OPETH || "WE SAT DOWN, DRANK WINE & DISCUSSED SONGS WE WANTED TO PLAY" MIKAEL AKERFELDT
Posted on October 6, 2014Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has posted this note on the bands Facebook page, ahead of their UK tour which starts on Friday. Get your tickets right here.
"So. we're gearing up to go out on our first tour in support of "Pale Communion". As always, there's mixed feelings. Parts of me wants to stay home, and the other part wants to go out and rip it up on stages all over the world. That's always been the case. We're all very happy with the new record, and the new songs (were rehearsing 5 of them) are sounding good when we play them. If I may say so myself. Overall there seem to be a little bit more focus on older heavier material this time around. We sat down, drank wine and discussed songs we wanted to play, and ended up with a list of 30 or so songs. We're rehearsing a song from 1996 and it's probably the funniest one to play. I don't know why. Maybe because it brings back memories. Some older songs are difficult to get right but nothing compared to the new stuff. We can now choose songs from the 90's AND the 2000's. We're getting old! Anyways, come and see us, whydontcha?
Might be worth it. Metalheads, progheads, music lovers, old and young, male or female. You're all very welcome!
Mikael, on behalf of Opeth"