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Bloodbath (opening for Opeth)

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Anders “Blakkheim” Nystrom of Bloodbath @ Gefle Metal Festival


Bloodbath doesn’t play many live gigs. Since their members come from several different bands (Opeth, Katatonia, and Paradise Lost) you kind of need to catch them at a festival in which the other bands are playing. Gefle Metal Festival was one such occasion. Paradise Lost played on day one. Katatonia wasn’t on tour. Opeth was the headliner on day two, and Bloodbath opened for them.

Old Nick Holmes, of Paradise Lost, has only been the vocalist on the most recent Bloodbath album. Mikael Akerfeldt, of Opeth, was the Bloodbath vocalist on twice as many Bloodbath albums. So I was hoping, as were many people in the crowd, that Mikael would come out to sing for a song or two. That didn’t happen. #sad

Nekrodelirium @ Gefle Metal Festival

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Neurosis video from Roskilde Festival

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Steve Von Till of Neurosis @ 2017 Roskilde Festival

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Youtube recommended the following video to me today. I couldn’t have been happier to see that this was available. I’m not sure if someone will take it down at some point, but still…

I see myself in it several times, most notably at the 4:09 mark for several seconds. Such good memories…


Aaron Turner of SUMAC @ 2016 Roskilde Festival

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This is happening again in Eugene, Oregon (and elsewhere along the West Coast) this October.

Myrkur @ 2017 Copenhell

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Mixing elements of Black Metal and Folk Metal, Myrkur is an unusual, but at the same time somewhat familiar, sound. Haunting, beautiful vocals from Amalie Bruun ride on top of the music.

Amon Amarth @ 2017 Gefle Metal Festival

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Amon Amarth about to hit the stage at the 2017 Gefle Metal Festival

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A little over nine years after seeing Amon Amarth for the first time, in Sweden, I was fortunate to see them again. They put on a bigger and better performance every time I go to one of their shows. It’s safe to say that the crowd was larger and more into Amon Amarth than for anyone else at this year’s Gefle Metal Festival.

Coincidentally, I was staying at an Airbnb in Gavle and someone formerly affiliated with the band happened to be staying there too. This person offered me a ride back to Stockholm after the festival. On that car ride south to Stockholm we passed a car with a Negative Self bumper sticker on it. That reminded me that I met a couple of guys at the festival (in bandanas in the front row for Testament) who said they were big fans of Negative Self and who encouraged me to check them out. I emailed them to see if it was them we passed and it was! A small world indeed.

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