Only four nights away from the start of the European Tour with Alcest and the band is getting all geared up to hit the road again. Wondering what they'll play?
Here's from Mike: "So. we’re gearing up to go out on our first tour in support of "Pale Communion". As always, there’s mixed feelings. Parts of me wants to stay home, and the other part wants to go out and rip it up on stages all over the world. That’s always been the case. We’re all very happy with the new record, and the new songs (were rehearsing 5 of them) are sounding good when we play them. If I may say so myself. Overall there seem to be a little bit more focus on older heavier material this time around. We sat down, drank wine and discussed songs we wanted to play, and ended up with a list of 30 or so songs. We’re rehearsing a song from 1996 and it’s probably the funniest one to play. I don’t know why. Maybe because it brings back memories. Some older songs are difficult to get right but nothing compared to the new stuff. We can now choose songs from the 90’s AND the 2000’s. We’re getting old! Anyways, come and see us, whydontcha?
Might be worth it. Metalheads, progheads, music lovers, old and young, male or female. You’re all very welcome!
Mikael, on behalf of Opeth"
Alcest have been confimed as support for Opeth's upcoming European Tour starting October 10th in the UK.
Check out the tour dates section for a list of all dates and ticket links.
Pale Communion Deluxe Box Set:
. 7” sized foil stamped double slipcase housing:
· 7” of bonus track “Solitude” recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012
· 7” of bonus track “Var Kommer Barnen In” recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012
· 7” of “Cusp of Eternity
· Pale Communion CD and Blu Ray of 5.1 audio mixes housed in gatefold jacket
· Oversized booklet
· Download of exclusive commentary by Mikael Åkerfeldt on the making of Pale Communion
· Download of live bonus tracks
Pre-order this item. Release date: 25 August 2014
Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, “PALE COMMUNION” has been reslated for August 25th.
“Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of ‘Pale Communion’ has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”
“PALE COMMUNION,” which was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, “Cusp of Eternity” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, June 3rd. Pre-orders for “PALE COMMUNION” made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity” as well as second album track to be released on July 15th, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.