Interview With L.G. Petrov of Entombed
Intro, interview and pics by Luxi
Entombed could easily be considered the best Swedish metal export of
all time. They have gotten their name on everyone's lips all around the
world by releasing a half dozen memorable and groundbreaking albums. The
band has done extensive tours during their career that have reached almost
every country in the world that has something to do with ´metal music´.
In March 2002 the band had booked 3 dates to Finland as a part of their
Scandinavian tour - and when it was our capital's turn to witness
Entombed live here once again, I felt an urgent need to ask Lars-Goran
Petrov a few things about the on-going tour amongst some other things as
well. Now it´s your turn to keep reading on…
You are doing your Scandinavian tour at the moment, and I bet wherever
you have gone on this tour you have been welcomed warmly by your crowd. I
was just wondering whether we Finns have been any supportive and
cool to you every time you have come and played for us?
Yeah, I think our audience has been really supportive and nice to us. I
remember when we last time played here; it was at Nummirock, it was simply
just great. But because we had to travel a lot actually to get there
- and we didn´t have much time to hang out there at all. We basically
just played the show and left right after that in order to get in time to
back to the boat. I have to say to you that every time we have
played here in Finland, it´s always been just great. You have really
excellent metal fans here; I need to admit that, he-he!!
Which cities have given the best response to you so far?
Well, first off I wanna point out that we only play on weekends only in
Sweden. And it´s been great thus far. We have done no tours in Europe
since September 2001 - and from then on, we have done gigs during the
weekends only. And now we'll do 4 gigs here in Finland and then we do a
couple of festival gigs as well. We will see how they will turn out. This
is the 1st show out of the 4 shows we´ll do in Finland on this
´mini-tour´ and I hope they´ll all turn out just fine for both for us
and our audience, too.
(you didn't answer to my question, L.G., grrr….)
How does each of you feel about touring anyway?
I think it´s just great, y´know. I mean, for example just coming over
here felt great. You hire a van and almost go on a vacation. Well, not
exactly like ´vacation´, but still coming away from your home feels good
from time to time: getting relaxed, party a little bit and just
play the music that you want hear yourself. It´s always been great. Actually we are all happy that we can
live our life this way. And
of course we should be grateful for that too, as long as it lasts. You
just never know it even might end tomorrow for you. You just need to take
every opportunity you can get, y´know?
What songs have your set list contained? Have you mainly concentrated on
playing songs off your newest album MORNING STAR?
Yeah, we try to play at least a couple of songs off each of our albums,
but naturally as our MORNING STAR album is the latest one we have put out
thus far, we cover our set by mainly songs off that album and besides
those songs are most fun to play. But sometimes when we sit down, 15 minutes before the show and someone realized like all of a
sudden: "Hey, shouldn´t we do a set list or something…?!".
It´s like a thing that may drown into oblivion from time to time as we
unfortunately are rather lame to come up with one for each of our shows
(laughs). And like a couple of weeks ago we had a gig in Halmstad
in Sweden. We handed over a pen and a piece of paper to our ´t-shirt
guy´ who sells shirts for us at gigs and said to him that: "Write
down all your favorite Entombed songs what you want us to play tonight!"
So you also have some sort of a flowing list of songs where you may drop
some songs out of your set list and play some other songs instead on your
next gig - probably depending on the country, your feelings and so on?
Yeah, exactly… exactly. He had a rough idea of what songs we have
been rolling in our sets anyway, writing even down what songs we should
have been played first and so on, and we partly agreed about the running
order of the songs that it was a good set for us after all.
Are you telling me that he was just listed his own ´favorite´ songs for
that particular set list when you gave him this ´job´ to do…?
Exactly… exactly, he-he!!
And you were completely happy and ok with that, eh?!
Yeah, as strange and funny as it sounds like, we really were. Naturally
he had included many songs from our first album (LEFT HAND PATH) to that
list, but what then heck, it didn´t surprise us that much at all
What about country-wise then? Have you noticed if some of your songs might
do a bit better than the rest of your material? I mean, do German fans
have their own favorites and we Finns prefer some other songs to the ones
those Germans are more heavily into?
Uh… well, it doesn´t really matter, I think. Every country is
basically the same and they have similar Entombed fans there that
definitely can tell to us what songs they like the best from us. But
y´know, when you meet your fans at a venue and they come and talk to you,
possibly asking whether we could play this or that song for them, we even
may well do it for a request. It of course always depends, y´know. If we
had practiced a song for our set, then we may possibly play it as well.
But on the other hand, sometimes even if we wouldn´t have practiced some
particular songs for our live set and for example our drummer gives us a
familiar drum beat that belongs to some of our songs that we haven´t
played for a long time, we just try to play it - no matter if you aren´t
completely sure how it should go like. You just have to do it… possibly
trying to improvise that particular song a little bit (laughs). But if one of us has totally forgotten the song, then he
just stands there
onstage and at least tries to ´play´ like the rest of the other players
I guess your audience has their all-time favorite Entombed songs that they
always expect to hear from you guys on your gigs. Can you tell us
what might be those "MUST-Entombed" hits you just always need to
perform on your gigs just because without those songs it probably
couldn´t be 100% an Entombed show (like f.ex. "Left Hand Path",
"Revel in Flesh", "Sinners Bleed", "Evilyn",
"Chief Rebel Angel", etc.)?
Yeah, that´s correct. Some of those songs are definitely "Left
Hand Path", "Evilyn" which we just did on the other gig and
are going to do it tonight´s gig as well, "Sinner´s Bleed`just like
you suggested and what else…? There´s actually a lot of songs from our
2nd album (CLANDESTINE) that are a part of ´must-play´ Entombed set.
But the way they are recorded for that album, it wasn´t that technical at
all, but kind of ´hard´ to get them played live, y´know what I mean.
But we still try it.
Apart from those songs, I guess there´s a bunch of songs off LEFT HAND
PATH that you possibly always try to play on gigs for your fans like the
title track of your debut album, "Left Hand Path", right?
Yes. Besides "Left Hand Path", I can think of "Revel in
Flesh", "Supposed to Rot" and stuff like that. But
sometimes people in the audience may shout "Left Hand Path" and
when we finally may play that song in the end of our set for them as an
encore, they may not recognize it for some reason or the other (laughs)!!
It's just so funny sometimes as we were playing the song for them and they
still couldn´t recognize it (laughs).
But that song may possibly be switched to some other song from time to
time, well, possibly depending on where you play at, for whom and so on…?
Well… yeah. But we still play it anyway. It´s a relatively important
song for an Entombed -set, however.
What about SAME DIFFERENCE? Do you sometimes play songs from that album,
too ´coz as far as I have become aware of some comments from some
Entombed -fans toward it, that´s the least liked Entombed -album for them
Actually I don´t think we play songs off that album live at all - at
least not for today, -he-he!! It doesn´t belong to one of my favorite
Entombed albums either if I can be this honest with you, -he-he!!
Those people who have seen your live show, consider Entombed as one of the
best live acts they have ever seen - including me. So how do you do it
exactly, do you always go onto stage with all your guns blazing?
Thank you for your kind words. It´s always important for us to give
them exactly what they want to hear from us. We don´t ´fake´ things
there; we just play and try to give them absolutely the best from us. We
don´t use anything special when we perform onstage. We don´t have any
pyrotechnics with us there at all, but we would like to have some
sometimes, maybe for a festival, giving them something ´extra´, y´know.
But obviously the main thing is to do an energetic and intense
show, to play for an hour and just give them the very best performance as
we can and feel good about it.
I assume when you go on-stage, you don´t plan your performance too much
beforehand. You just simply go with your guns loaded and
start the massacre if you know what I mean, -he! he!!
He-he… that was well-said indeed. But you are right. We don´t plan
things beforehand too much ´coz if we make plans or think of it too much,
it always has this band tendency to go wrong. It´s better for us
just to improvise a little bit ´coz that provides you some space with
your set of songs. Besides, it makes our own set more interesting if you
always don´t do it the same way, instead of playing every set
list every damn single day. It´s always funnier not to make it a routine
for you and change the songs from our set list from time to time. You just
never know what happens if you always make those plans before entering
on-stage. It´s definitely more interesting that way.
Do you guys have plans to release a DVD any time soon? Wasn't MONKEY
PUSS - LIVE IN LONDON released both as a VHS and DVD through Earache for
some years ago? Are you any happy with it how it overall turned out?
Yeah, actually we are having a video camera with us all the time for
some possibly interesting footage. When we have enough material for it, I
guess we may well release something either on a normal VHS tape or on
DVD. It doesn´t matter for me too much on which of these formats it is
going to be released.
As for that MONKEY PUSS thing, well, it´s just an ok live show from
us; nothing that special, though. It´s was actually my first show since I
left the band some years ago and I think it went rather well at least from
my part (laughs)!! It was fun to do anyway.
