Hey everyone, Andy Synn here.
We know we won’t be the only people reeling from today’s announcement but we still think it’s important to say just how saddened we all were to hear about the death of LG Petrov, the infamous, gravel-throated frontman of Entombed.
Both a beloved icon – it’s been gratifying, though still gutting, to see just how many bands and fans, people and publications, from across the scene have been deeply affected by this – and an all-round cool dude, from all accounts, LG’s ragged, instantly-recognisable roar was a huge part of a lot of people’s introduction to Death Metal, and a played a major role in Entombed‘s success down through the years, and his presence will be deeply missed.
So today we’d like to tip our hats and pour one out to a true Death Metal original, and take the chance not just to mourn his passing but to celebrate his life with a few of our favourite musical moments from the man himself.
Where to start? Where else?
And, of course, we need to acknowledge that LG played a big part in planting the seeds for Death ‘n’ Roll in… “Rotten Soil”.
And there’s no denying this grim ‘n’ groovy ass-kicker:
Then there’s this massive tune from what is actually my personal favourite Entombed album:
And we’ll finish off with something from Bowels of Earth, in this case a meaty cover of “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive”, originally by Hank Williams, which, let’s be honest, couldn’t be more apt!
So raise a glass my friends, and smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, for the man, the myth, the legend, LG Petrov.
He may not have gotten out alive… but what is dead can never truly die.