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With 2014’s compelling ‘Pale Communion’ seeing Swedish masters OPETH take a slightly off-road approach to the conventional, Mikael Åkerfeldt and crew are gearing up for their highly anticipated follow up ‘Sorceress’. Overdrive has all the latest from the guys as we check in with part 1 of our studio report with OPETH!

Opeth Studio Report 1

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released a new video blog, “Studio Report – Episode 1” ahead of their upcoming release of ‘Sorceress’, which will debut on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


Opeth 2016

Check out the first studio report from the guys below and get ready for what looks like a blistering, journey of musical brilliance from one of metal’s most forward thinking bands!

In the new video, OPETH vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt gives an in-depth tour of Rockfield Studios in Wales during the recording/production process of their 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress’. Subsequent videos will be released in the coming weeks and will give fans an inside looking at the making of one of the year’s most dynamic and anticipated heavy rock releases.

Track listing and stunning artwork for ‘Sorceress’ can be found below and judging by the song titles, OPETH will be delivering yet another ground-breaking opus!


‘Sorceress’ track list:
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)

OPETH will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk.

Opeth Backstage

Full tour dates as follows:
05.11. S Stockholm – Annexet
06.11. N Oslo – Konserthus
07.11. DK Copenhagen – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen
08.11. D Hamburg – Docks
10.11. A Vienna – Arena
11.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
12.11. D Munich – Theaterfabrik
13.11. CH Zurich – Volkshaus
14.11. I Milan – Alcatraz
16.11. D Cologne – E-Werk
17.11. B Brussels – AB
18.11. NL Tilburg – 013
19.11. UK London – SSE Arena Wembley
21.11. F Paris – Le Trianon
23.11. LUX Luxemburg – Den Atelier
24.11. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus

‘Sorceress’ will be released via Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Click on the link below for exclusive pre-orders and limited vinyl pressings.

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