Opeth Took A Chance With Latest Album

09/12/2012
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(Classic Rock) Opeth Guitarist Fredrik Akesson admits he had concerns over the band's direction in latest album Heritage and feared it might split their fanbase. But if they hadn't allowed their music to evolve, he's not sure they'd still be around today.

Heritage was released last year and its production saw the departure of keyboardist Per Wiberg after an eight-year stay. He's been replaced by Joakim Svalberg.

Akesson thinks that wouldn't have been the only change if Opeth hadn't continued their move away from their extreme metal beginnings and they had no choice but to risk alienating some long-term followers.

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