February 17, 2017 — Another strong year is in the books for heavy music, so strong that making a year end list seemed unfair to every release that we did not include in our lists.
August 3, 2016 — For those who enjoyed the direction that OPETH have been going with recent albums, the title track for their new one, Sorceress, is sure to please.
July 15, 2015 — 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.
June 30, 2012 — STORM CORROSION is the much hyped, much talked about collaboration between two of modern prog rock’s heavyweights in OPETH’s Mikael Akerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE‘s mainman Steven Wilson.
December 23, 2011 — 2011 was a very productive and enjoyable year for extreme music, perhaps the best in years. Thus, it was not an easy task choosing what we enjoyed best since they were just so many.
October 19, 2011 — Progressive not only describes OPETH’s music, it also describes the slow shedding of their death metal stylings. Heritage is OPETH’s fruit that falls furthest from the extreme metal tree, save for the “soft” Deliverance album which was an explicit experiment released in near parallel to the “heavy” Damnation album.
September 27, 2011 — We previously posted an awesome video of Icelandic pianist, Vika, doing a CARCASS cover. Now, let’s check out another amazing cover: OPETH’s “Deliverance.” Look out, OPETH!
August 11, 2011 — Check out the new single from OPETH’s new album, Heritage, called “The Devil’s Orchard” below. The new album comes out September 20, 2011. It features all clean vocals.
July 15, 2011 — Sure, everyone and their mothers gush over OPETH, but that wasn’t necessarily the case 10+ years ago. Back in the band’s earlier days, OPETH was a semi-obscure band who didn’t quite catch on with the masses of metal fans, at least in the U.
June 9, 2011 — Good friends, OPETH and KATATONIA, will team up for the U.S. Heritage Tour starting this September. Guitarist Anders Nyström issued the following statement in anticipation of the tour:
August 9, 2010 — After taking a breather in their respective other bands, namely THE HAUNTED, OPETH, and ARCH ENEMY, the members of WITCHERY offer Witchkrieg, the first album with vocalist Legion (ex-MARDUK) on board.
July 27, 2010 — As an ongoing celebration of OPETH’s 20th anniversary, the band will be releasing live video footage and audio from their recent performance at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.
January 29, 2010 — The following interview with Ihsahn was conducted and gracefully provided by MetalGeorge for Examiner.com__, as the site’s Cape Cod Rock Music Examiner (original article). Having first acquired a copy of After-the third solo effort from former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn-in late 2009, it was clear from the get-go that this truly was going to be the first great album of 2010.
January 29, 2009 — Sweden’s OPETH are set to return to North America for a third tour run supporting their acclaimed Watershed album. Direct support will come from Norway’s ENSLAVED, who recently won their third Norwegian Grammy award, are touring in support of their much talked about Vertebrae album.
January 2, 2009 — We finally got off our asses and did it. It’s already the year 2009, but we’ve complied a list of our top albums of 2008. Compiling such a list is never easy, and 2008 was no exception.
December 17, 2008 — Mnemosyne Productions have announced that Ihsahn will support OPETH on their upcoming Norwegian live performances arranged by Rikskonsertene/Statnett. Ihsahn had this to say about the live dates: “I’ve been getting quite a few live-offers for my solo stuff, but haven’t found time to prioritize this until now.
September 25, 2008 — Becoming an unquestionable underground legend as a member of EMPEROR in your teens can be a hard act to follow. However, Ihsahn has taken on the task of continuing his musical legacy with his solo albums in addition to his work in PECCATUM and HARDINGROCK.
September 1, 2008 — OPETH have gone through a lot of changes throughout their impressive rise to the top of the underground. Watershed their ninth studio album, sees the band continue to develop, refine, and expand their unique sound creating what may be their most complete work to date.
March 21, 2008 — Candlelight Records today confirms May 27 as the American release date for strong>angL, the second solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn. The album features nine new songs all written and performed by the highly respected musician.
February 19, 2008 — Prog-rockers 3 are pleased to announce that they will be performing on the Progressive Nation Tour this Spring. The Progressive Nation Tour features prog-metal extraordinaires DREAM THEATER, OPETH, and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.
December 25, 2007 — A good indication that a band has “made it” is if they release a live album and Swedish juggernaut OPETH haven’t resisted following this recording industry tradition.
October 30, 2007 — OPETH’s forthcoming release, The Roundhouse Tapes, is a 2 CD set containing the band’s live performance from Camden Roundhouse in London where they played last November 9th.
September 21, 2007 — The Roundhouse Tapes contains a captivating OPETH performance from the Camden Roundhouse, London, UK, on November 9th, 2006 (a gig which also featured Goth metal legends PARADISE LOST), and sees the band in scintillating form churning out a selection of classics from their illustrious career.
May 17, 2007 — Peter Lindgren has stepped down from his guitar-wielding duties in OPETH after 16 years. His official statement on the matter reads as follows: “It is with sadness I announce that OPETH and I are going separate ways after almost 16 years.