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Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Writing New Album In Wacken Interview

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Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt was interviewed by PitCam.tv at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and you can check out the whole conversation in the player below. In the clip, Mikael talks about previous experiences playing Wacken and other festivals, how membership changes have impacted the band's growth, starting to write new material, and playing the band's death metal songs at the festival.

Opeth's new album "Heritage (reviewed here) is available now. Metalunderground.com recently took two opposing sides to dissect the album, which features no death growls or extreme metal elements. Check out our pro-"Heritage" and anti-"Heritage" articles.

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Loved the Storm Corrosion album, it would be an ordeal to orchestrate that thing in the live setting though.

Here's to hoping the next Opeth album is better than 'Heritage' or at least, very different. I don't mind that Opeth have headed into non-metal, non-death vocals terrain but save for a couple tracks, 'Heritage' was a sleepy, meandering, missed opportunity to silence nay-sayers like myself about that new direction.

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2. pageh writes:

What is this going to be Porcupine Tree covers? Wilson just join Opeth already. He wants to put PT to bed for awhile. Let us convulse in disgust in the meantime

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3. metaljus writes:

man opeth you were once my pinnacle for metal music, but now you have become nothing more then a relic, with a severely softened arm

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