Sweden has long since been the modern epicentre of serious metal music, and has produced some of today’s leading scene veterans. Even though Entombed are still only in their early thirties, this accolade surely befits them the most. Beginning as the earliest incarnation of a teenage metal band, Entombed have sustained their unique Death ‘n’ Roll sound throughout the years, and have even been nominated for Swedish Grammies on two occasions.
Entombed is a Swedish death metal band which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include hardcore punk and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as death 'n' roll.