New Opeth album "Sorceress" to be released

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Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, OPETH. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH have been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire to be restricted to a single genre, OPETH, quite simply, have a time honored tradition of blowing our minds with both class and forward thinking. All these years later, nothing and everything has changed once again with their forthcoming album »Sorceress«.
"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," states Mikael Åkerfeldt. "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."
Nuclear Blast owner, Markus Staiger, continues:
"I am honored that OPETH have joined the Nuclear Blast family. Mikael Åkerfeldt and his fellow bandmates have demonstrated time and time again that OPETH are a band that never release 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 have become one of the most challenging artists in rock music today. It is not often that we get to work with musicians of their caliber and I'm thrilled to have such a unique genre-leader on the label. The future for OPETH and Nuclear Blast looks very bright."
Monte Conner, Nuclear Blast Entertainment president adds:
"OPETH are a band that have continually evolved and moved forward at every stage. Always innovating and always continuing to challenge themselves as players and writers. They are simply fearless. I can't wait to hear what they come up with next! It's an amazing feeling to be reunited with one of my favorite bands and I look forward to my colleagues here at Nuclear Blast being able to have their own OPETH experience and role in the band's continuing journey. I want to thank Mikael Åkerfeldt and OPETH for putting their faith and trust in everyone here at Nuclear Blast."

OPETH are currently in the studio with Tom Dalgety putting the finishing touches on Sorceress. A release for the album is tentatively scheduled for the fall via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
 
no word on what it gonna be, stereo only, 5.1, HiRez, DTS?
"Pale Communion" was a very good album in all aspects - artistic, execution, production and form of delivery to end listener.
i hope, unlike Katatonia, they will continue in this direction.
 
no word on what it gonna be, stereo only, 5.1, HiRez, DTS?
"Pale Communion" was a very good album in all aspects - artistic, execution, production and form of delivery to end listener.
i hope, unlike Katatonia, they will continue in this direction.

I'm sure we won't get more details on the release until we get a little closer to the end of the summer, but the trajectory is certainly good for a 5.1 mix to be included, seeing as how every Opeth album from "Still Life" to "Pale Communion" has been mixed in surround.
I also hope that Steven Wilson is the mixing engineer (as he was on "Pale Communion" and "Heritage"), plus the sweetest icing on the cake would be a Blu-Ray release like "Pale Communion" was. If Steven's mixing it, I'll probably get it regardless of the format, but if he's not mixing it, it would probably have to be high-res for me to push the buy button on it.
:)
 
Included in the box set are 'Sorceress' on Gatefold Rosewood 2LP vinyl, 2CD Digipak version of the album, 5.1 Audio CD version of the album, 12" fold out poster and 12" photo card.

£30.99 is the quoted UK price.

LPs and cds - whhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
 
The link provided points to double vinyl edition and I see no way to select the 'Audio DVD'. This all looks very preliminary.

That is the Collector's edition boxset, which comes bundled with the 5.1. There's no option to select just the "audio dvd", and currently, no word on an individual 5.1 release.
 
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