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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"
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.”
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Roadrunner UK caught up with Mikael and Fredrik from OPETH when they were over in the UK doing promo for the upcoming album, Heritage (out in a week!). The band discussed where the album was recorded, who was involved and much more.
Name: Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt
Instrument: Voice, guitar, various
Birth date: April 17 1974
Lives in: Stockholm/Sweden
Family: Wife Anna and my two daughters, Melinda & Mirjam, and 2 cats, Isaac of York & Maurice De Bracy
Equipment: PRS guitars, Marshall amps, Thomastik/Infeld strings, Dunlop picks, Seymor Duncan pickups, Line 6 wireless, Fractal Audio Axe FX
Influences: Good music, good films, Joni Mitchell, Ritchie Blackmore, Scott Walker
Drinks: Red wine (Amarone's a favourite), one ice cold lager or ale, apple juice, San Pellegrino water
Eats: Italian, Japanese, Greek cuisine but also just about anythingFavourite Opeth song: Häxprocess