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Opeth To Support Dream Theater In North America

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Swedish metallers OPETH will support DREAM THEATER on the prog-metal giants' next North American tour in April/May 2008. More details will be announced soon.

OPETH will release the "The Roundhouse Tapes" double CD in the U.S. on November 20 via Peaceville Records. The set will be issued in Europe on October 22.

The cover artwork for "The Roundhouse Tapes" has been posted at this location. According to a press release, "The Roundhouse Tapes" contains "a captivating OPETH performance from the Camden Roundhouse, London, UK, on November 9, 2006, and sees the band in scintillating form churning out a selection of classics from their illustrious career. You know what to expect from OPETH: unrivalled composition; seamless progressive dynamics and boundless atmosphere from the mellow to the incredibly heavy, all sealed with the unmistakable vocal presence of mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt."

Commented Åkerfeldt: "The Roundhouse concert will always be a very memorable gig for us for many reasons, but most importantly it caught the band at the peak of the 'Ghost Reveries' tour. I must say we're quite tight after 18 odd months on the road supporting the record. I'm extremely pleased we got it documented and I hope it will please our beloved fans as well. As an extra bonus we've decided to collaborate with one of our past labels for this release, the legendary Peaceville Records. Here's a toast to Hammy and Lisa for helping us back in the day as well as to the new team for preserving this pleasurable memory for today's music lovers as well as for generations to come."

"The Roundhouse Tapes" tracklisting:

CD1:

01. When
02. Ghost Of Perdition
03. Under The Weeping Moon
04. Bleak
05. Face Of Melinda
06. The Night And The Silent Water

CD2:

01. Windowpane
02. Blackwater Park
03. Demon of the Fall

OPETH's "The Roundhouse Tapes" will be released as a high-definition-filmed DVD in early 2008. This will also feature lots of fan interviews, band interviews, soundcheck footage and live photos, along with exclusive menu music written by mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt and keyboardist Per Wiberg.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Hmmm for some reason the pairing of these two does not seem right. Both are progressive and amazingly talented, but they don't seem to fit. Plus Dream Theater should open for Opeth if anything. Dream Theater has not put out a good album in a long time...

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2. themutedhorn writes:

I agree. But I’m not complaining! Hope this doesn’t delay the new album.

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3. kallah writes:

Lmao at post 1.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 8:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. s writes:

I agree opeth should be headlining if anything. and yea these dont dont belong to gether. i think opeth should be touring with porcupine now

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. coldiem writes:

Opeth should be headlining? I agree it's an odd combo, but why? I totally disagree that Dream Theater hasn't released anything good in a long time. In fact, I think their best releases have been their most recent. Dream Theater has been around longer and have been far more successful than Opeth. I see no reason that Opeth should be headlining.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metal2death writes:

agreed^ opeth kicks a$$ but dt should def be headlining. im going to any philly date

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FocusShift writes:

If anything both bands should switch headlining and have equal set lengths. But Dream Theater's last release was Amazing, the only disk of theirs I haven't been able to get into was Octavarium. Opeth on the other hand is just solid all around. Hopefully this tour comes near Pittsburgh.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Treacherous J. Quick writes:

Why the tit-for-tat? Two great progressive bands are going on the road together! Good for everyone, right? I thought so.

I also hope Opeth will have released their album, now in the works, by the time this tour comes around.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Any Toronto or Hamilton dates I am going no matter what. Also I would like to see Opeth headline but DT I think is a bigger name, and I also think they should rotate headlining spots

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Public Execution writes:

I would be suprised if both bands did not play close to the same set length. Dream Theater will just be at the end. Either way, both bands are good and headline this tour if they wanted too.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Ashley writes:

Who cares? Both bands are awesome, Dream Theater perhaps the "bigger" band. I'll be flying over to watch them, money provided.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Vicarious_Intent writes:

Woah, it's like a dream come true for me. Totally amazing combo! Defiantly need to see this one! Really doesn't matter to me who headlines or whatever anyway.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. coldiem writes:

I'm not dissing Opeth at all, I think they are great too. I was just explaining why I thought Dream Theater was the right choice for a headliner.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. SlugEmperor writes:

dont get me wrong i f***ing love both these bands, but i dont really like the new dream theater album, i'm not a huge fan of that comical sounding guitar, and the vocalist... only had good delivery in Octavarium in my opinion. But this looks like something to go to.

# Sep 28, 2007 @ 11:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Dont hate writes:

This is badass!! Two of my favorite bands touring together!! Hell Yeah!!!

# Sep 29, 2007 @ 6:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Opeth Obsession writes:

Opeth should be the headliner - an easy choice. I'm a fan of both bands, but in the end, Dream Theater is just a display of mechanical skill, while Opeth is a musical creative force - backed up by amazing musicianship.

# Sep 29, 2007 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Xavez writes:

Opeth = Balls , they are the kings of prog!

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. FocusShift writes:

Nowadays they both influence each other, so its kind of ironic.

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Mason writes:

good bands, Im huge fans of both, but I do not think them touring together is the greatest thing. Although they are both progressive, they are both headlining bands. Having Opeth not able to present an encore is really depressing. Dream Theater was incredible last time I saw them, but Opeth has a lot better musicianship. However, DT does have a decent following, and perhaps is larger than Opeth's. I would really just rather they both toured on their own tbh. I need to be in two separate moods to listen to either band.

# Oct 11, 2007 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Nice writes:

Imo I really am digging the line up. I really hate it when I go to shows and I am there to see the closing band. So this is a huge plus for me. When I go to a show and say Opeth is playing, I dont want to see devildriver, unearth and killswitch there. I want to see bands that are similar to the closing band. I went to finntroll and really the opening band was different from finntroll but were really good. Just my 2 cents.

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21. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I hope there are no other bands opening bands and Opeth and DT have the same length of sets.

# Oct 14, 2007 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. drummer1989 writes:

Mike Portnoy is self tought on the drums and he has the most creative and amazing drumming style. Mike kicks soo much a$$. He's amazing..

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23. drummer1989 writes:

Dream Theater kicks soo much a$$.

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