“The Winner Has Lost”, the new video from Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D., can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s second album, “Dead Dawn”, which will be released on February 26 via Century Media.
ENTOMBED A.D. comments on the video: “We were about to brew a collaboration beer with Warpigs in Copenhagen. An Imperial Stout that is a mix of Mikkellers ‘Beer Geek Breakfast’ and 3 Floyds ‘Dark Lord’. It will basically taste like we sound. Very heavy stuff. We were looking forward to a day of brewing beer, drinking beer and eating BBQ. Then we were told that we need a new video [as soon as possible]. So we got a great idea and perfect solution: let’s just film us brewing, drinking and eating and spending the whole budget on that! And so we did. Best day at work ever.”
The “Dead Dawn” cover artwork was created by WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson. The CD production was handled by a team consisting of Tom Van Heesch and Jacob Hellner of Big Island Sound in Stockholm as well as Nico Elgstrand himself, who produced a majority of the tracks whereas Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers mastered this new beast.
ENTOMBED A.D. guitarist and co-producer Nico Elgstrand states:: “I think it is safe to say that all of us in the band feel like we just have given birth to one tank each. Meaning, the pregnancy and delivery was everything but pleasant! Still, when watching our newest offspring play with their cannons and bombs, blasting everything around them to bits, we feel, just like any parent, pride and joy and wouldn’t have it undone for all the money in the world!”
ENTOMBED A.D. has just completed a European tour with BEHEMOTH, ABBATH and INQUISITION.
ENTOMBED A.D. is:
Lars Göran Petrov – Vocals
Nico Elgstrand – Guitar
Victor Brandt – Bass
Olle Dahlstedt – Drums
In an interview with Revolution-Music.dk, Petrov stated about the band’s decision to release change their name to ENTOMBED A.D. in order to avoid a legal battle with ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid who didn’t want his former bandmates to use the ENTOMBED moniker: “It had to be done, because without an album you can’t tour. I mean, you can tour, but if there’s seven years between albums, it’s ridiculously long. So we did the right thing, and we did what bands should do, and still do — release an album and go on tour and headbang and have a good time with friends, and that’s what it’s all about.”
He continued: “There was too much bullshit — crying and whining about things. It’s just ridiculous.
“[The name] ‘ENTOMBED,’ nobody can use it right now. But the lust for touring and playing music, it’s what we do.
“Some people are comfortable staying at home, but then just step aside and let us do our thing. And sitting here, doing an interview, listening to bands, that’s the way it should be.
“We added two letters, but it’s still the same band — [only] without people that wanna stay at home, or take millions of years [coming up with] a [new] riff.”
Asked if he thinks the ENTOMBED name has been damaged as a result of the drama surrounding the split with Alex Hellid and the decision to release an album as ENTOMBED A.D., Petrov said: “Nah, not really. A thousand people have a thousand different opinions — good and bad. But we do what we felt was right. And we’re out here touring, and that’s the most important [thing], I think. And leave the childishness aside and play metal, basically.”