Opeth/Mikael comments: "Tremendous honour for us! Unbelievable. You can't book a stage like this as they are based on being invited to play. I've been there a million times throughout my life, mainly just getting sick in some rollercoaster. Never did I think that my little band would be on that fucking stage. So humbled by this. I rarely get worked up for anything, but I am actually excited about this. I think it will be a magic night. We'll do our best to make it so anyways"
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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New dates have recently been added to the Asian leg of the Heritage world tour including a headline appearance at Summerstorm Festival in Bangalore, India and a show at V Hall in Seoul, South Korea.
Full list of confirmed dates are as follows:
05.2.12 - Summerstorm Festival, Bangalore, India
09.2.12 - Fort Gate, Fort Canning, Singapore
11.2.12 - Star Live, Beijing, China
12.2.12 - Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan - Tickets
14.2.12 - V Hall, Seoul, South Korea
16.2.12 - Akaso, Osaka, Japan - Tickets
17.2.12 - Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan - Tickets
18.2.12 - Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan - Tickets
Our winter merchandise sale is now on at the official Opeth webstore along with many great bundle deals. Check out the awesome range we have available now on:
|Ghost Reveries Bundle|
|Evolution XX Bundle|
Attention Swedish fans! Opeth has once again been nominated for a P3 Guld Award in the Rock/Metal category and for first the first time in the 8 year history of the awards it'll be up to the public to cast their votes rather than industry professionals. Opeth bagged the award in 2003 and has since been nominated many times yet didn’t win so it's about time we actually got one again so please make sure to go 'here' (http://sverigesradio.se/sida/
Note that voting is only open to Swedes!
Changes to the South American tour in March / April 2012. Dates now are as follows:
22.3 Teatro La Cuidad, Monterrey, Mexico
24.3 Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico
25.3 Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico
28.3 Teatro Capoulican, Santiago, Chile
29.3 Las Duranas, Montevideo, Uruguay
31.3 Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
01.4 Carioca Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
For the full breakdown on the chart visit the Roadrunner UK website for details