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Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden (1990 – present)

Opeth is a band from Sweden that is influenced by many diverse musical styles ranging from , 1970s , , and . Their recent releases have deviated from their traditional influenced style, with more emphasis on progressive elements. Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt is also noted for utilizing both clean singing and death growls, often in the same track. Due to their unique blend of melodic and progressive elements, Opeth are often classified separately from more typical acts. The name Opeth was taken from Wilbur Smith’s novel Sunbird and derived from Opet, a city of the moon named in the novel.

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Opeth was formed in Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden in 1990 by David Isberg. Isberg invited Mikael Åkerfeldt to join the band at a practice session as a bass player, but failed to inform the current bass player or any of the other members of the band. Because of this, all band members except for Isberg quit, and Åkerfeldt soon joined Opeth after his band, Eruption, faltered. With Åkerfeldt on guitar and David Isberg on vocals, Opeth still lacked members and needing more, they were soon joined by long-time friend of Åkerfeldt and former Eruption drummer Anders Nordin and Nick Döring on bass. Andreas Dimeo was recruited as a second guitarist.

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  • kayto1996

    v put some cake with that an d you have a song bro !!!!!

    yesterday evening Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    V Sodomy is always fun

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Industrialsk1ez

    I was just sitting there, at teh pool, reading a book (of love) it was a book of love)) called Male Communion, all of a sudden a couple of opteh fans came over in there tight wet speedos. The rest? That's history, male communion Baybuh!

    Yesterday 2:34pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    The violin part on Porcelain Heart is my ringtone since 2 years now. Sad melody.

    23 Mar 11:43pm Reply
  • GreatTornak

    Man this is some good stuff! Their riffs and guitar solos remind me of my favorite synth pop bands like Duran Duran! And I gotta love the drum work! It's like an 80's drum machine beat in every song! HAIL OPETH! THE KINGS OF ROCK!

    23 Mar 5:48pm Reply
  • theorly64

    the newest album is not that bad

    23 Mar 3:03am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    This band is oficially Dead™

    20 Mar 5:04am Reply
  • Asomatica

    Chad's Holy Semen™ saved me from teh_aids© I got from Wilson.

    19 Mar 6:55pm Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    Chad's Holy Semen™ is rich in nutrients which prevent all kinds of diseases, I'm actually drinking some of it right now.

    17 Mar 1:04am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    I think somebodies need some kittehs. And Chad milk.

    16 Mar 6:58pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    DemocracyBrony is right

    16 Mar 2:49am Reply
  • Kitten-of-love

    A study has found that Akerstache and Nickelback are the leading causes of human overpopulation. Opteh is the only solution. SCIENTIFIC FACT

    15 Mar 8:56am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    @Matricofilia, as long as Steven Wilson continues to produce their albums, or if Opeth just makes an album, chances are Cabra and the reign of Stache is going to have a field day. That and Kittens-Of-Love will continue calling me Democracy even though the democracy is dead and might as well be 1984.

    14 Mar 3:22am Reply
  • snake289

    v okay see you tomorrow

    13 Mar 11:27pm Reply
  • Matricofilia

    This shoutbox... How long has it been? 4 years? You guys keep on doing what you're doing. I'll come back again in 2020

    13 Mar 7:30pm Reply
  • bardofesgaroth

    GAWD IS DEEEEEEEEEEEEEYUD!

    12 Mar 1:11pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    v Opeth is Dead (god is dead reference), deal with it.....

    10 Mar 5:48pm Reply
  • LiquidEternity

    I love seeing people complain that the lack of growls make the new stuff lame. Seems a lot more like the lack of good music is what is doing it.

    10 Mar 5:19pm Reply
  • kayto1996

    @baphomet...if i hug you will you cry with with me Bruv :)

    9 Mar 10:17pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    @Baphomet chill the fuck out Kroegster

    7 Mar 5:19pm Reply
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