OPETH Plan New Album “That’s Not for Everybody”

Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth

Opeth singer and guitaris Mikael Akerfeldt shared an update on the new album – which will be their 13th studio effort and follow-up to 2016′s Sorceress - telling Eon Music:

‘Sorceress’ for me, is old hat; it’s a lovely record, you know, but whatever; it’s back ‘there.’ I’m not lingering on it, because it’s old now.

I’m not lingering on this record as being a beacon of hope for anything; it’s just what we did then, and I’m hoping next time we’re going to do something different, and I hope, something twisted.

Nothing necessarily ‘great,’ but twisted at least.

Mikael added:

I’m always thinking [about new material]. Not always working, but always thinking. I want to make something that’s not for everybody.

Asked about release date, Akerfeldt replied:

Maybe the end of, or mid-2019, I’m thinking.

I want to have a sabbatical, because we’ve been doing this for a long time, so I want to keep away, and just be with my kids. Once I write songs, I want to sit and be.

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