Sad news for Opeth's new LP
2014-05-09 by King Henry VIII | 98 Comments

Mikael Akerfeldt has confirmed that Pale Communion will be rescheduled for an August 25th release date instead of the original date of June 17th. There were "several circumstances" which caused Opeth from "delivering essential tools" to their record label company, Roadrunner, to make Pale Communion a reality during the mid-summer. Other information regarding release/pre-order dates can be viewed in the link below.

http://www.opeth.com/home/news/item/190-“pale-communion”-reslated-for-august-25th-release

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godhatesfigs
May 9th 2014
40 Comments


Sucks....


Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2014
14308 Comments


lol

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LightAndTheGlass
May 9th 2014
11 Comments


probably would have been shit anyway

BigPleb
May 9th 2014
36528 Comments


Sucks hard, Slackerfeldt ffs.

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osmark86
May 9th 2014
4066 Comments


so sad, tragic even

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Underflow
May 9th 2014
2562 Comments


We can find a better adjective.

TzarChasm
May 9th 2014
143 Comments


This I can deal with. I was afraid the news would be that they'd suffered another member leaving during recording, or that it was somehow canceled altogether.

CK
May 9th 2014
4912 Comments


The only true issue I had with Heritage was that production was funky sounding. If they work on that and the music truly is more melodic then hell, I'm stoked as fuck and am willing to wait

Dr7
May 9th 2014
108 Comments


The fan reaction on facebook when the pre-order/single didn't arrive was quite something.

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osmark86
May 9th 2014
4066 Comments


BigPleb even started a riot in his beloved Liverpool. here's some photo evidence:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/8/8/1312833728069/Police-officers-in-
riot-g-003.jpg

lobstah
May 9th 2014
44 Comments


Yeah "sad" is the understatement of the year....My weekend is in tatters...

tempest--
May 9th 2014
13429 Comments


facebook.com/GIVEUSOPETH

MO
May 9th 2014
18630 Comments


omg you fucking cry babies it's delayed like a month or two big deal

DanielNightLewis
May 9th 2014
552 Comments


Probably just means the master was a pile of poo.

SitarHero
May 9th 2014
4672 Comments


Fucking Tool is now delaying Opeth's albums too?!

Skoj
May 9th 2014
1136 Comments


everything is fucking ruined forever fuck

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emester
May 9th 2014
3221 Comments


Its 2 months not really that bad.

I just dont get it; why announce an exact release date even when said date is impossible to meet?

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Destructerator
May 9th 2014
853 Comments


Disappointment delayed.

I listened to him talk about this album in an interview and he pretty much said he's done with metal.

Doesn't want to start a new band because there are Opeth fans who will buy whatever he releases so he can sustain a new musical masturbation adventure.

Impervious
May 9th 2014
376 Comments


Well, as long as it turns out good. I was only slightly into Heritage. It felt like background music for a 1970's porno at times and the only song I really really liked was Face In The Snow. Kinda hoping for some heavy stuff again.

JWT155
May 9th 2014
9245 Comments


Sad news? Shit happens.

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MyLittlePenis
May 9th 2014
712 Comments


fuck this bullshit fuck this cruel world

Jesuslaves
May 9th 2014
4655 Comments


NOOOOO THAT'S MY BIRTHDAY I DON'T WANT A SMELLY OPETH ALBUM RELEASED ON MY BIRTHDAY

Comatorium.
May 9th 2014
4114 Comments


I mean holy vacants leaked so whatever 2014 is over. I mean new Boris may be #2 and brand new could release something
but aoty is pretty much done.

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2014
20644 Comments


The only true issue I had with Heritage was that production was funky sounding.


Heritage has great production, the drums in particular sound perfect.

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DominionMM1
May 9th 2014
9912 Comments


"Doesn't want to start a new band because there are Opeth fans who will buy whatever he releases so he can sustain a new musical masturbation adventure."


lol




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Underflow
May 9th 2014
2562 Comments


Heritage has plenty of serious problems as an album, but the production definitely isn't one of them.

tempest--
May 9th 2014
13429 Comments


classic jt post

SitarHero
May 9th 2014
4672 Comments


"It felt like background music for a 1970's porno at times "

You mean like when Yes scored a porno called "Yes! Yes! Yes!"?

porcupinetheater
May 9th 2014
111 Comments


Slopeth

JokineAugustus
May 9th 2014
6023 Comments


This is nothing. The Antlers will release the best album of their career.

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AdolfChrist
May 9th 2014
1762 Comments


i can tell Familiars is definitely a grower. it hasnt hit me yet but i have a feeling it will.

AdolfChrist
May 9th 2014
1762 Comments


yep, its fuckin hitting me.

climactic
May 9th 2014
18882 Comments


sad news for opeth's frontman

i am going to kill him

Futures
May 9th 2014
10595 Comments


same

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emester
May 9th 2014
3221 Comments


[2]

AdolfChrist
May 9th 2014
1762 Comments


i dont really care that it got delayed, i mean im sure itll be good but i think Opeth's golden days are over, and there are a lot of other awesome releases coming out between now and then, so. i can wait.

TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


They're barely even opeth anymore. I liked heritage a lot, but almost everyone's new except mikael and everything is completely different. I think opeth died 5 years ago and this is essentially his solo stuff, sort of paralleling what Steven Wilson's been doing instead of porcupine tree

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TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


Maybe this new one'll be a return to form in some way

DoubtGin
May 9th 2014
6752 Comments


oh no

zaruyache
May 9th 2014
6428 Comments


heh. Opeth fan rage.

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FrozenVain
May 9th 2014
2431 Comments


suicide

climactic
May 9th 2014
18882 Comments


sounds like it's gonna sound more like they're supposed to

shut the fuck up

BassDemon333
May 9th 2014
3376 Comments


Album is gonna suck anyway, this full prog direction they keep going in is stupid. Its like Watershed was their last good album.

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2014
20644 Comments


^lol

zaruyache
May 9th 2014
6428 Comments


That one review that came out made this sound pretty cool, though. I want to hear a single before abandoning this record.

dannyboy89
May 9th 2014
11960 Comments


Patience is a virtue. I'm not even gonna get in these silly "Opeth should've stayed the course vs. Opeth is doing the right thing" debates, they get old.

ASnideReturns
May 9th 2014
4253 Comments


Oh my fucking shit
A TWO MONTH DELAY
HOW WILL WE EVER LIVE?!

HOW?!?!?!?

Oh yeah, by living.

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MyLittlePenis
May 9th 2014
712 Comments


fuck life im staring at the wall for the next 2 months slowpeth and slowdrunner needs to know they ruined my life

FictionalFlames
May 9th 2014
1516 Comments


What if Opeth pulls a Metalocalypse and deletes the album because it wasn't "pretentious" enough.

Shuyin
May 9th 2014
11602 Comments


awww tough luck

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tinathefatlard
May 9th 2014
1597 Comments


Owned

tinathefatlard
May 9th 2014
1597 Comments


Owned

tinathefatlard
May 9th 2014
1597 Comments


Owned

BMDrummer
May 9th 2014
7066 Comments


Well, that sucks.

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TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


At least they're releasing two new singles now

SnakeDelilah
May 9th 2014
7127 Comments


Not surprised.

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Ending
May 9th 2014
1909 Comments


Anybody that doubts Opeth's ability to create quality nonmetal music hasn't heard Damnation.

TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


That was once over 10 years ago it's doubtful it'll happen again

17WordHaiku
May 9th 2014
157 Comments


Good things come to those who wait.

Hopefully.

Zackkkk
May 9th 2014
83 Comments


I just miss serious, somber sounding Opeth. Watershed and Heritage have out of place, quirky moments that just don't feel like Opeth at all. Also those albums lacked that certain "Opethy" atmosphere that was on all of their prior albums. Also WAY too much proggy wankery going on. Oh, and those godawful album covers. The end.

TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


Ghost reveries had weird moments too, like the beginning of beneath the mire and parts of the grand conjuration

Zackkkk
May 9th 2014
83 Comments


True, but at least that album still had a good amount of classic sounding Opeth. Just with a slight twist. I think that album was brilliant actually and a great way to show that they could still be Opeth with different elements thrown in.

TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


Yeah that's second only to BP imo. IM SO ORIGINAL ARENT I
But watershed had classic opeth, heir apparent and hessian peal are creepy as fuck. And coil and hex omega are foreboding too

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2014
20644 Comments


"Anybody that doubts Opeth's ability to create quality nonmetal music hasn't heard Damnation."

Or Heritage, seeing as that's better than Damnation.


Also the prog styles on Heritage and Watershed aren't really wanky at all for the most part.

dannyboy89
May 9th 2014
11960 Comments


Opeth have never sinned of wankery imo, unlike other prog-metal bands. One of the reasons why they rule as a band.

Underflow
May 9th 2014
2562 Comments


All of Fred's guitar solos are pretty much unlistenable spasms of notes.

Zackkkk
May 9th 2014
83 Comments


True they may not be as "wanky" as most prog bands, but it's still there. Admittedly most is probably due to the newest drummer and guitarist that were on those albums. Still it's very un-Opeth like. Even Mikael's vocals are full on cheese at times too haha.

