Swedish progressive rockers Opeth have posted the following message on their Facebook page about Mikael Åkerfeldt's injury which prevented the band from performing yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota: "Many have already learned that yesterday's performances at The Myth in St. Paul had to be cancelled due to Mikael having an accident. Right before stage time Mike bumped his head on the tour bus which resulted in a pretty deep cut that required urgent medical attention."
Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have announced a co-headlining North American tour with Mastodon. Ghost will be their special guests opening all shows. The tour starts on April 4th in Portland, Maine, and will end on May 12th in Atlanta, Georgia.
The newest Opeth's release Heritage is bringing very good news for the Swedish metallers. Opeth have been nominated once again for a P3 Guld Award in the Rock/Metal category. For the first time, it is up to the public to cast their votes rather than the professional industry, which didn't happen in previous editions in the 8 year history of the awards. Opeth already won the award once in 2003 and since then have been nominated many times but never managed to win again.
Swedish metallers Opeth have premiered a new video for their song "The Devil's Orchard" at Pitchfork.com. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song is off of the band's latest output, Heritage, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video for "The Devil's Orchard" was directed by Phil Mucci.
Hot Topic is now exclusively streaming at this location one of the bonus tracks entitled "Pyre" off of the deluxe edition of Opeth's latest release Heritage, which came out on September 20th on Roadrunner Records. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. More details about the deluxe edition of Heritage can be found here. "Pyre" is one of two bonus tracks found on the Heritage Limited Edition CD/DVD and the Heritage CD/DVD/2LP Box Set.
The September 2011 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine will include a big cover story and world-exclusive live CD by Swedish progressive metallers Opeth that won't be available at record stores.
The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival is a five-song, 50-minute effort which is described as "an outstanding recording made in 2009" when the band stunned the audience with an awesome performance in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The CD will also include "The Devil's Orchard", the first single from Opeth's long-awaited new studio album, Heritage.
Right this moment, the third and final day of Sonisphere UK is taking place. If you're reading this you're obviously not there. Fortunately you can follow both Opeth's and Slipknot's shows from the comfort of your own home via two live webcasts.
Watch Opeth live at Sonisphere! Tune in at approximately 5:50pm GMT at this location.
Watch Slipknot live at Sonisphere! Tune in at approximately 9:00pm GMT at this location.
According to the French edition of Rock Hard magazine, keyboard player Joakim Svalberg (Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes) has been rehearsing with Swedish progressive metallers Opeth for the past few weeks - but has not yet been made an official member of the band. You can expect an official announcement imminently.
Keyboardist Per Wiberg, who joined Opeth back in 2005, was relieved of his duties in April as part of a mutual decision with the remaining members of the band.
In other news, Opeth will embark on a seven-week North American headlining tour in support of the forthcoming album, Heritage.Taking place in September/October, the tour will also feature Katatonia. A complete list of confirmed dates looks as follows: (thanks to Vykintas)