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

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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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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Opeth Cover Black Sabbath and Napalm Death During Performance in Germany

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Roadrunner

Swedish progressive metal masters Opeth have the technical abilities to play almost any metal song ever written. During a tour stop in Germany, the band recently performed two legendary tracks, one of which is perhaps the world's easiest metal song to play, mostly because it's only two-seconds long.

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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt: ‘90 Percent’ Chance of 2013 North American Tour

Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Opeth have been touring relentlessly in support of 2011's 'Heritage,' and before they wrap up the cycle for that album will likely embark on one more North American run.

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No. 2: Opeth, ‘Blackwater Park’ – Top 21st Century Metal Songs

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The potion of brutality, progression and beauty hit its peak in the 2000s with Swedish metal masters Opeth. Having existed since 1990 and releasing their first full-length, 'Orchid' in 1995, Opeth were already experts in breaking new ground, and the Swedish outfit has continued in doing that until this very day.

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Writing New Material and Past Lineup Changes

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RoadRunner Records

With Opeth recently wrapping up their North American co-headlining tour with Mastodon and their last release ‘Heritage’ about to turn a year old in September, vocalist and guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt said that he has started writing for a new disc, although he admits that the writing process is only in the beginning stages.

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Collaborates With Former Genesis Guitarist

Mikael Akerfeldt
Roadrunner

Although the fine details remain at large, Opeth has announced that their frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has teamed up with guitarist Steve Hackett, formerly of the band Genesis for a very unlikely pairing.

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Opeth – Captivating Tour Posters

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This artwork for Opeth's tour with Katatonia is just incredible. Opeth have one of the most beautiful logos of any band, and this musical skeleton accentuates that fact.

Opeth are also beloved for their unique mix of beauty and brutality, which again, is repr

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt: ‘I Split My Head Open Down to the Skullbone’

Mikael Akerfeldt
Roadrunner

It's been quite a media day for Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, with rumors of mysterious injuries flying around the Internet. Finally, after a ton of discussion, rumors and metalheads everywhere freaking out about the health of their metal hero, Akerfeldt himself has written a detailed and slightly hilarious post about his not-so-hilarious injury.

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Not in Car Accident, Suffers Head Injury on Tour Bus

Mikael Akerfeldt
Opeth - Official Site

After initial reports earlier today that Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt broke his arm in a car accident, it turns out that the singer-guitarist missed the band's show last night (May 7) in St. Paul, Minn., after bumping his head while on his tour bus. However, the injury was severe enough to result in a hospital visit, eight stitches and a nasty headache.

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