Opeth have been confirmed for Hellfest Open Air 2014 which takes place 20-22 June 2014.
The band will be headlining the Altar stage on June 22.
For more information and to buy tickets head over to the official festival website: hellfest.fr
Hola amigos! Opeth are now confirmed to play at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest on March 16th, 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
For tickets and ful line-up details go to the official festival website: hellandheavenfest.com
Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt To Curate 2014 Roadburn Festival
We're elated to announce that Mikael Åkerfeldt has agreed to curate Roadburn Festival 2014 on Friday, April 11th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curator, Mikael will personally select the bands for his special event, and play a headline show with Opeth, too!
Musically, Mikael has consistently pushed the boundaries. Over the last two decades, he guided Opeth's evolution, drawing the band out from under the doom-laden shade of occult-infused Scandinavian death metal and into a place in the sun as revered progressive rock / metal innovators, never once sacrificing the authentic spirit of previous artistic endeavours.
Mikael's steadfast devotion to aesthetic progression and perfection has proven ground-breaking and highly influential for an entire new generation of musicians practicing the art of progressive rock and psychedelica. At the same time, he has steadfastly honoured the mystical pioneers of late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic folk, rock and prog -- some of Opeth's albums are named after obscure psychedelic prog outfits or song titles -- all of which is in perfect sync with Roadburn Festival.
Opeth's body of work is highly respected by Roadburn audiences, which makes Mikael the ideal choice to carry on the tradition that began in 2008 with David Tibet / Current 93, and continued with Neurosis, Tom G Warrior, Sunn 0))), Voivod and Jus Oborn / Electric Wizard.
"It's with great honour that I accepted the invitation to be the curator for the 2014 Roadburn festival", says Mikael Åkerfeldt, "I'm pretty damn far from being a professional booker / promoter, and I've never been part in choosing bands for an event apart from bands that Opeth has toured with. So this is a first for me, but I have to say I'm very excited."
"I've reached out to a handful of my favourite bands from the past and present. As of now it looks like it will be an amazing musical event. Still brainstorming about possible bands for this glorious festival but I already know that I'm going to be like a kid at Christmas. It will be amazing! Plain and simple. Obviously Opeth will perform as well, but to be quite honest with you, our own performance doesn't get me nearly as excited as the thought of experiencing the bands that have shown interest. It will be remarkable and memorable. A celebration, bitches!"
We are so excited and proud to be working with Mikael and to have Opeth headline his curated Roadburn 2014 event. It will truly be a celebration of progressive rock, psychedelic folk, the heavy 70s and beyond. We look forward to this collaboration and cannot wait to see how he will expand Roadburn Festival's musical horizons as well as explore more familiar territory from new angles. We will definitely be in for some artistic surprises.
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
For more info: www.roadburn.com
Following a mountain of requests 'Ghost Reveries' is now available on vinyl again.
It is available in limited edition double Brown, double Gold vinyl, standard double black 180g Vinyl and limited edition double picture disc.
All copies come with an A2 poster
Pre-Order now from HERE
Opeth will return onboard the Melloboat, organized by Mellotronen records in September. Due to a glitch in the machinery this hasn't been posted til now which have led to some confusion amongst Opeth fans wanting to attend. But we'll be there.
The festival is held between the 6th and 8th of September onboard the Silja festival cruise ship going from Stockholm to Riga.
Despite notoriously sea-sick band members, Opeth will take a break in the writing process for record number 11 and be there to entertain. Other bands include Icecross, Trettioåriga kriget, Cressida and horror film score legend Fabio Frizzi among others.
More information at http://www.melloboat.se/en/
Well, we just got back home after over 200 shows in support of "Heritage". It's been a fantastic experience with many odd, great, wonderful memories. Our collective brains have a lot to take in. We want to say thanks for all your support. We've had an amazing run, travelling around the globe multiple times to play for you guys. Ah, the memories. We've played in the Maldives in front of a muslim crowd. Saw women in niqab's and burqha's headbanding to "Deliverance". Played in what looked like a rainforest fortress in Singapore. Almost got caught in the recent Oklahoma tornados. Got snowed in in Sweden of all places. Hit my head in a bus in Minneapolis and cancelled (gasp!) a show. Stadium rock in Helsinki. 2 runs in Australia, 2 runs in Japan. The amazing response in South America. Fucking great response pretty much everywhere. Mastodon, Ghost, Katatonia thank you! Hecklers & Obsessive fans shoulder to shoulder. Lovely North America taking such good care of us. Europe, Scandinavia took us once again under its wing. Getting pretentios now! I'll stop! Just want to say THANK YOU! From us...Opeth!"
Omerch, the official suppliers of Opeth merchandise worldwide have just launched a new online store in Australia. Now you can pick up official Opeth merchandise and accessories buy clicking HERE.
They are also stocking merchandise for a number of our good friends including Bloodbath, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Enslaved and Devin Townsnend.
Opeth kick off their 'Australian Heritage Tour' today, March 12 in Adelaide before heading to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The Heritage World Tour continues this March when Opeth will be playing two shows in Japan.
21.03.13 - Club Quattro, Osaka
22.03.13 - Tokyo Liquid Rooms, Tokyo
For further information click HERE
The ever-evolving Swedish band Opeth will return to North America in support of their most recent studio album, Heritage. Released September 20, 2011, it garnered rave reviews from everyone from Rolling Stone who called the album "a career record that reimagines prog as actual rock 'n' roll" to Pitchfork saying "a pretty, well thought out collection” to NPR who called it “equally vast, thoughtful and heavy.” The tour will kick off on April 18th in Buffalo and will take the band throughout North America on a 30+ city tour. Katatonia has been confirmed as direct support for the tour.
There will be several dates of note during Opeth’s North American run. On April 20th, Opeth will be making a stop to headline alongside Anthrax, Hatebreed and Suicidal Tendencies at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. The April 28th show in Clifton Park, NY will see Åkerfeldt’s Storm Corrosion collaborator and friend Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree join Opeth for a special evening that is not to be missed. There will also be two rare and intimate evenings with Opeth planned for Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th and The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 24th. These shows will allow fans the unique opportunity to experience Opeth like never before.
Opeth will also be offering VIP packages throughout the tour that will allow fans the following:
• 1 ticket to the show
• Access to a meet & greet with the band
• Early entry to venue after meet & greet
• Opeth fan pack which includes:
• Exclusive VIP T-shirt
• Exclusive VIP double 12" clear vinyl of Heritage
• Opeth tour photo book
• Commemorative VIP laminate & lanyard
Fan club pre-sales begin on January 10th at http://opeth.artistarena.com/ followed by public on-sales on January 11th and 12th.
4/18 The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
4/20 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Worcester, MA
4/21 Capitole, Quebec City, QC
4/23 Halifax Forum, Halifax, NS
4/24 Casino New Brunswick, Moncton, NB
4/26 Guelph Concert Theatre, Guelph, ON
4/27 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
4/28 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
4/29 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
4/30 NorVa Theater, Norfolk, VA
5/2 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/3 State Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
5/4 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
5/5 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
5/6 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
5/8 Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY
5/9 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
5/10 The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
5/11 Mojoe’s, Joliet, IL
5/12 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
5/14 The Venue, Fargo, ND
5/15 Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
5/16 Pop’s, Sauget, IL
5/17 Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
5/18 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
5/20 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
5/21 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
5/23 Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
5/24 The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
5/25 The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
5/26 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA