Opeth To Release New Song “Cirkelns Riktnin” Via Decibel‘s Flexi Disc Series

Opeth have announced that they will be releasing a new song titled “Cirkelns Riktnin” as part of Decibel‘s flexi disc series. The track is a b-side from their new album “In Cauda Venenum,” which will be released in both English and Swedish on September 27.

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Opeth Premiere New Song “Dignity”

Opeth have premiered a new song titled “Svekets Prins” or “Dignity.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Cauda Venenum,” which will be released on September 27 in both Swedish and English.

Opeth Reveal Release Date For New Album “In Cauda Venenum”, Premiere New Song “Heart In Hand”

Opeth have announced that they will be releasing their new album “In Cauda Venenum” on September 27. The effort will be available in English and Swedish and its first single “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör” or “Heart In Hand” can be streamed below. The Swedish version plays first and the English version starts at the 8:28 mark.

Mikael Åkerfeldt said the following about the new song:

“’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.’ 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 labels or managements 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 bass broke down in the middle of recording. At the time he played an old Hofner Beatles-esue 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!”

He also added the following about the “sonic direction” of the new album:

“For us, at this stage with ‘In Cauda Venenum,’ heaviness isn’t guitars tuned down with screaming vocals over the top. That’s not necessarily what I call ‘heavy’ music these days. I can listen to Korn and say, ‘OK, that’s heavy.’ But it doesn’t really mean anything to me. I mean, I catch up on things in magazines or online. I read about bands that have the ‘heaviest record ever,’ and I’m not too impressed by that. OK, it’s cool but what does it say? What does it mean? It’s an impossible mission, to be the heaviest. That’s been done before. Over time, I got tired of that tag. Of course, when I was younger it meant everything to me. I was always on the pursuit for heaviness in my youth, trying to find the next level of heaviness. First it was death metal, then it was bands like Meshuggah, but heaviness is now more about emotions, heavy chord progressions, music that has feelings. Heaviness doesn’t mean Meshuggah anymore, although indeed they’re a fucking heavy band. I’m not trying to tap into that anymore.”

Opeth Tease New Song “Heart In Hand”

Opeth have shared a new trailer for their upcoming European tour and it features a snippet of a new song titled “Heart In Hand.” That track will appear on the band’s new album “In Cauda Venenum,” which will be released this fall. As previously reported, the effort will be available in English and Swedish.

Here’s the dates for the aforementioned European tour:

10/27 Norwich, UK – UEA
10/29 London, UK – Palladium
10/31 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanizers
11/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
11/02 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/03 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
11/06 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
11/08 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
11/09 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
11/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
11/13 Cologne, GER – E-Werk
11/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/15 Nuremberg, GER – Meistersingersaal
11/16 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
11/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Det Kgl. Teater

Opeth Add More Dates To European/UK Tour

Opeth have added more dates to their European/UK tour with The Vintage Caravan. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album “In Cauda Venenum.“

Tour Dates:

10/29 London, UK – Palladium
10/31 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvanizers
11/01 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
11/02 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/03 Bristol, UK – Academy
11/06 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
11/08 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
11/09 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus
11/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
11/13 Cologne, GER – E-Werk
11/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/15 Nuremberg, GER – Meistersingersaal
11/16 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s
11/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Det Kgl. Teater

Opeth Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “In Cauda Venenum”

Opeth have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “In Cauda Venenum.” The effort will be released this fall and it will be available in English and Swedish.

“In Cauda Venenum” Track Listing:

English Version:

01. “Garden Of Earthly Delights” (Intro)
02. “Dignity”
03. “Heart In Hand”
04. “Next Of Kin”
05. “Lovelorn Crime”
06. “Charlatan”
07. “Universal Truth”
08. “The Garroter”
09. “Continuum”
10. “All Things Will Pass”

Swedish Version:

01. “Livet’s Trädgård” (Intro)
02. “Svekets Prins”
03. “Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör”
04. “De Närmast Sörjande”
05. “Minnets Yta”
06. “Charlatan”
07. “Ingen Sanning Är Allas”
08. “Banemannen”
09. “Kontinuerlig Drift”
10. “Allting Tar Slut”

Tour Dates:

06/14 Castle Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Fuengirola, SPA – Rock The Coast
06/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
07/12 Warsaw, POL – Prog In Park III
07/14 Montmeló, SPA – Doctor Music Festival
07/27 Sibiu, ROM – ARTmania Festival
08/02 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/03 Borgholm, SWE – Borgholm Brinner
08/09 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/11 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/16-18 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas
11/02 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/08 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
11/09 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
11/10 Zurich, SWI – Volkshaus Zurich
11/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
11/13 Koln, GER – E-Werk
11/14 Munich, GER – Schlachthof
11/15 Nuremberg, GER – Meistersingeraal
11/16 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
11/17 Kobenhavn, DEN – Det Kongelige Teater
12/10 Torrensville, AUS – The Barton Theatre
12/11 Perth, AUS – The Astor Theatre
12/13 Melbourne, AUS – Palais Theatre
12/14 Sydney, AUS – The State Theatre
12/15 Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli

Opeth Announce December Australian Tour

Opeth have announced a December Australian tour. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album. Here’s the dates:

12/10 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre
12/11 Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre
12/13 Melbourne, AUS – Palais Theatre
12/14 Sydney, AUS – State Theatre
12/15 Brisbane, AUS – Tivoli Theatre