Back in 2000, the, now, juggernaut known as OPETH was only known by the most devotee followers of underground metal. While the first three albums were released domestically in the U.S. via Century Black (AKA Century Media Records), the newest one at the time, Still Life, was available as an import only. You had to throw down $20+ dollars for that album but it was well worth it. The lack of an official U.S. release for Still Life for many years really hurt that album’s exposure to fans. It was like the final chapter on the early OPETH sound.
Lucky fans got to witness the band’s U.S. debut at Milwaukee Metalfest 2000 (Remember those awesome fests?). Check out this video of their full set, complete with rental equipment. So damn cool.