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Opeth Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt Needs Your Help Finding Albums

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Mikael Akerfeldt, of Opeth fame, has recently posted a blog on his MySpace page asking for help from anyone and everyone in locating hard to find records. To see the extensive list of records that might well shine some light on the legendary frontman's influences read the entire blog at this location. An excerpt from the blog follows:

"Hey again!
Got a massive repsonse on the last blog, and lots of suggestions where to find the Freddy Lindquist ”Menu” Lp. Yet I forgot to mention I’m only after the original 1st pressing, not Cd’s, counterfeits or reissued vinyl. Yes I’m anal like that….! Anyways, got me thinking…why don’t I list all the albums I’m after??? Maybe you’d stumble upon something by “accident” that I’d be interested in?

"Basically I’ve been a record collection for years and despite my travels around the globe there’s still a bunch of records that I haven’t found. And on top of that I never have enough spare time to wander round the record shops these days. Oh, and there aren’t many of them around either any more for that matter.

"I’m not looking for gifts, I will pay good money for some of these records and I insist on paying for these should you find them, OK? No gifts please!! Just to get that outta the way… Obviously if you help me out I’ll treat you to tickets and backstage passes when Opeth comes to a city near you…no problemo!

"Secondly, again, I’m only looking for original 1st pressings, no CD’s, reissues or anything like that. I will list the Lp’s divided into countries where the bands were from, so that it might be easier to track down domestic artists if you live in the specific country…who knows?

"Email me here if you find something or got questions. Also, the better the condition, the better the dough I’ll cough up for ‘em.

"And, thanks in advance, help an ol’ music junkie out will ya???"

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13 Comments on "Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Wants To Buy Your Albums"

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1. psythe writes:

I dare any of you to tell me you've actually heard of more than five of these records! o.O

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 3:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. bbristowe writes:

I dare you!

Seriously though. That's f***ed. I've only heard of like one on there

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 3:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

^belie dat sh** lol

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. LordAssenfroth writes:

i dont think ive heard any of those. how do you remember that many of anything off the top of your head? crazy swedish f***er

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 10:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I've heard of the two David Bowie albums, but only because my mum used to have them, before she lost them to some moving mix-up.

I know Thors hammer and Excalibur, but I dont have any album from them, just songs on my computer, and even that was hard to track down, so f*** whoever has one of those...

And I have to recheck which Hemlock he's talking about, because I think there's two. If it's one, I might have the album buried somewhere, if it's the other...well f*** me.

Even if all those bands are the ones I think they are, that still only adds up to five, which means I still fail the challenge. :(

Screw you mikael akerfeldt. Screw you and your crazy random influences lol

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Netromancer writes:

I've "heard of" alot of them, but only actually heard a small percentage. Truly some obscure titles there, no joke.

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Zero 54 writes:

How come he isnt interested in good music like A7X, Lady GAGA, Green Day, and Lil Wayne

FLO RIDA!!

Just f***ing Kidding Bloodbath and Opeth are Great

Now Playing Mastodon "Ghost of Karelia"

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Bowen writes:

this is a guy that seriously loves his music
i would i could help you mikael!

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

Lord, though I know you're being sarcastic, I'm sure he's kept lists.

# Mar 24, 2009 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. psythe writes:

^He actually says that the list he put up in the blog is 'pretty much just off the top of his head'.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. InfernoNecrosis writes:

This guy is insane :| How old is he again? lol...

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MuDvAyNefan writes:

god damn he is cool as sh**! i wanna meet him again

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. That_One_Guy writes:

Wow, I only know who 3 of the artists are on that list. I fail, lol.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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