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Opeth Part Ways With Longtime Drummer Martin Axenrot

Opeth have parted ways with longtime drummer Martin ‘Axe’ Axenrot. In a Facebook post (seen below), Opeth revealed that a “conflict of interests” is the reason Axe will no longer work with the group. Axenrot was the longest serving drummer of Opeth’s career, playing on every album from 2008’s Watershed...
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Opeth part ways with drummer Martin Axenrot ahead of tour with Mastodon

Opeth begin their co-headlining tour with Mastodon on Tuesday night (11/16) in Asheville, and ahead of that they've announced that they've parted ways with their drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot (also of Bloodbath), who began touring with them in 2005 and officially became a member in 2006. A "conflict of interests" is given as the reason for his departure, and he'll be replaced on this tour by Sami Karppinen of Therion.

Opeth split with drummer Martin Axenrot at start of US tour

Opeth have parted company with longstanding drummer Martin 'Axe' Axenrot. The surprise announcement comes on the day the band begin their US tour along with Mastodon and Zeal & Ardor. Full dates below. Axenrot's replacement for the tour has been named as fellow Swede Sami Karppinen, who is also the...