PODCAST: Episode 42: Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth Talks New Album and Progressive Music

Ghost Cult had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the one and only Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth recently. In a wide-ranging chat with our Chief Editor Keefy, Mikael discussed the new album, In Cauda Venenum, due out September 27th via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We discussed his creating both English and Swedish language versions of the album, using an orchestra and choir, concept records, progressive rock artists he likes such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Peter Gabriel, working at Park Studios, philosophical lyrics, and why he treated this album like it was the final Opeth album. Continue reading

Watch Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth Discuss The Writing of “In Cauda Venenum”

Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt has shared some thoughts about writing his new album, “In Cauda Venenum” in a new three-minute video interview. In Cauda Venenum, can be seen below. The album will be released on September 27 via Moderbolaget / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded last year at Stockholm’s Park Studios, “In Cauda Venenum” will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Various physical and digital formats will be available. Continue reading

Opeth Announces New Album, “In Cauda Venenum”, Due Next Fall

Opeth has announced their brand new album, In Cauda Venenum, due out this fall via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The release date is not yet announced but we now have the name, album artwork and the track listing, all below. In Cauda Venenum was recorded last year at Stockholm’s Park Studios, will be released in two versions, in both Swedish and English languages. Various physical and digital formats will be available and additional details will be announced in the coming months. Continue reading