Posted on by Bláthín Eckhardt

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers Opeth have released the fifth installment, “Studio Report – Episode 5,” of their in-depth, behind the scenes series on the making of their 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress’. Fans who have been with Opeth from the beginning should be awaiting this album shuffling nervously on their chairs, since it is said to be back on the heavier side of Opeth.

Opeth 2016

In this new trailer, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt talks about the vocal recordings in the legendary Rockfield Studios and the writing process of lyrics. The highly-anticipated record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Watch the fifth episode of the studio trailer below, in which he reflects in detail on his method of vocal recording and lyric writing.

Catch up on the previous episodes:

Mikael leads you through the Rockfield Studios

Mikael speaks about the guitar recordings

Axe speaks about the drum recordings

Martin speaks about the bass recordings


Opeth recently released a lyric video for the record’s title track ‘Sorceress’, which has already received mass critical praise from fans and critics alike. Watch the video below!


With their label, Opeth have launched a variety of pre-orders for physical copies of Sorceress. The record will be available in an array of formats and editions including CD, 2CD Digipak, 2LP Vinyl (in various colours at 180 gram), and a Deluxe Edition Wooden Box Set.

Pre-order Sorceress:
Nuclear Blast Store
Recordstore.co.uk (orders come with signed inserts – whilst stocks last):

Pre-order Sorceress Digitally:

Opeth will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation!

opeth at sse arena, wembley london

Blathin Eckhardt

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