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Opeth to enter studio

It’s now been 2 years since Opeth‘s last opus, Watershed, was released, so it only makes sense that the band are making plans to hit the studio in January to record their follow up effort. The band have been around for 20 years now, and in this time, if I could count, I’d be able to tell you this will be their tenth studio album. But unfortunately, I can’t (obviously).

In case you need some re-assuring of the quality of this forthcoming material (but why would you?), then fret no more, as Opeth have described the album as being *insert drum roll*… “good.” Well there you have it. And it’s not like the band is biased or anything either, is it?

Read more information over at Blabbermouth.


Scorpions and Opeth at Hellfest

Scorpions (pictured above), Ozzy Osbourne, Opeth, Black Label Society and many others have been confirmed for next year’s Hellfest, taking place July 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France.

Poster with all bands attending, after the jump. More info at the official site.


Opeth frontman doesn't take criticism well

When it comes to Opeth, it’s Mikael Åkerfeldt‘s way or the highway. That’s what the Opeth frontman recently admitted in a recent interview with UK’s Guitarist magazine.

Musically, I don’t compromise for anyone. If you ask me to do it a certain way, you can just fuck off, if you know what I mean. Once the music and the lyrics are done, I can be a bit of a whore. If that’s what the label wants me to do — I’ll do their interviews. But when it comes to the music, it’s sacred to me. I can be like the Antichrist when it comes to people interfering with the music. Not the band — that’s not a problem at all — but if a record label executive came up to me and said, “That riff is not good,” I would probably headbutt him. “Shut the fuck up and sell the record.”

So there you go… If you ever meet Åkerfeldt, you better tell him everything he does is nothing short of God-like, otherwise the man is going to be pissed as hell. That shouldn’t be a problem though, since everything the man does musically IS God-like.


Interview: Martin "Axe" Axenrot

I recently got to do an email interview with none other than Bloodbath, Opeth and Witchery drummer Martin “Axe” Axenrot.

Special thanks go out to Jasper Schuurmans, who helped making this possible. Blast some Bloodbath and read the interview after the jump.

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