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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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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt Hospitalized After Car Accident

Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt was rushed to the hospital last night (May 7) after a car accident in Maplewood, Minn., prior to the band's scheduled show with Mastodon and Ghost. Details on his condition at the moment are scarce, but Akerfeldt is said to have suffered a broken arm in the wreck.

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Mikael Akerfeldt Discusses Evolution of Opeth, New Project Storm Corrosion + More

Mikael Akerfeldt
Roadrunner

Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Opeth and Storm Corrosion

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Mastodon, Opeth + Ghost Bring the ‘Heritage Hunter’ Tour to NYC

Mastodon / Opeth / Ghost
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / Roadrunner / Metal Blade

One of 2012's best tours stopped by New York City on Wednesday (April 11), with Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost delivering a unique blend of atmospheric and hypnotic metal courtesy of the Heritage Hunter trek.

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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt No Longer a Member of Bloodbath

Bloodbath
Peaceville

We recently had the honor of speaking with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt. Although Akerfeldt is most-renowned for his work in Opeth, the Swedish metal legend has also scrambled brains with death metal side project Bloodbath. However, during our interview yesterday in New York City, Akerfeldt revealed that he is no longer a member of Bloodbath.

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Opeth and Porcupine Tree Frontmen Unite As Storm Corrosion – Exclusive Video

Storm Corrosion
Naki Kouyioumtzis

The new collaboration between Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, Storm Corrosion, feels like it may have been masterminded by the fateful hands of the musical Gods. The two unlikely collaborators found each other through such happenstance that it raises the question that a higher power may have been hard at work behind the scenes on this one.

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Opeth Founder David Isberg Recovering in Hospital After Vicious Assault

Opeth
Roadrunner Records

Swedish musician David Isberg, who founded Opeth in 1990, is recovering in a Stockholm area hospital after being assaulted a couple of weeks ago.

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