Video: Interview With Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson

 
Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson was interviewed by In the Know magazine on October 6, when the group played Kansas City. During the course of the conversation, he discusses how the new songs from the band's latest album Heritage are being received live, how their set is going over with fans generally, and much more. Here's the video: Opeth is on the road supporting Heritage through the end of this month; visit our tour page to find a show near you!.
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Video: Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Goes Through Heritage Track-By-Track (Complete)

 
Opeth's latest studio album, Heritage, is a major departure for the band, leaving behind the death growls and savagely heavy riffing that have been among their sonic trademarks for most of their career, in favor of a more complex, rhythmically supple and progressive sound. This has left many fans somewhat surprised and confused.
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Video: Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Goes Through Heritage Track-By-Track (Part 2)

 
Opeth's latest studio album, Heritage, is a major departure for the band, leaving behind the death growls and savagely heavy riffing that have been among their sonic trademarks for most of their career, in favor of a more complex, rhythmically supple and progressive sound. This has left many fans somewhat surprised and confused.
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Video: Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt & Fredrik Åkesson Talk Gear

 
Opeth's two guitarists, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson, were interviewed by Premier Guitar's Chris Kies at Experience PRS in Stevensville, Maryland on September 24. They took part in an onstage Q&A with audience members, and Mikael let a young boy come up and play his guitar; this interview, during which the two men describe their custom Paul Reed Smith guitars and the pedals they use on tour in detail, took place afterward.
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Video: Opeth's Mikael & Fredrik Discuss "Heritage"

 
Our friends at Roadrunner UK recently shot a two-part interview with Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson in the label's London offices. The two men discussed the recording of the band's latest CD, Heritage, in detail; in this clip, they talk about the presence of special guest musicians like percussionist Alex Acuna and flute player Bjorn J:son Lindh, among other things.
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Video: Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Goes Through Heritage Track-By-Track (Part 1)

 
Opeth's latest studio album, Heritage, is a major departure for the band, leaving behind the death growls and savagely heavy riffing that have been among their sonic trademarks for most of their career, in favor of a more complex, rhythmically supple and progressive sound. This has left many fans somewhat surprised and confused.
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Photos Of Opeth Live In New York 9.22.11

 
MetalInjection.net has posted a gallery of photos from Opeth's recent two-night stand at Webster Hall (check out our own photos here, and watch a video of Opeth soundchecking prior to the first night's show here). Their entire gallery of nearly 50 shots is at this link. Opeth are currently on the road supporting their latest album, Heritage; visit our tour page to find a show near you!.
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Video: Handy Swedish Phrases From Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson

 
Opeth are from Sweden, but they tour all over the world, which means they frequently have to handle band business - whether negotiating with promoters or talking to fans - in a language not their own. In a spirit of cross-cultural cooperation, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson recently sat down with us to translate some useful phrases, covering situations many touring bands encounter, into Swedish, for the next time foreign acts come through his homeland.
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