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Opeth Announces New Album Title As "Heritage"

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Update: additional details on the new album, including the full track listing and release date, can now be found here.

Opeth, which recently parted ways with keyboardist Per Wiberg, has announced via Facebook that the band's new album and follow-up to "Watershed" (reviewed here) will be titled "Heritage." The post from the band reads as follows:

"We can exclusively reveal that the new Opeth album will be titled 'HERITAGE'. The record is due for release through Roadrunner Records in September. More details to follow soon."

Details on the album's track listing and exact release date will be announced as they are made available. In other Opeth news, guitarist Fredrik Akesson also recently unveiled his signature Paul Reed Smith guitar.

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1. RAMARIOT writes:

OPEEEEETH !!!!

# May 25, 2011 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

I had to do a double take, I thought it said Oprah, not Opeth. :)
Oprah does death metal \m/

# May 25, 2011 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Weresanctuary writes:

I hope HERITAGE is better then WATERSHED.

I write this as I listen to Opeth, so please know that I love them. It just was not my favorite. I could never get into it. All the other albums were better in my opinion.

# May 25, 2011 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

I would have to agree with Weresanctuary.
I liked Watershed - but not as much as Deliverance or Ghost Reveries, or Damnation for that matter. Those three albums all had a great feel to them. The dynamics of Martin Lopez's drumming really blended well to support the other instruments within the songs. His infuences really shined. Axenrot has a different style that will take some adjustment for me. Even with that said, I'm still looking forward to hearing the next chapter in Opeths' genius work.

# May 25, 2011 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. The_Avant_Garde writes:

Im kind of on the fence about this one. Still Life, Morningrise and even Ghost Reveries were all fantastic albums that I still listen to regularly, but everything else is really hit or miss.

# May 25, 2011 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Yea Watershed didnt excite me either. Saw em play 4or5 songs off it on their tour,and have to admit the songs went over much better live. Blackwater Park for me,and Ghost Reveries are these guys at thier best imo. Still looking forward to the new one though.

# May 25, 2011 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I wouldn't say Opeth has made a bad album yet. This comes as no surprise because they are my favorite metal band. However, because we are on the topic of past Opeth albums I'll kick off the near impossible task of ranking all of their released albums in order of greatness. (Play along it's fun)

1. Blackwater Park -->; hands down the best!
2. Deliverance
3. My Arms, Your Hearse -->; So heavy it hurts
4. Damnation -->; Beautiful
5. Morningrise
6. Watershed
7. Ghost Reveries
8. Still Life
9. Orchid -->; Still great, but they perfected their sound with their second album, "Morningrise"

# May 25, 2011 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

I love listening to Opeth convos - literally every person will tell you a different favourite album and half won't like it and half will call it a masterpiece. I listen to "Ghost Reveries" a ton for example, I won't even try and rank them.

Also, "Heritage" - very Opethy name!

# May 25, 2011 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

I've never really listened to Opeth. I could never get into them. Good bad and mad respect but it's just not my thing. I'll give em a listen with this new album though. I just take a different road and listen to the lead singers other band Bloodbath. Love that band.

# May 25, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cynic22 writes:

Watershed ruled, I have yet to see Opeth do wrong- so i have high hopes for this one

# May 25, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. welovewaiting writes:

Nice clean title. And now..the music. LET THE WAITING CONTINUE!

# May 25, 2011 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Floridadeathmetal666 writes:

hell yeah cant wait

# May 25, 2011 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dugan Cheif writes:

How will they top Watershed? I wonder if there will be any good covers.

# May 25, 2011 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Deathblooms writes:

do want

# May 25, 2011 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Deathblooms writes:

contributing to the Opeth game

1. My Arms, Your Hearse
2. Blackwater Park
3. Still Life
4. Deliverance
5. Damnation
6. Morningrise
7. Watershed
8. Ghost Reveries
9. Orchid

...and I like Orchid and GR, both really good albums

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. TheRaper writes:

Not soon enough, can't wait for this. It's suprising to see that not many enjoyed Ghost Reveries, I thought it was incredible. I can understand the dislike for Watershed, and agree that Blackwater Park is one of their best.

# May 26, 2011 @ 2:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. EsotericSurgery writes:

There is no bad Opeth (even Orchid...damn good considering their lack of experience at that point). All comes down to personal preference/taste. First day buy for me. \m/

# May 26, 2011 @ 3:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ResidentRaptor writes:

Fantastic news, cant wait to here it.

Suprised to see Orchid listed as ppls least favourite album. To me it sits there just below Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries. Apostle in Triumph is one of their best tracks

# May 26, 2011 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Dying_Isis writes:

I can't wait for this album. It's already been almost 3 years.

And I like everything from Orchid to Watershed myself, but my fav is My Arms, Your Hearse

# May 26, 2011 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

i got into opeth not that long ago. but idt i can even say that since i only listen to damnation lol but that's a beautiful album. i've been meaning to check out their other stuff, but in the past, i just couldn't get into it. but that was a long time ago, and i will attempt again.

# May 26, 2011 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Been listening to Opeth for sometime myself. Don't know if I can pick an absolute favorite album which is like picking your favorite child (if I had kids) But yeah waiting a long time for this just anything they do just does it for me

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. xPlaguedBastardx writes:

I'm f***in' pumped.

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Weresanctuary writes:

I've been into Opeth since I went into the record store and found ORCHID on the shelf (this was when it had just come out and I hadn't heard of them). I picked it up and have been a huge fan ever since. I won't even try to rank my favorites because really, who cares... It's Opeth and they rock. However...... I just never got into WATERSHED. I listened and listened and it just never stuck with me like all the others. I'm not saying its terrible but I damn sure hope HERITAGE is more Opeth and less.... whatever that was.

# May 26, 2011 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. kool_ambo writes:

The most hungriest band ever!! Lmao....!

Within an year they come up with some new sh**...!!

\m/

# May 26, 2011 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. RememberMetal? writes:

Opeth is the band that makes me pretend like I have something worth saying. I will go on and on and ON... As seen. :) "Orchid" and "Morningrise" are omitted due to lack of time spent with them vs the others.

1.) "Still Life" --Tells the best story in metal, in the best sequence with the best styles of songs in Opethian history. Also, my first Opeth album--it takes me back.
2.) "Blackwater Park" unadulterated, glistening, perfection. Steven Wilson is ALL OVER that record! I expected "Still Life" to be unchallenged. I was wrong.
3.) "Ghost Reveries" too often this album got the shaft by fans. I find it the perfect balance of light and shade from Opeth. The opening 3 tracks are classic. The closing 2 are genius. The liberal use of key/synths was novel.
4.) "Damnation" I knew going in that it was going to be a purely non-metal experience. I expected to be let down. Instead, I've been wanting a "Damnation II" ever since.
5.) "My Arms Your Hearse" one of my favorite "seasonal" metal albums. Perfect for that fall/winter transition period.
6.) "Deliverance" The kid gloves coming off. Opeth at their most constantly furious. Ackerfeldt has always had regrets about this album but I find it captures a fury not heard from Opeth before or since.
7.) "Watershed" More than any offering, this one challenged me. The dynamic of instantly accessible songs "Coil", "Burden" and (the gorgeous) "Porcelain Heart" contrasting with the strangeness of "Hessian Peel" and "Hex Omega" left me thinking that the Opeth may be closing the door on their here to fore sound.

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