Former ENTOMBED bassist Jörgen Sandström has spoken out about his departure from the group, saying that he found the touring aspect of being in the band too "boring" for him to continue playing with the long-running Swedish extreme metallers.
"To keep a long story short I should stop right here, but.... I quit ENTOMBED for many reasons," Jörgen said in a less-than-completely-serious statement submitted to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The biggest issue was touring. I didn't enjoy it as much as I used to. And as I see it, it would not be fair to the ones that paid for tickets to go see a band that looks bored and turn their backs to the crowd for an entire set. I also started to not drink as much as alcohol as back in the days, and being on tour sober pretty much suck! I started to see a lot of things that bothered me too much to stay in this band. And all that combined left me no choice but to leave. I'd rather be bored at home than on tour. I will not stop playing music though, I will still continue with THE PROJECT HATE and KRUX. And I recently joined a fucking killer death metal band in Stockholm called VICIOUS ART. I really look forward to start working on new material for all these bands, hopefully all of us will release albums this year."
As first exclusively reported here on Jan. 26, Sandström has been replaced in ENTOMBED by Nico Elgstrand, formerly of TERRA FIRMA. Elgstrand, who spends much of his time producing records for a living, has previously twiddled the knobs on ENTOMBED's "Uprising" (2000) and "Morning Star" (2001) albums.
Jörgen's next live appearance will take place this Saturday, January 31, at The Shrine (Kolingsborg) in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is scheduled to appear with KRUX. Other bands set to perform on this one-off "night of doom" are CATHEDRAL and GRAND MAGUS. KRUX's current lineup also includes CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Levén, and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind (drums).