For over twenty years, Swedish progressive metal giants Opeth have wowed crowds all over the world, pumping out album after album and evolving as they go. Currently supporting their latest release, ‘Sorceress’, they have returned to North America to put on their most diverse and impressive shows to date, traversing through the decades and delivering an unforgettable experience.
Whilst in Toronto, Canada, Opeth’s legendary vocalist and guitar player Mikael Åkerfeldt sat down with Metal Wani’s Sandra Yeomans in the depths of Massey Hall, and discussed a variety of topics such as the recording of new album ‘Sorceress’, as well as the band’s change in musical direction over the years, fans calling them ‘sellouts’ .
He also discussed when he felt it was time to end the growls and evolve as a musician, vocal challenges on ‘Sorceress’, his least favorite and most favorite Opeth album. He also throws light on the possibility of another STORM CORROSION album, why they cannot tour in support of debut album, the future of the metal scene, his opinion on ‘Djent’, changes in technology, how most of the bands these days sound similar, his favorite Swedish metal bands and more.
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