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Ready for the New Opeth Album? You're Gonna Have To Wait.

by Terry Stevens

PHOTO CREDIT: By Robert Bejil [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

"New Opeth..."

Those two little words can amp up the excitement of any metal fan with good taste.

"...is delayed"

Those two words give us a bit of a sadface.

From Opeth's record label:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAY 8, 2014

OPETHS PALE COMMUNION RESLATED FOR AUGUST RELEASE;

NEW RECORD HERALDED BY LEAD SINGLE CUSP OF ETERNITY;

11 TH STUDIO ALBUM, PALE COMMUNION ARRIVES AUGUST 26 TH

Roadrunner Records group Opeth has announced that the release of their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, PALE COMMUNION has been reslated for AUGUST 26 TH .

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 frontman, Mikael kerfeldt. 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 the bands very own Mikael kerfeldt 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 RD . Pre-orders for PALE COMMUNION made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of Cusp of Eternity as well as second album track to be released on July 15 TH , with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch .

For more, please visit www.opeth.com , www.facebook.com/opeth , www.twitter.com/officialopeth , www.youtube.com/user/ opethofficial and www.roadrunnerrecords.com .

(SEE ATTACHED TRACK LISTING)

OPETH

PALE COMMUNION

Release Date: August 26, 2014

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

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Given the quality of Opeth's body of work, I'm sure this one will be worth the wait. Until then, let's dig into some of their previously released work.

*In addition to hoping the new Opeth is more "Blackwater Park" than "Heritage", "Scary" Terry Stevens is a radio host for Midwest Communications. You can Book Face with him here .