A revamped version of Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED played the band's groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12. Sitting in first with conductor Josef Rhedin and the hundred-plus-member Malmö Symphony Orchestra for Thomas Von Wachenfeldt's arrangement of "Clandestine", the band performed "Clandestine" from front to back for the very first time.
Joining original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid, Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) at the show were Robert Andersson (vocals) and Nicke's half brother Edvin Aftonfalk (bass), both formerly of the Swedish death metal band MORBUS CHRON.
Two weeks earlier, the new lineup of ENTOMBED made its live debut on the Close-Up Båten cruise.
Asked if there are any plans for ENTOMBED to play more shows or even embark on a European tour, Uffe told Tough Riffs magazine: "We have no plans whatsoever. I'm not sure if we ever will do something again. It depends what turns up. I'm not sure if we're a band or not. I mean, me, Nicke and Alex are somehow ENTOMBED in my eyes. If we do something again, I really hope that Edvin and Robert are interested again because it worked out so good. I can't see us on the road again. We'll see. Right now we have other things to take care of."
Regarding the possibility of new music from ENTOMBED, Uffe said: "We have talked about it but I'm not sure if it's going to happen. Maybe someday if we have spare time and a lot of ideas for songs. It would be interesting to do it one day. All of us are super busy with other stuff in life, bands, children, work and so on."
He continued: "I don't think it's that important to do another ENTOMBED album. I would be happy to keep on playing the 'Clandestine' album forever, if we do shows."
Uffe also confirmed that ENTOMBED recently re-recorded some of its early songs, but said there are no plans to release the material. "I guess it was a reason to get together and hang out, to see if we enjoyed hanging out, etcetera," he explained.
Earlier this year, Cederlund launched a solo project dubbed ULF CEDERLUND AND THE SWARM OF SOULS and released three songs via Bandcamp: "Alone Again", "Incinerator" and "Decisions". He told Tough Riffs about the project: "I realized how hard it is to get together with friends, find the time to have bands. It's work, families, dogs, laundry and so on.
"I always write music and I saw on my music files that 'the new song' was, like, three years old, I hate that. I want things to happen fast when I write. That's why I decided to 'go solo.'"
He added: "I play everything. I used to play the drums back in the '80s, [and] have not played drums since, but I thought, 'Fuck it! I can do whatever I want to.' I don't care if it sounds lame; it's honest.
"My friend Jocke (WOLFBRIGADE) has a studio and we like to hang out. It's real fun.
"I have no rules. I do what I want to. Any kind of music influences me, and I want to be creative.
"I want my music to be free, [but] some people pay anyway.
"I write all music in my head and I start building them in the studio. That makes it interesting for me. I never know what will happen."
The ENTOMBED band that performed on the Close-Up Båten cruise and at Malmö Live is not to be confused with ENTOMBED A.D., which features ENTOMBED vocalist Lars Göran Petrov alongside Olle Dahlstedt (drums), Nico Elgstrand (guitar) and Victor Brandt (bass).