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http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/o ... n-20140408

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Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album. Pale Communion arrives everywhere June 17.

Pale Communion, which was produced by bandleader Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, “Cusp of Eternity,” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday, May 6. Pre-orders made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity,” with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.

The new material finds Opeth once again challenging the boundaries of extreme music. In a recent interview with VICE’s Noisey, Åkerfeldt stated, “I wanted to do something more melodic with this album…there’s stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall…I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process.” Recently, Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty broke down Pale Communion in a track-by-track review, exclaiming, “This record knows exactly what it's doing and nails it through and through…one of my favorite records of 2014. If not my favorite record of 2014.”

The track listing for Pale Communion is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others

PLEASE DON'T SUCK.

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Post Re: Opeth: "Pale Communion" coming on June 17
As opposed to "non-pale communion". Important distinction.

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Or, "Pail Communion," where you drink your communion out of a bucket. :)

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There’s good news and bad news. The good news? The new Opeth album is coming and it’s called Pale Communication! - See more at: http://skullsnbones.com/opeth-announces ... 9Pgt5.dpuf

communion or communication ? Communion it is

From Steven Wilson --
For the first part of the year I’ve been doing a lot of mixing work for other artists, something I always find very inspiring.
The new Opeth album Pale Communion was mixed into stereo and 5.1 at my studio in February. I also sang harmony vocals. It’s by no stretch of the imagination a metal record but it’s still plenty heavy and a great piece of work - for me the epic orchestrated ballad “Faith in Others” that closes the album is Mikael Åkerfeldt's finest achievement to date. Pale Communion is released by Roadrunner Records on 17th June. It’s also the first Opeth album to be recorded and mixed in higher resolution 96/24. I hope Roadrunner will release a high res format, but I don't know their plans on that.

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Post Re: Opeth: "Pale Communion" coming on June 17
Everything since Ghost Reveries (cash-grab reissue version of it, anyway) has been released with a DVD Audio. Can't really imagine that they'd skip that now.

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FAIL COMMUNION HUR HUR :)


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in the shadow of our pale communion.

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in the shadow of our pale communion.


I was just about to post about the thread title. I keep reading it, or it's reminding me of In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion. Love you for that, synergy!

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I'm sure it will be up to their standards.

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Post Re: Opeth: "Pale Communion" coming on June 17
I'm not real encouraged.

Heritage was pretty boring - the first two tracks are good, then it does a pretty aggressive nose-dive.

I'm a HUGE Opeth fan, and Porcupine Tree for that matter, so I will certainly give it a shot. But this band doesn't need to get "more melodic", it needs to re-discover some brutality.

That's what made them special.

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More like Pole Communion in the way blind Opeth fanboys will be blowing this album like a five dollar whore.

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I'll give it a chance, though I'm not really encouraged by Mikael saying it's a progression from Heritage. Hopefully we get some more up-tempo songs this time around.


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" It’s by no stretch of the imagination a metal record but it’s still plenty heavy "

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Wilson involvement makes me wince.

If he's just mixing though...

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I am not really into this band these days, but I'm hopeful that they may regain my interest.

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I don't think I've wanted to like an album as much as I did with Heritage, being a big fan of their back catalogue, but sadly it never clicked with me. As previously mentioned, the first couple of tracks were decent but after that I just lost interest.

Quite simply I think Opeth need to redicover the power of the riff, whether it's a 'metal' record or not, which other than the obvious dynamic shifts with their back catalogue was always one of their strongest elements.

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I don't think I've wanted to like an album as much as I did with Heritage, being a big fan of their back catalogue, but sadly it never clicked with me. As previously mentioned, the first couple of tracks were decent but after that I just lost interest.

Quite simply I think Opeth need to redicover the power of the riff, whether it's a 'metal' record or not, which other than the obvious dynamic shifts with their back catalogue was always one of their strongest elements.


I agree!

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Pale is this communion

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it needs to re-discover some brutality.

That's what made them special.

lol no it isn't. There isn't exactly a dearth of brutality on metal these days.

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Though I did not enjoy Heritage, Opeth have already done enough to earn my eternal respect and I will continue to check out every new release no questions asked. Excited for the new one.

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I disgust myself. I keep checking this thread looking for a sample track, a little clip, ANYTHING. WHAT A FANGIRL.

I sat my butt in my computer chair and watched this whole goddamn performance. It's pretty damn well recorded, if you're jonesing. Live in Sydney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ezAVAGa ... 7pZ6aeYQmC

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