Swedish musician Lars-Göran Petrov, who gave a voice to one of the most famous bands in the country’s “metal scene”, Entombed, died at the age of 49, a victim of cancer, the Entombed AD project announced this Monday.
“We are devastated to announce that our dear friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. Our brother, leader, singer, our boss of the Rebel Angels went on a different journey last night. […] He was (is !!!) an incredible friend, a person who has touched so many people. It changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his unique character and his personality, “the band Entombed AD announced on social media, which was the result of a split from the original project in 2014 due to legal disputes.
The message posted by the bandmates is a reminder that when asked what he wanted to see on his grave, he replied, “I will never die.” And they added, “And you didn’t die. You will live forever in our hearts. “
The reactions of musicians and publishers on social media were varied: The singer of the band Hatebreed, Jamey Jasta, remembered Petrov as a “legend and powerful voice” and said goodbye to the Portuguese Moonspell, who thanked the singer for the music of his career they say “I’ll see you on the other side”.
Musician and publisher Stephen O’Malley also expressed his condolences to the Swedish death metal community, while British Therapy? were “incredibly sad to hear the news of LG Petrov’s death”.
The Barroselas Metalfest Festival was also the death of Petrov. The founder of Earache publishing house Digby Pearson underlined in a message on Twitter that Petrov had changed the Swedish music scene forever.
Entombed was founded in 1987 when they were still called Nihilist, and established themselves in the world metal scene in 1990 with their debut album Left Hand Path. Petrov was not part of the band when the successor Clandestine was released. in 1992, but returned to the group shortly thereafter.
Left Hand Path, described by Earache as one of the best-selling records of all time, was one of the milestones in Swedish death metal and helped establish an entire genre.