The September issue of the German issue of ROCK HARD magazine will include a big cover story and worldwide exclusive live CD by OPETH that won’t be available at record stores. „The Devil‘s Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival“ is an outstanding recording made in 2009, when the Swedish Progressive Metal stars stunned the audience with an awesome performance at the amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen/Germany.
Holger Stratmann, ROCK HARD publisher, comments the five songs with a total playing time of more than 50 minutes: „OPETH are among the most important contemporary Metal bands – and after that extensive US tour, they were really able to strut their stuff. That was certainly one of the best performances ever in the history of our festival.”
The track list of „Live At Rock Hard Festival“:
Heir Apparent (Watershed) Ghost Of Perdition (Ghost Reveries) The Leper Affinity (Blackwater Park) Hessian Peel (Watershed) Deliverance (Deliverance)
For a first impression of the songs, go here
The CD also includes the first single from the long-awaited studio album „Heritage“, “The Devil's Orchard”. „With their new studio release „Heritage“, the band opens a totally new and exciting chapter. This record will be a hot topic“, Stratmann considers the consequences of the fact that OPETH allowed a lot of 70s sounds to influence their work.
A ROCK HARD studio report from Stockholm with statements by OPETH’s master mind Mikael Åkerfeldt is available here
„Heritage“ will be released by Roadrunner Records on September 20. The September issue of ROCK HARD will be available at newsstands as of August 24.