Entombed: The Morning Star Tour
Mejeriet - Lund, Sweden / November 11, 2001
Interview, and Pictures by Anders Sandvall
This show marked the official end of the tour.
They played at 36 gigs in 10 European countries. The new record, The
Morning Star, is absolutely one of the best metal records
this year along with Judas Priest’s Demolition
and Backyard Babies Making
Enemies is Good. In my opinion, these are the top three
albums of the year. I looked forward to listening to the material
in a live setting. They only played two of the new songs earlier
this year on “The Uprising” tour.
As usual with Entombed, it is full speed ahead from the
beginning. The band played a little more than one hour. They
started with the title track from the new record. Then they played
some older songs as well as new stuff like ”I for an Eye”,
”Ensemble of the Restless”, ”Hollow Man”, ”Out of Hand”,
”Left Hand Path”, and ”To Ride”. It was a perfect
mixture of both old and new material. Brilliant! Especially
”Night of the Vampire”, this song is a favorite of mine that they
did not play on the last tour. Other splended tunes are ”Seeing
Red”, ”About to Die”, and ”Living dead”.
I love all the Entombed songs. They haven’t made
one bad song during all those years. People sang spontaneously
together with L.G. In ”Out of Hand” L.G. invited us to sing with
him, just like he always does.
The new songs sound really good live. There were
not that many people in attendance, but the band did not care.
They always give it all they have, whether playing for 3 or 3,000
people. L.G./Alex/Uffe/Peter and Jörgen are real tight on stage.
L.G. and Jörgen are the only members who move around on stage.
L.G. moves around and is everywhere on stage and he is a hyper person.
He still sings like a God. Jörgen is also moving around but
more in a cool way like Mr Nikki Sixx in Mötley Crue. Alex/Uffe
complete each other very well on guitar but on stage. They stand
still and don’t move except for bannging their heads. Peter
plays like a madman behind the drums.
Entombed are very nice. Anyone can talk to
the band. No rockstar-manners at all. They sign everything,
no matter the amount. They even walk around the audience and chat.
Not many bands do that!
Entombed deserve a lot of attention. They are
still a very good metal band. They are even better now in the
twenty first century. It was a magic night, a ten out of ten.
Hopefully, they will be back soon. It is a bit sad that they do
not have as big of an audience as they did in the early 90’s.
Thanks to Entombed for everything they did that
For more info on Entombed check out, www.entombed.net
Chief Rebel Angel
Out of Hand
I for an Eye
Ensemble of the Restless
Bringer of Light
About to Die
Damn Deal Done (encore)
Night of the Vampire (encore)
Left Hand Path (encore)
Entombed concert review and
interview with L.G
I have followed the metal scene since the beginning and
Entombed are one of my favorite bands. I have seen the band play
live many times, so I have gotten to know them. When they finished
their European tour in Lund, Sweden, I got to spend the whole
afternoon and evening with them.
I got to chat with the singer, L.G., about what had
happened during the last time while other members of the band did a
sound check. I interrupted L.G. while he was playing a game of
pinball to interview him (he is a great pinball player).
This is the last night of the European
tour, how has it gone so far?
It has gone great, at some venues there has been less than others,
but at some shows there have been a lot of people.
Have you gotten a good reaction from
the audience when you play the new songs?
The audience has taken the songs to their hearts, they are
really good songs to play live. People always scream for the older
material, but when we play the new songs, they do not recognize them.
Are you tired of playing the old
I do not feel any different when I play a new song or an old
What are your thoughts about the
record The Morning Star
compared with with other records that you have done?
I feel that the last album we do is always our best, and
those songs are always a lot of fun to play live.
What are your plans after the European
tour? Are you going to release an EP before the next album?
We are probably going to play a little bit more in Sweden.
In February, 2002, we are going to play at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.
The Stockholm Opera asked us to participate in a project where we will
perform on stage along with female dancers for eight shows. We are going
to play old and new material. We are not going to do an EP. We
will try to get a tour to USA in 2002.
How long do you think Entombed will
continue to exist as a band?
At least ten to fifteen years.
What are you thoughts on the many
different side projects that members of Entombed have done?
I think it is cool that they can express themselves musically in a band
other than Entombed.
When can we expect the next
full-length Entombed record?
Possibly at the end of 2002.
Is there any message that you would
like to send to the Entombed fans?
The European-tour was a lot of fun. I hope our fans thought so
too. It was great to meet all our European fans. I also hope that every
one likes the new record The