Friday, August 12, 2016


News: Opeth To Release New Studio Album Sorceress On September

Opeth releases new album 'Sorceress' in September, launched studio blog and first single.

Opeth’s new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is being released on September 30th. The album will be released CD, Digital, Limited Edition Box and Limited Edition Double Gatefold 180gm Vinyl in 3 different colors: Lilac & Magenta, Mint Pearl and Blue.

Band leader Mikael Åkerfeldt had this to say about the new album:
”The new album Sorceress is our 12th studio album since our beginnings in 1990. I find it difficult to understand that we’ve been going on for 26 years, let alone that we’ve made 12 records now, all of which I am very proud of. Sorceress is no exception. I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during 5-6 months and we spent only 12 days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales. I find that once again we’ve taken a step forward. Or sideways, Or backwards. Somewhere!? It’s different! It’s extremely diverse. And if I may say so myself, extremely good. I feel the right to say that since I like to think I know this band better than anyone on the planet. Also, I always manage to detach myself from the record and listen as a fan. It’s a fine little record. My favorite in our discography right now. Of course. That’s how it should be, right? It’s both fresh and old, both progressive and rehashed. Heavy and calm. Just the way we like it. Hopefully there’ll be others around the globe sharing this opinion. It was a joy to make it. A fucking joy to record it, and a sheer joy listening to it. So there you have it!”

For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, also home to pivotal releases from Queen, Rush and Judas Priest, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The band spent 12 days recording at the countryside venue among its serene and inspiring surroundings.

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

The band has also launched a Lyric Video for the first single, the title track 'Sorceress', watch it below:

On top of that the band is still touring the world. Check the dates for the next months below:
19.08 - Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival (Belgium)
24.09 - San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest (USA)
30.09 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore (USA)
01.10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (USA)
02.10 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues (USA)
04.10 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis (w/ THE SWORD) (Canada)
05.10 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall (w/ THE SWORD) (Canada)
07.10 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore (USA)
08.10 - Akron, OH - Good Year Theater @ East End (USA)
09.10 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater (USA)
10.10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (USA)
12.10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (USA)
13.10 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live (USA)
14.10 - Austin, TX - Emo's (USA)
15.10 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live! (USA)
18.10 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl (USA)
19.10 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee (USA)
21.10 - Sacramento, CA - Ace Of Spades (USA)
22.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (USA)
24.10 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (USA)
25.10 - Seattle, WA - The Moore (USA)
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)

The band is also doing a studio report where they talk about the recording of the new album, 3 episodes are out already. Check it HERE.

You can pre order Sorceress directly from Nuclear Blast online shop HERE.

Source: Press release

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