Bill Kelliher - Planning To Work With Opeth And In Flames Members


Mastodon's guitarist and vocalist Bill Kelliher recently sat down for a video interview with Rocksverige.se and talked about his hopeful project with Opeth guitarist and vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte.

Kelliher said the following: "We haven't really gotten that far yet. It's harder than I thought it would be... It is definitely a plan. We were on tour together, you know, and I was writing stuff and I was like 'hey how about I send you a riff' and [I told Björn] 'you could play anything you want' and he's like 'well if you send it to me it's going to be metal."

While things are moving slow, Bill Kelliher said he does want to try to make it work.

"I could never get my riff to sound perfect, or as close to perfect as I wanted it to, to send it to him so. I stalled out on that. I've got to re-do it and try it again."

What do you think about this possible collaboration? Maybe we will see another supergroup in the future.

Source: metalinjection.net
Band profile: Mastodon
 
Posted: 06.07.2014 by Fallen Ghost


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06.07.2014 - 14:07
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
It definitely seems tasty because those are three musicians with very different song-writing styles and sources of inspiration. If they manage to find a good balance, it could result in something mind-blowing.
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06.07.2014 - 14:27
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by NocturnalStalker on 06.07.2014 at 14:07

It definitely seems tasty because those are three musicians with very different song-writing styles and sources of inspiration. If they manage to find a good balance, it could result in something mind-blowing.

You speak true, although I tend to lower my expectations for super-groups (or collabs)...
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06.07.2014 - 16:49
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Yaaaaaawn.... somebody shoot me a PM whenever Mories and Vindsval decide to collaborate.
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So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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06.07.2014 - 18:55
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
This is either going to be amazing or disastrous.
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06.07.2014 - 19:46
Vombatus
Potorro
I predict something extremely boring. The three bands are dull, and these collaborations usually come up with something even more dull.

Yawnfest assured.
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06.07.2014 - 20:07
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Apothecary on 06.07.2014 at 16:49

Yaaaaaawn.... somebody shoot me a PM whenever Mories and Vindsval decide to collaborate.

Not everyone's into that
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06.07.2014 - 22:59
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by LeKiwi on 06.07.2014 at 20:07

Written by Apothecary on 06.07.2014 at 16:49

Yaaaaaawn.... somebody shoot me a PM whenever Mories and Vindsval decide to collaborate.

Not everyone's into that

Only the trve hipsters
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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07.07.2014 - 01:32
Necrodamus
Hoping what they produce will sound more akin to new Mastodon, and not new Opeth or In Flames...
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07.07.2014 - 02:14
JayMo4
Written by Necrodamus on 07.07.2014 at 01:32

Hoping what they produce will sound more akin to new Mastodon, and not new Opeth or In Flames...


I'm hoping it's something entirely different from all three. Why work on a side project just to sound like the band you're already in?

But what do I know, I think Storm Corrosion was brilliant.
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07.07.2014 - 03:34
Opethian
A side project that wont get anywhere. It will be released and within a week it will die out. This sounds boring
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07.07.2014 - 05:27
Misfit74
This depends almost entirely on which genre or genre blend(s) they go with. How will the vocals be? Those criteria are among the most critical to this being good or not.
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07.07.2014 - 12:07
Fallen Ghost
Metalhead
It can be interesting, but I don't think it will sound like some of the bands mentioned. Though, they are what they are, and have many different influences, so if they're doing things the right way, it could be really interesting, that's for sure!
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07.07.2014 - 20:55
Necrodamus
Written by JayMo4 on 07.07.2014 at 02:14

Written by Necrodamus on 07.07.2014 at 01:32

Hoping what they produce will sound more akin to new Mastodon, and not new Opeth or In Flames...


I'm hoping it's something entirely different from all three. Why work on a side project just to sound like the band you're already in?

But what do I know, I think Storm Corrosion was brilliant.


Yeah agreed. I just say this cause I'm not a fan of the direction Opeth and In Flames are going in, but love the new Mastodon.
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08.07.2014 - 01:56
JayMo4
Written by Necrodamus on 07.07.2014 at 20:55
Yeah agreed. I just say this cause I'm not a fan of the direction Opeth and In Flames are going in, but love the new Mastodon.


Yeah, new In Flames makes me sad. I like the new Opeth alright, but not as much as the old stuff. I'm with you on Mastodon, though I've liked everything they've done.
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19.07.2014 - 14:57
Panterica
In any case, all three are incredibly busy and I think it's unlikely that will see anything from this collaboration anytime soon.
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