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Opeth to Release New Album, "Watershed," in June

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The new haunting, epic masterpiece from Opeth, "Watershed," comes out on June 3rd, 2008. The album, recorded in the band's home of Sweden and produced by frontman/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt and Jens Bogren, is the first to feature new guitarist Fredrik Akesson and drummer Martin Axenrot.

Also available on 06.03.08 is the Collector's Edition 2-disc CD/DVD set includes 3 bonus tracks, 5.1 audio mix of the entire album, extensive video content, and expanded artwork.

"Watershed" track listing is as follows:

1. Coil
2. Heir Apparent
3. The Lotus Eater
4. Burden
5. Porcelain Heart
6. Hessian Peel
7. Hex Omega

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1. Metallikarl writes:

Me want.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

There is a 4th non-cover track track as well.

Hope it found its way as a hidden track onto one of the two disks....It's pretty easy to imagine how the Opeth version of "Would?" will sound.

Now Playing: Origin - "Antithesis"....this is truly metal, awesome.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

Sounds nifty! I hope they make that dvd viewable on any dvd player including an xbox.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Andrew writes:

HURRY UP AND RELEASE THE STINKIN ALBUM, ITS TOO SUSPENSEFUL WAITING TILL JUNE, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I AM SSOOOOOOOO STOKED, ALBUM OF THE YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Album of the year is coming early!! :)

I have been listening to every one of their albums since last week. I don't think I'll stop untill I have the album in hand.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 9:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Txmetalhead writes:

Damn only 7 tracks?? This album will probably have some really long tracks. Is it an LP?

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. iEATbabies writes:

Ahh, some good news for once

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

In regards to post 6, there has not been an Opeth album over 10 tracks. Their songs are usually around 10 minutes in length which may worry some, but they pull it off. It will be an LP.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Westfallen writes:

June 3rd it is.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 11:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

I dont usually buy albums on their release date, but for this one I will.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

This is gonna make me moan like a fat kid on a treadmill... in a good way :) hahah

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 6:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Colony writes:

I'll probably get the Collectors

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kick Ass Duke writes:

I wonder if they will play any new stuff on tour. Can't wait to see them with Dream Theater and can't wait for the new album. Roundhouse was good but I have been looking forward to original stuff for a while.

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14. YAZDAN writes:

I Like Their f***in Music .wWw.Yazdankm.persianblog.ir

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Txmetalhead writes:

Is this band good?? lol
Cool

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

Opeth fans (not unlike Slayer and Tool fans) are a loyal, giddy and vocal lot....I include myself in that sweeping generalization. Not a negative or worried post yet.

This one promises to be just as memorable as they all have been.

I'm excited to hear how Ax (and his wife adding vocals to "Coil") and Akesson influence this one. There are rumors that both Wiberg and Mendez will be more present since Lopez and Lindgren are out of the picture...A larger synth/keys and bass profile would be interesting.

Apparently this one will be quite heavy as well. Ackerfeldt is a touch bitter over the handful of fans who were put off by Ghost Reveries...

In all honesty GR is in my top 3 best next to Still Life and Blackwater....Just edging out Damnation and MAYH....And yes I adore Delverence, but something had to give.

June can not come soon enough.

Now Playing: Opeth - "When"

# Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! RM? said giddy!

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