MUSIC NEWS: Opeth Announce Details Of Forthcoming Album & Reveal New Single
Opeth have confirmed that they’ll release their new album In Cauda Venenum on 27th September via Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast.
To coincide with the announcement the band have released a bi-lingual visualiser for new single Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart
“Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör or Heart in Hand, as it’s called in English, is one of the first couple of songs I wrote for In Cauda Venenum,” explains vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt. “I immediately knew that it would probably be favoured by ”the powers that be,” when talks of future singles for the record would commence. And I was right. I generally leave it up to the label or management to pick the so-called singles. I’m indifferent, as I put an equal amount of dedication into all songs, so it doesn’t matter all that much to me. I guess it’s one of the more straightforward songs on the album, a rather rocking little thing. It’s got one of the “happy mistakes” in it too. Mendez’s bass broke down in the middle of recording. At the time he played an old Hofner Beatles-esque bass guitar that started humming real bad, but it sounded so good we immediately decided to keep it in there. I’d be putting myself down if I said that noise is the best part of the song, but it’s up there! I like when stuff happens out of your control, and it actually adds to the piece. This is the first full taster of the new Opeth album, and of course I hope you like it. All the songs on the new album are different from each other and therefore equally representable in my view. Enjoy!”
Pre-orders of In Cauda Venenum are available HERE.
See Opeth live in support of the new album at one of the following tour dates:
Sun 27th – NORWICH, UK – UEA LCR
Tue 29th – LONDON, UK – London Palladium
Thu 31st – GLASGOW, UK – SWG3 Galvanizers
Fri 1st – LEEDS, UK – O2 Academy (Damnation Festival)
Sun 3rd – BRISTOL, UK – O2 Academy
Wed 6th – BRUSSELS, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Fri 8th – MUNICH, DE – Backstage Werk
Sat 9th – MILAN, IT – Alcatraz
Sun 10th – ZURICH, CH – Volkshaus Zurich
Mon 11th – PARIS, FR – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
Wed 13th – COLOGNE, DE – E-Werk
Thu 14th – MUNICH, DE – Schlachthof
Fri 15th – NUREMBERG, DE – Meistersingerhalle
Sat 16th – BERLIN, DE – Huxley’s Neue Welt
Sun 17th – KOBENHAVN K, DK – Det Kgl. Teater
For a full list of live dates including festival appearances head to Opeth‘s website HERE.