Thursday, 09 February 2012 11:05

Fredrik joins the Marshall family

Marshall is pleased to announce that Fredrik Akesson of Scandinavian prog-metal legends Opeth has returned to the Marshall family. Fredrik will now be using Marshall’s flagship 100 Watt JVM410 heads and 1960V 4x12” cabs.

His reason:- “Marshall has the bite, sustain and core and much more! No other amps cuts through like a Marshall.” – Fredrik Akesson

Together with Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt’s Vintage Modern powered backline, this return to the black and gold means that every raging riff, experimental melody and face-melting solo on their up-coming “Heritage Hunter” tour will be Marshall driven.

Marshall’s Artist liaison manager, Paul Marshall, stated:-
“It is great to have both Fredrik and Mikael playing Marshall. I was disappointed when Fredrik left Marshall, but understood the reasons and we have always remained friends. It is always pleasing when an artist joins Marshall, but it is very special when we get to welcome a friend back into the family, especially one of Fredrik’s ability, and to see both Fredrik and Mikael playing Marshall – I can hardly wait to go to the first show.”

Opeth have been pushing the boundaries of their genre-spanning music for over two decades. Their current album – Heritage – continues this sonic exploration, fusing together elements of jazz, prog, classical and of course metal to create quite possibly their most accomplished work to date.
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Friday, 02 September 2011 18:49

"Heritage" In-Studio Report

The members of Opeth were interviewed by Germany's Rock Hard magazine in the studio where they recorded their latest album, Heritage, for a DVD accompanying issue 291 of the magazine. In the video below, you can see guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and bassist Martin Lopez talking about the studio and the process of making Heritage, which was very different from the way they've recorded in the past (and very different from how most modern metal records are made, as Mikael makes clear).

Check out the video:


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Sunday, 19 June 2011 21:13

Fredrik Åkesson

Name: Fredrik Åkesson

Instrument:  Guitar,Vocals

Birth date:  My son Tim and girlfriend Tora

Equipment: PRS guitars, Jim Dunlop pics,Dunlop strings 10-52 and pedals, MXR pedals, Blackstar Amps and Cabs, Fractal Audio AX FX ultra, Planet Waves cables,Line 6G-90 Whireless system.Toontrack software.Voodoo Lab switching system.Port city cabs.

Previous/other bands or projects: Talisman, Southpaw,Tiamat Archenemy, Krux.


Influences: Mikael Schenker, Uli Roth, Richie Blackmoore, Yngwie Malmsten, Frank Marino, Shawn Lane, George Lynch, Robin Trower, David Gilmoore, Mark Knopfler, Eddie van halen.Jeff Beck.Gary Moore.James Hetfield.

Bands: Judas Priest, Dio, Iron Maiden, Accept, Rainbow, Deep purple, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Pantera, Death, King Diamond, Entombed, King Krimson,

Drinks:  Beer, red wine, water, Underberg.

Eats: Vindaloo, Lab gai, Sushi, Gazpatcho.

Favourite Opeth song: Blackwater Park


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