Jimmy Lundqvist: Guitars
Joakim Svensson: Vocals / Bass
Pontus Samuelsson: Guitars
Adde Mitroulis: Drums
ENTRAILS formed in 1990/91 with the intention to follow the scene that Stockholm brought to light around that time with bands like Dismember, Entombed, Grave that cemented the brilliant Swedish death metal sound from T. Skogsberg’s Sunlight studio. Unfortunately, all attempts to record a demo at the time did not produce satisfactory results. In 1994, half of the line-up decided to move on and do other things, and by that time ENTRAILS were put to rest as an official band. Jimmy Lundqvist continued writing songs in the following years, but even that was put to rest in 1998.
In 2008, ENTRAILS were suddenly resurrected. Lundqvist found old ENTRAILS recordings in a tape collection and decided that they deserved to be released as they should have been originally. With modern recording technology, the first two ENTRAILS demos finally took shape. Vocal duties were eventually helmed by Jocke Svensson.
Following the demos “Reborn” and “Human Decay“, ENTRAILS signed to the German label FDA Rekotz and released their debut album “Tales From The Morgue” in June of 2010. The album featured songs from both demos with a sound that had similarities to all those glorious Swedish death metal albums recorded in the early nineties at the infamous Sunlight studios. All songs were newly recorded and Dan Swanö was hired for the mixing and mastering process. After the release of the debut album, ENTRAILS welcomed Adde Mitroulis as the permanent drummer in the summer of 2010.
In September 2011, the second album “The Tomb Awaits” was released featuring the rest of the songs from both demos and also with some old songs from the past mixed with some brand new ones. FDA Rekotz handled the European release while Dark Descent Records from the USA did the album in North America. The reviews and feedback on “The Tomb Awaits” was even more massive and the album got maximum ratings on several bigger magazines and blogs.
During the winter of 2011/2012, the band negotiated with several labels about a new record deal. ENTRAILS were officially signed by Metal Blade Records in March of 2012. ENTRAILS played numerous festival shows in the summer (like Party.San and Summer Breeze a.o.) and started recording the album in September in Jimmy’s own studio. The recordings were finished by the end of the year and the material got sent to Dan Swanö once again for mixing and mastering. “Raging Death” finally got released in May of 2013.
After the release Pontus Samuelsson replaced Mathias Nilsson on guitars and the band became more focused than before. Jimmy moved his studio into the woodshed where it all began in the 90′s. The new/old surrounding inspired Jimmy to write material like never before, several songs were written during the fall of 2013. One of the new songs ended up on a 7″, “Berzerk“, that was released in January of 2014 via Metal Blade. The B-side featured a cover song of Swedish Heavy Metal legends Heavy Load.
ENTRAILS did some shows in the UK, played great festivals like Maryland Deathfest and Stonehenge in the Netherlands and released the “Resurrected from the Grave – Demo Collection” in the summer. The album containted the two demos from 2009 (“Reborn” and “Human Decay“) in a nice packaging. Meanwhile in Sweden Jimmy worked for a few more weeks on his studio, some more space was added so the drums could be recorded easier and by this the “Bloodshed Studios” were complete. Rehearsals for the new album began and recordings started on the 22nd of December, 2014. The band finished the recordings mid-January and once more Dan Swanö mixed and mastered the album entitled “Obliteration“.