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Entombed

Entombed was up next, and they were one of the loosest bands I've ever seen onstage. They almost reminded me of Eyehategod, but without the deliberately sculpted feedback and at twice the speed. They played a lot of old material ("Demon," "Wolverine Blues," their cover of Roky Erickson's "Night of the Vampire"), but after all, isn't it all old material?
...Anyway, the set was terrific. [Lars-Goran] Petrov is an entertaining frontman, dressed half scruffy-rock 'n' roller and half homeless-guy and kinda shambling back and forth onstage, half hunched over like a cross between a gorilla and Ozzy Osbourne, and his voice is just as leonine and room-filling as it is on record. Even though the band only has one guitarist these days, that guitarist, Alex Hellid, keeps the trademark Entombed ultra-distorted roar going at full strength, and the rhythm section has death metal power but rock 'n' roll swing. -[Running The Voodoo Down]

Entombed returned to NYC on June 2nd, as part of a round of dates in conjunction with their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. The Swedish DM legends were on tour with Metal Blade's Woe of Tyrants, but the supporting crew that was the highlight for me were local progressive melo-death-ers Gwynbleidd. Facing The Sun, who I missed, opened the proceedings.

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ENTOMBED - 2010 TOUR DATES
Jun 5 2010 REGGIE ROCK CLUB CHICAGO, Illinois , US
Jun 6 2010 RAVE MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin , US
Jun 12 2010 SOLNA CENTRUM SOLNA, SOLNA
Jul 2 2010 UNIROCK OPEN AIR ISTANBUL, ?stanbul , TR
Jul 29 2010 Emmabodafestivalen Emmaboda, SE
Jul 30 2010 ZONK FESTIVAL HACKENBUCH bei SALZBURG, AT
Jul 31 2010 ROCK AREA FESTIVAL LORELEY, DE

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