Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor kicked off his solo tour in style earlier this week, by performing an acoustic cover of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Taylor’s ode to this particular Bon Jovi hit follows in the footsteps of Opeth, whose rendition of the [...]
Swedish prog-metallers Opeth took a break from the serious business of showcasing their new album, Heritage, to bust out a bit of classic Bon Jovi while on tour in Orlando, Florida, recently. Check out the video, below, of frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt leading the crowd in a rendition of “Wanted Dead or Alive.” Let us know what [...]
It’s not as if Opeth needed to reaffirm their place among prog metal’s elite, but the Swedish quintet’s 10th studio full-length gets it done effortlessly. Heritage, free of growling vocals, isn’t “heavy” by Opeth standards. Instead, it luxuriates in psychedelic jazziness, ’70s rock organ aplenty, and exquisite acoustic passages that recall 2003′s Damnation. Frontman Mikael [...]
Progressive metal group Opeth released their 10th album, Heritage (Roadrunner), last month, and it debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard chart for that week. In the video below, you can see frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt talking about the songs “Slither,” “Nepenthe,” and “Häxprocess.” Check out the first part of this video series on the [...]
Storm Corrosion, the new project between Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, has announced they expect their debut album to drop in April 2012. Recording for the self-titled record has already been completed and will be released through Roadrunner. A post on Opeth’s website stated that “This album could be seen as the [...]
Swedish prog-metallers Opeth have released a video for their new track, “The Devil’s Orchard.” The song is taken from the band’s latest album, Heritage, which was released earlier this week. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Opeth’s new album, Heritage, hits stores on September 20, but you can get an early listen right now by catching the stream available at this link. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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Chris “scurvy dog” Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a freelance writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s [...]
Keyboardist Per Wiberg has been relieved of his duties as a member of Swedish progressive metal band Opeth as part of a mutual decision within the band. Keyboard duties on upcoming tours will be handled by an as-yet named musician who is already rehearsing with the band. Said musician’s identity will be released at a [...]