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Formed: 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden.
-Mikael Åkerfeldt - Vocals, Guitars (1990-current).
-Peter Lindgren - Guitars (1991-current).
-Martin Mendez - Bass (1996-current).
-Martin "Axe" Axenrot - Drums (2006-current).
-Per Wiberg - Keyboards, Vocals (2005-current).
Opeth is a progressive death metal band from Sweden. Opeth adds several lighter elements to their music, such as acoustic guitar interludes, influences from jazz, 1970s progressive rock, blues and folk elements. Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt performs both clean singing and death vocals. Due to their unique blend of melodic and progressive elements, they are said not to conform to any specific metal sub-genre. Åkerfeldt said in a recent interview: "I don't see the point of playing in a band and going just one way when you can do everything. It would be impossible for us to play just death metal; that is our roots, but we are now a mishmash of everything, and not purists to any form of music. It's impossible for us to do that, and quite frankly I would think of it as boring to be in a band that plays just metal music. We're not afraid to experiment, or to be caught with our pants down, so to speak. That's what keeps us going." Opeth have also been influential in the doom metal genre and have attracted a lot of doom metal fans. The name Opeth was taken from the novel Sunbird by author Wilbur Smith, and was originally spelled Opet. In the book, Opet is the name of the location for an ancient empire which translates to "City of the Moon".