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A conversation with Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on new album, Jim Carrey, & ‘Stranger Things’

Posted by on September 27, 2019

Today (27th), Opeth’s overall thirteenth studio effort, In Cauda Venenum, has finally arrived (order here). The follow-up to 2016’s Sorceress continues the group’s evolved progressive style. For those who were hoping to hear a return of the heavier 2008 Watershed era and earlier, could potentially be disappointed. However, for those who have adapted and embraced […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt featured on latest Amobea “What’s In My Bag?” video

Posted by on September 24, 2019

  On the latest episode of Amobea Music’s What’s In My Bag? Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt shares what he picked up at the Los Angels record store. Åkerfeldt shows off his wide taste in music ranging from Linda Perhacs to Dream Theater. The video series has had prominent guests such as actors Ethan Hawke, Jason Mantzoukas and KoRn vocalist Jonathan […]

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Opeth show their “Dignity” on new tune

Posted by on August 16, 2019

Surprise! Opeth have dropped another track called “Dignity” off their upcoming album In Cauda Venenum. Previously, frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt spoke about the writing process behind the new album and also discussed their first single “Heart in Hand.” The album drops September 27th via Nuclear Blast and can be pre-ordered here. As the album is being released in […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt talks about songwriting process for ‘In Cauda Venenum’

Posted by on July 30, 2019

Opeth previously dropped a trailer about their latest track “Heart in Hand” and now have just dropped another new trailer. During the video, frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt discussed the songwriting process for In Cauda Venenum. and the inspiration for making a Swedish album. The vocalist also touched upon his definition of “heaviness” and how being the heaviest is an […]

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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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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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Opeth get heavy (ish) with title track for new album

Posted by on August 1, 2016

When Opeth released Heritage five years ago, it was quite the polarizing album. Not only was there a total lack of Mikael Akerfeldt’s heavy vocals, but it was a largely acoustic album. The Swedish prog quartet were no strangers to melding heavy and not heavy, sometimes in the same song. They even released Damnation, an album with […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt says death metal doesn’t inspire him anymore

Posted by on November 13, 2015

Breaking news: Water is wet; the sun is hot; and Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt says he’s no longer inspired by death metal. This comes as no surprise to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past 5 years or so and has been following the band’s career but there’s still some impact […]

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