Amager Bio

Onsdag 26. juni

Opeth (S)

Om koncerten

Billetter fra 31. januar kl. 10
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Opeth er et svensk, progressivt metalband, der blev dannet i Huddinge syd for Stockholm i 1990 af blandt andre Mikael Åkerfeldt, som er det eneste tilbageværende medlem. Opeth er kendt for deres unikke blanding af dødsmetal og progressiv rock,  musikken er kendetegnet ved komplekse kompositioner, skiftende taktarter og en blanding af aggressive growls og melodisk vokal fra Åkerfeldt.

Opeths diskografi omfatter album som ‘Blackwater Park’, ‘Ghost Reveries’ og ‘Watershed.’ Deres musik er præget af episke og atmosfæriske elementer, og de har en evne til at skabe stemningsfulde lydlandskaber. Bandet er også kendt for at have lange sange, der kan variere fra intense og brutale sekvenser til lyriske passager.

Seneste udgivelse er ‘In Cauda Venenum,’ hvor Opeth tager et skridt hen imod et mere halvfjerdser-progrocket udtryk, og Mikael Åkerfeldt fortæller om udgivelsen:

“For us, at this stage with “In Cauda Venenum”, heaviness isn’t guitars tuned down with screaming vocals over the top. That’s not necessarily what I call ‘heavy’ music these days. I can listen to Korn and say, ‘OK, that’s heavy.’ But it doesn’t really mean anything to me. I mean, I catch up on things in magazines or online. I read about bands that have the ‘heaviest record ever,’ and I’m not too impressed by that. OK, it’s cool but what does it say? What does it mean? It’s an impossible mission, to be the heaviest. That’s been done before. Over time, I got tired of that tag. Of course, when I was younger it meant everything to me. I was always on the pursuit for heaviness in my youth, trying to find the next level of heaviness. First it was death metal, then it was bands like Meshuggah, but heaviness is now more about emotions, heavy chord progressions, music that has feelings. Heaviness doesn’t mean Meshuggah anymore, although indeed they’re a fucking heavy band. I’m not trying to tap into that anymore.”

Særligt for denne udgivelse var, at den både udkom på svensk og engelsk, og om det siger Åkerfeldt:
“We’re trying to get to the next level of creativity. So, making the record in Swedish was the spark. It got the music going. Down the line, I got anxious about the idea though. I started to think, ‘Maybe, they [the fans] won’t listen to it all because it’s in Swedish.’ I’ll admit I was chicken shit about not having an English version. So, I went ahead and made an English version as well. To me, the Swedish version is the main version, the most important version to me, and the version I want people to listen to first. Obviously, we wanted to give fans the choice though.”

Om koncerten i Amager Bio bliver sunget på svensk, engelsk eller begge dele, ved vi ikke endnu, men under alle omstændigheder kan du glæde dig til live at opleve mestrene af progressiv metal til sommer.

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