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London, UK / Stockholm, Sweden (2010 – present)

Storm Corrosion is the musical collaboration between Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). The project’s self-titled first studio album (released on May 7, 2012, through Roadrunner Records) has been described by Wilson as being “the final part in the odd trilogy of records completed by [Opeth’s] Heritage and Grace for Drowning”.

Mikael Åkerfeldt first became aware of Steven Wilson circa 1995-1996 after Åkerfeldt’s best friend Jonas Renkse played him the Porcupine Tree album The Sky Moves Sideways. Åkerfeldt instantly fell in love with the band and began collecting their work. Years later, Wilson e-mailed Åkerfeldt after being given a copy of the Opeth album Still Life by a French journalist. The two ended up meeting for dinner in London where Åkerfeldt asked Wilson to produce the next Opeth album. It was also during this dinner that the two first talked about a possible collaboration.

Wilson agreed to produce what would become Blackwater Park, Opeth’s fifth album. He later returned to produce two other Opeth albums – Deliverance and Damnation. He also mixed one Opeth album, Heritage. In 2005, Åkerfeldt contributed some guitar and vocals to Deadwing, Porcupine Tree’s eighth album.


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  • bazinko

    I admit this album is not for everyone but it grew on me like an aggressive fungus and it is a cerebral, thought-provoking masterpiece. The first cut, Drag Ropes, is sheer genius. [2]

    20 Nov 11:28pm Reply
  • HellsNewAge

    I admit this album is not for everyone but it grew on me like an agressive fungus and I can honestly say it is a cerebral, thought-provoking masterpiece. The first cut, Drag Ropes, is sheer genius.

    18 Nov 11:37pm Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    Boring Corrosion [2] The worst thing Wilson ever did.

    15 Nov 12:22pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    Boring Corrosion

    8 Nov 4:44am Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    How comes nobody's tagging this as nsbm?

    28 Oct 10:37pm Reply
  • Toll_Suur

    Extraordinary!! Увлекает за собой эта музыка... Очень хочется продолжения этого интересного сотрудничества

    30 Sep 5:34am Reply
  • IvetteDT

    This kind of collab between Wilson and Åkerfeldt was a long time coming and I'm glad it finally happened when it did. I really need more of this [5].

    26 Sep 9:22pm Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    Pretty good album. High doubt Wilson and Akerfeldt would work on it again, especially with Steve being too busy these days.

    12 Sep 1:15am Reply
  • KungFuHamster__

    Have you not heard the elevator music in Mass Effect?

    30 Aug 4:51pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Even more boring than elevator music

    23 Aug 11:02pm Reply
  • alegator22

    По мне альбом не очень , бледненький, скучноватый))

    19 Aug 10:26am Reply
  • djingsken

    <3 love this album!

    14 Aug 1:58pm Reply
  • BlackMetallizer

    even more boring than opeth [2]

    5 Aug 2:53pm Reply
  • Scantily

    Perhaps somebody here likes this.

    3 Jul 11:37am Reply
  • Hauntel

    Creepy and boring, I love it

    11 May 2:27pm Reply
  • metralindol

    storm corrosion of love and emotion!

    6 Apr 5:32pm Reply
  • blackfeld

    Tapıyorum bu gruba abi yok böylesi..

    3 Mar 4:19pm Reply
  • SamaelOlson

    This project is very good,it gets a lot of unnecessary flack, but better than Opeth? Granted it's a bit unfair to compare the two, since they're vastly different from each other (pre Heritage material anyways). I do think Opeth is Åkerfeldt's crowning achievement, however.

    23 Feb 8:04am Reply
  • Flinting

    Boring? Try even better than Opeth.

    15 Feb 2:01am Reply
  • Atreidezz

    even more boring than opeth

    9 Feb 6:22pm Reply
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