Opeth Describe 'Epic' New Album

artist: opeth date: 01/07/2014 category: upcoming releases
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Opeth Describe 'Epic' New Album
Opeth have stirred excitement in their fan base with fresh news of their eleventh album.

Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt says in a new interview that the new Opeth album will be "epic" and "unusual," and heavily influenced by his friend and collaborator Steven Wilson.

"Some of these things could be easily done with synthetic sounds or effects, but recording the "Storm Corrosion" LP with Steven made me realise what a massive difference it can mean to incorporate the real sh-t," he said in an interview with Decibel (via Prog).

"I'm semi-pretentious in my songwriting and sometimes I go all in. I think it's time for all-in with strings and the full monty… hopefully it won't be a mess."

Now Akerfeldt wants to record at a small studio in the Welsh valleys where Queen famously recorded "Bohemian Rhapsody" to produce the album himself.

The new Opeth album ranked at number 6 in our Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2014.

What are your hopes for the new Opeth record? Let us know in the comments.
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