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Mikael Åkerfeldt

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Real/full name:
Mikael Lars Åkerfeldt
40 (born Apr 17th, 1974)
Place of origin:
Sweden (Stockholm)


A native of Stockholm, Mikael Åkerfeldt was the vocalist for Eruption, a death metal band which he formed in 1988. After Eruption came to an end in 1990, he joined Opeth, ostensibly as a bassist. When vocalist David Isberg insisted Åkerfeldt join the band, all other members left. Isberg assumed guitar duties, and when he left Opeth two years later, Åkerfeldt replaced him as the vocalist. ...


In an interview, he stated that he once played soccer in Sörskogen's team.

Appears on the Roadrunner Records project: Roadrunner United performing vocals on the track "Roads".


Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (1993-present), Bass (1998)

1995 Orchid Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
1996 Morningrise Guitars (lead), Vocals
1998 My Arms, Your Hearse Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Piano
1999 Still Life Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
2001 Blackwater Park Guitars, Vocals
2002 Deliverance Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, Music
2003 Still Day Beneath the Sun (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2003 Damnation Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
2003 Lamentations - Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Ghost Reveries Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron
2007 The Roundhouse Tapes (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Porcelain Heart (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Watershed Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
2008 The Roundhouse Tapes (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Burden (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2010 In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2010 In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2011 The Throat of Winter (Single) Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
2011 The Devil's Orchard (Single) Guitars, Vocals, Bass
2011 The Devil's Orchard - Live at Rock Hard Festival 2009 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2011 Heritage Guitars, Vocals, Mellotron, Piano, Effects
2011 Slither (Single) Vocals, Guitars
2014 Pale Communion Vocals, Guitars
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Storm Corrosion

Guitars, Vocals (2010-present)

2012 Storm Corrosion Vocals, Guitars


Vocals (1998-2003, 2008-2012)

2000 Breeding Death (EP) Vocals, Lyrics
2002 Resurrection Through Carnage Vocals (lead)
2008 Unblessing the Purity (EP) Vocals
2008 The Wacken Carnage (Live album) Vocals
2008 The Fathomless Mastery Vocals, Lyrics (tracks 4, 7, 9)
2011 Bloodbath over Bloodstock (Video) Vocals


Vocals (1988-1990)


Vocals, Guitars



1998 Heavy Metal Machine (EP) Guitars


Guitars (1993-1994)


2004 The Human Equation Vocals as "Fear"


2007 20 Year Anniversary Party (Video) Vocals (track 7)

Devin Townsend Project

2011 Deconstruction Vocals (additional) (on track 2)

Dream Theater

2007 Systematic Chaos Spoken words (on "Repentance")
2009 Progressive Nation 2008 (Live album) Vocals

Edge of Sanity

1996 Crimson Guitars (lead), Vocals (additional)


2002 Deus Diabolus Inversus Vocals (on track 12)


2008 angL Vocals (lead) (on track 3)


1996 Brave Murder Day Vocals (growls)
1997 Sounds of Decay (EP) Vocals (growls)
1998 Discouraged Ones Vocals (backing)


2009 Blood Vocals on "Stockholm"


2001 A Predator's Portrait Vocals (Track 10)

Edge of Sanity

1997 Infernal Lyrics (track 6)


1992 Welcome to Abaddon (Demo) Logo


1998 Discouraged Ones Producer (vocals)
1999 Tonight's Decision Producer (vocals)


2006 Ghost Reveries Lyrics
2008 Watershed Producer, Cover art
2011 The Throat of Winter (Single) Producer, Mixing, Art direction
2011 The Devil's Orchard - Live at Rock Hard Festival 2009 (Live album) Liner notes
2011 Heritage Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2014 Pale Communion Producer
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