Martín Méndez Archives
Opeth and Mastodon Unveil 2022 North American Tour Dates
Last year, one of the best metal tours was a co-headlining bill between Opeth and Mastodon. Now the bands have announced a second leg of the tour. It’s a great opportunity to catch two mighty bassists in one night: Martin Mendez and Troy Sanders.
Martin Mendez: My Top Five Bass Influences
Martin Mendez has released the second album from his White Stones project. In celebration of “Dancing Into Oblivion”, he shared this exclusive with us: his top five bass influences. Some of them may surprise you!
Sandberg Guitars Launches Martin Mendez Signature Bass
Sandberg Guitars has announced the latest in their artist series with a signature model for Opeth and White Stones bassist Martin Mendez.
Kuarahy: An Interview with Martin Mendez
Martin Mendez joined Opeth just months after arriving in Sweden from his native Uruguay 23 years ago. He’s started his own project called White Stones, which has just released its debut album, “Kuarahy.” We caught up with Martin to get the scoop.
Martin Mendez’s White Stones Releases First Song
Ever since he announced the group last year, we’ve been eagerly waiting to hear what Opeth bassist Martin Mendez’s solo project White Stones will sound like. Now we know, as the band has released the first track from their upcoming album.
Opeth’s Martin Mendez Announces New Band, White Stones
Opeth bassist Martin Mendez has announced that he has a new band called White Stones, and that band will be unleashing a new album called “Kuarahy” in 2020.
Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”
The mighty Opeth has returned with their thirteenth studio album, entitled “In Cauda Venenum.” It continues their more experimental trajectory with heavy notes of prog rock rather than their death metal origins. It is, however, still distinctly Opeth.
Opeth Releases Live DVD and Album
Opeth was founded nearly 30 years ago, and they’re still going strong. The Swedish metal band has just released their fourth live album, Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which was captured at the famed Denver venue in May 2017. Beginning with the title track from their latest album, Sorceress, the group tears through their songs, old...
Opeth Releases “Sorceress”
Swedish progressive metal band Opeth has returned with its 12th full-length studio album, Sorceress. Bassist Martín Méndez is the most stalwart band member, behind the band’s architect, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during 5-6 months and we spent only 12 days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales,” Åkerfeldt said....
Two Classic Opeth Albums Released as One Set
Swedish death metal band Opeth is finally releasing its albums 2002 and 2003 Deliverance and Damnation as one set. The albums were recorded together in 2002, although they sound radically different. Deliverance is extraordinarily heavy, while Damnation has a more progressive feel. Both albums include the work of the band’s longtime bassist Martin Mendez. The combined 2 CD/2 DVD set...
Opeth’s 11th is Heavy on Melody
Swedish progressive metal band Opeth has released the follow-up to its acclaimed 2011 album, Heritage. , featuring the bass work of Martín Méndez, is the 11th album from the group, which originated as a death metal outfit. Méndez and vocalist-guitarist-producer Mikael Åkerfeldt wrote all the songs on the album, which Åkerfeldt says found the group focusing on melodies more than...
Opeth and Mastodon to Co-Headline Heritage Hunter Tour
Opeth and Mastodon will be teaming up to bring metal to the masses on a North American trek scheduled from April to May. Rooted by bassists Martín Méndez and Troy Sanders, the “Heritage Hunter” Tour kicks off April 4th in Portland, Maine and works its way between the U.S. and Canada until the closing show on May 12th at the...