Tag Archives: Fredrik Akesson

Watch Ghost debut new song “Kaisarion” live; Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) to be featured on band’s new album ‘Impera’

Posted by on January 26, 2022

  Ghost’s driving force and creator, Tobias Forge, has enlisted the aid of Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson for the recording of the band’s forthcoming album Impera coming March 11th. Tobias Forge had this to say: “…I’m a little bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to actual playing. I’m an able drummer, […]

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Ihsahn to release ‘Ámr’ in May

Posted by on February 15, 2018

Ihsahn’s seventh solo effort Ámr will arrive on May 4th via Candlelight/Spinefarm. It is the follow-up to 2016’s Arktis and, it will most likely provide another dose of progressive mixed with extreme metal at its finest. In fact, Opeth guitarist Fredrik Akesson guests on the track “Arcana Imperii.”  Ihsahn commented: “Knowing that the form would […]

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Listen to a stunning new Opeth track, ‘Eternal Rains’

Posted by on August 1, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/p0B26wv22ao[/youtube] After a delay that bummed out many of its fans, Opeth will finally release Pale Communion. And while you’ve already gotten a chance to hear “Cusp of Eternity,” today, the band released “Eternal Rains,” another track from the album, which will be released on August 26th. Old-school Opeth fans that would like the death/black metal […]

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Opeth’s Fredrik Åkesson on new Opeth: ‘It’s more melodic, for sure’

Posted by on March 21, 2014

More details are starting to emerge on the next Opeth album. The band are currently hoping to release a new album in June, but what is it going to sound like? Frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt previously described some of the sounds fans can expect including strings, but guitarist Fredrik Åkesson has offered up more details on the […]

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My First Band: Machine Head, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Brendon Small, and BTBAM

Posted by on April 22, 2013

Phil Demmel of Machine Head The first band that I was in was called On Parole and we were… It was the early 80’s so there’s a lot of Iron Maiden influence and, kind of like, Van Halen, Riot. A lot of those rock – they were probably known as “metal” back then – but […]

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Anders Nystrom On Katatonia’s Drive To Expand American Audience And The Future Of Bloodbath

Posted by on September 26, 2012

Katatonia certainly kicked off the fall season with a bang. In support of their new album Dead End Kings, the Swedish doom group toured North America with The Devin Townsend Project, Paradise Lost, and Stolen Babies. Though the tour has come to an end, Katatonia have no plans of slowing down just yet. However, their […]

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Opeth and Katatonia To Tour North America Again?

Posted by on May 14, 2012

Last year’s Opeth and Katatonia tour was a perfect way for the former to kick off their Heritage album. With Katatonia’s progressive, ambient grooves leading into Opeth’s acoustic-based material, the two bands were a great fit for each other, not the least of which because members of the two bands comprised Bloodbath (or at least used […]

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