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Porcupine Tree Frontman Talks Opeth Collaboration In Video Interview

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In another interview with Roadrunner Records U.K Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson discussed details surrounding the forthcoming collaboration album with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth. The debut release from the Steven Wilson/Mikael Akerfeldt project, currently titled "Storm Corrosion," is planned for release sometime within 2011.

Steven Wilson commented by saying:

"The funny thing is that the music we're making together is actually nothing like either of us made before. Because I think we both had this idea of this kind of music that we knew we couldn't get our bands to play, but that we both kind of understood where we were coming from. 'Cause we have this kind of passion [for] very experimental, obscure records, almost orchestral in their scope. And we wanted to make a record like that for a long time. It's a long way from metal and it's a long way from anything that, I think, Mikael has ever done, including the 'Damnation' record. I think a lot of people thought, 'Oh, it's gonna be like 'Damnation'.' It's not; it's a long way from that, too. And it's actually a long way from anything I've done; [it's] possibly closer to aspects of things I've done, but really quite distinct from anything I've ever [released]. [It's] very orchestral, lots of strings, lots of guitars and vocals, too. Lots of very long songs that kind of go in different directions that you don't necessarily expect them to go in — almost theatrical in a way. And we both kind of admitted to ourselves that there are a lot of fans out there that are probably gonna hate it. But we're doing it for us. The one thing we didn't wanna do is get together and do a prog-metal supergroup, which would have been so easy to do — and kind of expected, in a way. And, you know, we might do that anyway one day. But this time around, we thought, 'Let's just do this [kind of] record.' Some people will love it and some people will not, and that's OK, because, in a way, I don't think we wanted to just give what was expected, and we're certainly not doing that."

You can view the full video interview at this location.

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1. SalivatingPony writes:

it will be a zeuhl record

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2. n0thinghead writes:

sounds kool. rlly hope it is something similar to "damnation". love that record. definitely gotta check this sh** out once more has been updated.

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3. EsotericSurgery writes:

More good news! Hooray! :D

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4. Tivic writes:

I'm going to try Steven Wilson/Mikael Akerfeldt project when it comes out.

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5. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Super sweet. Cant wait!

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6. n0thinghead writes:

ES: LMAO!!! i know!!

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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

Fvcking SWEET!!!

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8. b.bristowe writes:

So this is what it's like when worlds collide.

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9. kerry writes:

So... like Arcturus then?

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10. Hammerheart writes:

I think I just creamed my pants a little. This sounds phenomenal.

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11. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ "I do cocaine!!!"

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12. Hammerheart writes:

lol. I freakin' love Metalocalypse.

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