OPETH: New Album Pushed Back To August

Thursday, 8th May 2014

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have announced their forthcoming new album Pale Communion has had its release date pushed back to August 26 (via Roadrunner Records) from the previously announced June 17.

“Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of Pale Communion has indeed been pushed back to late August,” commented OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt. “Several circumstances prevented the band from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”

Pale Communion, which was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single “Cusp Of Eternity” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, June 3. Pre-orders for Pale Communion made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp Of Eternity” as well as a second album track, to be released on July 15, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records webstore and O Merch.

Pale Communion track listing:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp Of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice Of Treason
8. Faith In Others