TalonsOfFire
May 9th 2014
7039 Comments


Obviously it's their band and they can do whatever they want with what music they make (and I loved Heritage), but it is a shame that their signature sound that made them so famous and loved is gone forever just because he can't growl anymore

Shuyin
May 9th 2014
11602 Comments


thats ruff

ultradevilgod
May 9th 2014
230 Comments


If it's another shitty 70's progressive pop album, they should scrap it.

ncguitar
May 9th 2014
2404 Comments


"YOU CAN'T SPELL DOPETHRONE WITHOUT OPETH"

rym

SlMBOLlC
May 10th 2014
5181 Comments


dopethrone>opeth

AdolfChrist
May 10th 2014
1762 Comments


"I just miss serious, somber sounding Opeth. Watershed and Heritage have out of place, quirky moments that just don't feel like Opeth at all. Also those albums lacked that certain "Opethy" atmosphere that was on all of their prior albums. Also WAY too much proggy wankery going on. Oh, and those godawful album covers. The end."

Watershed was plenty somber and serious. and oh no, theyre experimenting and putting weird shit in there. how do you even like prog if you cant appreciate some weirdness? also, Watershed's album cover is objectively awesome. i like Heritage's album cover but yeah. Watershed's isnt up for debate.

AdolfChrist
May 10th 2014
1762 Comments


"If it's another shitty 70's progressive pop album"

did you just call Heritage "progressive pop"?

GringoSuave89
May 10th 2014
1035 Comments


Fucking Roadrunner...

Heritage was just so passive and uninspired. Technically good, but zero feeling. I'm hoping this one leaks has a bit more passion in it.

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ZombicidalMan
May 10th 2014
1795 Comments


article title sounds like the LP lost a loved one

KriegdemKriege
May 10th 2014
1046 Comments


"Jesuslaves"

Best username on this site.

BIaziken
May 10th 2014
57 Comments


Well that sucks.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2014
20644 Comments


True they may not be as "wanky" as most prog bands, but it's still there. Admittedly most is probably due to the newest drummer and guitarist that were on those albums.


There is nothing wanky about Axenrot's drumming. His performance on Heritage is the best drum performance to ever grace an Opeth album imo. There's plenty of groove and feeling in Axe's playing.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2014
20644 Comments


Heritage was just so passive and uninspired. Technically good, but zero feeling.


Listen to it again. Opeth have released other albums that fit that discription (passive and uninspired) more than Heritage imo.

Totengott
May 10th 2014
812 Comments


Well, that sucks.

Oh well, shit happens.

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decoyoctopus
May 10th 2014
105 Comments


I am just as disappointed as the rest of you from the move away from classic death metal Opeth, that being said, you should approach whatever comes out with an open mind, because its still going to be musically very sound. Mikael commented, after working on the Storm Corrosion project with Steven Wilson that he wanted to use real instruments, real strings, real horns, because of the audible differences. This is what making music is all about, experimentation, precision, and vision. I loved Death Metal Opeth just as much as the rest of you, I think I've listened to Blackwater Park more times than I can count, but if we can just accept that it won't be a death metal album, I think we may find we thoroughly enjoy this new Opeth material.

decoyoctopus
May 10th 2014
105 Comments


also, am super bummed that its postponed, its one of the things I've been most excited, and nervous about this year. That and new Mastodon.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 10th 2014
20644 Comments


I am just as disappointed as the rest of you from the move away from classic death metal Opeth


Some of us aren't disappointed at all.

TalonsOfFire
May 10th 2014
7039 Comments


I wish they'd continue making metal opeth records but still have the new direction sounding ones as his solo albums

KjSwantko
May 10th 2014
9277 Comments


Not too pumped for this anyway so they can reschedule indefinitely for all I care. Think I'll give MAYH a jam today.

Epilogue
May 10th 2014
1591 Comments


only hipsters hate on Opeth

get your elitist panties out your ass and you'll come to realize how immense their career was, is, and will be in the future

Emyay
May 12th 2014
5952 Comments


if that track by track review that came out a while back is any indication, this will be awesome

Itwasthatwas
May 15th 2014
769 Comments


The problem with Heritage wasn't that it was a prog album, it's that it wasn't good. For a band I love this much, I'm not willing to write them off based on one misstep. Even if they're done from here, I'm not going to shit on a band that gave me 15 years of great music.

2 month delay is NBD but I wonder if it happened because the label vetoed the mix.

Emyay
May 16th 2014
5952 Comments


yeah man i agree with that first paragraph hard.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2014
20644 Comments


Couldn't disagree more. The music on Heritage is better than a lot of their other material.

Itwasthatwas
May 17th 2014
769 Comments


While I find your persistence hilarious I think we all already know where you stand on this issue.

And no, Heritage is a meandering, directionless mess.

TalonsOfFire
May 17th 2014
7039 Comments


lol

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2014
20644 Comments


lol ok if you say so.

dannyboy89
May 17th 2014
11960 Comments


Yeah, fuck the Heritage debate, it leads nowhere.

Gyromania
May 17th 2014
15681 Comments


heritage rules. take your elitism and gtfo

dannyboy89
May 17th 2014
11960 Comments


Here we go again. The Heritage rules vs. Heritage sux debate...

Gyromania
May 17th 2014
15681 Comments


nah, not getting into that. he just isn't a true opeth fan



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