OPETH - The spirit of Wales

29. August 2014

OPETH - The spirit of Wales

End of April. eclipsed sits together with singer/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson on the sunny balcony of a Berlin hotel not far from Alexanderplatz. The new album "Pale Communion" is ready for prelude, but Opeth have to postpone the release until the end of August. Reason: Band boss Åkerfeldt commissioned his house artist Travis Smith to do a three-part cover painting that brings back pleasant memories of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Pictures At An Exhibition", but was not finished in time.

eclipsed: Mikael, your last album "Heritage" represented the most radical break in Opeth's history. What has this change achieved?

eclipsed No. 134 / 10-2011

11. April 2014

The refinement of the perfect

With "Why Pink Floyd?" the British rock legend Pink Floyd not only refines their back catalogue, but also launches a marketing campaign that even surpasses the Beatles madness of 2010. eclipsed drummer Nick Mason took to the verbal sweatbox and demanded Tacheles - about ongoing reunion rumours, unreleased recordings, the current band chemistry and mistakes of the past. We also interviewed sound engineer Andy Jackson about his experiences with Pink Floyd. And: We start the walk through all the studios where the band ever recorded.

Soli Surcharge

eclipsed No. 103 / 7/8-2008

10. April 2014

The music of the year 1968

Protest, riots, riots - to this day the legendary year 1968 is regarded as a symbol of the revolutionary spirit of awakening of the sixties. No less his music. But what was actually going on beyond romantic transfiguration in the year that followed "Sgt. Pepper"?

Finally cool in the schoolyard