Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has sat for multiple lengthy interviews with the Dutch website FaceCulture. They're always interesting conversations that go beyond boneheaded questions like "So, how's the tour going?" and "Who are your influences?" into more personal, introspective areas.
In this latest conversation (the second one of the year - watch the last one here), Mikael discusses his personal fragility and how he's consciously stopped caring about reviews, where he sees the band belonging in the music scene, how he takes input from bandmembers, and much more.
Here's Part 1:
Here's Part 2:
And here's Part 3:
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