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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt discusses leaving Roadrunner, starting band’s own record label

Posted by on November 28, 2017

Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt sat down with Overdrive and discussed the band’s recent change in record labels. Since, 2005’s Ghost Reveries the band spent a decade with Roadrunner Records. However, their latest album, Sorceress, was released through their own label, Moderbolaget, and licensed through Nuclear Blast. During the interview, Åkerfeldt cites a bad experience with Roadrunner as […]

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Mikael Åkerfeldt says next Opeth album should be “something twisted,” announces taking a sabbatical

Posted by on October 3, 2017

It’s been one year since Opeth released their twelfth studio album Sorceress. This effort led these progressive metal masters to perform at two iconic venues – New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, among other venues. These Swedes had quite the journey on the road and since we interviewed frontman/guitarist […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt shares his top ten favorite metal albums

Posted by on July 26, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago when Gojira’s Joe Duplantier surprised us when he revealed Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand as one of his top ten favorite metal albums of all time. We were shocked when we noticed Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe is one of Ozzy Osbourne’s. Rolling Stone revealed another selection and this time, it’s Opeth’s […]

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Opeth, Gojira and The Devin Townsend Project make history at Red Rocks

Posted by on May 15, 2017

If there’s one music venue you have to see before you die it’s the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. There are no words, photographs or recordings to capture its unforgettable vibe and breathtaking view; you have to go out there and see it yourself. When Opeth and Gojira initially announced performing at this iconic location, […]

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Interview: Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt on festivals, playing albums in their entirety

Posted by on May 12, 2017

Opeth have been at the forefront of progressive death metal for over 20 years now. The Swedish band’s latest album, Sorceress, is their first for Nuclear Blast and finds the band leaning into their ’70s prog influences. The band’s current tour with Gojira is more of an extensive tour than usual, and has found them playing some […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 7th 2017

Posted by on April 7, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new releases by Deep Purple, Falling in Reverse, and Royal Thunder, as well as a Krokus cover album, and a few vinyl reissues. If you would like to check out […]

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Do you like Opeth enough to buy 3D-printed figures of them?

Posted by on March 8, 2017

  Over the years, Opeth have made some striking music, haunting in it’s imagery. The band’s artwork has been pretty solid over the years as well. How big of a fan are you though? If you like them enough to buy 3D printed figures of the band, then you’re in luck, because for some reason, […]

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Spotify playlist: Invidia’s Matt Snell’s music to drive to

Posted by on February 27, 2017

Invidia is a new supergroup featuring current and former members of Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and Skinlab. Currently working on their debut album with Logan Mader. it will be released on SPV later this year. Bassist Matt Snell, who’s logged time in Five Finger Death Punch, gave us a playlist of stuff […]

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Spotify playlist: Vangough’s Clay Withrow shares driving playlist

Posted by on February 7, 2017

  On March 17th, prog metal trio will be releasing their latest album, Warpaint. The seven track album is a year in the making, and the band have toured the country opening for the likes of Fates Warning and Pain of Salvation. All that time on the road means that the band listen to a lot of music, and […]

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New & Noteworthy: January 27th

Posted by on January 27, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases being released. This week features new music from Kreator and Annihilator, a Sepultura boxset and three Opeth vinyl reissues. If you want to check out last week’s releases or see the latest sales numbers , you […]

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