but by the time the tour started Johnny Dordevic had been replaced by original singer L.G.
Also featuring CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CONFESSOR, the tour showcased the best of the grindcore scene and introduced the band to an extended fanbase. By the time the "Wolverine Blues" album was released in 1993, ENTOMBED were enjoying considerable success throughout Europe. A number of awards and a support slot with hardcore veterans NAPALM DEATH followed.
Bassist Lars Rosenberg left the band in 1995 after the release of two singles, "Out Of Hand" and a collaboration with NEW BOMB TURKS, "Night Of The Vampire". He was replaced by Jörgen Sandstrom, formally bassist/singer in GRAVE.
The following year marked two major changes for ENTOMBED. They signed to a new management label (Dave Thorne Management) and moved from Earache to Music For Nations.
After touring their native Sweden, the band began recording their first album for their new label. "To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak The Truth" was released in March 1997 to widespread critical acclaim and the band won the coveted support slot on MACHINE HEAD’s tour, followed by a tour with label-mates NEUROSIS. In October'97, however, the band had to cope with another line-up change. Founding member Nicke left to work full-time with his side-project THE HELLACOPTERS, but the band immediately recruited Peter Stjarnvind to fill in the tour and on its completion made him a permanent member. More awards followed, including the Kerrang "Spirit Of Independence" Award and success in many rock magazine reader's polls.
1998 saw ENTOMBED taking on the world. Japan and Australia got their first chance to see the band's intense live performances and America welcomed the band back after a seven year absence. The remainder of the year was spent recording "Same Difference". The band's first album without chief songwriter Nicke, it was released in November after the band put in a well-received appearance at the UK Ozzfest. Following the recording of a covers EP, "Black JuJu", the band took to the road with influential math-metallers MESHUGGAH.
The band's intense work rate continued into 1999 with yet more touring, this time with SKINLAB and MEDULA NOCTE in support. They returned to Australia for another successful round of live shows.
In May'99, Entombed began to write tracks for what was to become "Uprising". The album was recorded at Das Boot studios in Sweden with producer Nico Elgstrand. Continuing their reputation as one of the hardest working bands in rock, the album was recorded and mixed in only 18 days.
"Uprising"'s release in March 2000 was greeted with a phenomenal reception from both fans and critics. A review in Sweden's Expression newspaper stated that the album was "Super good, as ever." while Kerrang declared "If ever there was an album that should come with a government health warning, "Uprising" is it."
The band supported IRON MAIDEN throughout Canada and Europe, as well as embarking on their own shows. At the end of these dates, the band immediately began planning their next album.
"Morning Star" was released on 3rd September 2001, and was received as one of the most intense and exciting releases of the year.
2002, saw the band, not only perform at the Swedish Royal Opera house with the Royal Ballet Ensemble and get nominated for their second Swedish Grammy, but also celebrate their 15th Anniversary with the release of a double album of all the cover versions the band had recorded in the studio during their career. The album was released in November 2002 and was entitled "Sons Of Satan, Praise The Lord".
ENTOMBED's brand new album "Inferno" is released world-wide via Music For Nations on 4th August 2003.
In January 2004 Jörgen left the band to be replaced by Nico Elgstrand.