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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:
Moderbolaget Records
Years active:
1990-present
In the picture (from L to R): Joakim Svalberg, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Martín Méndez, Fredrik Åkesson, and Martin Axenrot.

The name Opeth was 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 ...
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: ex-Eternal, ex-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, 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: 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 J. Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
Past
Martin Persson Bass (1990)
See also: ex-Conductor, ex-Crowley, ex-Pathalog, ex-Scurvy, ex-Murdering Murders, ex-Phidion, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Plague Divine, ex-Remasculate, ex-Slaganfall
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Rille Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Micke Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: ex-Procreation, Bloodofjupiter, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1992-1994)
See also: ex-Eyekon, ex-Moment 22, ex-Tingod
Martin Lopez Drums, Percussion (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, Candlemass (live), Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Past (Live)
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass (live), Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Dark Angel, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Zimmers Hole, Anthrax (live), ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Brendon Small, ex-Dethklok, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Old Man's Child (live), 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: ex-Eternal, ex-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, 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: 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 J. Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)
Martin Persson Bass (1990)
See also: ex-Conductor, ex-Crowley, ex-Pathalog, ex-Scurvy, ex-Murdering Murders, ex-Phidion, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Plague Divine, ex-Remasculate, ex-Slaganfall
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Rille Evén Drums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Micke Bergström Guitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1990-1992)
See also: ex-Procreation, Bloodofjupiter, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997)
Kim Pettersson Guitars (1991)
Stefan Guteklint Bass (1992-1994)
See also: ex-Eyekon, ex-Moment 22, ex-Tingod
Martin Lopez Drums, Percussion (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, Candlemass (live), Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Past
Per Wiberg Keyboards (2003-2005)
See also: Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass (live), Switchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)
Gene Hoglan Drums (2004)
See also: Dark Angel, Mechanism, Pitch Black Forecast, Testament, Zimmers Hole, Anthrax (live), ex-Daemon, ex-Meldrum, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Brendon Small, ex-Dethklok, Death DTA (live), ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Viking, ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Old Man's Child (live), 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: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:03:23 Last modified on: 2018-12-13 05:16:39