Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. will embark on a North American tour in January. Support on the trek will come from FULL OF HELL and TURBID NORTH.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 06 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom
Jan. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Jan. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
Jan. 09 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Jan. 10 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
Jan. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
Jan. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Jan. 13 - Denver, CO - The Roxy
Jan. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
Jan. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Jan. 16 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
Jan. 17 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy
Jan. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Jan. 19 - Sacramento, CA - Starlite Lounge
Jan. 20 - Portland, OR - Dantes
Jan. 21 - Seattle, WA - Highline
Jan. 22 - Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
In other news, ENTOMBED A.D. has released the video for the title track of its sophomore album, "Dead Dawn". Guitarist Nico Elgstrand stated about the clip: "Finally a serious video without the usual nonsense often associated with metal these days.
"This one has depth and a very important message that we think is overlooked in today's media climate.
"Anyone with half a brain will stop with whatever they're doing and realize that we must take a stand against these unjust accusations that metal is for stupid people; that's simply not true and this video we think portrayed it beautifully!
"Enjoy this fine release that will leave you enchanted and content that you're a thinking individual with exquisite taste and that ENTOMBED A.D. is telling it like it is, uncensored and amazingly with superior subtlety and finesse!!"
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. 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."