Legendary progressive Swedes Opeth have inked a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records, who will handle the forthcoming release of their new full-length album ‘Sorceress’.
Although no further details have yet been unveiled about the record, you can read a statement from band mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt regarding the new partnership below:
Akerfeldt, “We’re happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress’ via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records. The decision was made in Markus Staiger’s (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We’re happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship.”
Label owner Markus Staiger states, “I am honoured that Opeth has joined the Nuclear Blast family. Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow bandmates have demonstrated time and time again that Opeth are a band that never releases an album that sounds the same. You never know what their new music will sound like! Nuclear Blast has been following the musical journey of Opeth from the beginning with ‘Orchid’ to landmark albums like ‘Still Life’, ‘Deliverance’, ‘Damnation’ and ‘Blackwater Park’, right up to 2014’s ‘Pale Communion’. The band has become one of the most challenging artists in rock music today. It is not often that we get to work with musicians of their calibre and I am thrilled to have such a unique genre-leader on the label. The future for Opeth and Nuclear Blast looks very bright.”
Opeth will play London’s Wembley Arena on November 19th 2016. VIP packages and tickets are be purchased via the band’s official website (here).