Derek Snider of The Score television network — a Canadian specialty television service providing sports, news, information, highlights and live event programming, available across Canada — spoke to OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt at the Heavy T.O. festival about Mikael‘s failed Swedish soccer career and the Sweden vs. Finland rivalry. Check out the footage below.
OPETH‘s new album, “Heritage”, is scheduled for release on September 20 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records. The CD was produced by Mikael 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.