Ruling Delivered In Court Battle Over ENTOMBED Name

As you may or  may not know, there has been a long running court battle over the rights to the Entombed band name in recent years.  

Vocalist LG Petrov has fought for the Entombed trademark against former band mates Alex Hellid (guitars), Uffe Cederlund (guitars) and Nicke Andersson (drums). This has resulted in two versions of Entombed: one dubbed Entombed A.D.’ led by Petrov, the other featuring Hellid, Cederlund and Andersson.

Evidently, there has been a decision that favors the trio (going badly for LG, of course), as reports via The PRP say: “The Swedish courts ruled in favor of [Hellid, Cederlund and Andersson] on May 17th on all points of their claim. It’s possible Petrov will be allowed to continue his Entombed A.D. project, but it’s definite that his former bandmates can now soldier on under the original Entombed moniker.”

Hellid, Cederlund and Andersson have also commented:

Naturally we are delighted with the decision of the courts. It’s a great relief that this issue is now finally ruled on and we can return to focusing on giving people more Entombed. We have discussed ideas and plans of what we want to do and look forward to working together on creating the best possible Entombed for the future, both in the recording studio and in a live setting.

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