Thursday, 22 September 2016

OPETH debut "The Wilde Flowers"


Sweden's musical alchemists, OPETH, have premiered a new song entitled, "The Wilde Flowers". The track is featured on the bands highly anticipated 12th studio album, Sorceress, which is scheduled for release on September 30th via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. 

Stream "The Wilde Flowers" now at www.opeth.com

Speaking with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Ã…kerfeldt says 
“This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an OPETH standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”

In addition to the psychedelic, progressive masterpiece “The Wilde Flowers,” OPETH’s monumental new record also features the critically heralded new songs “Will O The Wisp” and “Sorceress.” Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “The Wilde Flowers,” “Will O The Wisp” and “Sorceress.” Links to pre-orders can be found below:

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OPETH will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk.

Full tour dates as follows:
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

OPETH North American Tour:
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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