OPETH Mainman Talks Differences Between European And American Metal Fans

Phillip Yates of Colorado Daily spoke to OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt about the differences between European and North American aficionados of metal music. "In a way, parts of the North American crowd seem to be more into what we are doing," Åkerfeldt said. "They get more into stuff than a German crowd because Germany is the metal mecca in the world. The crowds in Europe are a bit more jaded because they get metal bands all the time."

OPETH were recently forced to cancel a series of shows in Finland in order to rehearse for their North American tour. That move enraged some loyal Finnish fans.

"It is never good to cancel shows," Åkerfeldt said. "We got a very negative response from the Finnish crowd. It was like they were going to kill us." Read more.

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