OPETH are set to celebrate their landmark 25th Anniversary as a band next year with a very special event at the legendary London Palladium on 18th October 2015. After being the heaviest band to play the Royal Albert Hall (in 2010), they will no doubt be the heaviest band to also play the Palladium.
The unique show, dubbed 'An Evening with OPETH' will feature two sets from the progressive Swedes, including 2005's much-lauded 'Ghost Reveries' album in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career.
Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt is looking forward to the show, informing us; "The forces that be put up a very mystical and subtle little advert on the so called internet. Yes, we will celebrate 25 years of being Opeth in 2015 and this is reason enough to gather up the forces and play. For you. At the Palladium in London. Not sure if they have a dress-code there, as it is a posh little place. Do we care? No we don’t. It will be a pretty unique evening I reckon, hopefully free of technical difficulties. No thanks to Baal! With that said, we are a live band in the true sense of the word and you can never be certain. Regardless it will be a blast and I strongly advise you to think about attending. But don’t think for too long. It might cost you your seat! We’re currently on tour (Hey! Thanks European progrockdeathmetalheads! You are absolutely fantastic and we love you!) and I’m being called for, so gotta dash. Ta-ta!"
Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday 14th November and will be available from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/opeth-tickets, with a pre-sale set for 9am Thursday 13th. A very limited amount of VIP upgrades, priced at £150 will also be available on pre-sale which allow early entry into the venue, a 20 minute 'meet n' greet' with the band, a commemorative VIP laminate pass, a gift box containing 3 hand engraved, show-exclusive Opeth red wine glasses (exclusive to VIPs of this show only), a tour poster printed on canvas (also exclusive to VIPs of this show only) and your choice of t-shirt from the merch booth. These are expected to sell out extremely quickly so be prepared to move fast if you want VIP upgrades.
OPETH are also set to appear as special guests at next year's Bloodstock Festival in August. Details from www.bloodstock.uk.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
Our winter merchandise sale is now on at the official Opeth webstore along with many great bundle deals. Check out the awesome range we have available now on:
|Ghost Reveries Bundle|
|Evolution XX Bundle|
For the full breakdown on the chart visit the Roadrunner UK website for details
Recorded at: Fascination street, Winter/Spring 2005
Produced by: Mikael Åkerfeldt
Engineered by: Jens Bogren
Mixed by: Jens Bogren & Opeth
Mastered by Tomas Eberger at Cutting room
Band drawing by Anthony Sorrento
Artwork design by Travis Smith
1. Ghost of perdition
2. The baying of the hounds
3. Beneath the mire
5. Reverie/Harlequin forest
6. Hours of wealth
7. The grand conjuration
8. Isolation years
All music and lyrics written by Mikael Åkerfeldt
Published by Zomba music Ltd worldwide
Mikael Åkerfeldt – All vocals, lead, rhythm & acoustic guitars, mellotron
Peter Lindgren – Lead guitars
Martin Mendez – Bass guitars
Martin Lopez – Drums and percussion
Per Wiberg – Mellotron, Hammond organ, grand piano, moog
CD – Expanded special edition/standard edition (Roadrunner)
2 LPs (Roadrunner)
CD – ”The grand conjuration” edit version (Promo only)