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Page added on January 5, 2012

Swedish death metal band Opeth comes to Maldives

Swedish heavy metal band Opeth will perform live in the Maldives on February 7 at Dharubaaruge in capital Male as part of its Asian tour.

Opeth agreed to play in the Maldives after Maldivian heavy metal band Nothnegal contacted its manager Northern Music Company.

The band previously played in India, however the Asian tour will take Opeth to new audiences in China, Taiwan and South Korea, said managing director Andrew Farrow.

In its lengthy compositions Opeth fuses progressive, folk, blues, classical and jazz elements with black metal and death metal. The band has released ten studio albums, three live DVDs, three live albums, and two box sets.

The current lineup includes Mikael Åkerfeldt (lead vocals, guitars), Martin Mendez (bass guitar), Martin “Axe” Axenrot (drums, percussion), Fredrik Åkesson (guitars, backing vocals) and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals, percussion.

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5 Comments on "Swedish death metal band Opeth comes to Maldives"

  1. Ahsan_Sulaiman on Thu, 5th Jan 2012 11:35 AM 

    Oh my God. Oh my God! Oh my God. Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar.

    Music is haraam.

    Here is verdict, confirming that music is haraam.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SasiKWAvSl8

    Every body knows.

    Anni : I want you to ask from all Maldivians, for thinking about bringing musicians from Sweden.

  2. idrees on Thu, 5th Jan 2012 1:43 PM 

    its not Anni who is bringing musicians but he surely loves them a lot. And yes music is haraam and there is no doubt about it. if you really want to hear unimaginably beautiful compositions of music in an equally indescribable atmosphere of bliss, then be a true blooded muslim who is willing to forsake this trash-class enjoyments of this decaying world.. for our life in full is yet to be lived in the gardens of eden inshallah..

  3. Omar Headset on Fri, 6th Jan 2012 5:46 AM 

    I’ll be too busy laughing at those wannabe-pious muslims-in-in-name-only over there than get the time to listen to Opeth.

  4. Aurora on Sun, 29th Jan 2012 4:30 PM 

    Whats the hurt in listening to a little bit of music now and then? Why being so extreme?

  5. LOL on Tue, 7th Feb 2012 1:05 AM 

    Swedish ‘death metal’ band Opeth? & Maldivian ‘heavy metal’ band Nothnegal? haha..it’s the other way around. get your facts straight.


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