Opeth Release Album Information

Opeth have released a lot of the information concerning their upcoming album, including its title, track listing, release date, and more.

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Ever since the critically acclaimed "Watershed" was released just over three years ago, fans of progressive metal group Opeth have been waiting for some new material. It was announced a few months ago that Opeth had begun work on their latest album, and now most of the information concerning that record has just been released. The album will be named "Heritage", and will be Opeth's tenth studio album to date. The band plans to release the record as a regular CD, a special edition, a box set, and a double vinyl on September 20th this year through Roadrunner Records. "It will be our 10th album/observation," said frontman Mikael kerfeldt. "I dig it; we all do. In fact, it feels like I've been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19." Mikael also took some time to discuss the sound and atmosphere of the new material: "It's quite intense at times in some old murky way, and quite beautiful and stark at times, if I may say so myself. It's obvious I'm going to say nice things about it since I wrote, basically, the whole piece, but I guess it will raise a few eyebrows and it certainly is an acquired taste. I think you'll need a slightly deeper understanding of our music as a whole to be able to appreciate this record." "I've realized my influences for this album are so diverse that I can't really say what it sounds like," Mikael continued. "If I can compare it to any other band, it would have to be Opeth, but it's different from the stuff we've done before. I've listened a lot to Alice Cooper for the last year, yet I can't say it sounds like No More Mr. Nice Guy'. I hope you'll like it once you hear it." Opeth have also released the track listing for Heritage: 01. Heritage 02. The Devil's Orchard 03. I Feel The Dark 04. Slither 05. Nepenthe 06. Haxprocess 07. Famine 08. The Lines In My Hand 09. Folklore 10. Marrow Of The Earth

