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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

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This week's edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' features one of modern metal's greatest frontmen, Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Having also led death metal giants Bloodbath and experimental act Storm Corrosion, Akerfeldt has left a giant impact on music, so we invited the multitalented frontman to partake in a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'.

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Opeth Announce Release Date + Track Listing for 11th Studio Album ‘Pale Communion’

Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt
Roadrunner

Rejoice, metalheads! Opeth have just announced the title and release date for their highly anticipated 11th studio album! The Swedish band's latest opus will be named 'Pale Communion' and will be unleashed on June 17.

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Opeth Hope to Release 11th Studio Album in June

Opeth
Roadrunner

Praise the dark lord! We've got some amazing news to report on Opeth's 11th studio album. Although the Swedish metal masters have not yet decided on a title for the disc, we can exclusively confirm that Opeth are aiming to unleash their newest opus in June 2014.

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Opeth vs. System of a Down – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 2

Opeth vs. System of a Down
Koch / American

There is no band in the world quite like Opeth and there is definitely no band in the world like System of a Down. In our quest to find the greatest metal album released so far in the 21st century, these two heavyweights have advanced in March Metal Madness 2014 to face off in a massive Round 2 battle!

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Opeth vs. Between the Buried and Me – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Opeth vs. Between the Buried and Me
Koch / Victory

True progression in modern metal has been embraced by the fans of these two acts like almost no others. One hails from Sweden while the other comes straight from the U.S., but both have composed some of metal's most recent long-form masterpieces. Which one of these discs will advance in our March Metal Madness tournament to find the best 21st century metal album?

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Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Chuck Schuldiner – Greatest Metal Frontman, Round 1

Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Chuck Schuldiner
Opeth: Official Site / Nuclear Blast

From humble beginnings to revolutionizing their stranglehold in their respective death metal helms, Mikael Akerfeldt and Chuck Schuldiner are legends in their own right.

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No. 8: Opeth, ‘Orchid’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Chuck Schuldiner / Ozzy Osbourne / James Hetfield

Nearly 20 years since the release of 'Orchid,' Opeth's debut album still retains its individuality along with its overall quality.

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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’

Opeth
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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