Founding Entombed Vocalist LG Petrov Dead at 49

Photo by Selbymay, via Wikipedia

Terrible news for the extreme metal world today, as Lars-Göran Petrov, founding vocalist of Swedish death metal legends Entombed and current incarnation Entombed A.D., has died. He was 49 years old.

LG’s death was officially confirmed by his bandmates in Entombed A.D., his current incarnation of the band, who wrote in a Facebook post, “⁣We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

“Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief Rebel Angel went on another ride last night. It’s with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. He was (is!!!) an incredible friend, and a person that has touched so many people. He has changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his character and his unique personality. LG’s smile is something that we will carry forever in our hearts. When asked in an interview what he would like to have written on his grave and what about his legacy, he said: “I will never die, it will never die”. And you didn’t. You will live forever in our hearts. ⁣⁣⁣⁣
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“R.I.P. LG Petrov.”

⁣We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.⁣⁣
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Our brother, leader,…

Posted by Entombed A.D. on Monday, March 8, 2021

Back in August of 2020, it was revealed that LG had incurable bile duct cancer, for which a crowdfunding campaign had been started.

For metal fans around the world, Entombed were the greatest death metal band of all time, the combination of their arch melodies and sheer brutality defining a special niche within the genre. But in the many social media tributes that have been posted in LG’s memory, the recurring commentary is not just Entombed’s power as a band, but Petrov’s influence as a person — his generosity, good humor, and ever-present smile.

Everyone at The Pit sends their heart out to Petrov’s family, friends, fans and collaborators during this difficult time.

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Words by Chris Krovatin