Video: Opeth Talks Album Art At Vintage Vinyl

 
The third and final installments of our video series documenting a trip by Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson to the New Jersey record store Vintage Vinyl is up now. (The first and second clips can be seen here and here.) In this video, the two men discuss the Heritage album art, and the ways in which it differs from any of the band's previous covers.
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Video: Opeth Performs "Nepenthe" On Swedish TV!

 
Remember that clip we posted yesterday of Opeth performing "Pyre," one of the two bonus tracks from the deluxe edition of their forthcoming album Heritage, on Swedish morning television. Well, in still further proof of the total superiority of Swedish TV over American TV, the band actually played two songs that day, and here's the second one - an abbreviated version of "Nepenthe" (cut off by the closing credits), which is on all versions of Heritage. Check it out: There was also some interview footage with Mikael Åkerfeldt, but those clips were entirely in Swedish, so if you speak the language, head on over to the Nyhetsmorgon page to watch them (clip 1, clip 2).
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Opeth's "Heritage" Streaming On National Public Radio

 
The new Opeth album, Heritage, is streaming now on National Public Radio's website, and can be heard at this link. Heritage is Opeth's 10th studio album, and marks several major changes for the group, including being the final disc to feature keyboardist Per Wiberg and the first to include no "extreme" vocals at all, only clean singing throughout from frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt. Heritage can be pre-ordered now from Amazon or iTunes, and a deluxe boxed set edition is available at this link.
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Video: Interview With Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt

 
Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt gave an interview to Mulatschag TV when the band performed in Austria at the Two Days A Week festival on Friday, September 2. In the clip below, he discusses being a dad, touring, and the ever-present possibility that he might make a solo record.
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Weekend Poll: How Do You Buy Music?

 
Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer, and it also signals the end of our weekend polls. We greatly appreciate all your input and especially your comments, and it's for that reason that this weekend's poll is also a giveaway.
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Video: Opeth "Heritage" In-Studio Report

 
The members of Opeth were interviewed by Germany's Rock Hard magazine in the studio where they recorded their latest album, Heritage, for a DVD accompanying issue 291 of the magazine. In the video below, you can see guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson and bassist Martin Lopez talking about the studio and the process of making Heritage, which was very different from the way they've recorded in the past (and very different from how most modern metal records are made, as Mikael makes clear). Check out the video: Heritage will be in record stores September 20, but you can pre-order the deluxe boxed set version (which includes the album on CD and vinyl, a bonus 7" with two extra songs, a DVD, a litho print of the album art, and much more) now at this link.
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Video: Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson Talks About The Making Of "Heritage"

 
The second in our series of videos documenting Opeth's trip to Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey is up now for your enjoyment. (Part 1 is here.) In this clip, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson discusses the recording of their forthcoming album Heritage, from the studio and vintage equipment the band used to the major, but totally organic, change in their sound this time out. Here's the video: Heritage will be in record stores on Tuesday, September 20, but you can pre-order it from iTunes here, or pre-order the deluxe boxed set version here.
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