Opeth

CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to Mastodon, Opeth and Khemmis at The Met Philly

April 8, 2022

Win a pair of box seats for Mastodon, Opeth and Khemmis at The Met Philly on April 26!

Track Premiere: Bloodofjupiter – “Blood on the Sun (Single Edit)”

March 28, 2022

Sweden’s bloodofjupiter, featuring former and current members of Opeth and Mefisto, stream massive new track, “Blood on the Sun.”

Dan Swanö on STEEL, the Short-Lived Supergroup With Members of Opeth and Edge of Sanity

February 16, 2022

Producer legend Dan Swanö tells the story of Steel, the obscure heavy metal supergroup he formed with Opeth members during the recording of their Morningrise LP.

Get 10 Free Flexis When You Order a Decibel Flexi Series Deluxe Edition Collector’s Box!

July 16, 2021

Get free flexi discs from Bloodbath, Converge, Opeth, Gatecreeper and more when you order Decibel Flexi Series Deluxe Edition Collector’s Box this weekend ONLY!

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate

August 6, 2020

To celebrate the release of their new album, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape, we caught up with Andy Thomas of Black Crown Initiate to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

“The Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol III” Is Now Available!

July 30, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

Announcing the “Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Volume III” Book! Pre-Order NOW!

June 12, 2020

Our latest, limited edition webstore exclusive includes 25 more Hall of Fame stories from our revered monthly series of artist interviews on the making of their classic extreme music albums.

Hear Exclusive New Opeth Song “Cirkelns Riktning” Via Decibel Flexi Series

October 2, 2019

Hear and acquire this ultra-rare Opeth flexi disc single, featuring an exclusive new track via the Decibel Flexi Series. Hurry, quantities are extremely limited!

Decibel Meter: An Opethian Demon of the Fall

September 24, 2019

Whether you’re a death devotee or prog purist, this month’s seasonally-and-topically-appropriate Decibel Meter has some titles for you.

Rank & Defile: Opeth’s Albums Ordered from Worst to Best

September 23, 2019

To celebrate this week’s release of the Swedish legends’ 13th album, In Cauda Venenum, we rank Opeth‘s incomparable studio LP discography.

10 Great Albums for Autumn

September 20, 2019

Enter an eternal autumn of moors and misty fields, walk through blackwater parks of rain without end, and look to the October rust as night shades descend.

Gatecreeper Dominate the Cover of Decibel’s November Issue

September 17, 2019

We have a limited number of advance copies of the November issue of Decibel, featuring a flexi disc with an exclusive new previously unreleased track from Opeth, available now. Don’t blow it.

Opeth to Release Exclusive New Track “Cirkelns Riktnin” via Decibel Flexi Series!

August 23, 2019

Get your deluxe Decibel subscription by September 4 to obtain this HIGHLY LIMITED flexi disc single from legendary Swedes Opeth!

Opeth Grace the Cover of Decibel’s 15th Anniversary Issue

August 16, 2019

We have a limited number of advance copies of the 15th anniversary issue of Decibel, featuring a flexi disc with an exclusive new track from Gatecreeper, available now. Don’t blow it.

July 4th Has Ended. Make Sure Your Decibel Subscription Hasn’t!

July 5, 2019

Is YOUR Decibel Subscription Current? We’ve got awesome new Hall of Fame pieces, cover stories and collectable flexi discs on the way. Don’t miss out!

Fallow Heart: Opeth and a Meditation on Hero Worship

March 8, 2019

Decibel contributor Forrest Pitts reflects on Opeth‘s farsightedness and ability to manipulate our collective imagination.

Decibel Contributor Roundtable: What band have you seen most live?

September 26, 2018

Decibel contributors share the bands they’ve seen on stage most, from sludge icons Eyehategod to metal juggernauts Lamb of God.

Peaceville Records Founder Hammy Talks New Autobiography, ‘Peaceville Life’

September 18, 2018

Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw released some of the best extreme metal of the past three decades via Peaceville Records. Now he delivers a blow-by-blow account of how it happened in his first book.

Spells And Schedules, A Q&A With Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt

October 24, 2016

Let’s put it this way: Opeth now aren’t the Opeth of the mid-’90s or the mid-’00s. Older, wiser, better musicians, and better businessmen, Opeth, namely frontman/songwriter/elder statesman Mikael Åkerfeldt, have also changed their sound, if only to equal the bands Åkerfeldt admired as far back as we can all remember. Actually, the change isn’t new. The change dates back to 2011’s often misunderstood, but nonetheless incredible Heritage record, when Opeth closed the chapter on death metal and opened a new one on dark, progressive hard rock.

Top 10 Music For Nations Releases Of All Time

July 4, 2016

After 21 years of housing some of the finest metal acts known to mankind, British label Music For Nations closed shop in 2004. The label was folded in Sony Entertainment’s Zomba Record Group and mothballed until last year when Sony rekindled the legendary label’s fire.  So, we’re celebrating with an essential Top 10. 

REVIEW: The Book Of Opeth

June 13, 2016

Is The Book of Opeth essentially a glorified biography with slightly more detail than what used to be on Opeth‘s website? Decibel reviews. 

Opeth – “Blackwater Park”

December 31, 2013

For years, Opeth toiled in relative obscurity. Caged to Candlelight Records for three fantastic albums and Peaceville for one stupendous full-length, the Stockholmites’ import-only status could’ve continued had Opeth’s new home, Music for Nations, not been a label proper.

INTERVIEW: Storm Corrosion’s Steven Wilson

May 21, 2012

A meeting of minds between Opeth’s big chief Mikael Åkerfeldt and Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson, Storm Corrosion is a down-beat, atmospheric heavyweight that is the sort of Weird Science fantasy wet dream prog-heads have been jonesing for ever since Wilson took over production duties on Opeth’s groundbreaking Blackwater Park. Their eponymous debut eschews any of…