Posts Tagged “Heritage”

Opeth split their fan base pretty heavily when it came to their last album, Heritage, and while they show no signs of stopping with experimentation, it seems as though things are headed back toward the heavy once more. Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt told Expressen Newspaper in an interview regarding the band's next release: "Maybe a little bit …

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Opeth: Bringing the prog

Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has offered an update on the progress of the Swedish titans’ follow-up to supremely proggy 2011 opus, Heritage.

“We’ve been looking at Rockfield Studios in Wales where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, but we haven’t made a decision yet,” Åkerfeldt tells Expressen. “But it will be an expensive album. There’s a lot going on, lots of string arrangements that we haven’t had in the past.

“Will it be heavier than Heritage? Maybe a little bit heavier,” Mikael adds. “Not death metal heavy, but hard rock/heavy metal heavy. There’s also lots of progressive elements and acoustic guitars, but also more sinister-sounding riffs.”

Expect that to land next year via Roadrunner.

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Mikael Akerfeldt and co. working on “sinister-sounding riffs” for the “Heritage” follow-up.

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The charity’s aim is to preserve America’s radio, music and recorded sound heritage.

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On episode 422 of the “Talking Metal” podcast (web site), hosts Mark Strigl and John “Ostronomy” Ostrosky conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell.

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Opeth continue to tour in support of their 2011 album Heritage. They recently played a show at The Music Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Our New York based photographer Eric B. Hanson was there. Check out his review and photos of Opeth and fellow Swedes Katatonia.

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Guitarist Fredrik Akesson discusses band’s plans regarding the new album.

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Brian Giffin of Australia’s Loud magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH.

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Germany is a country with a great metal heritage and tons of really good bands.  From the mainstream hard rock/metal sounds of Scorpions to extreme underground bands, the number of quality German metal bands encompasses numerous genres.   Germany is especially known for thrash metal,  and you’ll find a few of the genre pioneers on the list.  Power metal is another genre that’s well represented.  Here’s our list of the best metal bands from Germany.  Who would you add to the list?

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Opeth will return to North America in April for a 30 plus city tour in support of 2011’s Heritage. Katatonia will open on all dates. There will be several dates of note during Opeth’ s North American run. On April 20th, Opeth will be making a stop to headline at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The April 28th show in Clifton Park, NY will see Mikael Akerfeldt’s Storm Corrosion collaborator Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree join Opeth. There will also be two rare and intimate evenings with Opeth planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th and The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 24th.

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