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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.
Opeth have rolled out numerous dates for their upcoming European tour which will take place in December, here's the schedule:
December 04th Utrecht, NET - Tivoli De Helling
December 06th Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
December 07th Toulouse, FRA - Le Ramier
December 08th Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam
December 09th Madrid, SPA - Madrid Arena
December 10th Barcelona, SPA - Apollo
December 11th Villeurbanne, FRA - Transbordeur
December 13th Milan, ITA - Rolling Stone
December 14th Florence, ITA - Flog Poggetto
December 15th Zurich, SWI - Abart
December 16th Munich, GER - Backstage
December 17th Vienna, AUT - Arena
December 18th Budapest, HUN - Petofi Hall
In other news, the band have added more openers to their previously announced October/November North American headlining run. In addition to Pelican's October 09th to October 22nd stint and Nevermore's October 24th to November 11th slot, Fireball Ministry will now also join the bill from October 09th through to October 30th, while Into Eternity will then take over the slot, opening from October 31st through to November 11th.
FIREBALL MINISTRY and INTO ETERNITY will be opening different legs of OPETH's upcoming headlining tour. FIREBALL MINISTRY will open all dates before Halloween. INTO ETERNITY will replace FIREBALL MINISTRY for all dates on and after Halloween.
PELICAN will be in direct support to OPETH for all dates before the October 24 show in Lawrence, KS. NEVERMORE will then replace PELICAN as the direct-support band from the Kansas date on.
Dates and support acts for OPETH break down as follows:
with PELICAN, FIREBALL MINISTRY:
October 9 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 10 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
October 11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 12 - Portland, OR @ The Crystal Ballroom
October 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
October 15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
October 18 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 20 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 21 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
October 22 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
with NEVERMORE, FIREBALL MINISTRY:
October 24 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
October 25 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop's
October 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 27 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 28 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
October 29 - Montreal, QUE @ Medley
October 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
with NEVERMORE, INTO ETERNITY:
October 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
November 2 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
November 3 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
November 4 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
November 5 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
November 6 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 7 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
November 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
November 9 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
November 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Opeth have recruited Pelican and Nevermore to support them on separate legs of their upcoming North American headlining tour. Pelican will open up all dates ranging from October 09th through to October 22nd, while Nevermore will then replace them, opening on stops ranging from October 24th to November 11th. The complete revised schedule for the trek is as follows:
October 09th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
October 10th West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
October 11th San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
October 12th Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
October 15th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
October 17th Salt Lake City, UT - Lo-Fi Cafe
October 18th Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
October 20th Dallas, TX - Trees
October 21st Houston, TX - Meridian
October 22nd San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
October 24th Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
October 25th St. Louis, MO - Pop's
October 26th Chicago, IL - House of Blues
October 27th Detroit, MI - Harpo's
October 30th Worcester, MA - The Palladium
October 31st Philadelphia, PA - TLA
November 02nd Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
November 03rd New York City, NY - Webster Hall
November 04th Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theatre
November 05th Springfield, VA - Jaxx
November 06th Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
November 07th Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
November 08th Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
November 09th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
November 11th Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Opeth's latest album, "Ghost Reveries," which was released last week, has entered album charts in the following countries:
Australia - #35
Denmark - # 84
Finland - # 11
France - #72
Germany - #39
Netherlands - #38 ('Scherpe Rand van Platenland' charts - #1)
Norway - # 21
Sweden - #4
United Kingdom - #62
U S A - #64
Opeth will head back for a headline tour of North America in October. Dates announced so far are as follows:
Oct 09 Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 10 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
Oct 11 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
Oct 14 Vancouver, BC - Commodore
Oct 15 Seattle, WA - El Corezon
Oct 18 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Oct 20 Dallax, TX - Trees
Oct 21 Houston, TX - Meridian
Oct 24 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
Oct 26 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Oct 28 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Oct 29 Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct 30 Worcester, MA - Palladium
Nov 08 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
More dates to be announced soon.
According to the Harpo's Concert Theatre venue website, Nevermore has been tapped as one of the openers for Opeth's forthcoming headlining US tour. Two more national openers will be announced soon.
OPETH's video for the track "The Grand Conjuration", featuring a special guest appearance by STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan, has been posted online at Roadrun.com. The song comes off the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries", available now on Roadrunner Records. The CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities in Stockholm and features a running time of 66 minutes.
Sweden's Opeth have announced by Martin Axenrot of Bloodbath fame will be temporarily taking over from regular drummer Martin Lopez. The latter's still undergoing treatment for an undisclosed, but serious, illness.
