Opeth have officially announced "Pale Communion" as the title of their new eleventh studio record.
Produced by frontman Mikael Akerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, the album is scheduled to drop on June 17 via Roadrunner Records.
As the press release reads, the album will be introduced by "Cusp of Eternity" single, while pre-orders are set to kick off on May 6.
"I wanted to do something more melodic with this album - there's stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall. I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process," Mikael told Noisey.
The frontman also stressed his desire to go back to early '80s production values and deter from certain modern metal characteristics he finds dull. "I revalued what I think is heavy," Akerfeldt told Metal Injection. "Turning up the distortion and tuning down and triggering the drums doesn't make it heavy to me anymore, it just sounds ... like nothing."
Furthermore, the band presented the new album's full track listing. Check it out below.
"Pale Communion" track listing:
1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
6. River7. Voice of Treason8. Faith in Others