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  1. UG Showdown, Mark II, Round I: 'The Twilight Is My Robe' Vs. 'Through The Fire And Flames' [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    In the previous episode of UG Showdown, Tony Iommi had no trouble in besting Angus Young , as Black Sabbath 's " Iron Man " solo strongly triumphed over AC/DC 's guitar solo for " Whole Lotta Rosie ." Mr. Metal won the duel fair square, and we're already back in yellow division, where the next pair says: Opeth 's " The Twilight Is My Robe " vs. DragonForce 's " Through the Fire and Flames ."


  2. Five Musicians With Several Side Bands [Columns]Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... , Blackfield with Aviv Geffen , I.E.M. and Bass Communion (his instrumental music outlets), and Storm Corrosion with Opeth frontman Mikael . Nowadays his main focus is his solo career but technically most of his bands haven't broken up (with the ...


  3. Opeth Frontman Explains Why Prog Rock Is Awesome, Calls Metal Fans Too Conservative [News]Read the original story

    Sunday Aug 2 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt recently explained his fondness of prog rock, noting he was drawn to progressive style from very early on in his musical journey. He tells Arte : "On a very early stage, I was interested in progressive rock, because it was a form of music that I had never heard, really.


  4. Between the Buried and Me Maul a Monday Night CrowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Houston Press

    ... peak in popularity. The last metal show I remember at Warehouse Live with such a large an enthusiastic crowd was for Opeth; BTBAM may have topped that crowd. These are loyal fans who don't give a damn if it's Monday. Weeks, days and hours are just a ...


  5. Between the Buried and Me, Coma EclipticRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2015 | Where Worlds Collide

    ... of clean and death vocals combined with a masterful sense of dynamics is always going to invite comparisons with Opeth, although they avoid copying much of Opeth's actual sound. Quite a few of the melodies in the clean vocal passages are reminiscent ...


  6. Opeth Frontman: 'Fans Have A Hard Time Understanding That They Don't...Read the original story

    Jul 9, 2015 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Discussing fans who tend to severely bash bands for changing musical directions, Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt pointed out that it's always the band that should be in control of its musical journey. He tells The Metal Review : "I remember in Sweden a drunk guy came up to me and he was like 'What the f--k are you doing? You're so talented, you had the best voice for it and now you're doing this sh-t?!' "And I responded, 'Well I just felt that I couldn't write good stuff with that style for now and I couldn't come up with anything that I found interesting.'


  7. Between The Buried And Me: Coma Ecliptic [Reviews]Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... Serene " brings out a true melancholy through riffs and chords alone, shifting to this empowering and dramatically Opeth -ian track. " Rapid Calm " brings the piano build up of " Node " into its own track and bends it around some very sobering " ...


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

    Jun 19, 2015 | 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 ...


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

    Jun 16, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jun 10, 2015 | 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 ...


  11. 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 ...


  12. 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 ...


  13. 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 ...


  14. 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 ...


  15. 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 ...


  16. 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 ...


  17. 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 ...


  18. 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 ...


  19. 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 ...


  20. 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 ...