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Opeth

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Sörskogen, Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1990
Genre:
Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Lyrical themes:
Nature, Death, Love, Heartbreak, Sorrow, Seasons, Occultism
Current label:
Roadrunner Records
Years active:
1990-present
The name Opeth was taken from the novel Sunbird by author Wilbur Smith, and was originally spelled Opet (without the "h"). In the book, Opet is the name of the location for an ancient empire which translates to City of the Moon.

Opeth started with Mikael Åkerfeldt and Anders Nordin, long-time friends, forming Eruption in 1987. They practiced in a cellar in Sörskogen, playing mostly death metal ...
Current
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (1993-present), Bass (1998)
See also: Storm Corrosion, ex-Steel, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia (live), ex-Eruption, ex-Sörskogen
Martín Méndez Bass (1997-present)
See also: ex-Eternal, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Fifth to Infinity
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-present)
See also: Bloodbath, Witchery, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Krux, ex-Southpaw, John Norum, Talisman, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat, ex-Sabbtail
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards (2011-present)
See also: Tiamat (live), elGamo, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
Past
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: ex-Procreation, Bloodofjupiter, ex-Crowley, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters From the Grave
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1996)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1991)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1992-1993)
Mattias Ander Bass (1992)
Martin Lopez Drums (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Eternal, Fifth to Infinity, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass (live), Kamchatka, ex-Krux (live)
Past (Live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004-2005)
See also: Brendon Small, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Zimmers Hole, Tenet, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Ani Kyd, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (1993-present), Bass (1998)
See also: Storm Corrosion, ex-Steel, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia (live), ex-Eruption, ex-Sörskogen
Martín Méndez Bass (1997-present)
See also: ex-Eternal, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Fifth to Infinity
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-present)
See also: Bloodbath, Witchery, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars (2007-present)
See also: Krux, ex-Southpaw, John Norum, Talisman, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat, ex-Sabbtail
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards (2011-present)
See also: Tiamat (live), elGamo, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: ex-Procreation, Bloodofjupiter, ex-Crowley, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters From the Grave
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1996)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1991)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1992-1993)
Mattias Ander Bass (1992)
Martin Lopez Drums (1998-2005)
See also: ex-Eternal, Fifth to Infinity, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass (live), Kamchatka, ex-Krux (live)
Past
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004-2005)
See also: Brendon Small, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Zimmers Hole, Tenet, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Ani Kyd, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk
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Added on: 2002-07-13 00:03:23 Last modified on: 2014-03-31 18:53:21
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