Opeth - Quiet please after moonrise

What band name Opeth means - Perth-Full-Moon_March-2013The Swedish capital, Stockholm, gave birth to this death metal band.

These Scandinavian lovers of loudness must also like to read books in silence, because while looking for a fun band name they intently read Wilbur Smith's novel The Sunbird.

And that is how they came to the name Opeth, the name of a fictional Phoenician city in South Africa described by Smith in his book, that differs in only one letter (they added the letter 'h' themselves).

In the novel Opet is translated as 'City of the Moon'.

Active: 1990-present, SWE
Site: http://www.opeth.com/home/

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