Tuesday, 6 September 2016

OPETH release new song "Will O The Wisp"


Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH, have unveiled an earnest new track, “Will O The Wisp” today. The track is found on the band’s forthcoming, 12th studio album, 'Sorceress', that will be released on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Stream “Will O The Wisp” now at https://youtu.be/Kfpnwk-DXrA

In a recent, exclusive track-by-track feature with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt gave some insight behind the creation of the song. “It’s a song inspired by “Dun Ringil”l by Jethro Tull (from the album Stormwatch, 1979). I wanted to do a song with my capo really high, so it’s up on the fifth fret. It makes the guitar sound really glittery. I just wanted to go for a simple, catchy vocal melody. It has a slightly positive vibe to it, but the lyrics are really, really dark. It’s a beautiful song, I think. I’m really happy with that one.”

Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon Music will receive an instant download of “Will O the Wisp” and the band’s previously released title track, “Sorceress.” Links to pre-orders can be found below.

'Sorceress' track list:
1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

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

Or catch the band on the following festivals, before they embark on a US headline tour together with THE SWORD:

30.07. FIN Oulu - Qstock Festival
05.08. P Corroios - Vagos Open Air Festival
19.08. B Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival
24.09. USA San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest

w/ THE SWORD
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

More on 'Sorceress':
Making of trailers:
Mikael leads you through the Rockfield Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olffy8UPwbo
Mikael speaks about the guitar recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-oDDNmWC8
Axe speaks about the drum recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lV8N7AiBY
Martin speaks about the bass recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2mbByRt6s
Mikael speaks about the vocal recording process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXmJYR7YGiU
Fredrik speaks about the guitar recordings: https://youtu.be/3FpnOo0UzWE

"Sorceress" lyric video: https://youtu.be/yMDJ9FFRO2E

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