Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson was recently interviewed by Australia's Loudmag, and during the course of the conversation, revealed that the band are writing material for their next studio album!


According to Fredrik, the next record will go "in a somewhat different direction to Heritage. It won't be a step back, but it will be different. Maybe more intense in a way. You'll have to wait and see! I was in the studio today and put down my solos and I was very happy about it. The song I heard that Mikael [Åkerfeldt]wrote today sounds very cool. I think that's all I can say at this point!" He says the band is planning to re-enter the studio this fall, perhaps at the end of September. Stay tuned!


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