When Opeth came through New York on tour last week, naturally we pulled Mikael Åkerfeldt into the office for an interview. In the clip above, he reveals his favorite Opeth songs to play live (old and new); his guitar practice regimen (or lack thereof); how the band tailors their set list to the bill they'll be appearing on; who hears Opeth songs when they're works in progress; and much more! We think you'll agree it's a pretty interesting conversation.

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