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 world tours.

In 2011, they published "Heritage." It represents a drastic change in style from their previous albums, adopting a mostly progressive rock sound and only clean singing. Åkerfeldt commented on the diversity of Opeth's music: "I don't see the point of playing in a band and going just one way when you can do everything. It would be impossible for us to play just death metal; that is our roots, but we are now a mishmash of everything, and not purists to any form of music. It's impossible for us to do that, and quite frankly I would think of it as boring to be in a band that plays just metal music. We're not afraid to experiment, or to be caught with our pants down, so to speak. That's what keeps us going." (Metal Hammer)

On August 26, 2014, Opeth released its eleventh studio album, titled "Pale Communion." Fredrik Åkesson, spoke about the new direction the band was taking: "It would be interesting to do a really heavy album, but in a different way. Not to go back, we're not about that. I'm still very proud with the last two albums, I think it's interesting to listen to them, even if I listen in an objective way." (Ultimate Guitar)

In 2016, Opeth founded their own label, Moderbolaget Records and published the twelfth studio album "Sorceress."
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Candle010CD, CANDLE 010CD Opeth - Orchid album art Opeth Orchid (Album) Candlelight Records, Candlelight Records Candle010CD, CANDLE 010CD Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Opeth - Morningrise album art Opeth Morningrise (Album) Candlelight Records none UK 1996 Sell This Version
159 Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse album art Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse (Album) Candlelight Records 159 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
CDVILE 78 Opeth - Still Life album art Opeth Still Life (Album) Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILE 78 UK 1999 Sell This Version
VICP-61363 Opeth - Blackwater Park album art Opeth Blackwater Park (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations VICP-61363 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
PCKD 20125 Opeth - Deliverance album art Opeth Deliverance (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations PCKD 20125 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
cdmfn 294, CDMFN294 Opeth - Damnation album art Opeth Damnation (Album) Music For Nations, Music For Nations cdmfn 294, CDMFN294 Australia & New Zealand 2003 Sell This Version
RR 81232 Opeth - Ghost Reveries album art Opeth Ghost Reveries (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 81232 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
CDVILEF209X Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes album art Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes (Album) Peaceville CDVILEF209X UK 2007 Sell This Version
460502600719 Opeth - Watershed album art Opeth Watershed (Album) Roadrunner Records 460502600719 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
RR7705-2 Opeth - Heritage album art Opeth Heritage (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR7705-2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Opeth - The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival 2009 album art 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 art Opeth Pale Communion (Album) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR 7573-5, 1686-17573-5 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Opeth - Deliverance & Damnation album art Opeth Deliverance & Damnation (Album, Comp) Sony Music, Music For Nations none UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
NE 3822, 3822 Opeth - Sorceress album art Opeth Sorceress (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Moderbolaget Records, Moderbolaget Records NE 3822, 3822 US 2016 Sell This Version
ROP81CD-10-17 Opeth - Opeth / Enslaved album art Opeth / Enslaved Opeth / Enslaved - Opeth / Enslaved(CD) Future Publishing, Prog Magazine ROP81CD-10-17 UK 2017 Sell This Version
NE 4356-5, NE 4356-1 Opeth - Garden Of The Titans (Opeth Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre) album art Opeth Garden Of The Titans (Opeth Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre) (Album) Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, Moderbolaget Records, Moderbolaget Records NE 4356-5, NE 4356-1 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
NB 4557-2, NESC-1903 Opeth - In Cauda Venenum album art Opeth In Cauda Venenum (Album) Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records NB 4557-2, NESC-1903 China 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KOC-DS-8237 Opeth - The Drapery Falls (Radio Edit) album art Opeth The Drapery Falls (Radio Edit)(CD, Single, Promo) Koch Records KOC-DS-8237 US 2001 Sell This Version
KOC-DS-8437 Opeth - Deliverance (Radio Edit) album art Opeth Deliverance (Radio Edit)(CD, Single, Promo) Koch Records KOC-DS-8437 US 2002 Sell This Version
robo 023 Opeth - Still Day Beneath The Sun album art Opeth Still Day Beneath The Sun Robotic Empire robo 023 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Opeth - Ghost Of Perdition album art Opeth Ghost Of Perdition(CDr, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Opeth - Soldier Of Fortune album art Opeth Soldier Of Fortune(File, AAC, Single, 128) Roadrunner Records none US 2007
none Opeth - Porcelain Heart album art Opeth Porcelain Heart (Single) Roadrunner Records none 2008 Sell This Version
RR Promo 1082, RR PROMO 1082 Opeth - Burden album art Opeth Burden (Single, EP) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR Promo 1082, RR PROMO 1082 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version

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