Opeth

Mikael and Fredrik to attend NAMM 2012

Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson will be attending the NAMM music convention in Anaheim and attend the PRS Artist conference on Friday, January 20th at 2 pm. They will also be signing autographs at the PRS Guitars booth on Saturday, January 21st between 2 and 3pm. The PRS booth is located in Hall B at # 5320. Do come by and say hi if you have the chance. Also check our OPETH - ALL ACCESS on the PRS Guitars website by clicking HERE
Published in NEWS
January 11 2012

STEEL - HEAVY METAL MACHINE

(Near dark 1998)

Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars

Peter Lindgren Bass

Anders Nordin Drums (ex member of Opeth)

This is a rare picture disc vinyl release of 2 of the 4 songs this constellation recorded in 1996. The project was born on a coffee break when Dan Swanö, myself and our ex-drummer Anders decided to record a metal track for fun. Both songs on the ep are very tongue in cheek classic heavy metal tunes. It was fun at the time, but then along came Hammerfall and they were serious about it.

Published in RELATED
May 12 1998

BLOODBATH - BREEDING DEATH

(Century media 1999)

Mikael Åkerfeldt Lead vocals

Bloodbath was at first a side project of the 2 Katatonia leaders, Jonas and Anders. I can't remember how we got together to do this really. I know there was a big party in Örebro that Dan Swanö had invited us to. The next day, I did some vocals for this ep. I can't remember at all how we got there. Anyways, I was hungover like a bastard and threw up a couple of times before I did the vocals for this. Needless to say, for me Bloodbath isn't all that serious. We wanted to record some kind of tribute to the death metal scene that we grew up with and still love. Bloodbath was our vehicle. It was never meant to be released, but we got together with CM records who were desperate to put it out...why not? It's a great piece of death metal this one.

www.bloodbath.biz

Published in RELATED
September 12 1999

KATATONIA - SOUNDS OF DECAY

(Avantgarde 1997)

Mikael Åkerfeldt Lead vocals

I was almost like a full time member during this time. Opeth wasn't doing so well, and I had all the free time there was. When asked to do the vocals for this one, there was no hesitation. We actually recorded 2 versions of this 3 track ep. The first was a lot more brutal than the version that got released. To this day I regret that Katatonia didn't use that first version as I think it's a lot better. Still a great ep from a great band.

www.katatonia.com

Published in RELATED
September 12 1997

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