Progressive metal titans OPETH will release their live album, Lamentations, in July!
The critically acclaimed live album, originally released as a DVD, will be released for the first time on triple heavy weight 180 gram vinyl.
Label manager Joel De’ath says;‘those who were at this OPETH show saw the band emerging from their chrysalis to become the force we know today. It’s a pivotal moment in their career and it’s been a pleasure to immortalize the recordings onto vinyl.’
Lamentations features a live performance of OPETH’s Damnation album in full, interspersed with songs from the band’s masterpieces Blackwater Park and Deliverance. Conceived and recorded alongside Deliverence, Damnation marked a radical shift in style and tone. The band took the opportunity to move away from their earlier death metal sound and towards a style reminiscent of 1970s progressive rock, taking inspiration from their Blackwater Park collaborator and producer Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE).
With new album art by longtime visual collaborator Travis Smith, Lamentations will make a great addition to any OPETH fan’s collection.
OPETH are returning to the live circuit in 2016. The band will be making appearances at an extensive series of European festivals, as well as returning for a headline performance at Wembley Arena on 19th November 2016.
Lamentations is set for release on July 22nd via Music For Nations.
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