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  1. B.C. Rich: Kerry King V Two Tribal Onyx [Reviews]Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... I aim to play and perfect, from it's most brutal to creative variants. Nile , Necrophagist , Cannibal Corpse , Death , Opeth , Amon Amarth , Meshuggah , Ola Englund etc. Those were the tones I aimed for. And despite respecting the classics such as ...


  2. Opeth's Akerfeldt: How Can You Develop As A Musician If You Never Sound Sh-t? [News]Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt recently shared his stance on bands who use backing tapes during concerts, branding the practice "disgusting." Chatting with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta on his podcast The Jasta Show , Mikael stressed the importance of separating studio versions of songs from live renditions.


  3. 10 Metal Songs Which Are Extremely Sad [Columns]Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... before they go. An acoustic intro leads into a solid thrash composition filled with typical Megadeth riffs and solos. Opeth have churned out some extremely haunting melodies since their first album. This song, like the rest of the songs from the ...


  4. MUSIC + METAL The 10 Greatest Non-Heavy Songs By Heavy Metal BandsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | VH1

    ... acoustic, lighter music that it's basically just part of their sound. A similar example of this would be a band like Opeth who is (was?) definitely metal, but always went back and forth between very heavy melodic death metal and smooth folk-y prog ...


  5. VolbeatRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Houston Press

    ... does quite well. What that means, mostly, is that they sound a little more like Johnny Cash or Social Distortion than Opeth (for example), but the real reason Volbeat is one of the most successful metal bands of the 2010s is their easily melodic ...


  6. Should Taxes Fund Philosophy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2015 | The Foundation for Economic Education

    ... in public universities, when that money could have gone to funding children's hospitals, repairing infrastructure, or Opeth in the Park. Jason Brennan is Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University ...


  7. Alkaloid: The Malkuth Grimoire [Reviews]Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... blended with hooky riffs and memorable song structure. Add to that, progressive metal and rock stylings akin to Opeth (acoustic guitars and dynamic shifts), conceptual songs such as the " Dyson Sphere Saga " (hell, there's even a song about ...


  8. Katatonia's Anders Nystrom Eager To Do Another...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Billboard

    ... Nystrom is joined in the band by Katatonia singer Jonas Renkse on bass, former Katatonia guitarist Per Eriksson, Opeth drummer Martin Axenrot and new singer Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost. (Holmes replaced former Bloodbath singer Mikael Akerfeldt of ...


  9. Hollywood PalladiumRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | LA Weekly

    ... and on the street. All ages. Today's tempest in a teapot concerns the hoary old hairsplitting over whether Sweden's Opeth is a death-metal band or an authentically progressive rock ensemble or just an arty hard-rock combo or some kind of heavily ...


  10. The 10 Best Prog Metal BandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | LA Weekly

    ... albums and continues to work on new music and tour to this day. Perhaps known as more of a black metal band, Sweden's Opeth were at first, an epic, blackened death metal band. When they formed in 1990, they were in the middle of a black metal scene ...


  11. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth Prove It Feels Damn Good to 'Be Alive' at Webster HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2015 | The Village Voice

    ... across the stage, aiming their axes at the ceiling and cutting loose with shredding solos. They should be opening for Opeth, not Cannibal Corpse, but they've got enough star power going that they'll likely be headlining tours of their own soon. The ...


  12. The Best Los Angeles Metal Shows to See in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | LA Weekly

    ... stand alongside those from current progressive-metal greats like Porcupine Tree. But unlike their Swedish counterparts Opeth, Enslaved thankfully refuses to completely leave their extreme-metal past behind. Wednesday, March 11 Mantar Los Globos This ...


  13. Smart metal - ten intelligent metal albumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... when people talk about bands that are "smart", or more often "progressive", they usually mean effete pseudo-rock like Opeth or Dream Theater. The fact is that there's a lot of smart metal out there for equally smart fans that contains no flowery ...


  14. Opeth - MorningriseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | MusicEmissions

    Opeth would make an easily seen change in their sound on My Arms, Your Hearse , which makes their first two records, the debut Orchid and Morningrise , somewhat unique in the band's history. Early on, Akerfeldt and co. were far more interested in plodding, lengthy prog/doom, only breaking the repetition for the sparse acoustic interlude or sudden dose of uptempo melodic death.


  15. Opeth: Returning To Death Metal Would Be Admitting Defeat [News]Read the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Discussing the band's approach on their latest album " Pale Communion ," Opeth guitarist Fredrik Akesson described the return to death metal sound as admitting defeat of the prog venture they've kicked off with 2011's " Heritage ." Chatting with Ghost Cult Mag , Fredrik stated, "I think if we had made a record right after Heritage which had heavy guitars and screaming vocals then people would think we had admitted defeat! "'Heritage' was a bold step for us and not everyone liked it but it was an important for Mikael [Akerfeldt] to write."


  16. Opeth - OrchidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | MusicEmissions

    ... subject, I am delving into the beginnings of one of my most adored bands, the Swedish melodic death metal progressives Opeth . From the very beginning of my awareness of them (Somewhere between Blackwater Park and Deliverance , so 2001-2002) I was ...


  17. Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Talks About The Onstage Fall During The London ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2014 | International Business Times

    Mikael Akerfeldt is known for belting out some really heavy and progressive songs with his band Opeth. In an interview with Total Guitar , the frontman talked about his fall on the stage during the Roundhouse Concert in Akerfeldt is known for playing in one position and focus on his guitar playing.


  18. Opeth, In Flames and Red Fang at The Electric Factory in PhiladelphiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Two of Sweden's premier metal acts, In Flames and Opeth are co-headlining a North American tour with Portland Oregon's Red Fang opening. On December 17 they performed in Philadelphia a The Electric Factory.


  19. Opeth and In Flames set fire to Electric FactoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Philly.com

    After three transfixing selections of Scandinavian art-metal before a rapt Electric Factory crowd on Wednesday, Mikael kerfeldt, the mustached singer-guitarist-composer for the Swedish band Opeth, delivered some spot-on if understated banter: "As usual, we don't have much to offer other than five middle-aged guys playing rock, dazzling displays of lights, and a good sound." In 11 studio albums over nearly 25 years, Opeth has offered perhaps the most fascinating evolution in global hard rock.


  20. #PhillyFive Things to Do: Dec. 17, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... come inside for a magic show, latkes and sofganyiot (jelly donuts). For something heavy: Swedish death metal outfit Opeth bring their prog-infused sounds to the Electric Factory (421 7th St.) in support of their 11th album at 7:30 p.m. For an ...