Alex Hellid, guitarist Swedish death metal mainstays ENTOMBED has undergone a major operation “which thankfully went very well,” according to a band update. “He is now recovering and looking simultaneously forward to continuing to work with the new Entombed album.”
In June, Screaming Records issued a new Entombed 7″ single, entitled When In Sodom Revisited which featured a cover of the classic KING DIAMOND song ‘Welcome Home’.
Earlier this year Ninetone Records has announced the launch of a new collaboration with Entombed. The band’s 2012 line-up features longtime singer Lars Göran “L.G.” Petrov and guitarist Alex Hellid, alongside guitarist Nico Elgstrand, drummer Olle Dahlstedt and bassist Victor Brandt.
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Yngwie Malmsteen and Alex Hellid (ENTOMBED) are among the artists being honored at SKAP‘s (Svenska Kompositörer Av Populärmusik, The Swedish Society Of Popular Music Composers) annual ceremony this coming Monday, May 28 at Vinterträdgården, Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
Every year SKAP awards scholarships and prizes to celebrate Swedish creativity across all musical genres. The awards ceremony takes place in tandem with SKAP‘s annual spring party which is organized with the composers in mind and creativity as the main focus. During the event, there are 13 recipients of a scholarship valued at 40,000 SEK (approximately $5,574) each.
SKAP on Malmsteen: “With his unique way of understanding classical music as well as rock n roll, he has written songs that have made him one of the foreground figures — if not THE foreground figure — for an entire genre. The Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers wish to praise an author whose songwriting skills are often overshadowed by his blazing guitar technique.” Source: Blabbermouth.net
Fedja of CraveMetal.com conducted an interview with guitarist Alex Hellid of Swedish metallers ENTOMBED at the Hammerfest, which took place March 18-19, 2011 in Prestatyn, North Wales. You can now watch the chat below. Source: Blabbermouth.net