Opeth Demoing “More Complex, More Energetic” New Album

During an interview with FaceCulture, Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson confirmed that the band have been writing and demoing material for their new album. According to him, it will be “more complex” and “more energetic.”

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Åkesson said the following:

“We’re very much into the demoing. I’ve recorded a lot of solos so far. And Mikael [Åkerfeldt, guitar/vocals] has almost already written 12 songs for the new album, so we have more material than enough for an album. But I think we will at least try to finish 15 songs. So hopefully we’ll work on song ideas very soon.”

He went on to say they are hoping to release it in the first quarter of 2019:

“I’m not sure if it’s gonna happen, but we’re working towards that, and the songwriting goes very well. Mikael has been very productive these last… since January, basically. We did the last touring for ‘Sorceress’ in November.”

He also had the following to say about its musical direction:

“Compared to the last three albums, I would say, if I can reveal anything, this album is more complex, more energetic, and I think it’s gonna be something.”

He also added:

“If we enjoy it, we can only hope that people that enjoy listening to OPETH will enjoy it; that would be nice. But if we’re happy with it, we will release it; it’s quite simple. I think this is kind of a Mikael question in a way, since he’s the creative director for the band, so I know, speaking for him a little bit here, that he always tries to push everything into something new. And I think people will enjoy this new album.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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