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    Posted: October 17 2009 at 16:47
It turns out that the road collision that OPETH's tour bus was involved in earlier this week was no accident. Mikael Åkerfeldt, the guitarist/vocalist for the Swedish progressive metal band, who was not travelling on the bus at the time of the incident, writes on his MySpace page, "I just got a text from [Martin] Mendez [OPETH bassist] who's saying that the driver of the other car (who made the U-turn [in the middle of the highway]) that our bus crashed into, sadly passed away from his injuries. On top of that it seems as if it was a deliberate death stunt from his side as the police had found a suicide letter in the car wreck."

Mikael adds, "I've no idea who he was, but I have to say our condolences goes out to his family and loved ones."

OPETH's tour bus was travelling from Dublin, Ireland to Brussels, Belgium when the incident occurred.

Mendez and keyboardist Per Wiberg were the only two members of OPETH that were present on the bus at the time of the crash.

Åkerfeldt, drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson had opted to fly home to their families for a few days while the band had three days off before its next concert (October 17 in Brussels as part of the Progressive Nation 2009 tour with DREAM THEATER, BIGELF and UNEXPECT).

None of the OPETH musicians or members of their road crew were injured in the incident.

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=128823
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2009 at 19:11
Originally posted by King By-Tor King By-Tor wrote:


Who doesn't want to die by smashing into Opeth? That's like a f**king Metalocalypse moment.
That actually is really f**king metal.

but unfortunately, the guys from Opeth aren't that brutal, if you've ever seen them talk in interviews they're pretty down to earth guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2009 at 20:21
Bummer. That's one hell of a way to commit suicide though...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2009 at 22:12
Huh. I wonder if he was into metal. At least he didn't hurt anyone else.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 00:19
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Huh. I wonder if he was into metal. At least he didn't hurt anyone else.

If he wasn't into metal he is now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 00:24
Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Huh. I wonder if he was into metal. At least he didn't hurt anyone else.

If he wasn't into metal he is now.

LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 01:39
dreadful, I doubt anyone involved sees it as romantic at all


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 05:14

Unfortunate, suicide by crashing a small car into a lorry/bus is more common than people think. It is also a common cause of sickness among bus and lorry drivers. They need time of to deal with this trauma. Some of them are too traumatised to continue in their job and change careers.

So a suicide actually creates at least one more victim: The driver of the lorry/bus.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 05:35
No need for the profanities guys, you make your points well enough without them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 06:37
Originally posted by toroddfuglesteg toroddfuglesteg wrote:

Unfortunate, suicide by crashing a small car into a lorry/bus is more common than people think. It is also a common cause of sickness among bus and lorry drivers. They need time of to deal with this trauma. Some of them are too traumatised to continue in their job and change careers.

So a suicide actually creates at least one more victim: The driver of the lorry/bus.

 



I often hear that about train drivers.I heard a horrible story that someone jumped in front of a train the drive took months off to recuperate then months later it happened again to same driver.No idea if it's true or not but it doesn't seem that far fetched.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2009 at 11:34
Wow, was worried for a sec after reading the title of this thread
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 03:47
King-By-tor - you are a sick puppy. Get out from in front of the computer and get some fresh air, and grow up!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 06:41
This is when "Demon of the Fall" meets "Arriving Somewhere".  The former song is about death and autumn, and the latter is about a car crash. Honestly, Mikael needs to have these tragedies in his life to produce better death metal. We all know Beethoven went through hell before he could write his magnum opus.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 17:04
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.....
                                                                                              Revelation 20:15

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             God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
                                                                                              II PETER 3:9

    Your heart has to go out to all involved...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 21 2009 at 22:49
I was worried when I read the title! 
Hello, mirror. So glad to see you, my friend. It's been a while...
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