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OPETH TO RELEASE LIVE CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

July 21st, 2010

Opeth DVD - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Opeth DVD - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

OPETH TO RELEASE IN LIVE CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

PERFORMING “EVOLUTION XX: AN OPETH ANTHOLOGY”

“The remarkable Swedish group Opeth…[is] on a level where fantasy becomes art.” – The New York Times

New York, NY: As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary, Sweden’s OPETH is releasing live footage and audio from the band’s recent performance at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.  In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, due out 9/21/10, is a fierce testament to Opeth’s continued success in the progressive metal community.

Twenty years and nine records into their legendary career, Opeth’s “progressively creative spirit” (ARTISTdirect) remains unwavering, propelling the band through the “Evolution XX: An Opeth Anthology” tour, which brought the Swedish titans to six of the world’s most unique venues, and now, with the release of In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, into the homes of their fans.

The performance at the Royal Albert Hall (recorded on the 5th of April, 2010) includes two sets, the first consisting of the band performing 2000’s now-classic, breakthrough epic, Blackwater Park in its entirety, and the second, a chronologically arranged selection of material from the rest of Opeth’s extensive catalogue, totaling almost three hours of music.  It is, like the rest of Opeth’s greatest work, “purposefully warped in all the right places” (Decibel). The front cover artwork concept pays tribute to Deep Purple´s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, underlining the band’s longstanding love for their prog-rock roots.

Thinking back to the concert, frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt says “Opeth had a magical night playing the Royal Albert Hall. It was a dream come true, and now afterwards, it still feels like a dream.  We got it all on film, and this, our third live recording and DVD might be my personal favorite. One couldn’t help to think of all the fantastic artists that played there over the years.  Looking back at this night of celebration brings me fond memories of our 20th anniversary—this package is the delayed birthday present. Enjoy!”

The release will be available as three very special configurations:

–       Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set, which includes:

  • Double-DVD set of Opeth’s performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, in its entirety, including bonus features.
  • A set of four 180-gram LP’s of the concert’s live audio in its entirety. The vinyl is housed in black poly lined inner sleeves which are packaged as 2 double gatefold set with exclusive artwork.  Vinyl only available in this box set.
  • Exclusive, numbered lithograph with artwork designed by Mikael Åkerfeldt and longtime Opeth designer, Travis Smith.
  • 20-page, LP sized booklet printed on coated paper stock that chronicles the night’s events in photos.
  • Expanded, exclusive artwork and more.

–       5-disc set that consists of 2-DVD and 3 CD’s.  The set not only includes the legendary evening captured on video, but the concert’s live audio in its entirety as well.

–       Double-DVD set of Opeth’s performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall, in its entirety, including bonus features.

Track listing is as follows:

Set 1

  • THE LEPER AFFINITY
  • BLEAK
  • HARVEST
  • THE DRAPERY FALLS
  • DIRGE FOR NOVEMBER
  • THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT
  • PATTERNS IN THE IVY
  • BLACKWATER PARK

Set 2

  • FOREST OF OCTOBER
  • ADVENT
  • APRIL ETHEREAL
  • THE MOOR
  • WREATH
  • HOPE LEAVES
  • HARLEQUIN FOREST
  • THE LOTUS EATER

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OPETH – Interview with Fredrik Ã…kesson and Mikael Ã…kerfeldt

May 3rd, 2010


OPETH Interview with Fredrik Åkesson
and Mikael Åkerfeldt

Interview and live pics by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Frederik after Opeth’s 20th anniversary show in New York City. While I was told I’d only be seeing Frederik, Martin was also in the room hanging out, and a couple minutes in, Mikael walked in to answer some questions too!

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OPETH: Terminal 5 – New York, NY / April 7, 2010

April 18th, 2010

OPETH – Evolution XX

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus & Sara Roggensack

Terminal 5 – New York, NY

April 7th, 2010

 

There’s the entire world of heavy metal in all its genres, evolutions, and extensive devolutions…and then there’s Opeth. The one band in all the world that embodies the essence of extreme metal while simultaneously eclipsing all confines of genre. Upon my first hearing of Opeth, I remarked “how can something so ugly be so beautiful at the same time?” Even outside their native realm of death metal, they have no peers or equals. The weakest album they ever released still stands leagues beyond the efforts of most, and no album of theirs can be called anything short of amazing. I shamelessly admit that Opeth is my favorite band, and that frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt is my personal musical idol, so my excitement was beyond containment when I learned they were performing a special 20th anniversary concert in my backyard. I’ve seen them in concert six times already, but I already knew this would be something beyond an ordinary show. In a statement, Opeth said that they would perform their breakthrough album BLACKWATER PARK in its entirety, followed by a second (yes, a second set!) digging deep into their back catalogue. 
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Hammerfest – Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn, Wales

June 1st, 2009

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Pontins Holiday Village, Prestatyn, Wales

24th-25th April 2009

All pics and review by HannTu

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Cynic – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

December 17th, 2008

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CYNIC

Shepherds Bush Empire, London

20th November 2008

All live photos by HannTu

Review by Trease



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Opeth & Fireball Ministry Live in Vancouver: October 14, 2005

October 27th, 2005

Opeth & Fireball Ministry
Friday, October 14, 2005
The Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Opeth – Live in Finland

October 2nd, 2005

Opeth
September 23-24th, 2005
Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland

Review and Pics by Arto Lehtinen


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Sounds of The Underground: Live In Vancouver, BC – July 26, 2005

August 18th, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

PNE Forum

Vancouver, BC  Canada

**Live Report & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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