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.
We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.
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.
Words by Chris Krovatin