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OPETH // MARTIN MENDEZ INTERVIEW "IT TAKES A TOLL ON THE BODY"

Posted on April 15, 2013

Opeth bassist Martin Mendez is the longest serving member of the band after creative mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt. Leaving Uruguay for Sweden as a teenager, Mendez was honoured to join Opeth in 1997. He explains how he was already a fan of the band; "Morningrise was one of my favorite records. When I decided to move to Sweden, I was very happy to hear that Opeth was looking for a bass player."

Mendez goes on to discuss recording drums & bass together, sharing the writing process, bass influences (or lack of), playing live & lots more.

Read the full interview here.

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