Opeth’s eleventh studio album is confirmed to be called as “Pale Communion” and will be released worldwide on June 17.
Pale Communion, is produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson. Lead single “Cusp of Eternity” will be available for pre-order starting May 6.
Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson said ” For the first part of the year I’ve been doing a lot of mixing work for other artists, something I always find very inspiring.
The new Opeth album Pale Communion was mixed into stereo and 5.1 at my studio in February. I also sang harmony vocals. It’s by no stretch of the imagination a metal record but it’s still plenty heavy and a great piece of work – for me the epic orchestrated ballad “Faith in Others” that closes the album is Mikael Åkerfeldt’s finest achievement to date. Pale Communion is released by Roadrunner Records on 17th June. It’s also the first Opeth album to be recorded and mixed in higher resolution 96/24. I hope Roadrunner will release a high res format, but I don’t know their plans on that.
From here on I’m focusing on writing more material for my next album, which I plan to record with my band in the Summer. More news soon…”
In a recent interview with VICE’s Noisey, Åkerfeldt stated, “I wanted to do something more melodic with this album…there’s stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall…I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process.”
The track listing for Pale Communion is as follows:
1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others
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