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When Mikael Akerfeldt met Bill Bailey

Opeth mainman Mikael Akerfeldt and comedian Bill Bailey admire each others' work – and discuss it in this informal chat.

The pair sat down in Gothenburg recently and talks about how they met, difficult gigs, prog music, and how crazy Mastodon are.

Opeth are gearing up for the release of 11th album Pale Communion on August 25, available for pre-order now. They tour the UK in October:

Oct 10: Bristol O2 Academy

Oct 11: London Roundhouse

Oct 12: Nottingham Rock City

Oct 14: Glasgow O2 ABC

Oct 15: Manchester Academy

Oct 16: Birmingham Institute

Akerfeldt and Bailey

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Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.