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    FlameGame
    My predictions: 01. Heritage "Coil" type song which will be short and soft and awesome. 02. The Devil's Orchard Death Metal! with a few clean but monstrous tunes..pretty much like "Demon Of The Fall" 03. I Feel The Dark This might be a lyric-less interlude..hmmm 04. Slither This will be a very long song with everything Opeth. 05. Nepenthe Kinda like "Face of Melinda"? 06.Haxprocess A song with weird keyboard patterns and ongoing strange guitar sounds...NOT. 07. Famine This has to sound like "Still Day Beneath the Sun" 08.The Lines In My Hand I am kinda expecting this to be my favourite song off the album, partly because of the awesome name. 09. Folklore Instrumental folk acoustic riffs, obviously. 10. Marrow Of The Earth Starts with death metal and progessively slows down to a soft melodic song.. Wait, Opeth aren't predictable and I'm full of shit.
    silly hats
    I hope that they still have some heavy elements to them, more and more Mikael has been doing the "Oh, I love The Scorpions and The Zombies" stuff. Nothing wrong with that
    Omnisyn
    FlameGame wrote: My predictions: 01. Heritage "Coil" type song which will be short and soft and awesome. 02. The Devil's Orchard Death Metal! with a few clean but monstrous tunes..pretty much like "Demon Of The Fall" 03. I Feel The Dark This might be a lyric-less interlude..hmmm 04. Slither This will be a very long song with everything Opeth. 05. Nepenthe Kinda like "Face of Melinda"? 06.Haxprocess A song with weird keyboard patterns and ongoing strange guitar sounds...NOT. 07. Famine This has to sound like "Still Day Beneath the Sun" 08.The Lines In My Hand I am kinda expecting this to be my favourite song off the album, partly because of the awesome name. 09. Folklore Instrumental folk acoustic riffs, obviously. 10. Marrow Of The Earth Starts with death metal and progessively slows down to a soft melodic song.. Wait, Opeth aren't predictable and I'm full of shit.
    Hahahahaha Nice
    DZCunuck
    Yay. Good news indeed. Never know what to expect from this band but im sure ill love it like all the other albums.
    Rodney Rocket
    Awesome more new songs to learn on the guitar! Opeth stuff is so good electric and acoustic.
    AJSaw
    YES YES YES I'm wondering if Nepenthe is a Sentenced cover? Even if not... YESYESYESYESYES
    Denjario
    Well damnit... The wife will have to kill me. Vinyl set, shit yes! Live at the RAH on vinyl was epic on my old school sound system! I just had a stroke from the awesomeoness.
    IBuriedPaul
    Maybe this album will actually attempt to be melodic and coherent and not just a bunch of noodling with no direction whatsoever.
    myownenemy
    Koop4404 wrote: StewieSwan wrote: Been getting really into this band lately. I'm excited to hear this. Getting into Opeth is one of the smartest things you will ever do in your life.
    Definitely. So excited for this album.
    kamjam7
    emphaticleech wrote: some.will.seek wrote: Excellent. Long time coming, I liked Watershed.. but I didn't love it. Watershed is probably my favourite album of all time. It got a fair bit of hate from fans when it was released.. but, after listening to it thousands of times.. you start noticing how ridiculously deep the actual parts are. Nothing is ever just 'normal' by today's standards.. the songs are so empty and yet have a wonderful melody at the same time.. and the heavy parts are stupidly ****ing heaving.. in standard tuning. He just has this way of writing which creates any mood.. and then he works with the melody of that section. Hex Omega, Heir Apparent, The Lotus Eater, Coil, Hessian Peel.. all so unique. No matter what the style portrayed in the song, the melody always shone through. Don't get me wrong, it's a good album and it's one I bought the day it came out... but I still have a sentimental love for Blackwater Park and Morningrise.
    Exactly. Those two albums have always given me the deepest vibe, and every second is memorable. Watershed is a great album too. I love it, and i guess i'll end up loving heritage too
    Koop4404
    StewieSwan wrote: Been getting really into this band lately. I'm excited to hear this.
    Getting into Opeth is one of the smartest things you will ever do in your life.
    opeth771
    I am so beyond excited for this album. I have been listening to Opeth for a very long time and they are the one band I have never been disappointed with when it comes to material performed or released. It was sad to see Per leave but I know that this album will be wonderful. Fuck yes, new Opeth!
    Trailen
    "Haxprocess" is probably just a miss from whoever wrote down the track list here, the word "Hxprocess" (notice the umlaut on the a - ) is swedish for "witch trial". Where women pointed out as witches around the 17th century in Europe where burnt upon bonfires.
    Root Beer
    "I dig it; we all do. In fact, it feels like I've been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19."
    Well, that's what counts most, isn't it? He likes what he's written, and that's the most important thing. Kudos! I'm anticipating this release; sounds promising.
    some.will.seek
    Excellent. Long time coming, I liked Watershed.. but I didn't love it.
    Watershed is probably my favourite album of all time. It got a fair bit of hate from fans when it was released.. but, after listening to it thousands of times.. you start noticing how ridiculously deep the actual parts are. Nothing is ever just 'normal' by today's standards.. the songs are so empty and yet have a wonderful melody at the same time.. and the heavy parts are stupidly ****ing heaving.. in standard tuning. He just has this way of writing which creates any mood.. and then he works with the melody of that section. Hex Omega, Heir Apparent, The Lotus Eater, Coil, Hessian Peel.. all so unique. No matter what the style portrayed in the song, the melody always shone through.
    emphaticleech
    Excellent. Long time coming, I liked Watershed.. but I didn't love it. Hopefully this goes in the same direction but with a little more "oomph" like maybe some Orchid mixed in. And Mikael is awesome, and modest. Can't wait until he says he's been listening to Hank Williams III... the outcry from the ignorant fans will be awesome to read about.
    emphaticleech
    some.will.seek wrote: Excellent. Long time coming, I liked Watershed.. but I didn't love it. Watershed is probably my favourite album of all time. It got a fair bit of hate from fans when it was released.. but, after listening to it thousands of times.. you start noticing how ridiculously deep the actual parts are. Nothing is ever just 'normal' by today's standards.. the songs are so empty and yet have a wonderful melody at the same time.. and the heavy parts are stupidly ****ing heaving.. in standard tuning. He just has this way of writing which creates any mood.. and then he works with the melody of that section. Hex Omega, Heir Apparent, The Lotus Eater, Coil, Hessian Peel.. all so unique. No matter what the style portrayed in the song, the melody always shone through.
    Don't get me wrong, it's a good album and it's one I bought the day it came out... but I still have a sentimental love for Blackwater Park and Morningrise.
    carbon
    Aaaaaaw YEEAH. I'm looking forward to this! Been anticipating a new Opeth album for... well, three years I guess. I quickly devoured their other albums and honestly I don't think I'll mind what their album sounds like as long as there is variety between the hard-hitting head banging stuff and the melodic, acoustic driven ballads. Basically I'll take whatever Opeth gives me
    Megadeth2011
    replica_ wrote: "I've listened a lot to Alice Cooper for the last year, yet I can't say it sounds like No More Mr. Nice Guy." Open line from the first song "Well we got no choice/ All the girls and boys/ Makin' all that noise/Cuz' they found new toys!" lmao. Cant wait for this album, pefect season for it to come out also. Opeth's music has a certain melancholy to it that suits Autumn.
    Yep. Since our new combine and one of our tractors have CD players, I tend to listen to Opeth during Harvest. The song suits the occassion.
    Anty 7
    10 songs? I hope there are very short pieces or interludes in there... Great news nonetheless!
    kratos379
    I definitely enjoyed Damnation. I'll be looking to get more of their stuff soon.
    RiffYourFaceOff
    I hope what Mikael is saying is that the new album has some Orchid style music on it. In any case I'm looking forward to it.
    Lion_Slicer
    Easily the most consistently brilliant band around. Buying this first day if not sooner. I am very aroused.