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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Opeth and Storm Corrosion
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.