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OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

OPETH are pleased to announce Australian headline shows for December 2019 There are few bands that can or will match Sweden’s Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums, to become one of the best bands on the planet; […]

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Mike Portnoy

“Not only is it closure for me as an artist wanting to do it, but I think there’s some closure for the fans as well because there was a fear that once I left Dream Theater this would never actually happen, so there’s a sense of unfinished business in finally getting to do it.” From Release: MIKE PORTNOY is a […]

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Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

“Some shows are more special than others like in Australia they’re energetic shows and people are getting into it and you can tell that they’re enjoying listening to the music you know. So it’s a great feeling walking on stage, adrenaline. It’s a treat really.” From Release: The evolution of OPETH as a band is wondrous, witnessing spine-tingling music which […]

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OPETH Announce 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour dates.

OPETH Announce 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour dates.

The evolution of OPETH as a band is wondrous, witnessing spine-tingling music which bestrides genres, and an exponential growth in an ever diversifying fan base. OPETH performances are without peer – their live show is a deeply emotional, yet exhilarating experience. From centre stage they create an atmospheric utopia; theirs is truly a unique concert experience, and one not to […]

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OPETH To Perform At The Sydney Opera House On February 6th 2017

OPETH To Perform At The Sydney Opera House On February 6th 2017

Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH, will be releasing their bewitching, 12th studio album, Sorceress, on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, […]

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Caligula’s Horse

Caligula’s Horse

“…so we wanted to go a little bit different with this one, deliberately not do a concept album and just write a collection of songs that have an uplifting message that have a colourful sound and a vibrancy to them and go for an energy that matches our live show as well because we have quite a physical and energetic […]

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Daniel Estrin of Voyager

Daniel Estrin of Voyager

“So the nice thing about having an album and having it released for some time already is that you get all the sort of end of year reviews coming up on facebook and all that and you see peoples top ten lists and you see consistently that you’ve made it into their top ten lists and that’s a really nice […]

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Opeth – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2015

Opeth – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – May 3, 2015

Ok so I’ve never seen Opeth before and I’ve been told this will be an experience so I’m looking forward to this. Having recently spoken to Mikael, I’ve been looking forward to this for a while now, so let’s go! An excited Sleepmakeswaves tick something off their bucket list tonight as they open for Opeth, now in seeing these guys […]

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Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

“…it’s just the five of us playing the songs and we’re trying to play them as good as we can with as much passion as we can. I think what we have to offer is just more of a musical experience you know and very little eye candy, and some people probably find that very boring and they need that […]

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OPETH Announce Australian Tour

OPETH Announce Australian Tour

Swedish progressive metal heroes Opeth are set to return to Australia in 2015 in support of their 11th album ‘Pale Communion’. Hailed as one of the most influential progressive metal bands in the world, Opeth have an ever-growing fanatically loyal fan base in Australia and are returning for a headline run after their highly successful ‘Heritage’ tour in 2013. One factor which makes Opeth’s live shows second to […]

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OPETH’S ‘Pale Communion’ Re-slated for August release

OPETH’S ‘Pale Communion’ Re-slated for August release

Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album, Pale Communion which has been re-slated on August 22nd . “Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the album release has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential basic tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed […]

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Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth

“At the time he said if it wouldn’t have been for ‘Heritage’ maybe the band wouldn’t have existed anymore. So it was in a way it was some kind of, well I wouldn’t say cleansing, but I’m proud of the album, I still like it, I understand people, hardcore metal fans because there was no screaming but in a way […]

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Katatonia to support Opeth this March!

Katatonia to support Opeth this March!

We are thrilled to announce that KATATONIA will be joining OPETH for their Australian tour this March! Since forming in 1991, KATATONIA have become one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the modern heavy music firmament.  With a steady stream of classic albums, Sweden’s masters of melancholy have spread their baleful gospel across the globe, refining […]

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Opeth Australian tour announced

Opeth Australian tour announced

OPETH have spent over two decades steadily amassing a body of work that can only be described as epic and iconic; inventing and reinventing the rules as they go along. OPETH’s transcendent live shows have gone down in music folklore. On their upcoming March tour fans can expect a career defining set featuring songs from across their expansive catalogue. Their […]

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Soen featuring members Of Opeth & Testament to release debut album

Soen featuring members Of Opeth & Testament to release debut album

              SOEN, Featuring Former Members Of OPETH & TESTAMENT, To Release Debut Album Cognitive on March 16 SOEN – the new four-strong ensemble featuring Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), Stockholm-born vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis- have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt & Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson team up for Storm Corrosion and sign to Roadrunner Records

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt & Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson team up for Storm Corrosion and sign to Roadrunner Records

STORM CORROSION  OPETH’S MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT &  PORCUPINE TREE’S STEVEN WILSON TEAM UP FOR STORM CORROSION Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Storm Corrosion. Storm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene’s most innovative and multi-talented artists: Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. The pair will release Storm Corrosion on April 20. Wilson […]

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Opeth – Heritage

Opeth – Heritage

In 25 words or less: A prog, jazz, blues, psychedelic, metal vibe delivered in a great slab called Heritage From the opening piano intro I truly didn’t know what to expect with this new release from Opeth but as that faded out and directly in to the next track I could finally get a gist for what I was in […]

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Opeth announce Australian tour

Opeth announce Australian tour

“Opeth continually expands the definition of what metal can be” – Rolling Stone OPETH are Pioneers. OPETH continue to create epic and iconic music; inventing and reinventing the rules as they go along. With over Twenty years and Ten albums under their collective belt, OPETH’s legion of fans has grown as much as their kaleidoscopic sound has broadened. OPETH have […]

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Quiet Child to support Opeth on their Aussie tour

Quiet Child to support Opeth on their Aussie tour

Quiet Child are pleased to announce that they have been asked by Opeth to join them on their national tour of Australia. The tour will kick off on Dec 15 taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. This comes just months after the release of Quiet Child’s second album Thumper which saw the band tour the East Coast extensively. For […]

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