Back in ye olde days of 2004, a time when you rocked a swoop haircut, considered joining Friendster, and Opeth was still a death metal band, a plucky group of publishers got together and formed the most extremely extreme magazine in North America, Decibel. It’s now 15 years later and my, how the times have changed. For our 180th issue we caught up with Opeth main man Mikael Åkerfeldt to discuss their upcoming release In Cauda Venenum, their decision to write an entire album in Swedish and why death will never again prefix their metal. Paired with an exclusive Gatecreeper flexi available exclusively right here, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss. Cheers, pricks!