Swedish prog-metal/rock legends OPETH are readying their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates GRAVEYARD. In the meantime, the band has released a dark and eerie new animated video short for the Swedish language track 'Ingen Sanning Är Allas,' from their recently released album, “In Cauda Venenum,” that’s available now via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. The video for the English version of the track, 'Universal Truth,' will be revealed next Monday. The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short was created by renowned South African born animator/artist Jess Cope (“Frankenweenie,” “Metallica: Here Comes Revenge”) and follows a melancholic and bitter man on the brink of self-destruction and insanity as he delves into a sinister alternate world as reality crumbles around him. Cope previously collaborated with OPETH’s Mikael Åkerfeldt on the music video for “Drag Ropes” for his side project STORM CORROSION, with Steven Wilson. Working mainly with traditional animation methods, her shorts have an enticingly tactile look and feel to them and are brought to life with an unprecedented level of skill and attention to detail. Her emotive storytelling draws in audiences in a way that has seen her win multiple awards for her films in recent years. Watch the video for 'Ingen Sanning Är Allas': https://youtu.be/iOLTyUBXuY4
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The video short precedes OPETH’s upcoming 2020 North American tour that includes two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets are selling fast at http://www.opeth.com/tour-dates OPETH’s 13th album, “In Cauda Venenum,” has been lauded by critics and fans around the world since its release in late September, and has gone on to be named one of one of Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2019 and Loudwire’s “66 Best Metal Albums of the Decade: 2010-2019.” Released in both Swedish and English languages, the record features a number of standout tracks like 'Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör' / 'Heart In Hand' and 'Svekets Prins' / 'Dignity' among others. Purchase “In Cauda Venenum” in various formats, here: www.opeth.com/stores Download or stream the two versions: English: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumENG Swedish: http://geni.us/OpethInCaudaVenenumSWE