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Latest Opium Warlords News

Below is our complete Opium Warlords news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Opium Warlords Streaming New Album

Opium Warlords is currently streaming the entirety of new album "Taste My Sword of Understanding," which is out today via Svart Records. Check it out below, thanks to Terrorizer.com.

"Taste My Sword Of Understanding" is the third offering of Opium Warlords, the project of Sami Albert Hynninen. In comparison to the earlier albums "Live At Colonia Dignidad," and "We Meditate Under The Pussy In The Sky" (reviewed here), it takes a few steps towards more conventional and easy-to-listen-to levels, but still can't be mistaken for the average force-fed background bubblegum hum you might hear on the radio. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Sadness Of Vultures
2. The Self-Made Man
3. The God In Ruins
4. The Solar Burial
5. The Land Beyond The Pole
6. Mount Meru
7. This Place Has Been Passed
8. Manisolas From Misandria
9. In Melancholy Moonless Acheron More...

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Opium Warlords Streaming New Song

Opium Warlords has premiered the new track "In Melancholy Moonless Acheron," which is available below courtesy of CvltNation.com.

"In Melancholy Moonless Acheron" comes off the upcoming "Taste My Sword of Understanding" (almost certainly a bizarre penis reference based on the band's previous album titles) set for international release May 30th via Svart Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Sadness Of Vultures
2. The Land Beyond The Pole
3. The Self-Made Man (streaming here)
4. The God In Ruins
5. The Solar Burial
6. Mount Meru
7. This Place Has Been Passed
8. Manisolas From Misandria
9. In Melancholy Moonless Acheron More...

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Opium Warlords Streaming New Track

Today, the doom/psych alchemists in Opium Warlords premiere the new track "The Self-Made Man" at Metal Hammer magazine's website. Check it out below.

The song hails from Opium Warlords' forthcoming "Taste My Sword of Understanding," set for international release May 30th via Svart Records and following previous release "We Meditate Under The Pussy In The Sky" (reviewed here). The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Sadness Of Vultures
2. The Land Beyond The Pole
3. The Self-Made Man
4. The God In Ruins
5. The Solar Burial
6. Mount Meru
7. This Place Has Been Passed
8. Manisolas From Misandria
9. In Melancholy Moonless Acheron More...

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Opium Warlords Announces New Album

Svart Records has set May 30th as the release date for "Taste My Sword Of Understanding" by Opium Warlords, which follows previous album "We Meditate Under The Pussy In The Sky" (reviewed here).

Set to be released on CD and double-LP formats, "Taste My Sword Of Understanding" is the third offering of Opium Warlords, the project of Sami Albert Hynninen. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Sadness Of Vultures
2. The Land Beyond The Pole
3. The Self-Made Man
4. The God In Ruins
5. The Solar Burial
6. Mount Meru
7. This Place Has Been Passed
8. Manisolas From Misandria
9. In Melancholy Moonless Acheron More...

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Opium Warlords Posts New Song Online

Today Opium Warlords premiere the new track "The Wind is a Gift From a Distant Friend" on CvltNation.com. The track hails from the band's forthcoming "We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky," set for international release on November 30th through Svart Records.

Check out the song at this location. The full track listing is: More...

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Opium Warlords Unveils Album Art/Track Listing

Svart Records has announced November 30th as the release date for Opium Warlods' "We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky." Featuring ex-Reverend Bizarre mainman Sami Albert Hynninen, "We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky" is the band's second album, and first for Svart. The artwork and track listing are available below, and the following press release was also issued:

"After three years of mental purgatory and dwelling in the sewers of the netherworld, Opium Warlords returns to life. We Meditate Under the Pussy in the Sky is a daring and demanding glimpse of one person’s private hell/heaven, but because of its un-belonging quality, it also deals with the layers of human life that we all share: the primal elements that are the same in all of us.

"Instead of being bound to one tradition or context, this music is global in a pure and un-degenerated sense of the word, and is meant to be heard by everyone – beyond all the scenes, groups, and genres – who has sensitivity, courage, and willingness to open up their hearts and souls and to literally gaze at and (to be precise) to become one with extreme light and darkness. It is an invitation to worlds inside the artist, but also the listener himself/herself.

"Phobos and Deimos, Fear and Dread, are the moons of Mars, The God of War. Imagine what kind of cosmic music might vibrate from there to our Earth? Even if not perhaps 'entertainment' per se, it may open up gateways to a different kind of luxuries of leisure, relaxation, and self-consciousness, if you just allow it to access your life."

1. Sxi-Meru
2. Slippy
3. Lament For The Builders Of Khara Khoto
4. This Wind Is A Gift From A Distant Friend
5. Satan Knew My Secret Heart More...

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