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Progressive Nation Interview: Fredrik Akesson of Opeth on being in Opeth, not Dream Theater

October 22nd, 2009

With Swedish metallers Opeth recently touring with prog overlords Dream Theater, Chris Cope caught up with axeman Fredrik Akesson to talk about his role in the band and why Scandinavia creates so many big, bad metalheads.

Opeth

It’s nearly show-time at the final UK show of the tour, and we’re enlisted with the task of taking the burly, hairy man out of his cosy dressing room for a chat. Thankfully Fredrik doesn’t mind standing about in the cold wasteland of boxes and gear behind the stage. It’s extremely dark. Hope he doesn’t bite…

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Album: Opeth – Watershed

June 5th, 2008

Opeth

Opeth
Watershed
Roadrunner Records
39 May 2008

by Danny Montana

Prog rock has never been cool and prog metal is arguably even less cool but Opeth have somehow managed to rise above and beyond the condescension once again with their latest grand opus, Watershed. [Read more →]

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