Tag Archives: Opeth

Metal By Numbers 5/25: A Light For Attracting Charts

Posted by on July 23, 2022

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are the numbers for the May 13th releases.   Notable Debuts: The Smile, A Light For Attracting Attention (XL) Debut #13 3,950 sold A new band consisting of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood […]

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Opeth share previously unreleased track ‘Width Of A Circle’

Posted by on March 29, 2022

  Opeth has unveiled a previously unreleased song, “Width Of A Circle.” The track is taken from the Stockholm metal legends’ upcoming extended edition, In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition), out May 13 via Atomic Fire Records. In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition) contains the English and Swedish versions of Opeth’s latest album, In Cauda Venenum. There will […]

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Kirk Hammett, Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Gojira, among artists releasing Record Store Day exclusives

Posted by on February 17, 2022

  The full list of Record Store Day 2022 releases is out.  Hard rock and metal is well-represented on the list, with the likes of Foo Fighters, Judas Priest, Gojira, Sepultura, Alice In Chains, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Black Label Society, Def Leppard, L.A. Guns, Kittie, Opeth, Pearl Jam and ex-Queensryche’s Geoff Tate among those with […]

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Eight awesome tours recently announced – 2/10

Posted by on February 10, 2022

  From Opeth  to the Who, here are eight awesome tours recently announced.   01) Opeth announce 2022 tour dates with Mastodon:   After a successful run in the fall 2021, Opeth and Mastodon will return for North America for another round of 2022 tour dates.  Mikael Åkerfeldt comments:  ”We’re excited to come back to […]

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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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Lars Ulrich, Mikael Åkerfeldt , and more pay tribute to Budgie’s Burke Shelley

Posted by on January 11, 2022

Vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of the legendary Budgie has passed away. He was 71-years-old. The news was confirmed yesterday evening (10th) by his daughter, Ela, who issued the following Facebook statement: “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, John Burke Shelley. He passed away this evening in his sleep at […]

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Photos/Review: Mastodon & Opeth make triumphant return w/ Zeal & Ardor at Hammerstein Ballroom 11/20/2021

Posted by on November 23, 2021

  You never know how much you’ve missed something until it suddenly vanishes. After nearly two years, we’ve finally seen tours announced, shows happening, normality somewhat return. However, when it’s your turn to attend a show after spending over six hundred days, for the most part in recluse isolation, you’re consumed with an emotion you […]

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Opeth part ways with drummer Martin Axenrot, enlist Therion’s Sami Karppinen for immediate touring

Posted by on November 17, 2021

  Opeth and their longtime drummer Martin “Axe” Axenrot have parted ways due to a “conflict of interests.”Axenrot has been a part of the band since 2005. Opeth has tapped Therion drummer, Sami Karppinen for all current touring needs. A statement issued by Opeth on November 16th reads: “Due to conflict of interests, Martin Axenrot […]

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Personal Retrospective: Albums that turn 10 in 2021

Posted by on October 15, 2021

    While we are still a few months away from the end of 2021, this time of the year is usually for retrospectives. However, instead of (already) looking at the best that this year had to offer in terms of metal music, I will be going a bit further back. Here is a look […]

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Interview: White Stones’ Martin Mendez (Opeth) talks new album ‘Dancing Into Oblivion’

Posted by on September 16, 2021

  Progressive death metal outfit White Stones featuring Opeth’s Martin Mendez have released their sophomore effort, Dancing In Oblivion, late last month via Nuclear Blast Records. We caught up with Mendez to discuss the album, which was created while in lockdown.   How has the pandemic affected the writing process for Dancing Into Oblivion? Well, […]

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