The legendary Swedish progressive act Opeth are joining one of the biggest labels in the metal genre, Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We now also know that their successor to Pale Communion will be called Sorceress, and will be released at the end of the year. The group is currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on the record. Good news then!
If you are an Opeth fan, you probably remember their first live DVD, 2003's Lamentations. Well, now the set is being released for the first time on triple heavyweight 180g vinyl via Music For Nations. The legendary live album, originally recorded at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 25th, 2003 features Damnation performed in full along with a selection of tracks from Blackwater Park and Deliverance.
Opeth are very pleased to announce two new headlining shows. On November 19th, they'll headline the highly prestigious SSE Wembley Arena, in London, UK! Moreover, Opeth will also headline New York's Radio City Music Hall on October 1st.
Fans of the progressive persuasion take notice because you might want to make a trip to Barcelona next summer. The Spanish Be Prog! My Friend festival has announced its line-up and it's looking delicious. Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, Camel, Meshuggah, Katatonia, Riverside, Ihsahn and Alcest. 2016 will see Be Prog! My Friend co-headlined by Steven Wilson and fellow progressive heavyweights Opeth. And that is only the beginning for the third edition.
Opeth has just announced a special release, particularly for the fans of their Deliverance and Damnation albums. Deliverance & Damnation is a double album almost 15 years in the making, which will be made available on October 30th via Music For Nations. Originally released separately in 2002 and 2003 respectively, these sessions were written and recorded together and it's time for Music For Nations to present the album as a complete piece.
Remember the bookOpeth have been working on? It is finally becoming a reality. The band has been hard at work these past few years to put together a coffee table style biography for release later this year and the book is now available for pre-order at this location where you find all you need to know. The book to celebrate their 25th anniversary is being published by Rocket 88 in early December 2015 in the UK. There will be two editions and both will come with two unheard exclusive tracks.
Opeth are also taking their 25th anniversary tour to the United States! Even though the Swedes have only announced two shows so far in New York and Los Angeles, at least it's something! These shows in October will also feature two special sets, including the album Ghost Reveries performed in its entirety (for its 10th anniversary) plus songs spanning their entire 25-year history.
At the end of last year, Opeth announced a special 25th anniversary show at the London Palladium on the 18th of October 2015 where they will be playing two sets, including Ghost Reveries in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career. If you were jealous you couldn't attend, the good news is that they have now announced six more shows to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary this coming October. Here is your chance of witnessing Ghost Reveries performed live.
Swedish prog masters Opeth confirmed that they will bring Pale Communion to the lands of Latin America. Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are the countries that will be part of this 10-day march, which will happen in July. All dates are available below the tour flyer.
Mark your calendars for April 13th because that is when Dopethrone's new album will come out through Totem Cat Records. Titled Hochelaga, its cover art was created by Alexandre Goulet and you can feast your eyes on it below. Besides that, you can hear a teaser for the Canadians upcoming 4th album.
Opeth are set to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band next year with a very special event at the legendary London Palladium on the 18th of October 2015. If you like their 2005 album Ghost Reveries, you might want to attend this show. The unique show, dubbed An Evening With Opeth will feature two sets from the progressive Swedes, including Ghost Reveries in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career. Not bad, right?
Earlier this year, Opeth announced their tour dates for an European Tour. Alcest have now revealed that they are going to join them on this tour, in support of the release of Opeth's new album Pale Communion. The French group also has a new album, Shelter, to present. If you have the chance to go, do not miss this lineup!
Proggers Opeth's upcoming album, Pale Communion, is now available for streaming at Pitchfork Advance ahead of its release. Click on the link to get access to the full album! After you do, share your thoughts and impressions about the music. How would you rate the album?
Two Swedish heavyweights, Opeth and In Flames, will join forces on a North American co-headlining tour with support from Red Fang. Both Swedish bands have new albums to present. The trek is set to get underway on December 3rd at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, and traverse North America through the end of the month. Are you planning to attend these shows? Not a lot of shows were announced, so grab the opportunity!