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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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  • AnarchyBrony

    There it goes..it floated away..

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  • BlowpethFan610

    Peace is eternal if you join the Church of Chad. Amen. [2]

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  • kayto1996

    Sssssh dat was a secret.........we must hide.........you could cause a stampede !!!!

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  • kayto1996

    you must accept into your hearts the gospels and teachings of the church of Chad ,for he was sent to us to bring piece........only then will you find trve piece.....As for one erection they are false gods i tell you .......you must follow the Stache ...for he can lead you to CHAD.......fear not the false gods of metal...both generic and strange ...for they will be punished,progressively....AMEN

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  • B0OGAL0O

    AnarchyBrony, I think u should visit my loyal friend mr kayto shoutbox, and u see from someone 'And when I say nerdy metal fans, there were kids debating who was the best pony on My Little Pony. The concert was really awesome, love the band but that's what I think about now when I think about my Nightwish concert experience.' This what u bring to Opteh concert u bishhhh!!1!!!1!!11!!!!!

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  • B0OGAL0O

    Peace is eternal if you join the Church of Chad. Amen.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    One Direction is more progressive than Opeth, you just have to listen closely...One Direction is a timeless band that comes once in a lifetime.

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  • AnarchyBrony

    And the peace (at least what could be called 'peace') was destroyed once again. Le sigh.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • BlowpethFan610

    8=================================D <--- Chad's Masterböehner™

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  • BlowpethFan610

    8==D <--- stevie's willie

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  • kayto1996

    mmmmm how does steve's willie compare to Chads .........

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  • kayto1996

    this is all very skirrelly..........people need to know !

    yesterday evening Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    V It was gonna happen sooner or later. The Staches are back.

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  • kayto1996

    HA ! I knew IT !!

    yesterday evening Reply
  • MetalWarriorRus

    Nice new album

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  • B0OGAL0O

    Next we'll be hearing mike talk about how much he loves my little pony and sits at home on last fm posing as AnarchyBrony, The defender of his own music (stevie willie's music actually)

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  • aldrignedigen

    Pale Communion has turned me gay, is that okay?

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  • AnarchyBrony

    Now it's gotten interesting.

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • DDevilized

    one erection is miles better than this psuedo prog nerd cockrock dronefest

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    Yes! "Godbye" steven wilson, did you get the joke here? I´m so Smart

    Yesterday 10:52am Reply
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