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Opeth's New Album "Pale Communion" Pushed Back To August

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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).

Pre-orders for “Pale Communion” made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity” as well as second album track to be released on July 15th, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.

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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6 Comments on "Opeth's New Album Pushed Back To August"

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Oh dear.

The anguished death growl of a million Opethians. Seismologists are probably picking this up and puzzling over the cause.

# May 8, 2014 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

So wait... It wasn't all Roadrunner's fault? You mean all those people who threatened to boycot RR and initiate mass piracy (among other threats) were throwing their vitriol in the wrong direction? That's never happened before.

# May 8, 2014 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Critic writes:

Doesn't matter who's fault it really was, it's best to still blame RR, this gives us plenty of time to regroup and spread the word so that there are ZERO pre-orders on June 3rd. That'll teach'em.

# May 8, 2014 @ 1:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Shadöw writes:

sh** happens. Deal with it...♠

# May 9, 2014 @ 1:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. fertile freddy writes:

Ya what a bunch of whiny fans, not like the band's breaking up or died in a bus crash, peete sakes.
RR does make my d*** itch btw

# May 10, 2014 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cycotek writes:

Ever see the episode of Southpark where Cartman can't wait for the new Nintendo and freezes himself 2 weeks before the release and through all the circumstances winds up being returned to his own time, but two months prior instead of 2 weeks... that's how I feel.

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