Yesterday we wrote that Swedish metal masters Opeth had announced the plans to release “Heritage,” the follow up to their 2008 album “Watershed.” Today, the band announced that “Heritage” will be released on September 20th via Roadrunner Records as well as the full tracklisting, which you can see here.
Opeth frontman and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt had this to say about the album, “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. 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.”
“Heritage” will be released as a standard version, as a special edition loaded with extras, as a box set exclusive to Roadrunner and the band’s own official “Omerch webstore,” and as a double LP.
The band was recently confirmed for Grospop 2011. For a complete list of performers, visit Graspop 2011′s Website.
Opeth – “Heritage”
“The Devil’s Orchard”
“I Feel the Dark”
“The Lines in My Hand”
“Marrow of the Earth”