Tag Archives: Mikael Åkerfeldt

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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Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth to come out with solo album?

Posted by on June 11, 2015

Opeth have slowed down a bit with their two most recent albums, taking the foot off the gas and getting a lot more melodic. While a lot of that has to do with singer Mikael Akerfeldt’s desire to sing more and growl less, he’s never put out a full-on solo album before. There have been […]

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Bloodbath unveil another song from Grand Morbid Funeral

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Death metal supergroup Bloodbath’s Grand Morbid Funeral will be released on November 17th on Peaceville. You’ve already heard “Unite in Pain,” but now you can listen to another track from the album, “Famine of God’s Word,” today, via Revolver.  The album will be the first one with Paradise Lost’s Nick Holmes on vocals. He’s done an admirable job […]

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Here’s the first Bloodbath song with Nick Holmes singing

Posted by on September 24, 2014

Supergroup Bloodbath have been waving the death metal flag for  16 years now, but haven’t been able to keep a consistent vocalist. That being said, with Hypocrisy’s Peter Tagtgren and Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt holding down the gig, it can’t be said that they haven’t had some high profile singers. That continues with their forthcoming album, Grand Morbid […]

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Bloodbath will have a ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’ in November

Posted by on September 11, 2014

Even without Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt, who left in 2012, Bloodbath still has supergroup status. And while the next singer of the band’s identity is still unknown, the band will be releasing their fourth album in November. Grand Morbid Funeral will be the album’s title, and will be their first album in six years. Guitarist Anders Nystrom […]

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