OPETH's Founder DAVID ISBERG Launches BRAATHUM

BRAATHUM is the name of a new death metal band featuring David Isberg (founding member of OPETH) and Adam Skogvards (ex-MYNJUN) along with young bass player Daniel Ädel (best known for playing defense for Iceland's national ice hockey team!). The group is currently seeking a permanent drummer and preparing for its first recording session, which is expected to take place in the fall.

Isberg (pictured below) formed OPETH in 1990 with some friends from Täby, Sweden. Longtime friend Mikael Åkerfeldt was in a band called ERUPTION but was considering a departure from this group. One day David invited him to play bass for OPETH and Åkerfeldt accepted the offer. When he came to the rehearsal, however, none of the other members of the band knew Mikael was coming and they didn't want to kick out the bass player they already had. The ensuing argument played out with all the members of OPETH (apart from David) leaving. They renamed themselves CROWLEY and released a demo tape called "The Gate" in 1991. David remained with OPETH until 1992, when he left, citing creative differences. The lead vocal duties in OPETH were subsequently taken over by Åkerfeldt.

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