Opeth’s New Album Sorceress To Drop September 30th, 2016

2016 marks the monumental return of one of heavy rock’s most unique, revered and fearless bands of the last three decades, OPETH. Over the years, the experimental, prog veterans have continuously reinvented themselves, pushing the boundaries of their craft and expectations of fans and critics alike. Today, OPETH announces their 12th album, »Sorceress«, will be released onSeptember 30th and have unveiled the artwork and track list for their imminent masterpiece. 

OPETH’s new album, »Sorceress«, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band’s imprint labelModerbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album’s opener ‘Persephone’ to ‘The Wilde Flowers’ and ‘Strange Brew’ to the album’s counterpart title tracks ‘Sorceress’ and ‘Sorceress II’, OPETH’s twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colors mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly.


”The new album »Sorceress« is our 12th studio album since our beginnings in 1990,” says Åkerfeldt. “I find it difficult to understand that we’ve been going on for 26 years, let alone that we’ve made 12 records now, all of which I am very proud of. ”Sorceress” is no exception. I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during 5-6 months and we spent only 12 days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales. I find that once again we’ve taken a step forward. Or sideways, Or backwards. Somewhere!? It’s different! It’s extremely diverse. And if I may say so myself, extremely good. I feel the right to say that since I like to think I know this band better than anyone on the planet. Also, I always manage to detach myself from the record and listen as a fan. It’s a fine little record. My favorite in our discography right now. Of course. That’s how it should be, right? It’s both fresh and old, both progressive and rehashed. Heavy and calm. Just the way we like it. Hopefully there’ll be others around the globe sharing this opinion. It was a joy to make it. A fucking joy to record it, and a sheer joy listening to it. So there you have it!”


For »Sorceress«, OPETH returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, also home to pivotal releases from Queen, Rush and Judas Priest, where the Swedes had tracked »Pale Communion« in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The band spent 12 days recording at the countryside venue among its serene and inspiring surroundings. The result is nothing short of a powerful and intriguing record that will add yet another layer to the band’s celebrated career.


OPETH will return to Europe this November for a spectacular headline tour.


»Sorceress« Track List:

1. Persephone

2. Sorceress

3. The Wilde Flowers

4. Will O The Wisp

5. Chrysalis

6. Sorceress 2

7. The Seventh Sojourn

8. Strange Brew

9. A Fleeting Glance

10. Era

11. Persephone (Slight Return)
OPETH European headline shows:
05.11. S Stockholm – Annexet

06.11. N Oslo – Konserthus

07.11. DK Copenhagen – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen

08.11. D Hamburg – Docks

10.11. A Vienna – Arena

11.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn

12.11. D Munich – Theaterfabrik

13.11. CH Zurich – Volkshaus

14.11. I Milan – Alcatraz

16.11. D Cologne – E-Werk

17.11. B Brussels – AB

18.11. NL Tilburg – 013

19.11. UK London – SSE Arena Wembley

21.11. F Paris – Le Trianon

23.11. LUX Luxemburg – Den Atelier

24.11. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus
Catch the band on the following festivals or on the US headline tour: 
30.07. FIN Oulu – Qstock Festival

05.08. P Corroios – Vagos Open Air Festival

19.08. B Hasselt – Pukkelpop Festival

24.09. USA San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest



29.09. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

30.09. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

01.10. USA New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

02.10. USA Boston, MA – House Of Blues

04.10. CDN Montreal, QC – Metropolis

05.10. CDN Toronto, ON – Massey Hall

07.10. USA Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

08.10. USA Akron, OH – Good Year Theater @ East End

09.10. USA Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater

10.10. USA Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

12.10. USA Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

13.10. USA Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

14.10. USA Austin, TX – Emo‘s

15.10. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!

18.10. USA Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

19.10. USA Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

21.10. USA Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

22.10. USA San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

24.10. USA Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

25.10. USA Seattle, WA – The Moore

26.10. CDN Vancouver, BC – Orpheum

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