Friday, 14 February 2014 13:52

Bukta - Tromso Open Air 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play Bukta - Tromso Open Air Festival in Norway which takes place between 17th and 19th July 2014.

For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: bukta.no

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:29

Rock in Idro 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play Rock in Idro Festival in Bologna, Italy on June 1st 2014.

For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: rockinidro.com

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:26

Download Festival 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play Download Festival at Donington Park on the weekend of June 13-15 2014.

For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: downloadfestival.co.uk

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Opeth enters Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame with 'Blackwater Park'. Check out a 7 page article in the latest issue for interviews with all four members of Opeth who played on the album (and Steven Wilson).
 
This is the band's second induction, the first was is in 2008 for debut album 'Orchid'.
 
Buy the issue and read all about it HERE

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Friday, 03 January 2014 14:18

Vagos Open Air 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play Vagos Open Air in Calvão, Vagos, Portugal on August 9th 2014.

For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: vagosopenair.eu

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Sunday, 22 December 2013 00:16

Björn J.son Lindh - RIP

"Today, Saturday 21st of December I'm reached by the horrible news that Björn J.son Lindh has made the final journey. Even if I knew he was very ill I can't understand it. Not only was he an idol of mine, he also contributed some immortal playing to the "Heritage" record. I spent a few hours with him, and thought he was the coolest dude ever. His music lives on. I still listen to his solo records with great joy. J.son was an institution to the Swedish music scene. Our collective condolences goes out to his loved ones. I am currently taken aback by sadness of his passing and I'm drinking a glass of wine to his honor, listening to "Ramadan". Björn, i didn't really know you, but yet I did. Your music is in my DNA. You will live on. Lots of love from the Opeth camp."

Mikael/Opeth, Saturday evening 21st of December, 2013.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:24

Rock Am Ring / Im Park 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play both Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany this summer.

Rock Im Park takes place June 6-9,  for more information on the line up or to buy tickets go to: rock-im-park.com

Rock Am Ring takes place June 5-8,  for more information on the line up or to buy tickets go to: rock-am-ring.com

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 13:45

Mikael honoured for his services to music

Every year, the organization SKAP (Swedish composers and lyricists) deliver scholarships to Swedish musicians who they feel have contributed to Swedish music and culture. This year Mikael Åkerfeldt was awarded an exclusive scholarship for his services to the Swedish and international music scene.

Mikael was presented with the scholarship and diploma at an intimate event in the south side of Stockholm on the 9th of December.

"I'm quite honored to receive this. Apparently you can't apply for this scholarship, a board of legendary musicians decide that you're the right person for this award. I had never even heard of SKAP before they contacted me. I'm happy and surprised there's some focus on heavy Swedish music and genuinely chuffed that they focused in on me. Through time I've been handed some awards and whatnot, but this one resonates more in me personally. No glitz and glamour, just some appreciation for what we and I do musically. It's well appreciated!"

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Monday, 09 December 2013 16:05

Roadburn 2014 Update

Mike sure is loving his curator job for the Roadburn Festival. He personally invited a few more of his favourite bands which can now be added to the bill: Candlemass (who will exclusively play their entire 'Ancient Dreams' album, celebrating its 25th anniversary), Elephant9, Obliteration, Promise and the Monster, Avatarium and Trettioåriga Kriget.

Just a handful of tickets left available here: roadburn.com/roadburn-2014/tickets

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Friday, 06 December 2013 14:13

Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 - CONFIRMED

Opeth are confirmed to play Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium which takes place on 27-29 June 2014.

For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: graspop.be

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