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Opeth Reveal New Album Title And More

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The following press release has been announced:

New York, NY: "Swedish progressive metal titans Opeth, often credited as being forward thinkers who are a genre of one, are proud to announce Watershed as the title of their forthcoming album, due out on Roadrunner Records on June 2nd, 2008. The album, recorded in the band's native Sweden and produced by frontman/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt and Jens Bogren, is a masterwork that follows the time-honored Opeth tradition; its modern yet timeless, progressive yet paying homage to the sounds of classic rock.

Watershed is truly one of those special records that cycles through a variety of moods, speeds and textures, complete with lots of subtleties and nuances of sound. Because of its expansive scope, Watershed is destined to land the album atop many "Best Of" lists. Album opener 'Coil' is a gorgeous acoustic number, featuring local folk vocalist Nathalie Lorichs, while 'Heir Apparent' will knock listeners unconscious with its blunt force metal. Always one to defy the rules, Opeth posits sung vocals over artillery-like blast beats on 'The Lotus Eater', cementing their reputation as innovators and redefiners.

Watershed combines elements of modern metal, prog rock, free jazz and hints of European folk music, all of which come together for a seamless, unique collection of songs that will leave an indelible mark upon all who listen. Watershed is the first Opeth release to feature new guitarist Fredrik Akesson and drummer Martin Axenrot and is the band's second effort for Roadrunner Records. Watershed is the eagerly awaited follow up to 2005's critically acclaimed Ghost Reveries. The complete track listing is as follows: 'Coil', 'Heir Apparent', 'The Lotus Eater', 'Burden', 'Porcelain Heart', 'Hessian Peel' and 'Hex Omega'."

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1. Whoracle writes:

I want it. I want it now.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Ummm yeah so Opeth is the best metal band ever, and I want this album so bad! Enough said.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WiseWiz writes:

yum. sounds delicious

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. FocusShift writes:

June 2nd will not be here fast enough!

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 10:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. eggnog writes:

Oooohhh...this is gonna be good.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Damn I got to wait untill June to get this album, sounds very very interesting. Cannot wait for this one

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. GOD writes:

This is off topic, But I feel very hateful today....Somebody needs to f***ing slaughter all the f***ing Christians Holocaust style....Burn the f***ing churches! Rape the women! Kill and eat the children.....Christianity is a f***ing disease, It ruins the lives of people that deserve the right to live....Gather them up and DESTROY THEM! Show no mercy, have no remorse....Take back what is ours! LIFE, BEFORE THE CHRISTIANS! Follow me into battle....End this now......Ok, Im done...The opeth album should be great

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Public Execution writes:

I definatly cannot wait for this album. I hope to see them tour this summer with Dream Theater.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BeyondSanityXIII writes:

Wow God, i know exactly what ya mean...
but fuuucckkk June?! sigh....i guess i'll let it slide, only cuz its Opeth haha...ahhh i can't wait!!!
Hey! totally random, 'The Lotus Eater'.....that totally reminds me of the Lotus eaters from the Odyssey!

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. FocusShift writes:

I would disagree on a Christian Holocaust, mainly because it's not all of them that are causing problems. Fundamentalism all over the world, no matter the religion is the problem. Do away with those conservative buggers.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. GOD writes:

I dont know if anybody cares, but I find writtng my feelings down helps and I dont want to get up to get paper....I just got a call from my mother...My girlfreind was just killed in a car accident back in Norway a couple hours ago....We have been together for eight years....I was to ask for her hand in marriage upon my return to Norway next month....

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. SlugEmperor writes:

Im excited as f***!


now playing: Infected Mushroom - Disco Mushroom

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 4:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. MuDvAyNe fan writes:

damn i got to wait a long a$$ time:( june 2nd arggh...o wells i still cant wait i have all of Opeth's other albums so this one will be in my collection soon.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Andrew writes:

Wait, I thought it was supposed to come out in April...LAME!!!!! Im sure it will be worth the wait, but it will be SOOO HARD!!!!! UUGGHHHHH, this is why we need to be able to time travel into the future, hahahaha!!!! OPETH ROCKS!!!!!

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Angry Mob Justice writes:

Ahh, June 2nd seems to be so far away. These guys are absolutely brilliant and I haven't been disappointed with any of their releases so far and i'm sure they will continue to astonish me with their new album.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

JUNE!?!?!? I'm going to go run over that dog carcass I passed on the way home from work.

This thing has been done(mixed mastered etc) for weeks and I have to wait until the worst time of year for it.

I guess Roadrunner has to rev up it's publicity machine for the next few monthes to build adequate hype so that when they kick Trivium for not moving enough units they'll have Opeths 15+ year following to fall back on.

Sigh.

Now Playing: Continuum - "Construct 4"

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. matt writes:

i just came

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Cynic writes:

I have to say Opeth took me a while to "get" but I'm glad I stuck with them. I'm not a fanatic but -and this may sound weird- Opeth are one of the modern metal bands that I feel most proud of. They've stayed true to metal without getting stale, popular and progressive at the same time - they're a fist to the face of those to those who don't respect metal. *tear*

Now Playing: Michael Angelo Batio - "Stop Complaining"

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. April_Ethereal writes:

Sweet. Can't wait for the new album.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Westfallen writes:

I'm sold.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kalis_wrath writes:

How much did you get for yourself West? 5 dollar suckie suckie 15 dollar you love him long time? *Lol*

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BeyondSanityXIII writes:

haha nice one

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. SlugEmperor writes:

lol post 17

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Kalis_wrath writes:

Post 21 could not be stoped, BSX. *LOL*

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 9:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. psythe writes:

hahahah post 17 was great. Nice choice, SlugEmperor, Infected Mushroom are tremendously good!

Now Playing: Infected Mushroom - "Vicious Delicious" ...you got me in the mood :P

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