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  1. Opeth - MorningriseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | MusicEmissions

    Opeth would make an easily seen change in their sound on My Arms, Your Hearse , which makes their first two records, the debut Orchid and Morningrise , somewhat unique in the band's history. Early on, Akerfeldt and co. were far more interested in plodding, lengthy prog/doom, only breaking the repetition for the sparse acoustic interlude or sudden dose of uptempo melodic death.

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  2. Opeth: Returning To Death Metal Would Be Admitting Defeat [News]Read the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Discussing the band's approach on their latest album " Pale Communion ," Opeth guitarist Fredrik Akesson described the return to death metal sound as admitting defeat of the prog venture they've kicked off with 2011's " Heritage ." Chatting with Ghost Cult Mag , Fredrik stated, "I think if we had made a record right after Heritage which had heavy guitars and screaming vocals then people would think we had admitted defeat! "'Heritage' was a bold step for us and not everyone liked it but it was an important for Mikael [Akerfeldt] to write."

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  3. Opeth - OrchidRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | MusicEmissions

    ... subject, I am delving into the beginnings of one of my most adored bands, the Swedish melodic death metal progressives Opeth . From the very beginning of my awareness of them (Somewhere between Blackwater Park and Deliverance , so 2001-2002) I was ...

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  4. Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Talks About The Onstage Fall During The London ConcertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | International Business Times

    Mikael Akerfeldt is known for belting out some really heavy and progressive songs with his band Opeth. In an interview with Total Guitar , the frontman talked about his fall on the stage during the Roundhouse Concert in Akerfeldt is known for playing in one position and focus on his guitar playing.

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  5. Opeth, In Flames and Red Fang at The Electric Factory in PhiladelphiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Two of Sweden's premier metal acts, In Flames and Opeth are co-headlining a North American tour with Portland Oregon's Red Fang opening. On December 17 they performed in Philadelphia a The Electric Factory.

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  6. Opeth and In Flames set fire to Electric FactoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Philly.com

    After three transfixing selections of Scandinavian art-metal before a rapt Electric Factory crowd on Wednesday, Mikael kerfeldt, the mustached singer-guitarist-composer for the Swedish band Opeth, delivered some spot-on if understated banter: "As usual, we don't have much to offer other than five middle-aged guys playing rock, dazzling displays of lights, and a good sound." In 11 studio albums over nearly 25 years, Opeth has offered perhaps the most fascinating evolution in global hard rock.

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  7. #PhillyFive Things to Do: Dec. 17, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... come inside for a magic show, latkes and sofganyiot (jelly donuts). For something heavy: Swedish death metal outfit Opeth bring their prog-infused sounds to the Electric Factory (421 7th St.) in support of their 11th album at 7:30 p.m. For an ...

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  8. Opeth and In Flames Storm Warehouse Live, Swedish-StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Houston Press

    ... inside, where fans crowded in to catch a couple of Scandinavia's longest-running international metal acts. Though Opeth and In Flames might hail from a region that is fiercely proud of its contributions to the uglier, more extreme end of the metal ...

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  9. Bloodbath: Grand Morbid Funeral [Reviews]Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    Released: Nov 17, 2014 Genre: Death Metal Label: Peaceville Records Number Of Tracks: 11 The fourth studio album by the death metal supergroup, "Grand Morbid Funeral" doesn't disappoint, with one of the most impressive death metal releases of 2014. Bloodbath originally formed in 1998 as a kind of death meal outlet for members of Opeth and Katatonia .

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  10. The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Old 97's, Opeth, Ian Moore, etc.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | Houston Press

    ... two Swedish groups who have probably been looking forward to breaking out the short sleeves for a while. In Flames and Opeth's respective hometowns of Gothenburg and Stockholm may be a full three hours' drive apart, but that's still probably close ...

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  11. Opeth & In FlamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Houston Press

    ... two Swedish groups who have probably been looking forward to breaking out the short sleeves for a while. In Flames and Opeth's respective hometowns of Gothenburg and Stockholm may be a full three hours' drive apart, but that's still probably close ...

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  12. The Best Concerts to See in L.A. This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | LA Weekly

    ... previous bands, but Upset delivers her melodies with crash-and-burn punk tempos. - Falling James Tuesday, December 9 Opeth HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM Today's tempest in a teapot concerns the hoary old hairsplitting over whether Sweden's Opeth is a ...

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  13. OpethRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | LA Weekly

    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 rocking mishmash of all of the above. What the hell difference does it make, says mainman singer-guitarist Mikael A...kerfeldt, whose veteran crew celebrated its 25th anniversary with the August release of Pale Communion , a searing, soaring blast of supremely melodic, finely crafted, spot-the-prog-reference music that, like its predecessor Heritage , veers ever further away from the band's brontosaurian death roots and Cookie Monster vocals.

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  14. 2014 Albums of the Year, Part FourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | Where Worlds Collide

    ... it's "Meddle" to Heritage's "Atom Heart Mother". There are no cookie monsters, but the record does retain all of Opeth's mastery of dynamics, and its dark intensity shows there can be other forms of heaviness than bludgeoning riffs. The dense and ...

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  15. Metal Meltdown: Opeth, Red Fang and Trve BenefitRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | 303 Magazine

    ... a monster of a metal show this Saturday at The Ogden, featuring Swedish melodic death metal greats In Flames and Opeth, who will be joined by good time rockers from Portland, Red Fang. There are some high-profile names at this one and it looks like ...

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  16. Tue 9Read the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | LA Weekly

    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 rocking mishmash of all of the above.

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  17. Tue 9Read the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | LA Weekly

    ... worked in, and some of 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 rocking ...

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  18. Top 10 Songs With Unusual Guitar Tuning [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2014 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... " in fact features one of the most peculiar guitar tunings around - D-D-D-D-D-B. Tab here . Cracking open the Big 3, Opeth deliver " Ghost of Perdition ." Coming off " Ghost Reveries ," the track is tuned to open Dm9 (D-A-D-F-A-E) Tab here . ...

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  19. Brainstorm: Metus Mortis [Reviews]Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... power metal albums you can listen to, and definitely one of the best albums of 2001. It doesn't reach the levels of Opeth's " Blackwater Park " and Tool's " Lateralus ," but just like on those albums when the last song ends, you feel like listening ...

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  20. Opeth - Pale CommunionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | MusicEmissions

    A longstanding member of my most beloved outfits, Swedish melodic death metal stalwarts Opeth have carved one of the most intriguing musical paths I've ventured down. With a constant sense of artistic grandeur, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has led Opeth into waters most bands within their foundational genre wouldn't dare to navigate.

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