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Formed: 1990
From: Sörskogen / Stockolm, Sweden
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Latest Opeth News

Below is our complete Opeth 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Opeth's Martin Mendez Auctioning Bass

Opeth just issued this announcement online about bassist Martin Mendez auctioning off gear for a school funding project:

"Martin Mendez is selling one of his bass guitars to the highest bidder in order to raise money for a school local to his neighbourhood.

"The guitar is a Fender Starcaster and it's in excellent condition. Can be signed by Martin if so desired. The new price was 1000 Euros. Serious bidders can email their bids to: Mendezauction[at]northernmusic.co.uk.

"The auction will run until next Monday, Dec 12th at 6pm CET and each day we will post the current highest bid on this page. Note that there will not be any correspondence via email. Only the highest bidder will receive a notification. You can learn more about the school's project here."

Opeth recently released new album "Sorceress" (reviewed here) and just wrapped up a European tour with Sahg. In 2017, the band has a planned show in May alongside Gojira. More...

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Gojira To Perform With Opeth

Having just concluded a massive headline North American tour in support of new album "Magma," Gojira today announces an additional U.S. date at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The performance will take place on May 11th and will see Gojira joined by Sweden’s Opeth.

Earlier this year Gojira’s "Magma" claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, marking the first time a French band has held the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence. Opeth has also been out on the tour circuit in support of latest release "Sorceress" (reviewed here). More...

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Opeth Touring With Sahg

Opeth's latest album "Sorceress" (reviewed here) went straight to #1 on the German charts and #3 in Finland upon being released in late September.

Now Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow musical magicians will hit the road again to support the release following a North American tour that just wrapped up on the 26th in Vancouver.

From November 6th to November 18th, prog rockers Sahg will join Opeth as tour support, while Anathema will share the stage with at the legendary Wembley Arena in London.

Catch Opeth and Sahg live on these impending European tour dates: More...

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Opeth's New Album Climbing The Charts

Opeth's new album "Sorceress" (reviewed here) has debuted on Billboard charts in the U.S. at #8 Top Current Sales, #24 Top 200, #1 Hard Music, #4 Independent Label, and #5 Vinyl.

This new record has exceeded the first week sales of the band’s previous release, "Pale Communion." Additionally, "Sorceress" is charting around the world with the UK reporting #11, Germany at #1, Australia at #7 and Holland at #11.

The release of "Sorceress" comes as the band makes its way across North America on a headlining tour with The Sword. Remaining dates can be found after the jump, with a stream of album track "The Wilde Flowers" also available below. More...

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Opeth Streams Full New Album

With only one day remaining until its release, Swedish group Opeth is now streaming all of new album "Sorceress" online. Listen in below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.

The band's 12th studio album arrives tomorrow via Opeth's own imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. You can also still pre-order the album here.

Opeth made landfall in North America this past weekend with a set at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA and will continue to journey with a headline tour that kicks off tonight at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA. Full dates are available after the stream. More...

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Opeth Posts 10th Studio Video

The behind-the-scenes video drops trudge ever onward as we now officially hit double digits - check out studio video #10 for new Opeth album "Sorceress."

Wondering what the full album sounds like? Check out our review ahead of the official September 30th release date via Nuclear Blast / Moderbolaget Records. The album's track listing is as followS:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
3. The Wilde Flowers (available here)
4. Will O The Wisp (listen in here)
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return) More...

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Opeth Streaming "The Wilde Flowers"

Sweden’s Opeth just premiered a new song called “The Wilde Flowers" online, featured on the band’s 12th studio album "Sorceress" (reviewed here), which is scheduled for release on September 30th.

Speaking with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt says “This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an Opeth standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess.

"Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”

"Sorceress" features the following track listing:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp (listen in here)
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return) More...

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Opeth Releases New Studio Video

The unending parade of studio clips continues as Swedish group Opeth today releases the ninth installment of an ongoing behind the scenes series.

This series chronicles the recording of 12th studio album "Sorceress," due to drop at the end of the month on September 30th via Nuclear Blast / Moderbolaget Records.

In this new trailer, producer Tom Dalgety speaks about the recording process and his work with the band in his Rockfield Studios.

Stay tuned for our own review of "Sorceress" to land soon! The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Opeth Posts "Sorceress" Studio Report

Opeth just released the seventh installment of an ongoing studio report series looking behind the scenes at the making of the band's 12th studio album, "Sorceress."

In this new trailer, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt talks about the lyrical concept behind the release, how the topics have changed over the years, and explains what aspect paranoia played on "Sorceress."

The record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

"Sorceress" features the following track listing:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp (listen in here)
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return) More...

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Opeth Streaming "Will O The Wisp"

Today Opeth releases another track from upcoming album "Sorceress," due out on September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast imprint label, Moderbolaget Records. Check out new song "Will O The Wisp" in the YouTube player below.

If you missed 'em, a series of in-studio clips has also come online. The latest one from guitarist Fredrik Akesson can be found here.

”The new album 'Sorceress' is our 12th studio album since our beginnings in 1990,” says front man Mikael Åkerfeldt. “I find it difficult to understand that we’ve been going on for 26 years, let alone that we’ve made 12 records now, all of which I am very proud of. 'Sorceress' is no exception. I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during 5-6 months and we spent only 12 days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales. I find that once again we’ve taken a step forward. Or sideways, Or backwards. Somewhere!?"

