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Opeth

Country of origin:
Sweden
Location:
Sörskogen, Stockholm
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1989
Genre:
Progressive Death Metal, Progressive Rock
Lyrical themes:
Nature, Death, Love, Heartbreak, Sorrow, Seasons, Occultism
Current label:
Atomic Fire Records
Years active:
1989-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
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, Vocals (backing) (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Hughes Turner Project (live)
Past
Martin Persson Bass (1989-1990)
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
Amirion Evén Drums (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Liers in Wait, 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
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997), Vocals (backing) (1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
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, ex-Vinterkrig, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
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)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-2021)
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
Current (Live)
Sami Karppinen Drums (2021-present)
See also: Therion, ex-Curse
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, Anthrax (live), 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-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Testament, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Carnage, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band, ex-Glostik Willy (live)
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 (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
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, Vocals (backing) (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Hughes Turner Project (live)
Martin Persson Bass (1989-1990)
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
Amirion Evén Drums (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Mikael Bergström Guitars (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
Dan Nilsson Guitars (1989-1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
David Isberg Vocals (1989-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Liers in Wait, 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
Nick Döring Bass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Anders Nordin Drums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Andreas Dimeo Guitars (1990-1991)
Mattias Ander Bass (1991)
Johan De Farfalla Bass (1991, 1994-1997), Vocals (backing) (1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live)
Peter Lindgren Bass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
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, ex-Vinterkrig, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam
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)
Martin Axenrot Drums (2006-2021)
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
Current
Sami Karppinen Drums (2021-present)
See also: Therion, ex-Curse
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, Anthrax (live), 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-Just Cause, ex-Memorain, ex-Testament, ex-Viking, ex-Zimmers Hole, ex-Old Man's Child (live), ex-Unearth (live), ex-Forbidden, ex-Death, ex-Wargod, ex-Carnage, ex-The Almighty Punchdrunk, ex-The Ani Kyd Band, ex-Glostik Willy (live)
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: Cochino
Added on: 2002-07-13 00:03:23 Last modified on: 2022-05-15 19:29:01