The band name Opeth is a literary reference to a city of the moon. The band Opeth was formed in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990. The line-up began to take shape in March of 1992, when Mikael Åkerfeldt took over as guitarist/vocalist and Peter Lindgren joined Opeth as a bassist (he has since moved to guitar). The Swedes have developed during the years and changed musical direction to more and more prog metal with clean vocal. Opeth will in the fall release their thirteen album In Cauda Venenum that translated is Poison In The Tail. In Cauda Venenum will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand, official visualizer track
Opeth consists of five extremely talented and creative musicians with Michael Åkefeldt in front. It should almost just cause fantastic music. In Cauda Venenum has also become an incredibly good album says many people I have talked to! The track Heart In Hand,
Line-up on the new album: Mikael Åkerfeldt / lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, producer, Fredrik Åkesson / acoustic & electric guitars, Joakim Svalberg / grand piano, Fender Rhodes 88, harpsichord, Moog, Mellotron, Hammond C3, percussion, backing vocals, Martín Méndez / bass, Martin Axenrot / drums, percussion.
The artwork was once more created by the very delicate hands of Seempieces – The Art of Travis Smith.