Tag: Mikael Akerfeldt

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Interview: “I hate people telling me what to do, and I hate feeling boxed in.”

There’s just something refreshing about a musician interviewing another musician – you won’t typically get the same kind of questions and the same programmed answers.  With that being said, eMusic  recruited contributing writer Lenny Kaye, a good friend to Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt as well as being a writer, record collector, and Patti Smith’s guitarist since …

Opeth – Heritage

It’s been a long time coming for the follow-up to 2008’s Watershed.  Heritage is quite the change of pace from anything that the band has ever done.  Gone for now are all traces of growling which would make you think it’s going to be just like Damnation, but that couldn’t be further from correct.  With …

OPETH Featured on Cover of DECIBEL Magazine

According to a press release this morning, the September 2011 issue of DECIBEL features Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt on the cover, with a preview of the band’s latest opus, Heritage, as the accompanying feature . Heritage is out September 20th and Decibel goes deep. “We’re proud to grant Opeth their third Decibel cover story over the …

WHITECHAPEL: What Influenced “A New Era of Corruption” by Ben Savage (Part One)

WHITECHAPEL lead guitarist Ben Savage gave SMNnews a very in-depth and piece-by-piece low down on WHITECHAPEL’s brand new album A New Era of Corruption. Simply asking the lads “What influenced A New Era of Corruption?”, part one of Savage’s guitar-centric answers can be found below… Every band has their own way of doing things. Us …

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Talks “God of War” Music and 20th Anniversary Shows

OPETH frontman/guitarist, the inimitable Mikael Akerfeldt, checked in to give fans an update of what is going on. His note includes reactions to OPETH’s new music from the God of War: Blood and Metal EP and the band’s 20th anniversary shows: “Quite interesting to see how diverse the reactions have been to our last song, …

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