Recorded at: Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, Wales. Junkmail Studios, Stockholm, Sweden. No Mans Land Studios, Hemel Hempstead, UK and Angel Studios, London, UK

Written and Produced by Mikael Akerfeldt

Co-production by Opeth and Tom Dalgety

Mixed by Steven Wilson and Mikael Akerfeldt
Engineered by:  Tom Dalgety

Mastered by:  Pascal Byrne

Artwork designed by Travis Smith

Artwork concept by Mikael Åkerfeldt


Fredrik Åkesson – Guitars, backing voice

Mikael Åkerfeldt – Voice, guitars

Martin Axenrot – Drums, percussion

Martin Mendez – Bass guitars

Joakim Svalberg – Keyboards, backing vocals

Steven Wilson – Backing vocals


1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp Of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin River
6. Voice Of Treason
7. Faith In Others

Bonus Tracks:

Solitude - Recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012
Var Kommer Barnen In - Recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012


CD – standard edition (Roadrunner)

CD/BD – Bonus tracks & blu-ray with 5.1 surround mix (Roadrunner)

Deluxe edition – CD/BD, three 7” vinyl singles, limited to 2500 units (Roadrunner)

2 LP – various formats & colours (Roadrunner)

Published in ALBUMS
June 25 2014

'Pale Communion' confirmed as new album title.

Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album. Pale Communion arrives everywhere June 17.

Pale Communion, which was produced by bandleader 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, May 6. Pre-orders made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity,” with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.

The track listing for Pale Communion is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

Published in NEWS
April 09 2014

Opeth nominated in Classic Rock Magazine for 'Album of the Year'

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is back for its eighth year and is again celebrating another mind-blowing year of rock. This year 'Heritage' has been nominated in the 'Album of the Year' Category.  We're up against some pretty stiff competition from Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin Rain, Joe Bonamassa, Tremonti, Mastodon, Rush, Slash, The Union, UFO and Van Halen so get in there and register your vote now.

Published in NEWS
August 22 2012

European dates announced for November

We are pleased to announce new dates in Europe and the UK this coming November, starting at Rock City in Nottingham on the 12th.

Special Guests for these dates will be Anathema with the exception on of the Leipzig show.

General Admission tickets and VIP packages will go on sale June 15th.

12.11 - Nottingham - Rock City
13.11 - Glasgow - O2 ABC
14.11 - Dublin - St. Vicar
15.11 - Leeds - Metropolitan University
16.11 - London - Union Chapel*
17.11 - Portsmouth - Pyramid Centre
18.11 - Luxemburg - Den Altier

20.11 - Brussels - AB

21.11 - Cologne - Ewerk
22.11 - Frankfurt - Sankt Peter*

23.11 - Bochum - Christuskirche*

24.11 - Leipzig - Werk 2
25.11 - Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
26.11 - Århus - Vox Hall
27.11 - Copenhagen - Vega

*Denotes 'UNPLUGGED' show

Published in NEWS
June 08 2012

Entire Sydney show available to view now

Never seen Opeth 'Live' and wondered what it's like? Well now you can see for yourself. The entire December 16, 2011 show at Sydney's Enmore Theater is now available to view HERE - Enjoy!
Published in NEWS
May 21 2012

Roadrunner interview Mike in New York

Last week when the 'Heritage Hunter Tour' rolled into New York, Mikael dropped by the Roadrunner office for a chat. To see the full interview CLICK HERE
Published in NEWS
April 18 2012