Video: Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Interviewed In Austria

 
Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was interviewed by Freethinkers Blog when the band was in Austria on tour, supporting their new album Heritage. It's an interesting interview, broken into two parts below; he talks about his affection for '70s and '80s metal, his feeling that in the wake of Heritage, his creative options are wide open, his ambivalence about touring, and much more. Here's Part One: And here's Part Two: .
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Video: Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson Teaches You To Play "The Devil's Orchard"

 
In this video from Guitar World, Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson teaches you two of the twisting, winding riffs from "The Devil's Orchard," the first single from their latest album, Heritage. He plays the riffs at regular speed, then at half speed, then breaks them down into their component parts—so all you guitarists, pay close attention! Here's the video: And here are those riffs in their proper context, in the video for the song itself: .
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Video: Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson Interviewed In Baltimore

 
Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson was interviewed by MetalFanzine.net when the band played Baltimore, at the tail end of their tour in support of their latest CD, Heritage. Fredrik discusses his favorite Heritage tracks, his early influences on guitar (including Ace Frehley, Angus Young, Michael Schenker and Yngwie Malmsteen), working in a factory as a teenager to afford to buy himself an amplifier, and much more. Check it out below: .
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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Talks Vocals In New Interview

 
Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was recently interviewed by the website RushOnRock, and talked about the recent change in his vocal style (you may have noticed there are no death growls on the band's latest album, Heritage) and fan response to the new material, among other subjects. Says Åkerfeldt, "I’ve never turned my back on anything and I’m not going to start now. It’s not like I don’t like that style of vocal delivery any more.
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11 Essential Roadrunner Titles On Sale On iTunes!

 
The iTunes Store is currently offering dozens of metal albums for only $7.99 each, and 11 Roadrunner titles, some classic and some brand-new, are among them. Here are the titles that are currently available for this low price: Cavalera Conspiracy, Blunt Force Trauma DragonForce, Ultra Beatdown Killswitch Engage, As Daylight Dies King Diamond, Abigail Machine Head, The Blackening Mercyful Fate, Don't Break the Oath Mercyful Fate, Melissa Opeth, Heritage Sepultura, Chaos A.D. Slipknot, Iowa (original version; click here to get the 10th Anniversary deluxe edition) Trivium, In Waves.
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Video: Interview With Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt

 
Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was interviewed by the site Rock Music Critic when the group played Baltimore, Maryland on November 1, the last date of their North American tour in support of their latest album, Heritage. It's a pretty funny video, because Mikael—who says at the outset that he's just woken up—looks completely fried from the month-long tour, and the framing makes the whole thing seem like an interrogation.
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Making Memories: Classic Roadrunner Live Albums

 
Story by Leonard Pierce Live albums can be a tricky proposition. The worst of them are cheap cash-ins, inessential releases for collectors only; but at their best, they come close to replicating the unforgettable atmosphere of actually being there when a great band hits a groove in front of an energetic and responsive audience.
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