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Opeth announces new album title, release date

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 9:04 AM PT
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Official press release:

Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album. Pale Communion arrives everywhere on June 17TH.

Pale Communion, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, "Cusp of Eternity" and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, May 6th. Pre-orders for "Pale Communion" made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of "Cusp of Eternity," with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.

The new material find's Opeth once again challenging the boundaries of extreme music. In a recent interview with Noisey, Åkerfeldt stated, "I wanted to do something more melodic with this album… there's stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall… I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process."

Pale Communion follows 2011's critically acclaimed Heritage which proved a milestone album for Opeth, earning them widespread acclaim and an ever-growing fan following. Debuting Top 20 on the Billboard 200 and racking up numerous 'Best Of' accolades in 2011, Heritage landed at #2 on both Decibel's "Top 40 Albums of 2011" and Guitar World's "Top 50 Albums of 2011" lists.

Pale Communion track listing:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others


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