A few minutes ago a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of a new Opeth track streaming on Youtube, which happens to be the title track from the group’s forthcoming album Sorceress, or so it claims to be. Assuming this was from Nuclear Blast Records or a member of the group itself, I opted to check it out and write a piece up on it so the metal could be spread around properly. However, it turns out this was just a leak from a random user (or so it would appear given said user has only uploaded this video to that channel and it surprisingly has yet to be taken down) with a link to download said song. Due to that, I won’t be including the video and you guys can go find it for yourselves if it still exists. That said, this song was not quite what I was expecting.
New York, NY (January 9th, 2013) – The ever-evolving Swedish band Opeth will return to North America in support of their most recent studio album, Heritage. Released September 20, 2011, it garnered rave reviews from everyone from Rolling Stone who called the album “a career record that reimagines prog as actual rock ‘n’ roll” to Pitchfork saying “a pretty, well thought out collectionâ€ to NPR who called it â€œequally vast, thoughtful and heavy.â€ The tour will kick off on April 18th in Buffalo and will take the band throughout North America on a 30+ city tour. Katatonia has been confirmed as direct support for the tour.
Sadly, even though I picked up a copy of Opeth‘s latest effort, Heritage, I don’t really have the time to sit down and type up a review of the release right away. No offense to Roadrunner Records, but after being denied or ignored repeatedly when it comes to review material and interviews, their releases will be on the backburner for now. But, because some of you had been asking my opinion for some time, I figured I’d at least give my first impression of the album based on the few songs I have heard so far.