Originators of the sound that came to haunt the world as Swedish Death Metal, Entombed, have been selected as inaugural inductees in the Swedish Music Hall Of Fame. The press conference was held on 6 February 2014 and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame will open on 20 March 2014.
This induction is granted to “those musicians, song-writers, artists, producers or others that have had significant influence on the development of pop music in Sweden”, as the people at the Hall of Fame explain. “To be elected to the Hall of Fame, the record debut must to have occurred at least 20 years before receiving the distinction. Therefore, for the first round of elections, those artists who had their debut in 1994 or earlier are of interest, an innovation borrowed from the American Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, where the border is laid at 25 years. The purpose of which is to guarantee an enduring historical value.”
Entombed are included in the list of inductees alongside Abba, Roxette, The Latin Kings, Ebba Grön, Monica Zetterlund, Eva Dahlgren, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Stina Nordenstam, Evert Taube, Sweden’s National Theatre (Nationalteatern). Original Entombed members Alex Hellid and L.G. Petrov attended the press conference.