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New Opeth artwork looks ‘happy’

Opeth revealed the artwork for their upcoming album and is it just me, or does it look like a Miley Cyrus CD?

What’s with all the colors and why are the band members placed in a tree? Is it a metaphor?

One bad apple spoils the bunch… You can grow a better band in a tree… What are they telling us?


Full cover after the jump.


Opeth reveal Heritage

I still remember the first time I ever heard Opeth, it was like sex for the first time. Never before had I heard anything like it, the band literally blew my mind (and I blew my load).

So with that in mind, it is with great excitement that I learn that the band have revealed many interesting details regarding their forthcoming album, Heritage.

“It will be our 10th album/observation,” says frontman Mikael Akerfeldt. “I dig it; we all do. In fact, it feels like I’ve been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19.”

“It’s quite intense at times in some ‘old’ murky way, and quite beautiful and stark at times, if I may say so myself,” he continues. “It’s obvious I’m going to say nice things about it since I wrote basically the whole piece, but I guess it will raise a few eyebrows and it certainly is an acquired taste.”

“I think you’ll need a slightly deeper understanding of our music as a whole to be able to appreciate this record. I’ve realized my influences for this album are so diverse that I can’t really say what it sounds like. If I can compare it to any other band, it would have to be Opeth, but it’s different from the stuff we’ve done before. I’ve listened a lot to Alice Cooper for the last year, yet I can’t say it sounds like ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy.’ I hope you’ll like it once you hear it.”

Source: Metal Hammer

Now if that doesn’t excite you, you’ve been watching too much porn son!

Opeth have also announced that the first single from the album is to be called ‘The Devil’s Orchard’. Standard and special edition albums, a box set and a double LP pressing are in the works for the album’s September 19th release. Get the tracklisting after the jump!


Review: Opeth – In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD/CD)

In the words of Mikael Åkerfeldt, Opeth are bringing Death Metal within the walls of fine culture, in their latest DVD release recorded from their concert at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall. Metalheads may be “fucking ugly” (Åkerfeldt’s words again), but the Death Metal on display here certainly is not. Summing up the brilliance of Opeth‘s music as merely Death Metal only tells one side of the story, as they combine the harshest sounds of Death Metal with everything from Prog Rock, to Folk and Jazz, to The Blues. Opeth‘s music is like the Beauty and the Beast of Metal, with equal measures of both beautiful solemn music and brutal beastly Metal.

So how well do the band perform live? Well damn well, everyone should know that, but is this boxset worth your time and money? And how does it compare to past Opeth releases? Only one way to find out… Click that ‘Continue Reading’ button my friends.


Good news for those living in the 18th Century

Old school Metalheads of the world, some fantastic news for you guys that are just too stubborn to enter the 21st Century, or just realize that MP3s sound like premature jizz and Vinyl sounds like orgasmic brilliance. Not that I would know though, I’m still rockin’ my tapedeck like it’s 1995.

Roadrunner Records, along with Opeth and Machine Head, will be participating in some “cool” Record Store Day Initiatives this April 16.

Inspired by the length of my penis, Opeth will release seven-inch vinyl of “The Throat of Winter”. The track, which was originally featured on the “God Of War: Blood & Metal” digital EP, will see its first and only physical incarnation with this special release. Side B of the seven-inch (the record, not my penis) is etched with the band’s logo (although BTW, my penis is etched with all 443 of my past lovers’ names – it’s just that damn big).

Inspired by the length of my penis when erect (it’s 7 inches when floppy), Machine Head will release 10-inch vinyl, titled The Black Procession. The record includes three previously unreleased live tracks that were recorded along 2010’s Black Procession Tour, in support of the band’s last studio effort, The Blackening.

More information can be found here.


2011: The albums to watch out for (Pt. 1)

So as 2010 comes to an end, we all forget the mistakes of the past year, the dodgy synth driven pop albums of aged Nu-Metal acts, the mediocre drivel released by once good bands,  and now look forwards to the promised releases of the forthcoming year. Will the albums be as brilliant as promised, or will they flop quicker than my penis after I see Lady Gaga on TV? Time will tell.

So which albums should you watch out for in 2011? Read on after the jump to find out.

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