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Opeth @ 2017 Copenhell

copenhell opeth Joakim Svalberg

Joakim Svalberg

@OfficialOpeth @COPENHELL #copenhell

Opeth is one of my all-time favorite bands. I love all of their albums, especially their pre-2008 material. Unlike some, I do like their last four albums, but not nearly as much as their earlier releases. So when I took a peek at their setlist….

copenhell opeth setlist

2017 Copenhell Opeth setlist

… and saw that only two songs were not off their last four albums, the thought that I was going to see them again in their entirety in a few weeks in Sweden, and that I really wanted to see Myrkur (a band I probably have little chance of seeing again), I made the decision to bolt after three songs to see Myrkur (which resulted in me only missing part of Myrkur’s first song).

I don’t regret the decision even though I would have loved to have heard Deliverance live for something like the tenth time. By the way, Opeth is now the only band I have seen in four different countries. I’ll see them for the third time in their native Sweden on July 15. I much prefer them outside of Scandinavia as I can understand Mikael’s between-songs banter when he isn’t speaking in Swedish.

copenhell opeth Mikael Åkerfeldt

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Hopefully, at the Gefle Metal Festival–were they will be headlining and hopefully playing a longer set, we’ll get to hear at least a song or two off of each of the “Blackwater Park” and “My Arms, Your Hearse” albums.

copenhagen opeth

copenhell opeth Fredrik Åkesson

Fredrik Åkesson

Happy birthday, Mikael Åkerfeldt!

opeth fox oakland theater

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt at Oakland’s Fox Theater

@OfficialOpeth @OpethJp @foxoakland

Opeth, In Flames, and Red Fang (Communion of Sirens Tour)

@RedFang @OfficialOpeth @OpethJp @InFlames_SWE

I just missed catching this tour. They played in Chicago a couple nights ago, and I will be in Chicago tonight. Oh well. Believe it or not, Red Fang is the band I’d like to see most. Although I’m a huge fan of both Opeth and In Flames, I have found little to get excited over on their last few albums. Plus, I’ve never seen Red Fang.

Happy Birthday, Mikael Åkerfeldt!

Mikael Åkerfeldt opeth getaway rock festival 2011

Opeth @ Getaway Rock Festival 2011 – Sweden

Happy Birthday to Martin Mendez of Opeth!

martin mendez opeth sweden gavle getaway rock festival

Photographer captured in photograph

fox oakland theatre opeth on stage

Opeth @ Fox Theater

It isn’t often that I show up in photographs since I’m the one usually taking the photos. I don’t show up in the pic above for that very reason. However, my friend, who had one of the three all access passes on this wonderful evening, happened to see me in the balcony while he was on the side of the stage.

He took the photo below on his iphone at about the same moment I took the photo above. I’m on the very edge of the balcony, standing.

opeth side stage fox theater

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