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Opeth sign w/ Roadrunner Records

Friday, May 20, 2005 9:07 PM PT
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As rumored, Sweden's Opeth have signed with Roadrunner Records, reports MTV.com. The group entered the studio roughly two months ago to begin recording their eight album, which they are self-producing. The band expects to finish recording at the end of this month, and the effort should hit stores in late-August. Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt told MTV the following regarding the new album:

"Musically, Damnation [the band's last album] was an experiment for us. It also helped us to develop our sound. So this time around, you can say the overall record is going to be heavy-sounding. There's also a couple of songs that are more in the style of Damnation, so to speak. We also have a new member in the band, our keyboard player, Per Wiberg. So we have some vintage keyboards this time around on the heavy material as well. Overall, this one is heavy."


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