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News: Opeth Sign To Nuclear Blast And Reveal Info On New Album, Sorceress


Opeth sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. New album 'Sorceress' to be released in late 2016.
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Nuclear Blast Entertainment announced the signing of Swedish Progressive act, Opeth. 
"We're happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album 'Sorceress' via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records," states Mikael Åkerfeldt.
"The decision was made in Markus Staiger's (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We're happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship."
Nuclear Blast owner, Markus Staiger, says about the deal:  "I am honored that Opeth have joined the Nuclear Blast family. Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow bandmates have demonstrated time and time again that Opeth are a band that never release an album that sounds the same. You never know what their new music will sound like! Nuclear Blast has been following the musical journey of Opeth from the beginning with 'Orchid' to landmark albums like 'Still Life', 'Deliverance', 'Damnation' and 'Blackwater Park', right up to 2014's 'Pale Communion'! The band have become one of the most challenging artists in rock music today. It is not often that we get to work with musicians of their caliber and I'm thrilled to have such a unique genre-leader on the label. The future for Opeth and Nuclear Blast looks very bright."
In other news, The band is currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on 'Sorceress'. A release for the album is tentatively scheduled for the fall via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

On top of that the band is still touring the world. Check the dates for the next months below:
02.07 - Barcelona - Be Prog! My Friend (Spain)
07.07 - Helsinki - Monsters Of Rock Festival (Finland)
09.07 - Neskaupstadur - Eistnaflug Festival (Iceland)
30.09 - Oulu - Qstock Festival (Finland)
05.08 - Corroios - Vagos Open Air Festival (Portugal)
19.08 - Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival (Belgium)
24.09 - San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest (USA)
01.10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (USA)
04.10 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis (w/ THE SWORD) (Canada)
05.10 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall (w/ THE SWORD) (Canada)
26.10 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum (w/ THE SWORD) (Canada)
05.11 - Stockholm - Annexet (Sweden)
06.11 - Oslo - Konserthus (Norway)
07.11 - Copenhagen - DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen (Denmark)
08.11 - Hamburg - Docks (Germany)
10.11 - Vienna - Arena (Austria)
11.11 - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn (Germany)
12.11 - Munich - Theaterfabrik (Germany)
13.11 - Zurich - Volkshaus (Switzerland)
14.11 - Milan - Alcatraz (Italy)
16.11 - Cologne - E-Werk (Germany)
18.11 - Tilburg - 013 (Netherlands)
19.11 - London - SSE Arena Wembley (UK)
21.11 - Paris - Le Trianon (France)
23.11 - Luxemburg - Den Atelier (Luxemburg)
24.11 - Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus (Germany)

More info on the dates and tickets HERE.

More information about the new album soon.

Source: Press release
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