I sat down for a good chat with Fredrik, Opeth’s newest member (since 2007) on the last day of the “Heritage Tour”. We talked about the latest album and its musical elements and hidden symbolism, losing Per Wiberg as a keyboardist, and the overall crazy genius that is Opeth.
Opeth are gearing up to release their new album Heritage on the 21st of September. Moreover the band is also getting ready to perform at both Canada’s Heavy MTL and T.O. festivals in July. Recently I got to fire off some questions to guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and gain a bit of insight into the new album, keyboardist situation and Fredrik’s new signature guitar.