Tag Archives: Mikael Åkerfeldt

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

[youtube]https://youtu.be/LuRO_ARLa_Y[/youtube] 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 […]

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Bloodbath unveil another song from Grand Morbid Funeral

Posted by on October 13, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/XtIA0IF9hK0[/youtube] 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 […]

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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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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 Mikael Åkerfeldt goes to see One Direction

Posted by on July 25, 2014

Mikael Åkerfeldt, the frontman of Swedish prog metal band Opeth, is many things— a singer for a legendary metal band, a family man, and now a One Direction fan. Okay maybe he’s not a One Direction fan, but he’s a good enough dad to brave the hoard of fangirls that go to 1D shows to […]

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Album art for Opeth’s ‘Pale Communion’ revealed

Posted by on May 27, 2014

It’s funny to think how in this day and age, the unveiling of an album cover might seem less significant than a track listing or the release of a new song. But in the metal scene, people still get hyped up for album covers, and Opeth’s cover for Pale Communion is doing just that. The band […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Opeth’s ‘Heritage’

Posted by on April 17, 2014

In Defense Of Their Good Name is a column where we rise to the defense of bands or albums that are often criticized in the metal scene. With the recent announcements regarding Opeth’s next album, I thought it might be timely to take a look at the band’s previous effort: Heritage. Now, Heritage isn’t exactly […]

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