Tag Archives: Mikael Åkerfeldt

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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Bloodbath Have Been Dropping Hints About New Vocalist

Posted by on February 21, 2014

Not much has been heard out of Bloodbath the group would soon have new music out. While that’s all well and good, the group has yet to reveal who the replacement vocalist is following Mikael Åkerfeldt’s departure. To get fans hyped up and tease the shit out of them, Bloodbath have posted the following to their […]

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Mikael Åkerfeldt Talks Details For Opeth’s Next Album

Posted by on January 7, 2014

Many Opeth fans have likely been wondering what direction mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt will head into next for the band’s eleventh studio album. 2011’s Heritage was an ode to Åkerfeldt’s love for progressive rock with nary a death growl to be heard. Via an interview with Decibel, now we’re starting to get new details on what to expect […]

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Opeth To Tour North America In Spring 2013?

Posted by on December 21, 2012

[youtube]http://youtu.be/au4cWxpKR5A[/youtube] This morning, Roadrunner Records released a video teasing some big plans for Opeth this coming spring. Using “The Devil’s Orchard” in the background, the video starts off with a rotating earth before landing on North America. Once the view stops on North America, the “O” in Opeth’s logo appears on top along with “Spring […]

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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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In Case You Needed Proof That Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Didn’t Break His Arm In A Car Accident

Posted by on May 9, 2012

There was a lot of confusion yesterday morning (May 8 ) about Akerfeldt’s condition and the reasoning behind Opeth’s canceled show in Maplewood, Minnesota. Many sites original reported that the frontman had broken his arm in a car accident. Shortly after, though, Opeth confirmed Akerfeldt had merely bumped his head on a tour bus, which […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Hospitalized (NOT) Following Car Accident

Posted by on May 8, 2012

Last night (May 7), Opeth were forced to cancel their performance at the Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota at the last minute. Official confirmation has yet to be given regarding the matter, but numerous sources are reporting that the cancelation is due to frontman Mikael Akerfeldt being hospitalized following a car accident. According to The Gauntlet and […]

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Storm Corrosion Unveil Video For “Drag Ropes”

Posted by on April 24, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZhP9Mtxo5c[/youtube]For some time now, fans of progressive music have been awaiting music from Storm Corrosion, the collaboration between Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson. Today fans have been rewarded with “Drag Ropes,” the first track from the album, which lands on May 8. Many fans of the Opeth or Wilson knows that this […]

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Mastodon And Opeth Walk Into A Record Store…

Posted by on April 24, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtKdbkRiXuU[/youtube] As part of Record Store Day (which took place last Saturday, April 21), Mastodon and Opeth appeared together at a special signing session, which took place at the Disc Go Round in Corpus Christi, TX. And it didn’t take long for Corpus Christi Rocks TV to upload video from the rare in-store appearance. To […]

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Mikael Akerfeldt No Longer A Member Of Bloodbath

Posted by on April 13, 2012

Fans were extremely hopeful that Bloodbath’s surprise appearance during the final night of Opeth and Katatonia’s Fall tour was a sign of more to come. While the Swedish death metal group (also featuring  Katatonia’s Anders Nyström, Per Eriksson and Jonas Renkse) may still be alive, singer Mikael Akerfeldt has confirmed that they will once again […]

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