OPETH Premiere New Song, "The Wilde Flowers"
OPETH have premiered a new song called “The Wilde Flowers” from their highly anticipated, 12th studio album, Sorceress. The album is scheduled for release on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Listen to "The Wilde Flowers" below!
Speaking with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt says “This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an OPETH standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”
OPETH will arrive in North America in only a few short days for a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA, which will kick off their worldwide tour in support of Sorceress. Tickets are available for the tour now at http://opeth.com/. Tour dates are listed below.
In addition to the psychedelic, progressive masterpiece “The Wilde Flowers,” OPETH’s monumental new record also features the critically heralded new songs “Will O The Wisp” and “Sorceress.” Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon Music will receive an instant download of “The Wilde Flowers,” “Will O The Wisp” and “Sorceress.” Links to pre-orders can be found below.
Nuclear Blast Store: http://opeth.com/stores
Apple Music: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressAM
Google Play: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressGP
OPETH Tour Dates:
Sep 24 - San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest/Knotfest @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Sep 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Sep 30 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore
Oct 1 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
Oct 2 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Oct 4 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Oct 5 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Oct 7 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore
Oct 8 - Akron, OH - Good Year Theater at East End
Oct 9 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Oct 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Oct 12 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Oct 13 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Oct 14 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
Oct 15 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
Oct 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 19 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
Oct 21 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Oct 22 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
Oct 24 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Oct 25 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
Oct 26 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum