Opeth's new album Pale Communion has been pushed back to August 26th after initially being scheduled for release on June 17th. The band's new single release and album pre-order was supposed to start on May 6th but that never happened, and fans started to complain to Roadrunner Records. You will have to wait a little longer to get your hands on the album and also to hear the new single "Cusp Of Eternity." As long as it's good, right?

Mikael Åkerfeldt explains what happened: "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. 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."

The album was produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson. The single "Cusp Of Eternity" will now be available for pre-order starting on 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.

Tracklist:

01. Eternal Rains Will Come
02. Cusp Of Eternity
03. Moon Above, Sun Below
04. Elysian Woes
05. Goblin
06. River
07. Voice Of Treason
08. Faith in Others


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Opeth
 
Posted: 08.05.2014 by BloodTears



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Amatsu Mikaboshi - 08.05.2014 at 18:08  
The band's new single pre-order was supposed to start on May 6th but that never happened and fans started to complain to Roadrunner Records.

That really happened?
BloodTears - 08.05.2014 at 18:10  
Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 08.05.2014 at 18:08

The band's new single pre-order was supposed to start on May 6th but that never happened and fans started to complain to Roadrunner Records.

That really happened?


I don't make things up. Roadrunner Records FB page was bombarded, which is why they release a statement now.
Unhealer - 08.05.2014 at 18:31  
Written by Amatsu Mikaboshi on 08.05.2014 at 18:08

The band's new single pre-order was supposed to start on May 6th but that never happened and fans started to complain to Roadrunner Records.

That really happened?


They even made a "Giveusopeth" facebook page to whine on.
LeKiwi - 08.05.2014 at 19:23  
Much sad.
notpete@gmail.com - 08.05.2014 at 19:40  
They've had a good album or two, and not expecting much after Heritage.
LeKiwi - 08.05.2014 at 19:49  
Written by notpete@gmail.com on 08.05.2014 at 19:40

They've had a good album or two, and not expecting much after Heritage.

Nope.
Erik M. - 08.05.2014 at 20:15  
Written by notpete@gmail.com on 08.05.2014 at 19:40

They've had a disappointing album or two, and not expecting much after Heritage.


Fixed that for you.
Lord_Agony - 08.05.2014 at 20:16  
Now they made me want it more than ever
Amatsu Mikaboshi - 08.05.2014 at 20:16  
Written by BloodTears on 08.05.2014 at 18:10

I don't make things up. Roadrunner Records FB page was bombarded, which is why they release a statement now.

It's not that, it's that I just found it to be quite an obscure thing to actually read off it. But if it were on the other side of your behalf, take it as a compliment over your imagination
Erik M. - 08.05.2014 at 20:18  
This is pretty pathetic though. Roadrunner is pathetic.

They know Opeth will remain extremely popular whatever the hell they do, so they probably don't even care that fans are disappointed.

Also, I never got the pre-order thing for singles at all. That exact same song is on the album and you can just as easily download/stream the song online. And even then, how relevant is ONE song? Seriously.
NocturnalStalker - 08.05.2014 at 20:36  
Well, as long as it's good I'm ready to wait all the time in the world.
Ruin - 08.05.2014 at 20:40  
Despairing fools !
LeKiwi - 08.05.2014 at 23:10  
Written by Erik M. on 08.05.2014 at 20:15

Written by notpete@gmail.com on 08.05.2014 at 19:40

They've had a disappointing album or two, and not expecting much after Heritage.


Fixed that for you.

Dentura - 09.05.2014 at 01:39  
Hopefully they get it out sooner than later. :/
Erik M. - 09.05.2014 at 01:59  
Written by LeKiwi on 08.05.2014 at 23:10




How'd you do that? Yes, those are my votes, so what? What I said was still correct since Watershed was slightly disappointing (as I expected a masterpiece like Ghost Reveries) and Heritage... well, I've said more than enough that I think it was the most disappointing album of theirs, yet still "good", so 7/10 material. And seeing your votes, it's apparent you're quite the fanboy since you have handed out 10's to 8 out of 10 Opeth albums. Hell, even my 4 10's are pretty extreme for one band. There's not a single band that I've given more than 4 10's actually. My Dying Bride and Summoning both have 3 albums that I've given a 10.
Desert Father - 09.05.2014 at 02:15  
Opteh strikes again.
Opethian - 09.05.2014 at 05:14  
Damn :/
Teravolt_Danny - 09.05.2014 at 05:22  
You bitches just got Wintersun'd
Andresopeth - 09.05.2014 at 06:14  
August 26.... Just my birthday... Perfect
R Lewis - 09.05.2014 at 10:13  
Written by Erik M. on 08.05.2014 at 20:18

And even then, how relevant is ONE song? Seriously.

Expecially in an Opeth record...
JunN_Vai - 09.05.2014 at 12:12  
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd


hahahaha LOL LOL LOL ...
Dentura - 09.05.2014 at 20:10  
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd


Not quite, has to be over 8 years.
Hallford9000 - 09.05.2014 at 22:05  
Written by Dentura on 09.05.2014 at 20:10

Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd


Not quite, has to be over 8 years.

and it still continues, Time 2 still not really announced. Guess this verb cannot be used outside the infinite form.
Dentura - 09.05.2014 at 22:48  
Written by Hallford9000 on 09.05.2014 at 22:05

Written by Dentura on 09.05.2014 at 20:10

Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd


Not quite, has to be over 8 years.

and it still continues, Time 2 still not really announced. Guess this verb cannot be used outside the infinite form.

That's true haha
crucifiedjesus - 10.05.2014 at 22:54  
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd

Haha! not quite but still funny
deadone - 12.05.2014 at 03:21  
Written by Erik M. on 08.05.2014 at 20:18

This is pretty pathetic though. Roadrunner is pathetic.



Judging by Mikael's statement it has nothing to do with Roadrunner (emphasis is mine):

Quote:
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."


Roadrunner can't release something if the band hasn't delivered it.


And in any case it screws Roadrunner anyhow in terms of cashflow projections. This could affect their ability to pay their bills (especially as Opeth is one of their premier assets).

If their financial year finishes on 30/06/14 (not all companies do this) then it's screwed up their 2013/14 result with revenue deferred to next year. Mind you they might report June sales in next financial year too - some companies do that as well due to difficulties in capturing data so close next to end of finanical year.

Hence I doubt Roadrunner is happy either.
Opethian - 12.05.2014 at 03:54  
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.05.2014 at 05:22

You bitches just got Wintersun'd


OMG! haha, hey lets just hope it doesnt turn into a 7 - 8 year wait haha
notpete@gmail.com - 13.05.2014 at 00:33  
Written by Erik M. on 09.05.2014 at 01:59

Written by LeKiwi on 08.05.2014 at 23:10




How'd you do that? Yes, those are my votes, so what? What I said was still correct since Watershed was slightly disappointing (as I expected a masterpiece like Ghost Reveries) and Heritage... well, I've said more than enough that I think it was the most disappointing album of theirs, yet still "good", so 7/10 material. And seeing your votes, it's apparent you're quite the fanboy since you have handed out 10's to 8 out of 10 Opeth albums. Hell, even my 4 10's are pretty extreme for one band. There's not a single band that I've given more than 4 10's actually. My Dying Bride and Summoning both have 3 albums that I've given a 10.


Hahaha. You REALLY like(d) Opeth!
Erik M. - 15.05.2014 at 00:16  
Written by notpete@gmail.com on 13.05.2014 at 00:33

Hahaha. You REALLY like(d) Opeth!


Nicely put. But LeKiwi likes Opeth even more (8 out of 10 albums he has rated a 10).

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