Akerfeldt Issues Opeth Update2007-03-22 by Mikesn EMERITUS | 21 Comments
|Opeth vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt has updated fans on the current going-ons in progressive metal band Opeth's realm of influence. The update addresses the band's upcoming DVD, new album, and, well, anything else Mikael can think of:|
"Just a quick note to fill you (if you care) in on what's cooking and stuff....like that.....
"Roundhouse/U.K. gig DVD: Well, the music is mixed and it sounds nothing less than awesome I must say. The film material is also edited and it looks great too! We went through a lot of fan interviews as well which was hilarious. Most of the interview material that was shot is going to be used, although there were severe audio problems with some and those can't be used for that reason. I was struck by how drunk all of you fuckers were....great!! I felt like partying myself watching it! All I can say is, it will be pretty good all in all....pretty fucking good indeed. Release date? Don't know right now, I guess late spring. Title? I have it but will announce it later on Opeth.com.
"Next Opeth LP: I'm writing and it's going quite well. I have around a dozen of song ideas. Some are downright evil sounding....a few Bathory (evil era '83-'87) parts, some tech-death ones, some overblown prog ballad ones, one Nick Drake thing, one complete prog thing with triple harmony vocals, one evocative Middle Eastern psychedelic metal arrangement with falsetto vocals (not as wimpy sounding as you might think), one '70s Scorpions sounding bit (like 'Living and Dying' type of stuff), one's totally murky forest-ish sounding dark prog-rock with loud vocals that shifts between major and minor, one tedious ugly/pretty little hobbit sounding symf part with moogs over a classical guitar, some soundtrack-ish sounding ones etc...
"Yes, it's business as usual....
"I don't know when or where we'll record but I guess late this year. I want to make sure it....rocks....somewhat! No titles, lyrics or anything like that so don't ask.
Wilson/Portnoy thingie: I don't know...maybe it's off, maybe it's on...I've no idea really....don't hold your breath.
"Overall I feel good but my brain is making me sick as I feel (maybe too) inspired.
Listening to: A-ha, 'Hunting High and Low'...what a song! Tony Macalpine (some '80s shred...I don't know why but I had to listen to him), Camel – 'Snow Goose' (got stuck in an endless airport que and needed to 'calm down'), Jan Johansson – 'Jazz på Svenska' (endless fave but listened to it as well for the above reason, same que), Judas Priest – 'Sad Wings of Destiny' (If you ask why, you're a geek!).
"Sorry, this message is fucked up and disjointed but that's where I'm at right now."
When you can describe your music as sounding like both Nick Drake and Bathory at times, you've got some range.
cant wait for this, it sounds like it might be there best. the whole nick drake comparison is awesome
people...... it's great day to be alive.
even greater when the dvd and cd is release.
I'm excited now
new Opeth sounds damn promising, actually.
[quote="Mikael"]one evocative Middle Eastern psychedelic metal arrangement with falsetto vocals[/quote]
That sounds like it'd be so good.This Message Edited On 03.23.07
Sounds really interesting.
Can't wait for the CD....the DVD not so much.
I don't know. Opeth have their own signature sound, but they didn't show a lot of growth with Ghost Reveries. I hope they'll do some more out of the box thinking this time around.
I hope we don't have to wait too long for this, just like we have to with wintersun.
Haha this is gonna be pretty kick-ass. cant wait for the dvd AND cd.
Mikael Åkerfeldt has some interesting descriptions of his songs! Looking forward to this!
I'm not the biggest Opeth fan by any means but I think I'll have to check the cd out based on those descriptions.
I thought Ghost Reveries was pretty awesome.
Anyway, I can't wait for the new material or the DVD.
This is fantastic news! New album in particular sounds as if it is going to be nothing less than astounding.
This sounds so awesome! I cant wait!
new album sounds very interesting.
Mikael got me into Nick Drake and Camel from an interview I saw years ago. kick ass :p.
I also can't wait.
Talk about news of the decade.
If the DVD has old-school stuff, holy crap I'll be happy.
The new CD sounds promising, indeed.
I cant wait
Opeth is simply an amazing Metal band
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