NewsJune 15, 2016 10:31 AM ET3,151 views

Opeth sign with Nuclear Blast, new album out this fall

Official press release: Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, Opeth. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, Opeth has been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire to be restricted to a single genre, Opeth, quite simply, has a time honored tradition of blowing our minds with both class and forward thinking. All these years later, nothing and everything has changed once again with their forthcoming album Sorceress. "We're happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album 'Sorceress' via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records," states Mikael Åkerfeldt. "The decision was made in Markus Staiger's (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We're happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship." Nuclear Blast owner, Markus Staiger, continues: "I am honored that Opeth has joined the Nuclear Blast family. Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow bandmates have demonstrated time and time again that Opeth are a band that never releases an album that sounds the same. You never know what their new music will sound like! Nuclear Blast has been following the musical journey of Opeth from the beginning with Orchid to landmark albums like Still Life, Deliverance, Damnation and Blackwater Park, right up to 2014's Pale Communion. The band has become one of the most challenging artists in rock music today. It is not often that we get to work with musicians of their caliber and I am thrilled to have such a unique genre-leader on the label. The future for Opeth and Nuclear Blast looks very bright." Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast Entertainment president adds: "Opeth are a band that has continually evolved and moved forward at every stage. Always innovating and always continuing to challenge themselves as players and writers. They are simply fearless. I can't wait to hear what they come up with next! It's an amazing feeling to be reunited with one of my favorite bands and I look forward to my colleagues here at Nuclear Blast being able to have their own Opeth experience and role in the band's continuing journey. I want to thank Mikael Åkerfeldt and Opeth for putting their faith and trust in everyone here at Nuclear Blast." Opeth are currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on Sorceress. A release for the album is tentatively scheduled for the fall via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


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anonymous 6/15/2016 7:46:05 AM

Sankus here. Quick review of ground rules at a show for you new guys... ask me a question.. that's a broken jaw. set your drink on my speakers.. mowed down by the bus. mention Justin Lowe.. certain death. Brian Sankus

anonymous 6/15/2016 8:47:15 AM

Justin Lowe eats Sankus butt

anonymous 6/15/2016 10:37:17 AM

No Mendez, no Lopez, no Lingrid? No care.

anonymous 6/15/2016 1:15:23 PM

This article should have began like this: Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the SINGING of Swedish progressive legends, Opeth. Because they only sing now, and are boring. Get fcked opeth. Your new songs are fine, but they aren't awesome like what they used to be. I still give every album an honest chance, 10 listens minimum. The new ones are just not what they used to be. Mikael lost his balls for sure. His growls were the BEST. RIP Mikael's Balls

anonymous 6/15/2016 5:32:26 PM

Opeth. Try it.

anonymous 6/15/2016 10:30:25 PM

"His growls were the BEST. " This is the gayest thing i've read on lambgoat since the nails press release came out

anonymous 6/16/2016 5:45:30 PM

^^ your the gayest thing on Lambgoat

anonymous 6/16/2016 10:30:31 PM

quit your whinging bitches - Mikael

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