About your latest album, MORNING STAR.
How much did you listen to Slayer while you were coming up with all those
songs for this particular album? I think those
influences are stronger there than they have been on any of your previous
albums. Songs like "Bringer of Light", "Out of Heaven"
and "Young Man Nihilist" are actually pretty ´Slayeresque´ if
you ask me… Also I bet different medias has noticed the same thing, does
We don´t deny it (laughs)!!! I guess when Uffe was writing the songs
for the album (he wrote most of the songs for MORNING STAR - Luxi notes),
he didn´t want the songs to sound like Slayer on purpose. I mean, he
didn´t write intentionally something that could remind of us something.
That was just something that came out of the whole process in the end. We ourselves noticed the Slayer
connection when we listened to
the finished work. But like I said earlier, we have no reason to deny it.
Some of those songs on MORNING STAR are actually very similar to some
Slayer stuff (laughs)! And those songs that you just mentioned by their
names, are indeed kind of ´slayerish´ sounding songs there, plus you
forgot to mention "About to Die", too!! Slayer is great,
so we are not ashamed of sounding a bit like them. But anyway, we
don´t sit down and try to make songs on purpose that may sound like some
other band´s property. If we find that for example some riff is
good, then we use it for Entombed. It´s actually as simple as that. It´s
fun to play these new songs off our new album ´coz they are rather easy
to play and they are pretty much aggressive and ´straight-forward´ songs as well.
Also, I´m not sure if you have noticed it yourself, but you have got a
bit more Araya´ish tone in your voice L.G. than you have ever had in the
past. Is it there on purpose, or would you rather like to say that was the
way you felt like singing at that time?
He-he… so you have noticed it, too?! I didn't mean to copy anyone
vocal-wise. I just listened to the songs and tried to fit my vocal parts
into them as well as I was able to do at the time. I just thought of our
songs as Entombed songs and tried to do my best with my vocal parts for
them. The only thing that matters to me is to get my vocals to fit into the
songs and not to think about too much whether I could sound like someone
else at that point when trying to fit my vocals for the songs.
Are you going to stay with this tone in your voice or do you think you
even could change it on your next album, for example?
It´s possible that it will be changed a little on our next album as
well, but you just never know it for sure. I have always felt
that I would like to change it a bit for a change, so I couldn´t always
sound the same all the time. There´s not gonna be any drastic changes as
far as my vocals are concerned, though. Y´know, when we come up with a new
song, we always have to think of carefully, basing on both a song and
lyrics, what kind of vocals could fit best for them.
Articles on your new album have been very flattering for you
as basically everyone has kept on praising that you guys have come back to those Entombed
roots. This was done by
bringing back more of those aggressive and brutal elements. This is in some way more and more loyal to that well-known Entombed
sound than the UPRISING or
SAME DIFFERENCE albums - agree?
Yeah, I agree. We have definitely taken a few steps backwards toward
our old style and it just feels right to us. I guess that we will continue
on our chosen path in the future, too. Entombed is always gonna
be about ´metal´. I have to tell you something. When we wrote MORNING
STAR, I have to admit that the final thing didn´t feel like that much
´coming back to the old days´ kind of thing when we first thought about
it from that perspective. It just happened, y´know!? We just did the songs
and for us it is as a matter of speaking, a step further, But you can
always go down your old path and find some good stuff from there. I honestly think our next album will be a bit faster than MORNING
STAR. That´s how it feels like at least for me at the moment.
You have probably managed to write some new stuff for Entombed since
MORNING STAR came out. Is this new stuff going to be in the same vein or
are you going even more back to the roots of your LEFT HAND PATH
or CLANDESTINE albums?
I personally haven´t done any new stuff for the band yet. I´m such a
lazy bastard, -ha-ha!!
What about the rest of the guys then…Uffe? Or Alex?
They have done some...I guess. They usually do a lot of stuff, but
also Jörgen and Peter as well.
So have you already heard what kind of new stuff your band mates have been
coming up with as of lately?
No, not yet. We haven´t rehearsed that much together lately. Usually
when we go down to rehearse something in order to rehearse both old and
new songs, you may just end up playing 2-3 songs and then end up drinking
beer with the rest of the guys when you should really concentrate on
learning your set list for a tour or something (laughs)! When you
know your songs too well, it´s always kind of hard to gather together for
a rehearsal session ´coz you have already gone through the same situation
countless numbers of times before if you know what I mean. So, it´s always hard
to get motivated that devotedly toward your own music even if you should
learn all of it for an up-coming tour.
