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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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Rob Zombie To Play Bloodstock

This Halloween, Bloodstock has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love zombies? The fiendishly brilliant Rob Zombie is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his full production to Catton Park.

Rob Zombie exclaims, "I am so ready to get on a plane, and get my ass over to merry ol' England for Bloodstock. We've had some of the best shows of our lives over there and can't wait to add this to the list. Besides, it's called ‘Bloodstock' so how could it not be bloody fucking fun?”

Expect to witness a spectacular range of Rob Zombie classics as well as choice cuts from the band’s most recent studio album "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor." Check out this cut below of "Superbeast" from last year’s "The Zombie Horror Picture Show" DVD, which captured Rob and his zombie bandmates John 5, Piggy D, and Ginger Fish on the road.

Other bands confirmed for the 2015 festival include Within Temptation, Opeth, Cannibal Corpse, Sepultura, Death DTA, Dark Angel, Ihsahn, and Nuclear Assault. More...

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New Bands Added To Bloodstock 2015

It’s all systems go for Bloodstock 2015 with no rest for the wicked: as well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, Within Temptation and special guests Opeth, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015.

Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at Bloodstock this year, Emperor frontman Ihsahn brings his solo project to Catton Park as a one-off, U.K. exclusive. Ihsahn comments:

“At this year's Bloodstock I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new Ihsahn set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!” More...

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Within Temptation And Opeth To Play Bloodstock

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have issued the following announcement about confirming Within Temptation for next year's edition:

"After our biggest and most successful year to date, we are excited to announce our first headliner for 2015! Within Temptation are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined Bloodstock in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show."

Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play Bloodstock again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!”

Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot will also be Swedish retro rock band Opeth, which just released throwback album "Pale Communion." Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt: “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the Bloodstock festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?”

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"...And Justice For Art" Book Cover Revealed

Our very own Ramón ‘Oscuro’ Martos just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book "...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers."

This one-of-a-kind collection of stories recounts all the particulars behind the making of artwork as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Morbid Angel's "Blessed Are The Sick," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Black Sabbath’s “13,” Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," Cormorant's "Dwellings,” Mayhem’s “Grand Declaration Of War,” Testament’s “Dark Roots Of Earth,” Opeth’s “Heritage” and many others.

These are told through 100 exclusive interviews with heavy music’s icons like Jeff Walker (Carcass), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Fenriz (Darkthrone), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Paul Masvidal (Cynic), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God), David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation) and more. In addition, it features plenty of revealing commentaries by illustrators such as Michael Whelan, Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Joe Petagno, Arik Roper and Travis Smith, just to name a few.

“Working on the And Justice for Art book was an amazing experience,” comments illustrator Vertebrae33 — who has previously collaborated with artists like Slayer, Slash, and Soundgarden. “Ramon Oscuro Martos has an unbridled love of Metal art as well as a tremendous amount of passion and vision for his project. As an illustrator, there is nothing better than a vision realized and the satisfaction of the client. I am excited to see Ramon's project come to fruition!”

Martos comments: “Today’s Metal scene is overflowed with illustrators and visual artists; however, just a few posses the ability to create distinctive images, rich in detail, colors, and conceptual depth... That’s the case with Vertebrae33. Since the very beginning he was able to understand that And Justice For Art’s cover needed to be iconic and conceptually related to both Metal and Arts. I believe this book will coherently provide fans with plenty of first-hand information regarding to the creation of many iconic Metal album covers. The artwork created by Vertebrae33 perfectly introduces the reader to that world where music and visuals become one.” More...

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Alcest To Tour With Opeth

Alcest has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live shows in Europe:

"We are very proud to announce that Alcest will go on tour with Opeth in October/November in Europe for the release of their new album 'Pale Communion.' Don't miss this line-up!"

10.10.2014 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
11.10.2014 UK - London / Roundhouse
12.10.2014 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
14.10.2014 SCO - Glasgow / Abc 2
15.10.2014 UK - Manchester / Academy
16.10.2014 UK - Birmingham / The Institute
24.10.2014 DE - Stuttgart / LKA
25.10.2014 DE - Köln / Live Music Hall
26.10.2014 DE - Berlin / Huxley's Neue Welt
27.10.2014 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
29.10.2014 CZ - Prague / Roxy
30.10.2014 AT - Vienna / Arena
31.10.2014 DE - Munich / Theaterfabrik
01.11.2014 CH - Zürich / Komplex 457
03.11.2014 IT - Milano / Alcatraz
05.11.2014 FR - Paris / Bataclan
06.11.2014 BE - Brussels / AB
07.11.2014 NL - Amsterdam / Heineken Music Hall
08.11.2014 DE - Hamburg / Große Freiheit
09.11.2014 DK - Copenhagen / Store Vega
11.11.2014 FI - Tampere / Pakkahuone
12.11.2014 FI - Helsinki / The Circus
14.11.2014 NO - Oslo / Sentrum Scene
15.11.2014 SW - Stockholm / Munchenbryggeriet More...

