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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt Checks In From Progressive Nation

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OPETH frontman Mikael Ã…kerfeldt has posted this message on his MySpace page:

"Ahhh...nice weather! We have a day off and we're in...I don't even know! Sad!
I have a little cold (again)...and it sucks, but I'll be better soon. Last night in Toronto and the night before in Montreal was MAD! I love Canucks! Love all of you of course but...wow...just WOW!

I did a little guest spot with Dream theater on the second NYC show. Song a verse and a chorus for the song 'Repentence' which is an awesome song. Thing is when I got on stage my mic was switched off and the crowd could enjoy me singing without hearing a word. The Port and the rest of the DREAM THEATER guys played it over again so I could sing it with sound as well. I was literally dying up there! How embarrassing...yet, it was great fun and at least I got to sing it in the end. Great cheers for me too which I appreciate of course.

Axe and the other drummers did a drum solo with the Port on the first night which was a gas! We got it all on film, as well as my own 'performance'...might make it available sometime...or maybe not!

Got some copies of "Watershed" and it looks awesome...especially the Special edition. Watched the documentary again and it's great fun. What a bunch of fucking bums we are...it's unbelievable!

Gearing up for the rest of the shows today...need to remedy myself a little. We have also set up a few signing sessions in Europe. One in Paris, one in Amsterdam, one in Stockholm and one in Gothenburg. If you wanna come and say hi...check out Roadrunner Records for info on where it's at, as I don't really know myself.

Anyways you good people of the earth...just giving you a little update.

Take care."

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1. metalhead644 writes:

saw them in pittsburgh on their off-date... my god it was amazing, and so worth the 5 hour drive....

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2. Opeth & 3 are Amazing writes:

The Toronto show was unbelievable!! I remember the moment Opeth struck their first chord the crowd absolutely erupted and my girlfriend and I basically had to swim our way out of sea of pit just to be able to collect our thoughts and figure out what song was actually being played! lol f***ing brilliant! and 3 killed everyone with their set as well! Watch out for that band ;)

# May 26, 2008 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Whoracle writes:

I was at the first NYC show! I have to say, the drum solo was f***ing phenomenal. For the good of the internet I sure hope they post it, but nothing was like being there as they owned that kit.

# May 26, 2008 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FocusShift writes:

I was also at the Pittsburgh show, seeing them headline made the show for me way more than seeing Prog nation would have been. They, 3, and BTBAM kicked so much ass.

# May 26, 2008 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Ya I was atthe Toronto show as well. Remember we are f***ING RETARED. 3 kicked total ass. The energy in the crowed was nuts but Deathmarch f***ing sucks

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6. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

Got Watershed on order, can not f ucking wait. I heard the Locusteater number which literally blew me away!!!

Opeth for life... They bring meaning to music, unlike all the rest of the poxy metal scene...

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7. AnewKINDofFEELIN writes:

Whoracle,
King Crimson is playing 3 shows in NYC in August. Gavin Harrison from Porcupine Tree is joining them on the tour as a second drummer. If you enjoy sick drumming, I would definitely recommend checking the show out. If I could afford a trip to New York, I would probably be there for it.

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