On April 18, Randy Smith of "The Metallic Onslaught" conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York. Fredrik spoke about the band's latest CD, "Heritage"; hitting the road with KATATONIA for the current leg of the "Heritage" tour; his early inspirations; and who he'd most like to jam with in the afterlife, among other things. You can watch the chat below.
OPETH will celebrate "Record Store Day" with a free acoustic performance and signing on April 20 at 3:00 p.m at Newbury Comics in Leominster, Massachusetts.
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Released September 20, 2011, "Heritage" garnered rave reviews from everyone from Rolling Stone, who called the album "a career record that reimagines prog as actual rock 'n' roll," to Pitchfork saying "a pretty, well-thought-out collection" to NPR who called it "equally vast, thoughtful and heavy."
OPETH's current 30-plus-city tour kicked off on April 18 in Buffalo and will take the band throughout North America. There will be several dates of note. On April 20, OPETH will make a stop to headline alongside ANTHRAX, HATEBREED and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The April 28 show in Clifton Park, New York will see OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt's STORM CORROSION collaborator and friend Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE join OPETH for a special evening that is not to be missed. There will also be two rare and intimate evenings with OPETH planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29 and The Roxy in West Hollywood on May 24. These shows will allow fans the unique opportunity to experience OPETH like never before.