Roadrunner Records announces that the OPETH’s new studio album, Pale Communion, is now available for preorder in a variety of formats, including a deluxe box set.
With your preorder you will receive an instant download of the track, “Cusp Of Eternity”
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
Pale Communion 2-LP Gatefold Vinyl:
– 2-LP 180 gram black vinyl in gatefold jacket 2-Disc
Pale Communion Special Edition: 2-disc set includes:
– Blu Ray disc of 5.1 audio mixes
– Bonus track “Solitude” recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012
– Bonus track “Var Kommer Barnen In” recorded live at Stockholm Sodra Teatern in April 2012
– Expanded packaging
Read the whole thing HERE.
Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, “Pale Communion” has been reslated for AUGUST 26th via Roadrunner Records. Read details below:
“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.
Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced the upcoming release of their eleventh studio album “Pale Communion” on June 17th.
According to Roadrunner Records, “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 new material finds Opeth once again challenging the boundaries of extreme music. In a recent interview with VICE’s Noisey, Åkerfeldt stated, “I wanted to do something more melodic with this album…there’s stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall…I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process.” Recently, Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty broke down Pale Communion in a track-by-track review, exclaiming, “This record knows exactly what it’s doing and nails it through and through…one of my favorite records of 2014. If not my favorite record of 2014.”
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
Roadrunner Records issues that OPETH‘s Fredrik Åkesson gave an interview to the site GearGods.net, and if you’re a guitar player, you’ll probably be fascinated, but if you’re not, you could safely skip it entirely.
Regarding the difference between their as yet untitled 11th studio album and their last one, 2011’s Heritage, he says, “We talked about [the change in sound] because Heritage definitely has a ’70s type sound production wise, so we talked about if we wanted to do an album that had more of an early ’80s vibe like Holy Diver kind of stuff, like the early ’80s/late ’70s type of vibe in the production. The guitars, for instance, on the Heritage album we used single coil pickups. On this one we used a regular humbucker and P90s for the dirty rhythm mix.” See how he transitions immediately into guitar talk? The entire rest of the interview is like that, and for musicians, it’s bound to be compelling stuff.
Read the whole thing, if you’re a guitarist.
Accrding to Roadrunner Records, OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt is interviewed in the new issue of Decibel, and offers some hints as to the direction their next studio album, which will be recorded this year, could take.
“I have about six songs done and another two or three just started, plus a million ideas that I haven’t processed yet. Some songs are simple and stripped-down, while others are epic in the true sense of the word. Business as usual, hopefully with unusual music.” He says some songs may even feature strings. “Some of these things could easily be done with synthetic sounds or effects,” he said, “but recording the Storm Corrosion LP with Steven Wilson made me realize what a massive difference it can mean to incorporate the real shit. I’m semi-pretentious in my songwriting and sometimes I go all in. I think it’s time for ‘all in’ with strings and the full monty. Hopefully it won’t be a mess.”
Read more HERE.
Opeth‘s 2011 album Heritage is available everywhere now—grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore!
OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has posted the following message on the band’s Official Facebook Page:
“Today, Saturday 21st of December I’m reached by the horrible news that Björn J.son Lindh has made the final journey. Even if I knew he was very ill I can’t understand it. Not only was he an idol of mine, he also contributed some immortal playing to the “Heritage” record. I spent a few hours with him, and thought he was the coolest dude ever. His music lives on. I still listen to his solo records with great joy. J.son was an institution to the Swedish music scene. Our collective condolences goes out to his loved ones. I am currently taken aback by sadness of his passing and I’m drinking a glass of wine to his honor, listening to “Ramadan”. Björn, i didn’t really know you, but yet I did. Your music is in my DNA. You will live on. Lots of love from the Opeth camp.”
Mikael/Opeth, Saturday evening 21st of December, 2013.