Opeth and Katatonia Once Has Swedish Rap Band

10/12/2016
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(Prog) Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt has revealed he had a Swedish rap band with Katatonia frontman Jonas Renkse. He says the pair experimented with different genres in the form of various side projects - because they had a lot of "spare time" and their bands "weren't going anywhere."

Akerfeldt tells Revolver (via The PRP): "I haven't spoken about this a lot in interviews, but I have done demos with a rap band I had with Jonas, the singer from Katatonia. We were poor, we had no money, we had sh*tloads of spare time because our bands weren't going anywhere - so we made these demos, and one of them was a rap group we had. So I have done some rap - in Swedish."

When asked whether they would release the tapes, he replies: "Well, they're sh*t. They're absolute sh*t! We can't have been too old, doing something like that.

"All we did was smoke cigarettes, drink coffee and record these stupid f***ing side projects. We had a country band, a rap band - we had one band where the music was just farts. And it was named Heinz, after Heinz beans." Read more here.

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