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.
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
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others
You may have already heard that Opeth is working on an official book together with publisher Rocket 88. We'd like to determine how much interest there is for such a book and would therefore like to ask you to register to the website seen below.
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Official Illustrated History of Opeth
To celebrate their 25th anniversary Opeth have teamed up with book publisher Rocket 88 to work on the official Opeth book.
In this amazing book the band will tell you their full story for the first time - the good, the bad, the ugly - in their own words, with a little help from former members, label bosses, management, producers, and anyone else that's been there for the key moments in the band's illustrious career.
Opeth's long and winding story will be illustrated throughout with rare and unseen images of life on the road, working in the studio, and other unique glimpses into the world of Opeth.
Rocket 88 Books are inviting fans to get in touch if they have any items of visual interest: photos/posters/ticket stubs/fliers/anything!
Don’t send images yet, just let Rocket 88 know what you have and they will review all that's sent in with consideration for inclusion in what will be a truly exceptional book about one of Metal's most important bands. Your stuff could be in the book!
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More bands have been added to Roadburn Festival 2014 curated by Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Denmark's Papir will create their own extraordinary type of semi-improvised psychedelic rock by transcending the usual labels. Moody and unexpected twists and turns seems to be their trademark. Psych legends of the future? The band will appear twice at Roadburn but both sets will bear no resemblance to each other. Exciting!
REINE FISKE/NICKLAS BARKER
Reine Fiske is in my opinion the best guitar player from Sweden and with that, one of the best in the world. He’s got an ethereal quality that I’ve not heard anywhere else. And teaming up with the lord of dark psych and hellfire, Nicklas Barker just cannot fail. I’ve no idea what these cats are up to for Roadburn 2014, but I do know it’ll be fantastic. I do know there will be a Fender Stratocaster (yes, Reine?) on stage, and a mellotron. I will be there. Watching. Worshipping.
I’m so happy to announce that Änglagård is taking part in my curated day at Roadburn 2014. If you don’t know them they are one of the 3 (together with Landberk and Anekdoten) pioneers of the second wave of Swedish prog/psychedelia. Just like the other 2 bands their sounds are heavily focused around the ghostly presence of the mellotron, yet the three bands sound nothing the same. I last saw them ”alive” last Summer and I was quite floored. Their show will be a winding musical journey of light and shade. Beauty and…the beast? Never mind my ramblings. They are amazing and you will love them. Just shut up!
Opeth are now confirmed to play at The Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 7th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday 28th.
For tickets and information go to: http://www.heineken-music-hall.nl/agenda/opeth
Opeth are confirmed to play Bukta - Tromso Open Air Festival in Norway which takes place between 17th and 19th July 2014.
For more information, full line up details or to buy tickets visit the official festival site: bukta.no