Entombed + Unleashed + Grave + Merciless + Necrophobic + General Surgery + Centinex + Interment + God Macabre
Entombed is a death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden which formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. In 1989 they changed their name to Entombed. Though Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal, by the early 1990s their sound had broadened to include hard rock and other influences. This new style would eventually be described as Death 'n' Roll, of which Entombed remains arguably the best-known example.
Entombed's debut album was Left Hand Path, a cult favorite that established the band as a popular death metal band. The follow-up, Clandestine, was just as popular. These first two albums were unique in that they featured what was sometimes referred to as an "chain saw" guitar sound. It was c...
Unleashed is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1989 by bassist Johnny Hedlund after he left Nihilist for personal reasons. The band was one of the first death metal groups to write songs about history and Scandinavian culture instead of the violent and negative lyrics that are common in the genre.
In 1991, the band released their debut studio album, Where No Life Dwells, and toured with Morbid Angel in Europe and United States.
In 1992, Unleashed released their second studio album, Shadows in the Deep, including a cover version of Venom's Countess Bathory. Their next studio albums were Across the Open Sea in 1993 and Victory in 1995, the latter being the last album which guitarist Fredrik Lindgren played on. Lind...
There are several bands which go by 'Grave'
1) Grave is a Death Metal band from Visby, Sweden. One of the longest-running Swedish death metal bands, Grave has created a sound and style which has been an inspiration on a number of the genre's more promising younger outfits. Having started out as a band called Corpse in 1986, they released loads of demos before their legendary 1991 debut Into the Grave.
"Into the Grave" established Grave as one of death metal's most brutal new hopes, and its release was ensued by a host of live performances across Europe and America.
1992's You'll Never See, the band's critically-acclaimed second release, showcased their growing musical talent with a cleaner, stronger soun...
There are multiple artists with this name:
1) Merciless is a Swedish death metal/thrash metal band. The band was formed during the summer of 1986 in Strängnäs, Sweden by Erik Wallin (guitar) Fredrik Karlén (bass guitar) and Stefan Carlsson (drums).
They were inspired of the early fast-playing bands such as Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Bathory.
First they did some local gigs as "Obsessed" and "Black mass" but changed their name to Merciless in early 1987. A demo was recorded titled "Behind the Black Door", which led to the replacement of Kåle by Rogga in early 1988. With this line-up they recorded a second demo "Realm of the Dark" in June 1988. This demo drew the attention of Deathlike Silence Productions -...
There are two bands named Necrophobic.
The more popular was formed in 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden by guitarist David Parland and drummer Joakim Sterner to give the world a band that created unholy death metal. Necrophobic had a few different influences and focused more on creating a much more dark and evil sounding music, in the beginning influenced by Morbid Angel, Slayer and Bathory.
The current line-up is:
Joakim Sterner - Drums (founding member of Necrophobic since 1989)
Fredrik Folkare - Guitars (Unleashed, Firespawn)
Alex Friberg - Bass (Trident, Firespawn)
Anders Strokirk - Vocals (original vocalist on 'The Nocturnal Silence' (1993), joined in 1992, left in 1994, but returned i...