Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt was recently interviewed by DJ Andrew Haug for Australian radio, and he was in a feisty mood. Among some of his best quotes:
"I'm not working on a recipe to make everyone like what we do...we're not a commercial band. We're kind of going against the grain even within the metal community."
"I don't listen to new extreme metal. I think it's dull...I can't get impressed with bands that are fast...brutality for me does nothing. I've been into the whole death metal scene for fucking ages, so it's not happening that I'm going to be impressed by brutal music anymore."
He also states that he thinks Opeth is better now than they've ever been, and reveals that he's been writing new music!
Opeth will be on tour in April - find a show near you!