The full track listing for "Sorceress" is as follows:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
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)

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Opeth Issues 6th Studio Report On "Sorceress"

Opeth released a sixth studio report for the upcoming new album "Sorceress," which will drop on September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

In the clip, Fredrik Åkesson shares his experience with the guitar recording process for the album.

The track list for "Sorceress" is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
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)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Opeth Posts New Studio Report

Now on Nuclear Blast Records, Opeth too is subjected to the label's constant slicing and dicing of full studio report videos into dozens of smaller segments.

Today the fifth installment of this behind-the-scenes series on the making of 12th studio album "Sorceress" comes online.

In this new trailer, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt talks about the vocal recordings at Rockfield Studios and the writing process for his lyrics. The record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records alongside Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Watch the fifth episode of the studio trailer below, and if you missed it, part 4 covering the bass recording is still online here.

The track list for "Sorceress" is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
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) More...

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Opeth Announces NY, London, and Sydney Shows

Opeth will release 12th studio album, "Sorceress," on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records alongside Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

In celebration of this release, the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, Wembley Arena in London on November 19th and the famed Sydney Opera House on February 6th, 2017.

These memorable performances also celebrate the recent release of Opeth's "Deliverance & Damnation" box set, featuring the classic 2002 and 2003 records as one complete work as originally intended.

Opeth will be performing music from the upcoming album as well as fan favorite cuts from the band's celebrated catalog and closing the shows with a special set featuring material from "Deliverance & Damnation." Mikael Akerfeldt comments: More...

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Opeth Releases 4th Studio Report On "Sorceress"

Opeth released a fourth studio report for the upcoming new album "Sorceress," which will drop on September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

In the clip, Martin Mendez shares his experience with the bass recording process for the album.

The track list for "Sorceress" is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
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)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Opeth Posts 3rd Studio Report

Opeth released a third studio report on the upcoming new album "Sorceress," which will drop on September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast Entertainment imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

In the clip, Martin "Axe" Axenrot shares his experiences with the drum recording process of the band's twelfth studio album.

The track list for "Sorceress" is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress (song streaming here)
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)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Opeth Posts 2nd Studio Report

Opeth just released a second installment in the retro rock band's behind-the-scenes series on the making of 12th studio album, "Sorceress." The record is due out on September 30th via Opeth's imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

If you missed 'em, you can check out the previous studio video here or hear the full title track at this location.

Opeth will also return to North America this fall for a headline tour, which will kick off with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest on September 24th in San Bernardino, CA. The excursion continues with special guest The Sword through the following month before wrapping up on October 26th in Vancouver, BC. More...

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Opeth Premieres Title Track From Upcoming New CD

Opeth premieres the title track from the its upcoming new album "Sorceress", which will be out in stores September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast Entertainment imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

Check it out below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.

For "Sorceress," Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, also home to pivotal releases from Queen, Rush and Judas Priest, where the Swedes had tracked "Pale Communion" in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The band spent 12 days recording at the countryside venue among its serene and inspiring surroundings. The album's track listing is:

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) More...

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Opeth Releasing Album On Pink Vinyl

Opeth will release new album "Sorceress" on limited edition pink vinyl, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Gilda’s Club NYC. The band’s 12th studio album will be released on September 30th via imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Additional editions of the vinyl will be announced at a later date.

Pre-orders for the special edition pink vinyl are up now at this location. The mission of Gilda’s Club NYC is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families.

Today’s news comes on the heels of the band’s first full studio video blog, which is still available here. The "Sorceress" track listing is as follows:

Sorceress 2LP pink vinyl
Side A
1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
Side B
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
Side C
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)
Side D
12. The Ward (Bonus Track)
13. Spring MCMLXXIV (Bonus Track) More...

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Opeth Posts "Sorceress" Studio Video

Swedish retro rock group Opeth has released a new studio video ahead of the upcoming release of "Sorceress," which will debut on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out this first full studio report below.

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 the band's 12th studio album.

Opeth will return to North America this fall for a headline tour, which will kick off with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest on September 24th in San Bernardino, CA. The excursion will continue with special guest The Sword through the following month before wrapping up on October 26th in Vancouver, BC.

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Opeth Reveals "Sorceress" Details

2016 marks the monumental return of Sweden's Opeth as the band's 12th album, "Sorceress," will be released on September 30th. Check out the cover artwork reveal below.

"Sorceress" is the Opeth's first album for Nuclear Blast via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records.

”The new album 'Sorceress' is our 12th studio album since our beginnings in 1990,” says Åkerfeldt. “I find it difficult to understand that we’ve been going on for 26 years, let alone that we’ve made 12 records now, all of which I am very proud of. 'Sorceress' is no exception. I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during 5-6 months and we spent only 12 days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales. I find that once again we’ve taken a step forward. Or sideways, Or backwards. Somewhere!?

"It’s different! It’s extremely diverse. And if I may say so myself, extremely good. I feel the right to say that since I like to think I know this band better than anyone on the planet. Also, I always manage to detach myself from the record and listen as a fan. It’s a fine little record. My favorite in our discography right now. Of course. That’s how it should be, right? It’s both fresh and old, both progressive and rehashed. Heavy and calm. Just the way we like it. Hopefully there’ll be others around the globe sharing this opinion. It was a joy to make it. A fucking joy to record it, and a sheer joy listening to it. So there you have it!” More...

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