Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt (Swedish: [ˈmîːkaɛl ˈôːkɛrˌfɛlt];[1] born 17 April 1974)[2] is a Swedish musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive metal band Opeth, and the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath. He was also guitarist for the "one-off" band Steel, and is part of the collaboration Storm Corrosion with Steven Wilson.

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Mikael Åkerfeldt
Åkerfeldt with Opeth at Rock im Park 2014
Background information
Born (1974-04-17) 17 April 1974 (age 48)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active1987–present
LabelsRoadrunner, Candlelight, Century Black, Music for Nations

Åkerfeldt is known for his progressive rock-influenced songwriting style and his frequent use of both clean baritone and growled vocals. Åkerfeldt was ranked #42 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World,[3] and #11 among "The Top 25 Modern Metal Guitarists" on MetalSucks.[4]