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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Every Opeth fan knows that the bandmembers are heavily influenced by vintage sounds, from classic metal to '70s prog-rock. In this exclusive video clip, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson go record shopping at New Jersey's Vintage Vinyl. In the process, they talk about record collecting (Mikael is a major, and well-known, vinyl junkie), the bands that they love, and more. Check it out below!