December 2014 - Blabbermouth Archive

OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: 'I Haven't Really Thought About Retirement Yet'

On December 13, KNAC.COM conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH in Dallas, Texas. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is excited about OPETH's 25th-anniversary celebrations in 2015: Mikael: "Yeah, but I don't think about those kinds of ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Splits With Record Label Less Than Nine Months After Solo Album Release

Former NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has "decided to part ways" with earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock label which is part of Edel Group. Anette's debut solo album, "Shine", was released in March and received mostly positive reviews, despite its lack of metal overtones and its reliance on pop hooks and grandiose arrangements. Asked during ...

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