Thursday, March 29, 2012

OPETH's Founder DAVID ISBERG Recovering After Brutal Assault

David Isberg, the Swedish musician best known for having founded the seminal Swedish progressive metal band OPETH, is recovering at a Stockholm-area hospital after he was assaulted while walking home the night of March 13. David, 37, wrote on his Facebook page on March 24, "For everyone still wondering, I was 12 days ago
beaten real badly. [The] only thing I was trying to do was walk home
frome my work. [I am] now at [a] hospital. Enough said."

The police believe that the assault was linked to a brawl involving several individuals — not including Isberg — that started on a bus that left central Stockholm in the early morning hours of March 14.

One of David's alleged assailants, a 23-year-old man, was arrested and is being charged with attempted manslaughter.
sberg, who also goes by the name DJ Dake, has had a
successful DJ career with independent and electronic music, often
influenced by the so-called "Madchester" scene. He has also DJed
old-school heavy, thrash, speed and death metal from the '80s at Club
Rocks in Stockholm; "Nuit Halloween" in Paris, France; and on various rock cruises on the Baltic Sea.

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