News•May 21, 2005 12:07 AM ET•5,450 views
Opeth sign w/ Roadrunner Records
As rumored, Sweden's Opeth have signed with Roadrunner Records, reports MTV.com. The group entered the studio roughly two months ago to begin recording their eight album, which they are self-producing. The band expects to finish recording at the end of this month, and the effort should hit stores in late-August. Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt told MTV the following regarding the new album: "Musically, Damnation [the band's last album] was an experiment for us. It also helped us to develop our sound. So this time around, you can say the overall record is going to be heavy-sounding. There's also a couple of songs that are more in the style of Damnation, so to speak. We also have a new member in the band, our keyboard player, Per Wiberg. So we have some vintage keyboards this time around on the heavy material as well. Overall, this one is heavy."