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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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt Interviewed On GuitarWorld.com

 
GuitarWorld.com has posted a major interview with Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt, in which he discusses the change in the band's sound on their brand-new CD Heritage, the other bandmembers' contributions to the music, and much more. Regarding the progressive, sometimes even jazzy sound on Heritage, Åkerfeldt says, "The initial idea was actually to do a modern-sounding... almost like a continuation of Watershed.
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Video: Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson Interviewed In NYC

 
Opeth were recently in New York to play two shows at Webster Hall, in support of their new album Heritage. (We've got photos from the second night here, and video of their soundcheck on the first day here.) Also on the first night - Wednesday, September 21 - guitarist Fredrik Åkesson gave an interview to myMag, which has been split into two parts and can be seen below.
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Opeth's Heritage Goes Top 20!

 
Opeth's latest album, Heritage, entered the Billboard charts at #19, with first-week sales of over 19,000 copies. Their last album, 2008's Watershed, debuted at #23 on the chart, while 2005's Ghost Reveries entered at #64. In case you haven't seen it, here's the video for "The Devil's Orchard," the first single from Heritage: Opeth is currently on tour, playing multiple tracks from Heritage as well as a fascinating, carefully chosen selection of older songs that put the new material into the context of their entire career; visit our tour page to find a show near you!.
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Win A Signed Copy Of Opeth's "Heritage"

 
GuitarWorld.com is giving away five signed copies of the CD/DVD special edition of Opeth's brand-new album Heritage. These are really excellent items - not only is the album itself brilliant and multifaceted, as our feature on it explained in some detail, but the DVD, which includes a documentary about the recording sessions narrated by Mikael Åkerfeldt, is hilarious.
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Video: Opeth Soundchecking In New York

 
Opeth are currently on a North American tour in support of their brand-new album Heritage, and last week they played a two-night stand at New York City's Webster Hall. We already showed you photos from the second night's show, and now we've got some exclusive video of their soundcheck on Wednesday afternoon.
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EXCLUSIVE - Photos Of Opeth Live In NYC

 
Opeth is celebrating the release of their latest CD, Heritage, with a North American tour, and they just completed a two-night stand at New York's Webster Hall. The band's fans packed the venue both nights for a fascinating, and challenging, set filled with new and old songs, including five tracks from Heritage and rarities like "Patterns in the Ivy II" (from the deluxe reissue of 2001's Blackwater Park) and "Throat of Winter," a tune the band contributed to the soundtrack of the God of War video game, and which doesn't appear on any of their albums.
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