Opeth to Perform in Maldives
Maldives Promotion House – This coming February the Swedish heavy metal band from Stockholm, Opeth, is hitting the stages of Maldives, as part of their world tour. According to Opeth’s event calendar on February 7th, they will perform at Dharubaaruge Convention Centre, Malé, Maldives.
Opeth was formed in 1990 and though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth’s driving force throughout the years. Opeth has consistently incorporated progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz influences into their usually lengthy compositions, as well as noticeable influences from black metal and death metal, most notably in their early works.
Many songs include acoustic guitar passages and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both death growls and clean vocals. Opeth rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums; but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, they have led several major world tours.
Opeth has released ten studio albums, three live DVDs, three live albums (two in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release.