Next topic is an off-Entombed topic pretty much… This year has been kind
of sad for the metal people due to Chuck Schuldiner´s (Death) and Paul
Baloff´s (Exodus) deaths. What kind of roles have these two legends
played in your life? And do you partly thank them for being some sort of
inspiration for you in the very beginning when you started out under a
They have played a big role in my life as far as our music goes. For
example, I have been into Death since their first demos; under the Mantas
moniker. I was like 14-15 years of age when I heard them, so they
pretty much straightened my mind what kind of music I wanted to hear and
play myself. Sad things happen and we should be grateful and glad
that they made those albums and you are actually able to enjoy them after
their deaths. Didn´t Paul get a severe heart attack or something…?
Yeah, he unfortunately did.
As far as I know he was a rather heavy drinker, too. It was just too
bad Chuck couldn´t make it. I believe he couldn´t do anything about it.
Cancer is a whole lot different thing than a most irregular life.
Were you actually touched by the news of Chuck´s death when it hit
you first time?
Well, I didn´t know him personally. But of course you start thinking
every kind of thing concerning it. In the end you however
realize that bad things like that happens every now and then; it´s just
Did you have any chance to see him live personally, by the way…?
One time, but we haven´t a real chance to talk to him ´coz the
security guys were there in the same place, too and Chuck pointed us by
his finger and saying: "What the hell are those guys doing over here…?!"
(laughs) Funnily that was the only thing he said to us (laughs). I guess that wasn´t ´overly
flattering´ thing for you to hear… (laughs)
Yeah, I guess you could say something like that… it wasn´t
(laughs). But nonetheless, I do admire his music.
Could you say that you at least partly kind of ´thank´ him for all
those inspirations or influences he provided for your band since you
started out under the Nihilist moniker?
Well… hmm… not that much really. His music didn´t have that much
influence for our music back in the day when we formed Nihilist. But of
course some of his stuff did inspire us at least subconsciously, maybe…
such as bands like Repulsion, Deathstrike, Massacre, Morbid Angel and
stuff like that. All these bands had at least some sort of an impact on
our music in very the beginning.
How closely indeed have you been keeping your eye on the metal scene (or
any scene for that matter…) since you started as Nihilist up to this day?
Back then, extremely closely because I did a lot of tape trading with
people in general around the world. But even nowadays when we are
on tour, we get some CDs from people from time to time who like to
introduce their bands to us. It´s really cool to get know new bands that
way. We basically have one full pack full of promo-stuff that was given us
by our fans and people who have their own bands going on. We always keep
all that stuff for ourselves and listen to them through as well. Some
stuff tends to be bad out of it, but then on the other hand there´s
always some good stuff, too.
That´s a nice way to increase your own music collection a little bit, (laughs)!!
Exactly… (laughs)!! But the quantity that you get, is mostly a bit more
´underground stuff´, so it´s good to know it is still there, y´know.
And you still find some of this underground stuff somehow attractive and
cool for you personally…?
Yeah… yeah… of course!! I always listen to every single CD or tape
that I get in my hands. To get a CD, you don´t throw it away
just like that; you listen to it first. I just never throw away
anything before I have listened to it first. The good ones out of them of
course will be saved (laughs)!!
How much do you check out what´s going on in the metal scene these days?
Or do you just prefer the ´80s scene / early ´90s scene to today´s
I prefer this ´old metal scene´ to today´s scene much better,
because nowadays the quantity goes over the quality, I think. There are
just way too many bands in the scene these days and it´s really hard to
follow it that close eye, y´know. But in a way, it´s good even if it´s
much harder to get any grip on it because its countless of bands.
What about some ´70s Rock Music like Nicke was into Alice Cooper, Kiss
and stuff like that?
Well, I´m not into it personally. I don´t care for Kiss that much at
all as he obviously did. I even don´t have a Black Sabbath album, I
don´t have any Kiss albums, but I have every Iron Maiden album, though. Even
some bootlegs for them. Because nowadays you are even able to hear some
Kiss in some particular radio stations, every day.
But that must be in Sweden ´coz you can hardly hear any Kiss songs
airplayed in the Finnish radio stations…
Ok, I see. But the main point is when you hear it all the time, the
first thing that may cross your mind is that you don´t run into some
records stores to buy their albums ´coz you get to hear so much that
stuff from radio stations already all the time, y´know.