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Opeth Posts "Eternal Rains Will Come" Video

The Swedish purveyors of retro '70s rock in Opeth are out now with new album "Pale Communion," which came out this week via Roadrunner Records.

While the album has been posted online in full already, today the band has also released a video clip for the song "Eternal Rains Will Come." Check out the trippy new video below.

Opeth will be headed to North America for a new tour with In Flames in December. Get the full list of dates and venues at this location.

The full "Pale Communion" track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

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Opeth Streaming Full New Album

Swedish retro rock band Opeth is on the cusp of dropping new album "Pale Communion" - due out next week (August 26th) via Roadrunner Records.

Before the official release, Opeth has now launched an online stream of the entire album.

Hear all of "Pale Communion" at Prog.Teamrock.com here (since the stream doesn't seem to be available in the U.S. or Canada we've included a YouTube stream below - listen in now before it gets taken down).

Opeth will also be heading off on a North American tour alongside In Flames this December. Get the full list of dates and venues at this location.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Opeth Announces Tour With In Flames

Roadrunner Records retro rock group Opeth has announced details about a return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headline run with In Flames.

The nationwide trek, which will also feature support from Red Fang, is set to get underway on December 3rd at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL and traverse North America through the end of the month.

“We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album ‘Pale Communion,’” commented Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt. “This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!”

In Flames frontman Anders Fridén added, "I met [Opeth guitarist] Mikael [Akerfeldt] for the first time in 1998 during the recording of Opeth's album ‘My Arms, Your Hearse.’ I was working in the studio and we've been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it's with great honor and pleasure that In Flames share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in Opeth." More...

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Opeth Streaming "Eternal Rains Will Come"

The second track to officially see release off the upcoming Opeth album "Pale Communion" is now available online for streaming.

Check out "Eternal Rains Will Come" in the YouTube player below, which follows the previous release of the track "Cusp Of Eternity" (you can hear that song at this location).

"Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, and pre-order info can now be found here.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Fredrik Akesson Backstage Video Available

Roadrunner Records has released a backstage video interview with Opeth's Fredrik Akesson taken from the Download Festival.

Check out the clip below to see Fredrik discussing the kind of setlist Opeth has been playing lately.

Opeth will also release new album "Pale Communion" on August 25th through Roadrunner Records, with pre-orders available at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

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Opeth Issues Book Release Update

Back in March, Opeth announced a 25th anniversary coffee table book was in the works, and now the band has checked in with the following update about the release:

"Rocket88 and Opeth are still working on it – and it's looking damned good! We have conducted new and exclusive interviews with everyone, and lots of rare and previously unseen images have been found for inclusion, so the book is shaping up to be something very special.

"However, in our bid to be as definitive as possible and that the book be the ultimate document, the research and interviews are ongoing – meaning that it will now be published at the beginning of 2015 rather than this year.

"We will keep you posted of all developments and, rest assured, it'll be worth the wait!"

Opeth's new album "Pale Communion" will be released August 26th, 2014 and you can hear the first single "Cusp Of Eternity" below. More...

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Roadrunner Records Releases Summer Sampler

The Roadrunner Records Summer Sampler is now online: head over to Noisetrade here to download your free copy. The track listing is as follows:

1. Stone Sour - 'House of Gold & Bones'
2. Killswitch Engage - 'A Tribute To The Fallen'
3. Trivium - 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone'
4. Gojira - 'The Axe'
5. King 810 - 'Fat Around The Heart'
6. The Amity Affliction - 'Pittsburgh'
7. Theory Of A Deadman 'Drown'
8. WeAreHarlot - 'Denial'
9. Black Stone Cherry - 'Me and Mary Jane'
10. Marmozets - 'Why Do You Hate Me'
11. Dream Theater - 'The Enemy Inside'
12. The Devil Wears Prada - 'Sailor’s Prayer'
13. Heartist - 'Pressure Point'
14. Kvelertak - 'Kvelertak'
15. Opeth - 'Cusp of Eternity' More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.

Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).

As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:

Friday, June 27th:

Jeff Scott Soto
Primal Fear
Novembers Doom
Napalm Death

Saturday, June 28th:

Civil War

Sunday, June 29th:

Comeback Kid
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Tiamat More...

