Opeth announce new album and new deal

Opeth fans rejoice! \m/

Not only did they announce that they signed a new record deal with Nuclear Blast, they’ve also announced a new album is on the way later this year! Mikael Åkerfeldt said the deal was the result of a meeting in a Porsche!

“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.”


Contract photo credit: Ben Lodwick

As a bonus; a few details about the next Opeth album, Sorceress, were also announced. According to their website

“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.”

Sorceress will be Opeth‘s twelfth album. Their last album, Pale Communion, was released in late 2014.