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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
Current label:
Moderbolaget Records
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 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 covers. In 1988, ...
Current
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (1992-present), Bass (1997), Piano (1997, 2011), Mellotron (2005, 2011)
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-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vidres a la Sang (live), ex-Proxima, ex-Vinterkrig
Martin Axenrot Drums, Percussion (2006-present)
See also: Bloodbath, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Witchery, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2007-present)
See also: Biff Byford, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards, Piano, Mellotron (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
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-Slaganfall
Amirion Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Liers in Wait, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Casket, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
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, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vinterkrig
Per Wiberg Keyboards, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2005-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Past (Live)
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Anthrax (live), ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Fear Factory, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Damon Dougherty Drums (2004)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2005-2006)
See also: Bloodbath, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Witchery, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost
Mikael Åkerfeldt Guitars (1990-present), Vocals (1992-present), Bass (1997), Piano (1997, 2011), Mellotron (2005, 2011)
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-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vidres a la Sang (live), ex-Proxima, ex-Vinterkrig
Martin Axenrot Drums, Percussion (2006-present)
See also: Bloodbath, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Witchery, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost
Fredrik Åkesson Guitars, Vocals (backing) (2007-present)
See also: Biff Byford, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Joakim Svalberg Keyboards, Piano, Mellotron (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
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-Slaganfall
Amirion Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Liers in Wait, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Casket, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
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, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vinterkrig
Per Wiberg Keyboards, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2005-2011)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Past
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Brendon Small's Galaktikon, Dark Angel, Dethklok, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Anthrax (live), ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Fear Factory, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band
Damon Dougherty Drums (2004)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2005-2006)
See also: Bloodbath, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Witchery, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost
Added by: Sicarius Modified by: LordSeth MMT
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:03:23 Last modified on: 2020-05-21 08:33:30