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Opeth Streaming New Single "The Devil's Orchard" Online

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Swedish progressive metal titans Opeth have teamed up with Stereogum to release a new single online titled "The Devil's Orchard," which is taken off the band's upcoming album "Heritage." The band commented on releasing the song:

"Time for a new Opeth song you say? We agree so feast your ears here on the premiere of The Devil´s Orchard taken from the upcoming album´Heritage´ which is set for release this September 20th."

Check out the new Opeth single by heading over to this location. The "Heritage" album artwork and track listing are available below.

Heritage
The Devil's Orchard
I Feel the Dark
Slither
Nepenthe
Haxprocess
Famine
The Lines in My Hand
Folklore
Marrow of the Earth

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1. ZMA writes:

Ok for what this is it's a really good, well made song and if the rest of the album is like this it'll be a great album, and possible smoking music in the future lol.

But I do wish I could hear some new old sounding Opeth.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I'm impressed. For those who were worried, don't be (it still sounds like Opeth). The guitar solo at the end is epic!

NP: "Into the Night" by John Wesley

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. The_Avant_Garde writes:

This is absolutely amazing and something I think Opeth needs at this point in their career. I personally didn't like "Watershed" and having been a fan since "Blackwater Park" and enjoying the back catalog it was weird not liking an Opeth album for the first time lol I like the sounds of this

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Nietzsche writes:

"Nietzsche is Dead"

-God

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Floridadeathmetal666 writes:

this is great. i have always enjoyed the work of opeth, the heavier stuff, and the softer, its all great, looking forward to this


besides if you want to hear him growl, listen to old opeth, or bloodbath. :D

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Can't listen at the moment but I don't think Opeth are naive - if they've written Aqualung part II you know they're going to release the most "Opethy" sounding track first so as not to alienate fans.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cynic22 writes:

I garuntee that Akerfeldt did not want to release a single. He has said in Interviews how he doesn't want anyone to hear the album, the songs, even live performances before it's out

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. silvermountains writes:

I really wish they would of went Blackwater Park style Opeth again but I really liked this as well. Can't wait to see them in Oct. \m/

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Blindgreed1 writes:

Came here to read the comments and deliberately NOT listen to the song. Wanna experience it as it was meant to be heard. So far i'm intrigued. That Cynic guy is such a cynic...

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cynic writes:

Not too mention an a$$hole! I'm the same BG, I'll probably wait for both the Opeth and Mastodon releases.

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Bastards_Of_Bodom writes:

I am really loving this so far. I am no longer worried about this album although it was said that you cannot just listen to one song and get an impression. It is different but it is still Opeth and its a nice progression from Watershed

# Jul 26, 2011 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. EsotericSurgery writes:

Chris I don't blame you for wanting to hear the album as a whole. Let me assure you...if this single is telling at all of what we can expect you'll love it. This song is brilliant (obv. I couldn't wait...I'm too weak).

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrianMN writes:

I’ll admit this is the first Opeth song I’ve ever heard.
This band has always flown under my radar for some reason.
My first impression?
Deep Purple.
Sabbath.
It’s some evil, trippy, hippy stuff going on here, I like it.
I think it’s a good idea to release it when they are as this song in particular has a very “autumn” or “Halloween” feel to it.
Oh and the keys remind me of old Scooby Doo where the gang gets trapped in a certain area and they have to play the keys to open a secret passageway.
(That was a compliment by the way)
I might have to pick this album up, I love “autumn” albums and the singer has an awesome voice.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. CorpusUpir writes:

Well ... wtf I really like 70's music but ... f*** that. I have loved everything Opeth has put out for years , but if that is what I have to look forward to then that just means one more fallen hero for me... Damn hippie crap

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BrianMN writes:

Ok, I just went to Youtube and listened to Blackwater Park, I can see why long time fans are mad.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. TheRaper writes:

sounds like the weaker stuff from Watershed but slightly trippier

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cynic: "If you've got one... You ARE one" I always say. lol.
Brandon: Can't wait to hear it... But I will. Arrrgh!
Brian: I'm not a "long time" fan, but i'm not a n00b either (they flew under my radar for a while too until my boy Bruno turned me on). I'm a musician, so I rarely go in for the same formula different album sh!t. If I want to hear AC/DC I'll throw Highway To Hell on (\m/\m/ BTW). If I want to hear Blackwater Park Opeth, conveniently, there is already a Blackwater Park Opeth CD so i'm good to go. I enjoy it when bands evolve and don't suck in their evolution like Metallica did and from the sounds of it I will enjoy this evolution of Opeth.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. EsotericSurgery writes:

Bang on the money BG, that's exactly what I always say to people all the time. Music is an expression of the artist(s)...and people are always changing...so why wouldn't the music? If you need some heavy sh!t and don't vibe with the new musical direction then so be it...but to criticize a band for expanding and branching out is seriously ridiculous IMO.

"God is deaaaaaaaaaddd" :-) This song makes me sh!t rainbows of joy. BTW, Brian...I loved the Scooby Doo shout out hahaha

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BrianMN writes:

I will agree with BG and Esoteric...as long as the experimentation is good I'm fine but in the case of...oh...I dunno....MORBID ANGEL.....bad....bad....BAAAAAD!

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. eggnog writes:

I gotta disagree with you, BrianMN. The current sound of Opeth shouldn't surprise longtime fans. Just take a look at the progression of their back catalog, the Damnation album, etc. Nothing heavy whatsoever on Damnation, and it was brilliant.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. psythe writes:

Easily my least favourite Opeth album cover.

I would kill for Akerfeldt's voice, and musical creative genius. I do miss the death growls, but looking past that, Opeth are still one of the most jaw-droppingly amazing bands I have heard, and Heritage, so far, is living up to that.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. psythe writes:

As a sidenote, I must disagree with post 20.

Damnation may not have had the death growls, double blast beats and drop tuning we so often associate with 'heaviness,' I'll give you that. I would, however, hesitate before disregarding it as altogether 'not heavy.' Damnation at first glance seems an almost acid rock endeavor into 70's prog, guided by the stars of a gothic god. Obviously this is not so 'heavy' as previous adventures that forayed into the dreams of death metal. But nothing heavy whatsoever? I would urge caution now. Perhaps I am the only person in the world - though the laws of probability would vote otherwise - who cannot listen to some of the riffs on Damnation without literally feeling a physical urge to headbang. Perhaps, but I do not think that I am. There is more to 'heaviness' than might seem apparent, and I would argue that Damnation, though certainly no death record, maintains the kind of weight that sinks an album beyond the realms of rock, deep into the madness we call metal. It has its heavy elements.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nice to see psythe grace us with his presence. Very good points too. \m/\m/

# Jul 28, 2011 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ZMA writes:

Wow reading pysthe's opinion on Damnation actually made me wanna go listen to it. Thanks psythe!

# Jul 28, 2011 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Blindgreed1 writes:

ZMA: He used to be a regular contributer here in the capacity of writer/reviewer and a competent poster, but lately he just seems interested in women and partying. Whadaya gonna do? *shruggs*

# Jul 28, 2011 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. psythe writes:

Only internet I have right now is on my phone. Kills any serious contributing possibilities. As to the women and partying, one inevitably leads to the other.

ZMA, I recommend Damnation, it's a very hypnotic record. I like it almost as much as I like every other Opeth album haha :)

# Jul 29, 2011 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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