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Opeth Announce Spring 2013 North American Tour with Katatonia

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

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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Roadrunner

Opeth to Tour North America in Spring 2013?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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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