The newest Opeth's release Heritage is bringing very good news for the Swedish metallers. Opeth have been nominated once again for a P3 Guld Award in the Rock/Metal category. For the first time, it is up to the public to cast their votes rather than the professional industry, which didn't happen in previous editions in the 8 year history of the awards. Opeth already won the award once in 2003 and since then have been nominated many times but never managed to win again.
Swedish metallers Opeth have premiered a new video for their song "The Devil's Orchard" at Pitchfork.com. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song is off of the band's latest output, Heritage, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video for "The Devil's Orchard" was directed by Phil Mucci.
Hot Topic is now exclusively streaming at this location one of the bonus tracks entitled "Pyre" off of the deluxe edition of Opeth's latest release Heritage, which came out on September 20th on Roadrunner Records. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. More details about the deluxe edition of Heritage can be found here. "Pyre" is one of two bonus tracks found on the Heritage Limited Edition CD/DVD and the Heritage CD/DVD/2LP Box Set.
The September 2011 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine will include a big cover story and world-exclusive live CD by Swedish progressive metallers Opeth that won't be available at record stores.
The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival is a five-song, 50-minute effort which is described as "an outstanding recording made in 2009" when the band stunned the audience with an awesome performance in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The CD will also include "The Devil's Orchard", the first single from Opeth's long-awaited new studio album, Heritage.
Right this moment, the third and final day of Sonisphere UK is taking place. If you're reading this you're obviously not there. Fortunately you can follow both Opeth's and Slipknot's shows from the comfort of your own home via two live webcasts.
Watch Opeth live at Sonisphere! Tune in at approximately 5:50pm GMT at this location.
Watch Slipknot live at Sonisphere! Tune in at approximately 9:00pm GMT at this location.
According to the French edition of Rock Hard magazine, keyboard player Joakim Svalberg (Yngwie Malmsteen, Glenn Hughes) has been rehearsing with Swedish progressive metallers Opeth for the past few weeks - but has not yet been made an official member of the band. You can expect an official announcement imminently.
Keyboardist Per Wiberg, who joined Opeth back in 2005, was relieved of his duties in April as part of a mutual decision with the remaining members of the band.
In other news, Opeth will embark on a seven-week North American headlining tour in support of the forthcoming album, Heritage.Taking place in September/October, the tour will also feature Katatonia. A complete list of confirmed dates looks as follows: (thanks to Vykintas)
Heritage, the new upcoming album from Swedish prog metallers Opeth will be released on September 20th through Roadrunner Records. The band has now unveiled the album cover artwork, which was created by their long-time friend Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Strapping Young Lad, Soulfly).
The album tracklist was previously reported over here.
Heritage was recorded earlier this year at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was engineered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Katatonia, Paradise Lost) and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).
Sweden's most revered and respected progressive metal mavens Opeth will release Heritage, their third album for Roadrunner, on September 20th. The first video and single will be the song "The Devil's Orchard". Heritage follows up 2008's Watershed and 2005's Ghost Reveries, each of which garnered the forward-thinking, genre-bending band some of the best reviews of their career.
We can reveal that the new Opeth album will be titled Heritage. The record is due for release through Roadrunner Records in September. More details to follow soon.
The album was recorded earlier this year at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Heritage was engineered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Katatonia, Paradise Lost) and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). The new material has been described by the band as "good."
Keyboardist Per Wiberg has been relieved of his duties in Opeth as part of a mutual decision with the band. Keyboard duties on upcoming tours will be handled by a musician who is already rehearsing with the band. Said musician's identity will be released at a later date.
Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt released the following statement about the matter: "Well, it's been somewhat of a revolving door of members during the last couple of years, and now, Per is no longer a member. Mendez, Axe and Fredrik and I came to the decision that we should find a replacement for Per right after the recordings of the new album, and this came as no surprise to Per. He had, in turn, been thinking about leaving, so you could say it was a mutual decision. There's no bad blood, just a relationship that came to an end, and that's that. We wish Per the best, and he did a splendid job recording keyboards for the last record, which stands as his final recording with Opeth."