Opeth has posted an update on their official website regarding drummer, Martin Lopez, who fell ill during the Sounds of the Underground tour:
During the first weeks of the tour Martin Lopez became seriously ill and had to fly back home to Sweden for treatment. He's currently under supervision and is doing well and we hope for a swift recovery and return to his natural habitat....behind the drums. Legendary basher Gene Hoglan (SYL, Dark angel, Death, Testament and more) filled in for Lopez during the SOTU tour for the last 16 gigs as well as participating in the video shoot for "The grand conjuration". A temporary replacement has been found in Bloodbath/Witchery/Nifelheim drummer Martin Axenrot who will take over Lopez duties until he's fully recovered.
In other news, Opeth upcoming single, "The Grand Conjuration," will be released in the near future. Included on the disc is the edited version of "The Grand Conjuration," as well as the full-length version and another edit of the "Ghost of Perdition" track. A video for edited version of "The Grand Conjuration" was shot in Los Angeles/USA with director Bill Yukich.
Also, Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded vocals for a track destined for the upcoming Roadrunner 25 years compilation CD. The song "Roads" was written by Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver. Mikael recorded the vocals while on the SOTU tour in Atlanta/Georgia with guitarist/now producer/engineer James Murphy. Mr. Murphy is currently working with the much talked about Death tribute CD which will include appearances from Mikael Åkerfeldt ("Pull the Plug"), as well as Martin Lopez and Martin Mendez and Peter Lindgren. More...
Another track, "Ghost of Perdition," has been uploaded to the Opeth ecard. Check it out at this location.
Opeth's upcoming album, "Ghost Reveries," will be released on August 29th.
Opeth has announced more European tour dates. Tour dates are as follows:
Sept 06 Birmingham, UK - Academy
Sept 07 Manchester, UK - Academy
Sept 08 London, UK - Meanfiddler
Sept 09 Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Sept 10 Koln, Germany - Underground
Sept 11 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Sept 13 Paris, France - Locomotive
Sept 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Sept 15 Essen, Germany - Zeche Carl
Sept 16 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
Sept 17 Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan
Sept 18 Malmo, Sweden - KB
Sept 19 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Sept 20 Goteborg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Sept 21 Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
Sept 23 Helsinki, Finland - Tavasta
Sept 24 Helsinki, Finland - Tavasta
Sept 25 Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi (all ages)
Other upcoming Opeth European tour dates: More...
The photos for the Sounds of the Underground tour in Vancouver have been posted in the photo gallery.
On July 26, I got the chance to attend the Sounds of the Underground tour when they stopped in Vancouver, BC. The show was originally scheduled for the Pacific Coliseum but was moved to the PNE Forum, which is a lot smaller. My guess was that the ticket sales didn’t do very well. More...
MTV.com reports that according to a Roadrunner spokesperson, Opeth drummer Martin Lopez has not been fired, but rather, went back to Sweden for treatment of a rare blood disorder he's had for most of his life. Until he returns, the band — currently on the Sounds of the Underground tour — has enlisted Strapping Young Lad drummer Gene Hoglan to fill in for him.
Sweden's Opeth have shut down their official online message board because tracks from new album 'Ghosts Of Reveries' have been leaked onto the Internet and posted on that site. The record is released in late August, at which point the board will be re-opened.
Gene Hoglan has replaced Opeth drummer Martin Lopez who was fired only a couple days ago. More info on this as we get info. Some reports already say that Gene is sounding tired after just one day of this.
On the 26th of July, Opeth's “The Grand Conjuration,” will be available digitally. This is a special edition and will not be feature on the album.
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In other Opeth news, the official Opeth forum, which is part of the UltimateMetal.com community, has been closed due to Internet leaks of the group's new album, "Ghost Reveries". "It may reopen once the album is released," reads a posting from an UltimateMetal.com webmaster.
Tracks from the album are made available at this location.
"Ghost Reveries" is scheduled for release on 29th August, the CD was mastered on June 16 at the Cutting Room facilities in Stockholm and features a running time of 66 minutes.
The Sounds of the Underground Tour show in Vancouver on July 26 has been moved from the Pacific Coliseum to the PNE Forum. All tickets for the Pacific Coliseum will be honored at the door and are now general admission.
Opeth has posted a message on their official website saying that they have filmed a video in Los Angeles for the track "The Grand Conjuration." The video is said to contain nurses and be quite twisted.
Opeth will be supported by Extol on their upcoming UK tour. The tour dates are as follows:
September 6 - Birmingham Academy
September 7 - Manchester Academy
September 8 - London Mean Fiddler