We are please to announce that Opeth have been nominated in various categories at the inaugral Progressive Music Awards 2012 brought you by Prog Magazine.

Opeth are nominated in the following categories open to public voting.
Live Event Category: Opeth at Brixton Academy 2011 CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Album of the Year Category: Opeth - Heritage CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Mikael has also been nominated in the Guiding Light category which will chosen by a carefully selected council.

Please register your votes now.

 
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Saturday, 16 June 2012 14:36

Update from Mikael

Mikael has recorded some vocals in collaboration with legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Mikael is featured on a re-recording of the classic mega-epos "Supper's ready" from 1972's "Foxtrot" album. Watch this space for further details about the upcoming release

Due to popular demand Mikael has recorded 8 further shows for Swedish national radio. "De bortglömda mästerverken" (The forgotten masterpieces) is a series of shows where Mikael flips vinyl on air, playing mostly obscure progressive and psychedelic rock. The show is being produced by Andreas Matz for Radio P4 and will start airing on the 15th of July. You can also catch it online at www.sr.se
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 18:18

Update from Mikael on his injury

Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me. Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again. I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best. Mikael
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The first video, Drag Ropes, from the self-titled Storm Corrosion album has arrived, check it out HERE
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Monday, 23 April 2012 21:04

Storm Corrosion itunes Pre-Order

The much anticipated Storm Corrosion album featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson is now available to pre-order on itunes by clicking HERE
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:45

Roadrunner interview Mike in New York

Last week when the 'Heritage Hunter Tour' rolled into New York, Mikael dropped by the Roadrunner office for a chat. To see the full interview CLICK HERE
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012 15:44

Storm Corrosion album Pre-Order

The coming to fruition of a meeting of musical minds that has had fans of adventurous, progressive and heavy music shivering with anticipatory excitement for many years, Storm Corrosion is unlike anything you have ever heard.  A collaboration between two of the modern era’s greatest and most revered artists – Steven Wilson, prolific sonic polymath and frontman with UK prog standard bearers Porcupine Tree, and Mikael Åkerfeldt, leader and chief creative driving force for Swedish progressive metal legends Opeth – it takes the listener on an unprecedented journey into realms yet undiscovered.

PRE-ORDER "STORM CORROSION"

Standard CD - CLICK HERE
Special Edition Digipack Blu-Ray/CD - CLICK HERE
Logo T-shirt - CLICK HERE

Collector's Edition Double LP Set & Blu-Ray CD Bundle - USA Orders
Collector's Edition Double LP Set & Blu-Ray CD Bundle - European Orders

Collector's Edition Double LP Set - USA Orders
Collector's Edition Double LP Set - European Orders
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Friday, 13 January 2012 12:03

First 'Storm Corrosion' pictures posted

Storm Corrosion, the project featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree etc) have posted a few photos from a recent photoshoot on their facebook page. The self-titled record will be released through Roadrunner records worldwide in mid-April.

Storm Corrosion Facebook CLICK HERE

Photo by Naki Kouyioumtzis. Copyright, all rights reserved 2012.
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Friday, 13 January 2012 09:27

Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt R.I.P

Even if the following "news" are slightly late, Opeth wants to send their thoughts and condolences to the relatives and family of Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt who passed away on January 2, 63 years old. Rhino was one of the founding members of seminal heavy rock band Captain Beyond, who released 3 outstanding records between 1972 and 1977.

Mikael comments: "Well, what the hell!? Seems, like every other update on Opeth.com nowadays is about another sick or fallen hero. Captain Beyond was a highly influential band for Opeth. I have been a fan of theirs for many years now, and count myself lucky that I even got to see Rhino and Bobby (Caldwell, drums) perfrom live once. What a band! All that remains to be said is: Rhino, rest in peace. Your music will continue to inspire people for many years to come"
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Mikael Åkerfeldt and legendary Marshall amplifiers have entered into a collaborative relationship. This means that Mikael exclusively will endorse Marshall amplifiers from now on. His model of choice: Vintage Modern.

Says Mikael: ”Well, my first amplifier ever was a 12W Marshall, my second amp was a Marshall 20W, my 3rd amp was a 100W Valvestate head and 4X12 cabinet. The first 2 were stolen, the last one I had to sell to buy food and pay bills. It’s been a long and winding road since, but now I’m back to playing Marshalls and it feels like I’m back home. The Vintage Modern? Well, the name alone speaks volumes. I see Opeth as a modern band with vintage influences and this amp has everything I need. From a warm , clean jazzy tone to the most extreme metal-chug. And everything inbetween.”

For more information on Marshall amplifiers CLICK HERE

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