OPETH - announces album release date!
One of 2019âs most anticipated heavy rock/metal albums, Â»In Cauda VenenumÂ«, will be released by Swedish prog-masters OPETH on September 27th via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has unveiled a bi-lingual visualizer the recordâs first new song, 'HjÃ¤rtat Vet Vad Handen GoÌr' / 'Heart In Hand,' and has invited followers to pre-order the record now at www.opeth.com/stores. WATCH THE VISUALIZER FOR 'HJÃRTAT VET VAD HANDEN GÃR' / 'HEART IN HAND': https://youtu.be/5Ko4_eO2tiUCommenting on the new song, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Ã kerfeldt says, â'HjÃ¤rtat Vet Vad Handen GÃ¶r' or 'Heart In Hand' as itâs called in English is one of the first couple of songs I wrote for Â»In Cauda VenenumÂ«. I immediately knew that it would probably be favoured by âthe powers that beâ 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. Iâm indifferent as I put an equal amount of dedication into all songs, so it doesnât matter all that much to me. I guess itâs one of the more straightforward songs on the album. A rather rocking little thing. Itâs got one of the âhappy mistakesâ in it too. Mendez bass broke down in the middle of recording. At the time he played an old Hofner Beatles-esque bass guitar that started humming real bad, but it sounded so good we immediately decided to keep it in there. Iâd be putting myself down if I said that noise is the best part of the song, but itâs 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!" Recorded last year at Stockholm's Park Studios, Â»In Cauda VenenumÂ« will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Regarding the sonic direction of the new record, Ã kerfeldt adds, âFor us, at this stage with Â»In Cauda VenenumÂ«, heaviness isnât guitars tuned down with screaming vocals over the top. Thatâs not necessarily what I call âheavyâ music these days. I can listen to KoRn and say, âOK, thatâs heavy.â But it doesnât really mean anything to me. I mean, I catch up on things in magazines or online. I read about bands that have the âheaviest record ever,â and Iâm not too impressed by that. OK, itâs cool but what does it say? What does it mean? Itâs an impossible mission, to be the heaviest. Thatâs 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 doesnât mean Meshuggah anymore, although indeed theyâre a fucking heavy band. Iâm not trying to tap into that anymore.â Pre-order In Cauda Venenum in various formats, here: www.opeth.com/stores The band's new track is available for listening on all DSPs. Pick your version below: English: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumENG Swedish: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumSWE