Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH spent some time at the Guitar Worldmagazine headquarters in New York City on June 13 for a video lesson and photo shoot.
Check out some of the behind-the-scenes action in the video below, and look for the full feature in an upcoming issue of Guitar World.
OPETH‘s new album, “Heritage”, will be released on September 20 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by Åkerfeldt and was recorded earlier this year at Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm. Mixing duties were handled by Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE) and Åkerfeldt. Longtime collaborator Travis Smith also worked with Åkerfeldt to create, design and execute the album’s artwork, which can be seen below.
“Heritage” will be released in several configurations that will certainly incite the interest of OPETH‘s legion of fans, known for their passion for collecting and collectibles. The album will be released as a standard version; as a special edition loaded with extras; as a box set exclusive to the Roadrunner and the band’s own official Omerch webstore; and as a double LP. There is something for every OPETH fan, thanks to this variety of options.