Posts Tagged ‘Mikael Akerfeldt’

OPETH – Interview with Fredrik Ã…kesson and Mikael Ã…kerfeldt

May 3rd, 2010


OPETH Interview with Fredrik Åkesson
and Mikael Åkerfeldt

Interview and live pics by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Frederik after Opeth’s 20th anniversary show in New York City. While I was told I’d only be seeing Frederik, Martin was also in the room hanging out, and a couple minutes in, Mikael walked in to answer some questions too!

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OPETH: Terminal 5 – New York, NY / April 7, 2010

April 18th, 2010

OPETH – Evolution XX

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus & Sara Roggensack

Terminal 5 – New York, NY

April 7th, 2010

 

There’s the entire world of heavy metal in all its genres, evolutions, and extensive devolutions…and then there’s Opeth. The one band in all the world that embodies the essence of extreme metal while simultaneously eclipsing all confines of genre. Upon my first hearing of Opeth, I remarked “how can something so ugly be so beautiful at the same time?” Even outside their native realm of death metal, they have no peers or equals. The weakest album they ever released still stands leagues beyond the efforts of most, and no album of theirs can be called anything short of amazing. I shamelessly admit that Opeth is my favorite band, and that frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt is my personal musical idol, so my excitement was beyond containment when I learned they were performing a special 20th anniversary concert in my backyard. I’ve seen them in concert six times already, but I already knew this would be something beyond an ordinary show. In a statement, Opeth said that they would perform their breakthrough album BLACKWATER PARK in its entirety, followed by a second (yes, a second set!) digging deep into their back catalogue. 
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Ihsahn – angL Advance Listening Session

March 29th, 2008

Ihsahn

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Angel Studios, Islington, London

27th March 2008

Review and pics by HannTu


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