A few months ago, it was announced that a brand new Opeth album would be striking this Fall! Now, we have more information to back that up along with a behind the scenes look. The LP “Sorceress” will see the light of day on September 30, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Entertainment / Moderbolaget Records!
To bolster this effort, the band has released multiple singles. The latest of these comes in the form of “The Wilde Flowers”, complete with an animated lyric video! You can look and listen right here:
Sweden’s musical alchemists, Opeth, have premiered a new song called “The Wilde Flowers” today. The track is featured on the band’s highly anticipated, 12th studio album, Sorceress, which is scheduled for release on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Stream “The Wilde Flowers” now at www.opeth.com.
Speaking with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt says: “This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an Opeth standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”