That’s right, baby. As regular reader Lydia points out, Steven Wilson — the musical genius behind Porcupine Tree and the producer of a bunch of amazing albums — has finished mixing the new Opeth album, which, again, is not going to be titled Gun Shy Assassin, contrary to rumors.
And you know what that means? When the mixing is done, the album is basically done. So, we could get new Opeth in a matter of months. Fucking rad!!!
In an online update, Wilson said that “we finished mixing the incredible new Opeth album a few days ago,” and suggested fans “keep an eye on their website for details on that.”
He also provided an update on Storm Corrosion, the new project he’s working on with Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt. “[We] took the opportunity while he was here to finish writing our collaboration album — there’s still a lot of recording work to do, but this should definitely be out in early 2012.”
He also added that the new Steven Wilson solo disc is “still on track for [a] September release, and I think the next two King Crimson remixes ([1973’s] Larks Tongues in Aspic and [1974’s] Starless and Bible Black) will be out around the same time. I’m now working on new stereo and 5.1 mixes of another very famous ‘70s progressive album for a deluxe reissue this year; can’t say more about that just yet.”