Opeth have been working on a new album that they’ve revealed will be called Heritage. The record is tentatively due out in September through Roadrunner Records.
The record will not be called Gun Shy Assassin, contrary to rumor. Bummer.
Heritage follows Opeth’s Watershed, which was released in 2008 and sold more than 19,000 copies during its first week in stores.
The news follows last month’s revelation that the band had parted with keyboardist Per Wiberg, who was relieved of his Opeth duties as part of a mutual decision with the band.
Keyboard duties on upcoming tours will be handled by a musician who is already rehearsing with the band, but has not been named. According to the band, “said musician’s identity will be released at a later date.”
I can not wait to hear new Opeth. I can not wait. It’s going to be awesome. Name one Opeth record that wasn’t awesome! I dare you to try.