Nihilist (band)

Nihilist was a Swedish death metal band formed in 1987[1] by Nicke Andersson and Alex Hellid.[2] The band split up in 1989 when Johnny Hedlund left to form Unleashed.[1] The remaining members reformed the band under the name Entombed.[1] Nihilist never recorded a full-length album before they renamed themselves Entombed, but a collection of their demo work was released in 2005.[3] Guitarist Leif "Leffe" Cuzner died in June 2006.[4]

OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresDeath metal
Years active1987–1989
Past membersLars-Göran Petrov
Nicke Andersson
Leif "Leffe" Cuzner
Johnny Hedlund
Alex Hellid

Nicke Andersson admitted in the recent book about the history of death metal and grindcore Choosing Death that after his relationship with Johnny Hedlund had grown ever more acrimonious, he had deliberately split the band up as a means of parting company with him. The last lineup of Nihilist minus Hedlund then reformed under the new name of Entombed, while Hedlund formed his own band Unleashed in reply.

Band membersEdit

  • Lars-Göran Petrov – vocals (1988–1989)[1]
  • Nicke Andersson – drums (1987–1989)[1]
  • Leif "Leffe" Cuzner – bass (1987–1988), guitar (1988–1989)[1]
  • Johnny Hedlund – bass (1988–1989)[1]
  • Alex Hellid – guitar (1987–1989)[1]
  • Ulf Cederlund – guitar (1989)
  • Matthias "Buffla" Boström – vocals (1987–1988)


  • Premature Autopsy – demo (1988)[1]
  • Only Shreds Remain – demo (1989)[1]
  • Drowned – demo (1989)[1]
  • Drowned – 7" single (1989)
  • Nihilist (1987–1989) – (2005)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Tartarean Desire - Nihilist - Death metal band from Sweden
  2. ^ Nihilist at Allmusic
  3. ^ History of the band on
  4. ^ " - Founding Nihilist Guitarist Passes Away". Archived from the original on 25 March 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2007.

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