Opeth - New Album Details

BW&BK has received the following press release:

New York, NY: "Swedish progressive metal titans Opeth, often credited as being forward thinkers who are a genre of one, are proud to announce "Watershed" as the title of their forthcoming album, due out on Roadrunner Records on June 2nd, 2008. The album, recorded in the band's native Sweden and produced by frontman/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt and Jens Bogren, is a masterwork that follows the time-honored Opeth tradition; its modern yet timeless, progressive yet paying homage to the sounds of classic rock.

"Watershed" is truly one of those special records that cycles through a variety of moods, speeds and textures, complete with lots of subtleties and nuances of sound. Because of its expansive scope, "Watershed" is destined to land the album atop many "Best Of" lists. Album opener "Coil" is a gorgeous acoustic number, featuring local folk vocalist Nathalie Lorichs, while "Heir Apparent" will knock listeners unconscious with its blunt force metal. Always one to defy the rules, Opeth posits sung vocals over artillery-like blast beats on "The Lotus Eater", cementing their reputation as innovators and redefiners.

"Watershed" combines elements of modern metal, prog rock, free jazz and hints of European folk music, all of which come together for a seamless, unique collection of songs that will leave an indelible mark upon all who listen. "Watershed" is the first Opeth release to feature new guitarist Fredrik Akesson and drummer Martin Axenrot and is the band's second effort for Roadrunner Records. "Watershed" is the eagerly awaited follow up to 2005's critically acclaimed Ghost Reveries."

The complete track listing is as follows:

01. Coil
02. Heir Apparent
03. The Lotus Eater
04. Burden
05. Porcelain Heart
06. Hessian Peel
07. Hex Omega

Source: bravewords.com
Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 05.02.2008 by Thryce

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01.03.2008 - 13:21
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Damn thay changing but I can not coment ebfore I havnt hear but I dont like MODERN metal so can not wate it
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01.03.2008 - 18:02
Hopefully it's a solid cd just like the rest of theirs
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01.03.2008 - 18:14
Erotic Stains
I've read it's their hardest CD to get into, according to some producer of the album or something like that.
01.03.2008 - 20:15
Mr. Doctor
I hope it will be better that Ghost Reveries... since that album was a BIG dissapointment to me.... A shitty album...

But I have the feeling that this gonna be good.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
05.03.2008 - 09:46
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I love Opeth. I hope Watershed will not be a let down, and I have great faith that it will not be.

Can't wait.
06.03.2008 - 05:03
Absolutely cannot wait for this one. It's about time they put out some new material! Hope its as good as Ghost Reveries which blew me away. Cant wait to see them with Dream Theater and Three in Columbus
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09.03.2008 - 01:46
Evil Chip
Other masterpiece coming?
10.03.2008 - 23:26
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Written by Evil Chip on 09.03.2008 at 01:46

Other masterpiece coming?

I hope so

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