Video: Interview With Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt

 
Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt gave an interview to Mulatschag TV when the band performed in Austria at the Two Days A Week festival on Friday, September 2. In the clip below, he discusses being a dad, touring, and the ever-present possibility that he might make a solo record.
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Weekend Poll: How Do You Buy Music?

 
Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer, and it also signals the end of our weekend polls. We greatly appreciate all your input and especially your comments, and it's for that reason that this weekend's poll is also a giveaway.
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Video: Opeth "Heritage" In-Studio Report

 
The members of Opeth were interviewed by Germany's Rock Hard magazine in the studio where they recorded their latest album, Heritage, for a DVD accompanying issue 291 of the magazine. In the video below, you can see guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and bassist Martin Lopez talking about the studio and the process of making Heritage, which was very different from the way they've recorded in the past (and very different from how most modern metal records are made, as Mikael makes clear). Check out the video: Heritage will be in record stores September 20, but you can pre-order the deluxe boxed set version (which includes the album on CD and vinyl, a bonus 7" with two extra songs, a DVD, a litho print of the album art, and much more) now at this link.
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Video: Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson Talks About The Making Of "Heritage"

 
The second in our series of videos documenting Opeth's trip to Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey is up now for your enjoyment. (Part 1 is here.) In this clip, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson discusses the recording of their forthcoming album Heritage, from the studio and vintage equipment the band used to the major, but totally organic, change in their sound this time out. Here's the video: Heritage will be in record stores on Tuesday, September 20, but you can pre-order it from iTunes here, or pre-order the deluxe boxed set version here.
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Video: Opeth Goes Record Shopping

 
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.
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Pre-Order Opeth's "Heritage" Today!

 
Opeth's hotly anticipated 10th studio album, Heritage, will be in stores September 20, but it's available for pre-order from iTunes right now. You can click here to pre-order the standard 10-track version, and here to pre-order the special edition (which comes with two bonus tracks and video content).
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Video: Opeth Interviewed At Heavy TO Festival

 
Opeth singer/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson were interviewed by BraveWords.com when the band played the Heavy TO festival in Toronto, Canada in late July. It's a funny conversation about drinking, coping with the summer heat in Canada, and more.
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Weekend Poll: How Many New Songs Should A Band Play Live?

 
A lot of Roadrunner bands have new albums out or coming soon: Theory of a Deadman and Trivium's latest are already out, and Dream Theater, Opeth, and Machine Head will all be releasing hotly anticipated new albums in September. Many of these bands will also be hitting the road in support of their new music, too (check our tour page for dates).
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