STYLE: ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1988LABEL: Black Sun Records
  • Tomas Lindberg-Vocals
  • Kristian Wåhlin-Guitars
  • Insultor - Guitar
  • Per Nordgren-Bass
  • Tomas Eriksson-Drums

Grotesque was a Swedish death metal/black metal band formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in September 1988 by former members of Conquest: Kristian Wåhlin (Necrolord) and Per Nordgren (Virgintaker), with the addition of Tomas Lindberg (Goatspell). The band was, however, short-lived and recorded a few demos and an EP. The band’s original drummer Shamaatae formed the black metal band Arckanum in 1993. After the demise of Grotesque, Lindberg and Svensson started At the Gates, while Necrolord created his own band Liers in Wait and focused more on creating artwork for several bands including Dissection and Emperor. In 1996, three members—Goatspell, Necrolord, and Offensor—got back together and recorded two songs for the release of a compilation album, which was later re-released as a split album with At the Gates EP Gardens of Grief.

Grotesque briefly reformed in 2007 for a single invite-only concert on January 26 in Stockholm, to celebrate the publication of Daniel Ekeroth’s book Swedish Death MetalNirvana 2002 and Interment also reunited for the concert.


In the Embrace of Evil / 1996

Grotesque-In the Embrace of Evil
  • Album Info
  • 1996
  • Black Sun Records

1. Thirteen Bells of Doom
2. Blood Runs From the Altar
3. Submit to Death
4. Fall into Decay
5. Seven Gates
6. Angels Blood
7. Nocturnal Blasphemies
8. Spawn of Azathoth
9. Incantation
10. Church of the Pentagram
11. Ripped From the Cross

In the Embrace of Evil is a compilation album by Swedish death metal band Grotesque. The album was re-released as a split CD with At the Gates‘ Gardens of Grief EP by Century Media in 2001.

Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 are remixed songs taken from the Incantation EP. Tracks 1, 4, 5, and 6 are remastered songs from the never released In the Embrace of Evil demo. Tracks 10 and 11 were recorded by Tomas Lindberg, Alf Svensson and Kristian Wåhlin in 1996 specially for this release.

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