How do you feel bands like Slipknot, Limb Shitkit, Very Korn, etc. -
overall all this hype for these so-called ´nu-metal´ (ed. note: better
known as mallcore since it's not METAL!) bands? Do you think
that these kind of bands only give a bad name to the whole concept about
what should be called metal and what not?
I always get this strange feeling when people are saying "Slipknot
is great ´coz they are fast and sound brutal…". And then when we
listen to the band, it´s like they may use blast beats 4-5 seconds, just
´trying´ to sound ´fast´, but then most of the time, they in fact, do
not play that fast at all!! Sure, they do have some
occasional ´fast parts´ in their sound, but they have even more of those
´Hip-Hop´ beats included into their sound and that really sort of ruins
everything in my opinion. So I'd rather listen to Angel Corpse than
Me, too… for that matter, he-he!! I ignore all these mallcore- whatever-bands totally because I basically hate them and stick to REAL metal bands
instead. Angel Corpse is a good example of that, just like you just spit out yourself.
I think there´s just way too many ´Limpkinparks´ in that
scene already… It´s like giving a guitar to Backstreet Boys and they
sound like Limpkin Park… And then you go and tune down your voice a little…
Yeah, exactly (laughs)!!! Those bands are just plain ´products´
made by some greedy people behind some record labels. Like Limb
Shitkit; they are like ´an empty, new product´.
Do you think that these kind of bands only give a bad name to the whole
concept about what should be called metal and what not? Many medias quite
easily consider many of them as ´metal bands´ that they definitely are
Yeah, exactly. It´s just…, (-eh?) …very sad, I think. Y´know,
what´s ´Nu-Metal´ anyway? What the hell is that?! You call it something
else when it is not ´Metal´. ´Metal´ is always gonna be ´Metal´, so
there´s no ´Nu-Metal´ or whatever! And then when you hear it, y´know,
all those fuckin´ Hip-Hop beats and other odd elements in there… it´s
just so pathetic that these bands have enough guts to use the word
´metal´ to describe their music. So, yeah, bands alike Limb Shitkit and
so on, are really giving a bad name to ´Metal´. And it´s just so sad…
I heard from somewhere that your US tour with Hypocrisy and Immortal has
been postponed ´til July 2002 due to some personal things some of you
have to sort out in your life at the moment? It was originally meant to
start 9th of May already and last till 31st of May; like Jörgen has some
things to deal with some tragedy in his family life at the moment and Alex
has some studies to be done in an university (or school) and that kind of
I still hope we could do it some day. As for Jörgen´s ´family
tragedy´, actually it´s not ´tragic´ yet… Anyway, I hope both
Hypocrisy and Immortal could do the tour with us later on. It would be a
good package for us to tour with them in the States for sure.
In spite of that postponing, I was just wondering if it´s still
possible that you may get all the three bands together for that US tour
without causing any major changes for any of the bands´ timetables
Well, all I can say at the moment is that we hope to do it sometimes. I
hope in July or in October, but I hope in July. That would be great. We
have a couple of festival gigs to do in Sweden before July. I really would
like to get on that tour with Hypocrisy and Immortal ´coz we all have our
own sounds and sound very different compared to each other. It would be
like a ´Metal´ tour then; having both Death - and Black Metal in the
same line-up. It would be good both for us and for the crowd as well.
Also, Alex should get his studies finished by then ´coz otherwise I´m
afraid we cannot do that tour. So he should get them done and after that
we could stop thinking about it once and for all. I myself would want to
do that tour… desperately (laughs)!! It would be really great.
I´m sure it would for you. When was your last full that tour you did in
the States anyway? In 1999 or probably even more later than that?
If I remember correctly, it was in 1999. We did the Australian tour and
right from there we flew to the States - and from the USA to Japan. We
were headlining this tour and many local bands supported us during the
whole tour it lasted. I think we were on the road something like 2-3
months in a row, so it was a rather long tour all in all. But it was all
So could you say you are dying to tour the US again after this long break?
Well, I hope so at least!! What I have heard our last album
MORNING STAR is doing really well there and it has also gotten some radio
playing there, too. That´s why I also have been thinking that to give
them us, Hypocrisy and Immortal would be really good in every sense. I
think we would do well in Europe, too.
Do you prefer to tour in the States or Europe more and why indeed? Or does
it really matter at all…? Or does it depend on the weather in both these
continents at time (laughs)?
I have to say I don´t care about that at all even if warm weather is
always nice. But as for American people, they are… somehow ´funny´(laughs)!
Eh… which way if I may ask…?
