BLOODBATH To Be Joined By OPETH Frontman At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

Swedish death metallers BLOODBATH have parted ways with vocalist Peter Tägtgren due to "conflicting schedules," according to a posting on the group's web site. "We thank him for sharing his acclaimed talent and efforts on [the latest CD] 'Nightmares Made Flesh'," the band write on their web site.

BLOODBATH will be utilizing the services of returning frontman Mike Åkerfeldt (OPETH) for their upcoming appearace at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 4 in Wacken, Germany. "[Åkerfeldt], the former BLOODBATH member with possibly the best death metal voice in the world has stepped up to help the band destroy Wacken on this exclusive one-time happening," the band write on their web site. "This is something that you're guaranteed to never see again as Mike will not be rejoining the band in any way apart from committing to this performance."

BLOODBATH's lineup for Wacken Open Air festival on Friday, August 4:

Mike Åkerfeldt (OPETH) - Vocals
Axe - Drums


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).