Opeth

Opeth

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Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into their usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from black metal and death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.

Opeth has released ten studio albums, three live DVDs, three live albums (two that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard 200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release. Opeth has sold over 1.5 million albums and DVDs worldwide, including 300,000 collective Soundscans of their albums Blackwater Park, Damnation and Deliverance in the United States.
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Opeth Discography

Albums

Candle010CD Opeth Orchid (Album) Candlelight Records Candle010CD France 1995 Sell This Version
none Opeth Morningrise (Album) Candlelight Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version
159 Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse (Album) Candlelight Records 159 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
CDVILE 78 Opeth Still Life (Album) Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILE 78 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VICP-61363 Opeth Blackwater Park (Album, EP) Music For Nations, Music For Nations VICP-61363 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
M-2761102 Opeth Deliverance (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations M-2761102 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
CDMFN 294 Opeth Damnation (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations CDMFN 294 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
1686-181232 Opeth Ghost Reveries (Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-181232 US 2005 Sell This Version
CDVILEF209X Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes (Album) Peaceville CDVILEF209X UK 2007 Sell This Version
460502600719 Opeth Watershed (Album) Roadrunner Records 460502600719 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
1686-177055 Opeth Heritage (Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-177055 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Opeth The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival 2009(CD) RockHard none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5 Opeth Pale Communion (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KOCDS8237 Opeth The Drapery Falls (Radio Edit)(CD, Promo, Single) Koch Records KOCDS8237 US 2001 Sell This Version
KOC-DS-8437 Opeth Deliverance (Radio Edit)(CD, Single, Promo) Music For Nations KOC-DS-8437 US 2002 Sell This Version
robo 023 Opeth Still Day Beneath The Sun Robotic Empire robo 023 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Opeth Ghost Of Perdition(CDr, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
RR Promo 1082, RR PROMO 1082 Opeth Burden (Single, EP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR Promo 1082, RR PROMO 1082 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Opeth Porcelain Heart (Single) Roadrunner Records none Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
RDRR 10226-2 Opeth Mellotron Heart(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10226-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Opeth Slither (Single) Roadrunner Records none UK 2011 Sell This Version
PRO16930 Opeth The Devil's Orchard (Single) Roadrunner Records PRO16930 UK 2011 Sell This Version
1686-136677 Opeth The Throat Of Winter(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Roadrunner Records 1686-136677 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Opeth The Lines In My Hand(CD, Promo, Single) Roadrunner Records none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none Opeth Solitude Live (Single) Roadrunner Records, Warner Music none 2014