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Opeth

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Sörskogen, Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1990
Genre:
Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Themes:
Nature, Death, Love, Heartbreak, Sorrow, Seasons, Occultism
Current label:
Reigning Phoenix Music
Years active:
1990-present
Opeth is the name taken from the novel Sunbird by author Wilbur Smith and was originally spelled "Opet". In the book, Opet is the name of the location for an ancient empire which translates to the City of the Moon.

Mikael Åkerfeldt and Anders Nordin, long-time friends, formed their band Eruption in 1987. They practiced in a cellar in Sörskogen, playing mostly death metal covers. In 1988, the ...
Current
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (lead) (1992-present)
See also: Storm Corrosion, ex-Steel, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia (live), ex-Eruption, ex-Sörskogen
Martín Méndez Bass (1997-present)
See also: White Stones, ex-Eternal, ex-Vinterkrig, ex-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vidres a la Sang (live), ex-Proxima, ex-Res
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2007-present)
See also: Biff Byford, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards, Piano, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Hughes Turner Project (live)
Waltteri Väyrynen Drums (2022-present)
See also: Abhorrence, ex-Bodom After Midnight, ex-The Wargasm, ex-Vallenfyre, ex-I Am the Night, ex-Paradise Lost, ex-The Ghost I've Become, ex-The Hypothesis, ex-Tramal, ex-Amorphis (live), ex-Bloodbath (live), ex-Bloodred Hourglass (live), ex-Moonsorrow (live), ex-Rytmihäiriö (live), ex-Skirmish (live), ex-Týr (live), ex-Wolfheart (live), ex-Electric Deathbeat, ex-Luna Tremensis
Past
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Martin Persson Bass (1990)
See also: ex-Conductor, ex-Crowley, ex-Pathalog, ex-Scurvy, ex-Phidion, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Murdering Murders, ex-Plague Divine, ex-Remasculate, ex-Maggot, ex-Slaganfall
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Amirion Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Casket, ex-David Isberg & the Stockholm War Ensemble, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Grooveza, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave, ex-Somn, ex-Tutorial
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997), Vocals (backing) (1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live), ex-Crimson Cat
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
See also: ex-Crimson Cat
Mattias Ander Bass (1992)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Eyekon, ex-Moment 22, ex-Tingod
Martin Lopez Drums (1997-2006)
See also: Fifth to Infinity, ex-Eternal, ex-Vinterkrig, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
Per Wiberg Keyboards, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2005-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-2021)
See also: Bloodbath, Hellbutcher, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Witchery, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Res
Past (Live)
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Mechanism, ex-Pitch Black Forecast, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Forbidden, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Testament, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Carnage, ex-Punchdrunk / The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band, ex-Glostik Willy (live)
Damon Dougherty Drums (2004)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2005-2006)
See also: Bloodbath, Hellbutcher, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Witchery, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Res
Sami Karppinen Drums (2021-2022)
See also: Therion, ex-Curse
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (lead) (1992-present)
See also: Storm Corrosion, ex-Steel, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia (live), ex-Eruption, ex-Sörskogen
Martín Méndez Bass (1997-present)
See also: White Stones, ex-Eternal, ex-Vinterkrig, ex-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vidres a la Sang (live), ex-Proxima, ex-Res
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2007-present)
See also: Biff Byford, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards, Piano, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Hughes Turner Project (live)
Waltteri Väyrynen Drums (2022-present)
See also: Abhorrence, ex-Bodom After Midnight, ex-The Wargasm, ex-Vallenfyre, ex-I Am the Night, ex-Paradise Lost, ex-The Ghost I've Become, ex-The Hypothesis, ex-Tramal, ex-Amorphis (live), ex-Bloodbath (live), ex-Bloodred Hourglass (live), ex-Moonsorrow (live), ex-Rytmihäiriö (live), ex-Skirmish (live), ex-Týr (live), ex-Wolfheart (live), ex-Electric Deathbeat, ex-Luna Tremensis
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Martin Persson Bass (1990)
See also: ex-Conductor, ex-Crowley, ex-Pathalog, ex-Scurvy, ex-Phidion, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Murdering Murders, ex-Plague Divine, ex-Remasculate, ex-Maggot, ex-Slaganfall
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Amirion Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Casket, ex-David Isberg & the Stockholm War Ensemble, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Grooveza, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave, ex-Somn, ex-Tutorial
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997), Vocals (backing) (1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live), ex-Crimson Cat
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
See also: ex-Crimson Cat
Mattias Ander Bass (1992)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Eyekon, ex-Moment 22, ex-Tingod
Martin Lopez Drums (1997-2006)
See also: Fifth to Infinity, ex-Eternal, ex-Vinterkrig, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
Per Wiberg Keyboards, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2005-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-2021)
See also: Bloodbath, Hellbutcher, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Witchery, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Res
Past
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade, Monolord (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Mechanism, ex-Pitch Black Forecast, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Forbidden, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Testament, ex-Viking, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Carnage, ex-Punchdrunk / The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band, ex-Glostik Willy (live)
Damon Dougherty Drums (2004)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2005-2006)
See also: Bloodbath, Hellbutcher, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Witchery, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost, ex-Res
Sami Karppinen Drums (2021-2022)
See also: Therion, ex-Curse
Added by: Sicarius Modified by: Porman
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:03:23 Last modified on: 2024-05-24 04:31:41