|Opeth Vocalist Cracks Skull|
2012-05-10 by zaruyache | 78 Replies | 5546 Views
Recently, Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt had a bit of an accident in the bus of fellow tour mates Mastodon. The vocalist wrote on the band's website about the ordeal:
"Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me. Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again. I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best. Mikael"
Inb4 everyone on sputnik
Saw this on FB the other day, he split it open pretty good for just bumping it.
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The bigger question is.......... Is the underwear unharmed?
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MY LIST WAS ALMOST TRUE
Yeah saw this a few days ago. Pretty gnarly wound.
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wow bone disease?
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i thought he busted some kids head open or something. drat...
I saw this before on fb. The thing about red underpants cracked me up. Hope he's aite though.
I would imagine any kind of singing/screaming would aggrivate this wound and possibly rip it back open
It's pretty crazy this happened just from knocking his head. maybe all would be well right now if he hadn't soiled his underpants to begin with.
i thought he busted some kids head open or something.
Haha. He's not nearly metal enough for that. In fact, he's so un-metal that that he wishes the story were "more rock and roll" and not "more metal" like a metal guy would have said. Really sad what's he's becoming.
I like him, but seriously that's so stupid.
The bigger question is.......... Is the underwear unharmed? 
Made my day :D
Mastodon - Crack the skull
8 m/ staples
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holy shit hahahaha
For those who haven't seen the wounds posted on Opeth's FB:
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battle wounds m/
Red underwear? Respect +1
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Hopefully that knock will make him realise just what the fuck he's done on that last Opeth album.... the sheer horror will haunt him.
The Lines In My Head.
Hopefully that blow to his head will get his head out of his ass and back in some more dm.
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m/ as fuck
I don't understand how just "bumped his head" and had to get staples? Seems to me like he dove for that fuckin' underwear
Oh my god, this is both humorous and awful. Glad to hear that he's alright.
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I hope he goes into a coma and wakes up only able to growl.
"Red underwear? Respect +1"
Lol, too m/
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lol but really that cut looks naassty
I hope this accident helps Mikael to regain his songwriting capacity.
Band sucks don't give a fuck.
Yeah right defeater is so much better...
Shut up indie fag, Mikael is God
He's a real headbanger
"Yeah right defeater is so much better...
Shut up indie fag, Mikael is God"
Damn, got me there.
the pictures are rough too, I wonder what it was he hit his head on, like the edge of something or
He couldn't drink with Mastodon
So I guess Thor got tired of Mike making shitty music all the time so he decided to punish him with a head injury.
So I guess Thor got tired of Mike making shitty music all the time so he decided to punish him with a head injury. 
I got a metal plate on my skull. always makes a good topic when going through metal detectors at the airport.
Ouch that's gotta hurt !!
I hope he is ok.
Too bad it wasn't the douche from Rest
This shit happened to me when I was like 8 in the school playground. I THINK HE'LL BE OKAY.
Also lol @ article, "a bit of an accident."
Weedkeller, you don't need to be so rude. Quit spreading all your hateful comments towards Rest.
that comment made my day.
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Yeah, probably he'll be ok, he is an iron head :-P
He's a real headbanger
I just cracked up.
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He seems to be fine. Hopefully he'll recover soon.
lol he left his underwear in mastodons tour bus
What a metalhead. I hope I don't get shunned for that terrible pun...
I just split my head at work last month.
Only got 2 staples though.
lol poor guy
"What a metalhead. I hope I don't get shunned for that terrible pun..."
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"In fact, he's so un-metal that that he wishes the story were "more rock and roll" and not "more metal" like a metal guy would have said. Really sad what's he's becoming."
yeah, like, why cant he just be a poser and act like somebody hes not. we all need to try to be moar metal
his mom shouldn't worry, he had clean underwear
The Lines In My Head
favorite of the thread so far
opeth members truly are the masters of headbanging
he should really drink more milk.
I smashed my head into a metal stub sticking out of a ceiling... maybe I should have seen medical attention now that I think about it.
I love how he details the color of the underwear.
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I think he was implying it was a thong. A manly thong. How... progressive of him.
That's soo... Pop and roll?
"lol he left his underwear in mastodons tour bus"
Lol i didn't think about that when I read it.
lol this. also "The Lines In My Head" 
Saw his first show back from the injury in Silver Spring. Pretty good stuff. A bit too much of their lighter stuff. Dude made some good jokes about about his cracked melon. Good times Opeth.
Karma for making that piece of shit Storm Corrosion record
Wait a second I told my dad about this almost word for word and neither he nor I caught on about the underwear in another bands bus.
^Next Opeth album will be a concept album entitled "Red Underwear". It will be an exploration of inter-band sexuality using head wounds as a comparative metaphor.
"Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone"
Wait, so it was just the skin and muscle then?
Lol I don't all the comments about the growls and songwriting...
I saw them three weeks ago and they played Demon of the Fall and
the Grand Conjuration and he growled O.o
He was hilarious too and a class act. They put on a much better show than
Mastodon. Get well soon.
It sucked going to the show in MN specifically to see Opeth for the first time and then while waiting and waiting for them to go on they make a lame announcement about him being in a car accident and suffering a broken arm/and or a head injury. If they would have just told the truth from the start the crowd mightn't have been so understanding. Still am dying to see them though.
How hard did he hit it?
That is so br00tal.
I like how people are making fun of a guy who split his skull open in a accident that wasn't his fault at all. Fuckers.
lol better luck next time mr. akerfeldt