Nov 29, 2012

Want Opeth with growls? Wait 'til 2013

If we make it through the big meltdown or galactic misalignment next month, you'll have a lot to look forward to in 2013, new Carcass album, killer Wacken Open Air lineup, another metal boat cruse or two, but you can also look forward to new North American Opeth tour with... growls.
Yes, Opeth frontman Mikael Ã…kerfeldt recently spoke to and testified that:

"... We’re gonna be in the US in the spring, I think. But it’s not completely settled yet, so I’m not sure—I can’t say 100 percent that we’re gonna be there. But 90 percent sure, we’re going on a North American tour, which will be the last lengthy tour that we do for this record. We’re also doing a few shows down in Australia and Japan and perhaps South America and some summer festivals as well, but generally it’s gonna wind down after May of next year."

When asked about the sort of setlist we can expect, he said:

"To some extent, I suppose, we aim to please when we play live, but it depends on what we’re doing. Like on the first couple of legs of this tour, we were really consistent in playing a lot of new material and songs that fit together with the new songs. So that, obviously, ended up with us not playing many of the more brutal songs, or heavier songs. But it depends. We’re a bit stubborn. We don’t really go out there and just play the hits, you know; we want to feel that it’s relevant, and whenever you tour, you’re touring for a new record, you’re promoting a record, so we try to focus a little bit on that record when we tour. But today is show number 149 for the Heritage tour, and it’s not a brand new record anymore. So we’re mixing it up a lot more on this tour. We’re playing really heavy songs, and songs from Heritage of course, and some softer songs. And on top of that, obviously, we have the so-called “mellow” set that we’re doing."

Looking forward to Opeth's more "heavy" set in the spring.


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