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Opeth Announces U.K. Shows

Swedish retro rock band Opeth has issued the following announcement about upcoming live shows supporting the forthcoming "Pale Communion" album:

"Download Festival has come and gone and we can now announce six U.K. dates that will kick off the Pale Communion Tour this October. Pre-sale for normal tickets as well as several VIP packages starts coming Wednesday at 9AM GMT."

Oct 10th - Bristol, Bristol Academy
Oct 11th - London, Roundhouse
Oct 12th - Nottingham, Rock City
Oct 14th - Glasgow, ABC
Oct 15th - Manchester, Academy
Oct 16th - Birmingham, The Institute

"Pale Communion" is set for an August 26th release date via Roadrunner Records, and the first single "Cusp of Eternity" was also recently posted online. More...

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Opeth's Full Festival Set Posted Online

Footage has been posted online of Opeth's full set at the Rock Am Ring festival, which can be seen below courtesy of YouTube user Herr von Bödefeld. The set list consists of:

0:00 The Devil's Orchard
7:17 Heir Apparent
17:47 Hope Leaves
24:00 Deliverance
39:05 Blackwater Park

Opeth's mildly anticipated new album "Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, 2014.

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 18

The time is fast approaching for DevilDriver at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on June 18th, and we at the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast are offering a free ticket giveaway to South Florida residents or anyone else able and willing to attend. Anyone interested should email podcast@metalunderground.com with the subject "DEVILDRIVER," and provide your name (matching your ID).

This week: vocalist Paul "Ablaze" Zinay (Blackguard) and bassist Xavier St Laurent (ex-Ion Dissonance) of Montreal, Quebec have formed a new group known as Ages. The two tracks so far released are titled "Heinous Nemesis" and "Resounding Negation," featuring members of Epica and HateSphere as guests. Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers his opinion on the band's sound and potential appeal.

Next: Mike and co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) react to two freshly released singles: "Chimes At Midnight" from Atlanta's Mastodon and "Cusp Of Eternity" from Sweden's Opeth. Both songs are taken from the eagerly anticipated upcoming albums "Once More 'Round The Sun" and "Pale Communion," respectively.

Finally, it would behoove us to sadly acknowledge the unsurprising but tragic announcement that the late Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus) of GWAR did indeed succumb to a fatal heroin overdose.

Tune in here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback. You can subscribe via iTunes or RSS.

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Opeth Streaming "Cusp Of Eternity"

After pushing back the release of a first song and the official drop date for new album "Pale Communion," Swedish regressive rock band Opeth has now released the track "Cusp of Eternity" online.

You can hear the song along with an artwork video at Metal Hammer here, or check out the track in the YouTube player below.

"Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, 2014. The album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Opeth Reveals New Album Artwork

Opeth has now officially revealed the new Travis Smith-created artwork for upcoming eleventh album "Pale Communion," which has been pushed back to an August 26th release date. Check out the art below.

Pre-orders will become available on June 3rd via Roadrunner Records, along with the online release of first single "Cusp of Eternity."

This new album follows previous release "Heritage" (reviewed here), and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Opeth's New Album Pushed Back To August

After a massive fan uproar occurred when new single "Cusp of Eternity" and pre-orders for Opeth's 11th album "Pale Communion" didn't materialize as promised on May 6th, Roadrunner Records has now finally issued this announcement online:

"We want new Opeth just as badly as you do, here's an official statement regarding 'Pale Communion:' Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, 'Pale Communion' has been reslated for August 26th."

"Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of ‘Pale Communion’ has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented Opeth frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”

“Pale Communion,” which was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, “Cusp of Eternity” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, June 3rd (assuming this same thing doesn't happen again). More...

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Opeth Single Release Pushed Back

Update: Roadrunner and Opeth have now released a statement about the delay and announced the album is being pushed back to August. Check it out right here.

In a press release sent out last month by Roadrunner Records, it was announced that "Cusp of Eternity" - the first single off Opeth's new album "Pale Communion" - would be released along with album pre-order info on May 6th, 2014.

Obviously that date has come and passed without the single coming online, and fans are not happy about it. Every post on the Roadrunner Records Facebook page is filled with dozens of not-so-nice comments from Opethians (and I'd say it's a good bet none of them are buying that Black Stone Cherry album RR keeps posting about....) that range from "I always did dislike your company. I'm sure this type of crap dosen't happen with Nickelback" to threats to pirate the album when it is released, on to amusing Opeth lyric references like "I don't know how or why, and I'll never know WHEN..."

There's been no official statement yet from either Roadrunner or Opeth, but rumors are circling that the original June 17th release date for "Pale Communion" is being pushed back to the end of the Summer. Stay tuned for further details when an official announcement is made available.

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