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    Fri, 27 May 2011 11:00:53

    Opeth to Release "Heritage" on September 20th - The prog metal titans return

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    Sweden's most revered and respected progressive metal mavens Opeth will release Heritage, their third album for Roadrunner, on September 20th. The first video and single will be the song "The Devil's Orchard."

    Opeth frontman and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt weighed in on Heritage, saying, "It will be our 10th album/observation. 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."

    Åkerfeldt went a little deeper and described the music contained within the album, saying, "It's quite intense at times in some 'old' murky way, and quite beautiful and stark at times, if I may say so myself. 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."

    The album was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed along with Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, who is also a labelmate of Opeth. Longtime collaborator Travis Smith also worked with Åkerfeldt to create, design and execute the album's artwork.

    The track listing for Heritage is as follows:

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

    Heritage will be released in several configurations that will certainly incite the interest of Opeth's legion of fans, known for their passion for collecting and collectibles. The album will be released as a standard version; as a special edition loaded with extras; as a box set exclusive to the Roadrunner and the bands own official Omerch webstore; and as a double LP. There is something for every Opeth fan, thanks to this variety of options.

    Opeth will also embark on a seven-week, headline tour of the US. Dates will be announced imminently.

    Are you a fan of the majestic metal made by Opeth?

    —Frank TJ Mackey
    05.27.11




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