I´m not saying they´re ´stupid´ or anything like that, but they are
kind of ´funny´ people in my opinion anyway. Y´know, they are so easy
to talk to, kind of overly polite guys and stuff like that. I just say,
they are ´funny´, (laughs)!!
… and then you supposedly are always getting your ´extra´ Budweisers
in the States when touring there, offered by your fans…
Yeah (laughs)!! Budweiser ain´t beer at all. We have nicknamed it as
Hah-ha-hah!!! "Butt-water…", that is even new to me. But I
have heard it being called "Drowned-man´s-nose-water" here in
(In this part of the on-going interview, both L.G. and Luxi burst into
some intense yet childish laughter at the same time…): Ha-ha-ha-haa…!!!
That was a funny description of it as well, he-he…
Ok, let´s try to recollect our thoughts a little bit now. How have Japan
or Korea been thrilled ´bout Entombed? Are those countries good for you
selling-wise or doing gigs?
Japan was good for us when we played over there in 1999; right after
the US tour. We had one show in Tokyo. Damn, it was such an expensive
city. Really damn expensive indeed…
What about Korea, then…?
We have never played there so far…
What ´bout Russia? Have you had any chance to play in that country yet?
Nope, but I think it´s about the time to go there and play for those
people, too. We wee supposed to play in the South-America, countries like
Argentina and so on, but those gigs never happened for us as they had some
problems with tour arrangements and stuff there. Of course it would have
been great to play there as well. Maybe next time then…
Are you worried any of these Entombed bootlegs that are floating into the
markets all the time? I know there´s a plenty of them around nowadays -
and now the internet thing doesn´t make things any easier at all as a
great number of people download albums from the net and the record industry
cannot make as much profit as they actually planned? Some bands are obviously suffering quite a bit financially as well…?!
Actually I kind of like that. I have two Entombed -bootlegs myself,
Here´s one pretty cool one indeed… (showing a Nihilist -bootleg-CD to
Wow… this is great. All our Nihilist demos on it!! I think some
people have any plans to put out any bootleg, they should exactly be like
this I´m holding in my hands right now. This looks really cool, I have to
say. It doesn´t disturb me if someone releases something like this. The
one you have, it´s absolutely great… wow, this bootleg even has Live at
Ultra Huset, Stockholm November 20th, 1988 in it?! That´s absolutely a
great booltleg!! I´d like to listen to this so badly. I´m going to ask
from our sound guy if he could play some of this stuff for me before the
gig. That would be cool.
That disc has a rather decent sound quality as well, by the way…
Really…?! Wow…!! We have to listen to this next if you don´t mind…
Not at all. But before that let´s continue talking about some promotional
things of some certain labels. I´m not sure if you have noticed it yet or
not, but at some labels don´t send
out that many promo CDs any longer that contain all the songs for
forth-coming albums of some certain bands. These promos may contain only
3-4 full songs in them and the rest are 1 minute long sample clips. What do you think of all that?
Well, I don´t think that any acts that try to limit bootlegging, can
help at all just because our modern day technology has all the computers
and shit there now. You just need to surf in the net a little bit and get
them every album you possibly need that way from there. But I think in the
end if I for example want to buy a CD, I go to a store because you want to
get all the pictures and everything. I mean, ´the real thing´ and not
just a burned-CD. But I believe that it definitely has some effect on
record sales and stuff. At least the biggest bands and artists may suffer
from major financial losses because lots of people download their albums
straight from the internet. But however, I don´t think it has any effect
on us that much at all.
Just out of my own curiosity, do you have a computer at you're your home?
No. Unfortunately I don´t have that thing at my home at all.
Well, just one more question before I need to leave the spot for another
journalist who wants to interview you. How do you feel about your
ex-Entombed member´s, Nicke´s band Hellacopters? Like their music?
Well, y´know, I don´t actually listen to any ´Action Rock´, but
they are rather ok, I guess. At least their music doesn´t bother me that
When he quit Entombed, have you been in touch with him on any level since
Yeah, they rehearse at the very same rehearsal room as we do. We are
all friends to each other and hang out every now and then, having a few
drinks and so on. The transition between Nicke and Peter was actually
great ´coz Peter came down on our last tour with Nicke, for just one week
in order to just ´feel the vibe´ of our performance, y´know. So, it was
Ok, thanks for this excellent chat with me for Metal-Rules.com. See ya
later tonight for a few beers or something…
Thank you. It was my pleasure to do it.
And a beer invitation was