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New England Metal + Hardcore Festival 2013 Day 2 – Recap and Exclusive Photos

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

As Boston was able to finally catch its breath, metalheads continued to make their way to the Palladium for Day 2 of this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (April 20).

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Opeth Perform Acoustic Set at Newbury Comics for Record Store Day 2013

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YouTube: Adam Morin

For Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt, every day is Record Store Day, but for the actual April 20 holiday this year, Opeth traveled to Newbury Comics in Leominster, Mass., for an awesome acoustic performance.

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Opeth Guitarist Fredrik Akesson Promises Next Album ‘Will Be Different’ From ‘Heritage’

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Roadrunner

When Swedish progressive metal giants Opeth released 'Heritage' in 2011, the band received a surprisingly mixed reaction from fans. Opeth separated themselves from their death metal-infused past with 'Heritage,' with frontman Mikael Akerfeldt ditching his iconic guttural in favor of clean singing, while the rest of Opeth experimented with low distortion levels and '80s prog elements.

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Pantera vs. Opeth – March Metal Madness 2013, Round 1

Pantera vs. Opeth
Atco / Music For Nations

It's March Metal Madness 2013! To find the best metal album of all time, we're leaving it up to you to vote for your favorite records throughout the history of the genre. We've got two more innovators on the block in this Stage Dive region Round 1 matchup, with one of metal's most aggressive acts taking on one of the most eclectic acts in modern metal.

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Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy Performs Acoustic Cover of Opeth’s ‘Harvest’ in New Video

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has been covering the Opeth song 'Harvest' at some recent solo acoustic shows, including one in New York that Loudwire reviewed. Now, a video of Heafy performing the song in a studio has been released. (watch below)

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Opeth + Katatonia – 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts

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RoadRunner Records
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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival – 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Opeth Announce Spring 2013 North American Tour with Katatonia

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Roadrunner

Praise the metal gods! Swedish progressive metal masters Opeth will grace North America once again in the spring with a solid amount of tour dates. Beginning on April 18, Opeth will begin their string of dates, bringing fellow Swedish prog veterans Katatonia along for the entire trek.

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Anthrax, Opeth, Hatebreed to Headline 2013 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The New England Metal & Hardcore Festival celebrates its 15 year of anniversary with a massive lineup for the 2013 installment, including headliners Anthrax, Opeth and Hatebreed.

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Opeth to Tour North America in Spring 2013?

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Roadrunner

Swedish progressive metal masters Opeth have posted a mystery teaser via Roadrunner Records. We can only speculate as to what it means, but the video depicts a spinning Planet Earth with the signature Opeth logo appearing as the globe stops over North America. Accompanying the band's logo, 'Spring 2013' materializes before the short teaser fades away.

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