Opeth: Blackwater Park-2001.

Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal/rock band from Stockholm, formed in 1989.[2][3] The group has been through several personnel changes, including the replacement of every single original member. Lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth’s primary driving force since the departure of original vocalist David Isberg in 1992. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressivefolkbluesclassical, and jazz influences into its usually lengthy compositions, as well as strong influences from death metal, especially in their early works. Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as death growls. Opeth is also well known for their incorporation of Mellotrons in their work. The band rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums, but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.

Opeth has released 13 studio albums, four live DVDs, four live albums (three that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release. As of November 2009, the band has sold over 1.5 million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide,[4] including 300,000 collective SoundScans of their albums Blackwater ParkDamnation, and Deliverance in the United States.[5]


My Arms, Your HearseFull-length1998
Still LifeFull-length1999
Blackwater ParkFull-length2001
Still Day Beneath the SunSingle2003
Lamentations – Live at Shepherd’s Bush EmpireVideo2003
Ghost ReveriesFull-length2005
Lamentations – Live at Shepherd’s Bush EmpireLive album2006
Collector’s Edition SlipcaseBoxed set2006
The Roundhouse TapesLive album2007
Porcelain HeartSingle2008
The Candlelight YearsBoxed set2008
God of War: Blood & MetalSplit2010
The Wooden BoxBoxed set2010 
In Live Concert at the Royal Albert HallVideo2010
The Throat of WinterSingle2011 
The Devil’s OrchardSingle2011
The Devil’s Orchard – Live at Rock Hard Festival 2009Live album2011 
Pale CommunionFull-length2014
Deliverance & DamnationCompilation2015 
Will o the WispSingle2016 
The Wilde FlowersSingle2016 
Live in PlovdivSplit2017
Ghost of Perdition (live)Single2018 
Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks AmphitheatreVideo2018
Svekets PrinsSingle2019 
Cirkelns riktningSingle2019
In Cauda VenenumFull-length2019


Mikael ÅkerfeldtGuitars (1990-present), Vocals (1992-present)
See also: Storm Corrosion, ex-Steel, ex-Bloodbath, ex-Katatonia (live), ex-Eruption, ex-Sörskogen
Martín MéndezBass (1997-present)
See also: White Stones, ex-Eternal, ex-Fifth to Infinity, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vidres a la Sang (live), ex-Proxima, ex-Vinterkrig
Martin AxenrotDrums (2006-present)
See also: Bloodbath, ex-Blasphemous, ex-Morgue, ex-Nephenzy Chaos Order, ex-Decay, ex-Nifelheim, ex-Witchery, ex-Triumphator, ex-Satanic Slaughter, ex-Funeral Frost
Fredrik ÅkessonGuitars, Vocals (backing) (2007-present)
See also: Biff Byford, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, John Norum, ex-Arch Enemy, ex-Shock Tilt, ex-Tiamat (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Monsters of Metal, ex-Talisman
Joakim SvalbergKeyboards, Piano, Mellotron (2011-present)
See also: elGamo, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Mastodon (live), ex-Tiamat (live), ex-HTP / Hughes & Turner project (live)

Past Members:

Nick DöringBass (1990-1991)
See also: ex-Eruption
Martin PerssonBass (1990)
See also: ex-Conductor, ex-Crowley, ex-Pathalog, ex-Scurvy, ex-Phidion, ex-Dog Faced Gods, ex-Murdering Murders, ex-Plague Divine, ex-Remasculate, ex-Maggot, ex-Slaganfall
Amirion EvénDrums (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Anders NordinDrums (1990-1997)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Eruption
Dan NilssonGuitars (1990)
See also: ex-Crowley
Andreas DimeoGuitars (1990-1991)
Mikael BergströmGuitars (1990)
See also: ex-Absurd, ex-Crowley
David IsbergVocals (1990-1992)
See also: Bloodofjupiter, ex-Procreation, ex-Liers in Wait, ex-Mynjun, ex-Braathum, ex-Casket, ex-David Isberg & The Stockholm War Ensemble, ex-Dr. Deaths Armageddon, ex-Dubplate Connection, ex-Grooveza, ex-Satanic Slaughters from the Grave, ex-Somn, ex-Tutorial
Mattias AnderBass (1991)
Johan De FarfallaBass (1991, 1994-1997)
See also: ex-Nader Sadek (live)
Peter LindgrenBass (1991), Guitars (1991-2007)
See also: ex-Steel, ex-Sylt i Krysset
Kim PetterssonGuitars (1991)
Stefan GuteklintBass (1993-1994)
See also: ex-Eyekon, ex-Moment 22, ex-Tingod
Martin LopezDrums (1997-2006)
See also: Fifth to Infinity, ex-Eternal, Soen, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Requiem Aeternam, ex-Vinterkrig
Per WibergKeyboards, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Vocals (backing) (2005-2011)
See also: Spiritual BeggarsSwitchblade (live), Tiamat (live), Kamchatka, King Hobo, Per Wiberg, ex-Candlemass (live), ex-Grand Magus (live), ex-Krux (live)

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