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Opeth To Release New Live Album and DVD

As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary, Sweden’s Opeth is releasing live footage and audio from the band’s recent performance at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due out September 21st, is a testament to Opeth’s continued success in the progressive metal community. ... …

Inquirer: Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt

What inspired you to play guitar?All the rock and metal guitarists I listened to while growing up: guys like Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, Matthias Jabs and Tony Iommi.What was your first guitar?I had a Levin classical guitar that I got from my grandmother, but I smashed it up. My first electric was a black Les Paul copy, which... …

Dear Guitar Hero: Opeth

They're the guitarists behind one of Sweden's most technically ambitious progressive metal acts. But what Guitar World readers really want to is... Mikael, when you began writing the new record, Watershed, did you have any specific objectives in mind, like a concept you wanted to explore? —Joe Trittle ÅKERFELDT The lyrics on Watershed are conceptual, in a way, but I didn’t have any idea of what... …