The iconic progressive metal outfit from Sweden will perform in Singapore on 8 December at Live at The Crossroads!
The band has recently released their thirteenth album ‘In Cauda Venenum’, an engaging, panoramic and intense oeuvre which promises its ability to charm with delightful and wistful melodies.
Sweden’s Opeth are one of the most influential heavy metal groups to emerge from Northern Europe. They have traveled a long way since their humble beginnings in Huddinge, a small town south of Stockholm.
“In Cauda Venenum” is Opeth’s finest hour.
The band has released their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth.
Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Åkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home.
“In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.
“Opeth’s chemistry feels as tight as it is playful, heartfelt as it is engaging, as they explore a plethora of intriguing and majestic sounds. The instrumentation and vocals, in both versions, serve to present emotion and instrumental wonder. In Cauda Venenum is among Opeth’s strongest albums when it comes to the band’s progressive sensibilities.”
– Consequence of Sound
“This is me. This is Opeth. I think by now fans will recognize—at least I hope they do—my writing style, our sound, what we do as a band. There are a lot of surprises on In Cauda Venenum…”
Where Opeth go from here, it’s on tour in support of the album.
Clearly, since the bi-lingual brilliance of “In Cauda Venenum” has been released, Opeth’s dedicated fanbase will be eager to hear, absorb, and experience the record in the flesh.
As for what Åkerfeldt wants from his ardent followers is for them to appreciate the latest Opeth chapter in the same way they have 1996’s “Morningrise”, 2003’s “Damnation”, and 2014’s “Pale Communion”.
“Of course, I want everybody to love everything that we do. But it’s secondary to me. I can’t control that, and I don’t want to. I really don’t know what they’ll think about it. I don’t know how people listen to music these days. I don’t know how people feel about it music. I know how I listen to music. I provide the time to listen to music. I make time for music. I’m not doing something else while music is playing. I’d like everybody to focus on the new record. That’s no different from the Opeth records. I’ve always wanted people to focus on our music; not treat it as background music for daily chores, white noise, or whatever. If you want to get into this record, I’m hoping you’ll find, by our standards, something different.”
Gear up for an in-depth rock luxury with Opeth’s upcoming performance! ‘In Cauda Venenum’ is an engaging, panoramic and intense oeuvre which promises its ability to charm with delightful and wistful melodies, and you can expect the band to sing the songs from their album at their gig on 8 December!
Early-bird tickets and VIP Meet & Greet packages go on sale on 7 November, 10am.
Standard tickets go on sale from 11 November, 10am.
Tickets are available SISTIC Singapore
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