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Opeth
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Group Members Mikael Åkerfeldt
Martín Méndez
Martin Axenrot
Fredrik Åkesson
Joakim Svalberg
Past Group Members Former members
Music Genre (Text) Progressive death metal
progressive metal
progressive rock
Music Genre Hard Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Year(s) Active 1990–present
Record Label Candlelight
Century Black
Peaceville
Music for Nations
Koch
Roadrunner
Official Websites opeth.com
Associated Acts Bloodbath
Katatonia
Storm Corrosion
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Opeth is a Swedish heavy 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 only founding member and primary 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 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 major world tours.

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