Opeth release video for “Svekets Prins” from upcoming album

In Cauda Venenum will be released on September 27th

Swedish masters of progressive metal/rock OPETH have released a new single called “Svekets Prins,” from their heavily awaited album, In Cauda Venenum, that’s out September 27th via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast. The new song is found on the Swedish language version of the album. An English version, “Dignity,” will be released next week.

Watch the visualizer for “Svekets Prins” here:

Recorded last year at Stockholm’s Park Studios, In Cauda Venenum will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages.

Regarding the sonic direction of the new record, Åkerfeldt adds, “For us, at this stage with In Cauda Venenum, heaviness isn’t guitars tuned down with screaming vocals over the top. That’s not necessarily what I call ‘heavy’ music these days. I can listen to Korn and say, ‘OK, that’s heavy.’ But it doesn’t really mean anything to me. I mean, I catch up on things in magazines or online. I read about bands that have the ‘heaviest record ever,’ and I’m not too impressed by that. OK, it’s cool but what does it say? What does it mean? It’s an impossible mission, to be the heaviest. That’s been done before. Over time, I got tired of that tag. Of course, when I was younger it meant everything to me. I was always on the pursuit for heaviness in my youth, trying to find the next level of heaviness. First it was death metal, then it was bands like Meshuggah, but heaviness is now more about emotions, heavy chord progressions, music that has feelings. Heaviness doesn’t mean Meshuggah anymore, although indeed they’re a fucking heavy band. I’m not trying to tap into that anymore.”

OPETH will be performing shows in support of In Cauda Venenum around the world through the end of the year. Dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now at www.opeth.com/tour-dates. Additional touring will be announced soon.

Pre-order In Cauda Venenum in various formats, here:

In Cauda Venenum Tracklising:
1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights
2. Svekets Prins / Dignity
3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand
4. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin
5. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime
6. Charlatan
7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth
8. Banemannen / The Garroter
9. Kontinuerlig Drift / Continuum
10. Allting Tar Slut / All Things Will Pass

OPETH Tour Dates:
July 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Prog In Park III
July 27 – Sibiu, Romania – ARTmania Festival
Aug 2 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug 3 – Borgholm, Sweden – Borgholm Brinner
Aug 9 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Festival
Aug 11 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave Fest
Aug 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Oct 27 – Norwich, United Kingdom – UEA LCR
Oct 29 – London, United Kingdom – London Palladium
Oct 31 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – SWG3 Galvanizers
Nov 1 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Damnation Festival
Nov 3 – Bristol, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Bristol
Nov 6 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Nov 8 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
Nov 9 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Nov 10 – Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus Zurich
Nov 11 – Paris, France – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
Nov 13 – Koln, Germany – E-Werk
Nov 14 – Munich, Germany – Schlachthof
Nov 15 – Nuremberg, Germany – Meistersingerhalle
Nov 16 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s Neue Welt
Nov 17 – Kobenhavn K, Denmark – Det Kgl. Teater
Dec 5 – Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
Dec 6 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp Tokyo
Dec 10 – Torrensville, Australia – The Barton Theatre
Dec 11 – Perth, Australia – The Astor Theatre
Dec 13 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
Dec 14 – Sydney, Australia – The State Theatre
Dec 15 – Brisbane, Australia – The Tivoli

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