Pretty in Noise interviewed Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson backstage at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany last month; you can watch the 10-minute conversation above. Fredrik talks about the decision-making process within Opeth, his own thoughts about why bands break up, how to choose bandmembers (talent vs. personality), watching comedies and horror movies on the tour bus, and much more.

Opeth's latest album, Heritage, is available everywhere now; grab one from the Roadrunner webstore!