Original Entombed vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov insists he still has a right to use the Entombed name as an original member of the band despite losing a trademark despite in Swedish court to lead guitarist Alex Hellid and the other original members according to a Swedish press release translated by Blabbermouth. Petrov insists that the court said the rights to the name and trademark due not just reside with Hellid (the only original member to never leave Entombed) or himself (the only original member still regularly touring as Entombed A.D.) but belong to all of the original members of Entombed in common.
L.G. Petrov does not think that the legal squabbling over the Entombed name and trademark has damaged the Entombed brand in anyway:
Asked if he thinks the ENTOMBED name has been damaged as a result of the drama surrounding the split with Hellid and the decision to continue 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.”
L.G. Petrov is right as Entombed’s career is already a joke and Entombed have only themselves to blame for it. The band have not released any exceptional material since their 1990 debut, Left Hand Path. The Entombed brand was killed off with the rock ‘n’ rolling Clandestine and then had the corpse dug up from the Swedish snow and turned into dog food with the abominable Wolverine Blues. To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth and Same Difference featured the band eating the pellets of their own corpse, excreting them as pellet like bowel movements, and eating them with chopsticks. Entombed A.D. is a self-cannibalizing coprophagic shit-sandwich that’s been processed and digested so many times by so many digestive tracks that the music comes out of the hired guns as a foul-smelling mixture of Tang drink and that reddish mud that elephants use as a natural sunscreen.
Here’s Crawl with Orvar from Nirvana 2002 on the mic: