Taken from the DVD of the performance of 'The Roundhouse Tapes' recorded at the Roundhouse Camden November 2006.

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‘an impressive indication as to why the Roundhouse gig was such a landmark moment.’ Metal Hammer

‘It’s impossible to deny that it’s good to finally to be able to hear this stuff in a live context; add to that a band on top form with a pretty good sound system and you have an obvious recipe for success … a fitting tribute to one of the better live bands in metal.’ Zero Tolerance

‘the Swedes put on a show of spectacular greatness in this legendary venue … an amazing performance by one of Europe’s premier epic metal bands.’ Rocksound

’90 minutes of electrifying music.’ 9/10 Terrorizer

‘there seems no more appropriate band than Opeth to open a new era in the history of this iconic building.’ Classic Rock

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Opeth is a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. While the band has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's driving force since joining promptly after its inception.
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Opeth is a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. While the band has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's driving force since joining promptly after its inception.
While firmly rooted in Scandinavian death metal, Opeth has consistently incorporated influence by progressive music, folk, blues rock and jazz into their usually-lengthy compositions. Many compositions include acoustic guitar interludes and strong dynamic shifts, as well as both growling and clean vocals.

Opeth was originally formed as a death metal band in the autumn of 1990 in Stockholm, Sweden by vocalist David Isberg. Isberg asked former Eruption band member Mikael Åkerfeldt to join the band as a bassist. When Åkerfeldt showed up to practice the day after Isberg invited him, it became clear that Isberg had not told the band members, including the band's current bassist, that Åkerfeldt would be joining. The ensuing argument led to all members but Isberg and Åkerfeldt leaving to form a new project. The band name was derived from the word "Opet", taken from the Wilbur Smith novel The Sunbird. In this novel, Opet is the name of a (fictional) Phoenician city in South Africa whose name is translated as "City of the Moon" in the book; the name might be a reference to Opet Festival or the Egyptian goddess Taweret, also known as Opet.

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