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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Opeth reveal new song “Width of a Circle”

Opeth are peerless. Since 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 13 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums to become one of the biggest progressive rock/metal bands on the planet – and they’re still only getting better, even after selling more than two million records and hitting the #1 in the German album charts with their album “Sorceress” in 2016. Now back on US tour with Mastodon in April and May 2022, the band around unmatched frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt announces the release of “In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)” for May 13th.

This release, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of Opeth’s latest album “In Cauda Venenum” with new illustrations by internationally renowned Travis Smith in the booklet. In addition, there is also a third CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks, both in English and Swedish:
“The Mob” / “Pöbeln”
“Width of a Circle” / 2Cirkelns Riktning”
“Freedom & Tyranny” / “Frihet & Tyranni”

“In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)” is now available for pre-order. Also on May 13th, the album’s strictly limited “Connoisseur Edition” vinyl boxset which includes the same bonus tracks but remastered by Mikael Akerfeldt specifically for vinyl, will be available in the North American retail stores for the first time. Both album editions will also be available at the band’s merch table on the upcoming North American Tour.

Get a first glimpse of the unreleased tracks with “Width Of A Circle” that is now available on all streaming platforms: https://opeth.afr.link/WidthOfACircle

Opeth, co-headline tour with Mastodon:
04/21/2022 CN – Place Bell – Montreal, QC
04/22/2022 CN – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON
04/23/2022 US – Agora Theater & Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
04/24/2022 US – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
04/26/2022 US – The Met – Philadelphia, PA
04/28/2022 US – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
04/29/2022 US – Masonic Temple Theatre – Detroit, MI
04/30/2022 US – The Rave/Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI
05/01/2022 US – Myth Live – St. Paul, MN
05/03/2022 CN – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
05/04/2022 CN – Grey Eagle Events Centre – Calgary, AB
05/05/2022 CN – EDM Expo Centre – Edmonton, AB
05/07/2022 CN – Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver, BC
05/08/2022 US – Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
05/09/2022 US – Keller Auditorium – Portland, OR
05/11/2022 US – Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA

06/02/2022 PL – Gdansk, Mystic Festival
06/10/2022 SE – Norje, Sweden Rock Fest
06/16/2022 DK – Copenhagen, Copenhell
06/17/2022 FR – Clisson, Hellfest
06/18/2022 BE – Dessel, Graspop
06/25/2022 NO – Oslo, Tons of Rock
06/30/2022 ES – Vivero, Resurrection Fest

07/02/2022 FI – Seinajoki, Provinsso Rock Fest
08/03/2022 NO – Bergen, Beyond The Gates Fest
08/06/2022 ES – Villena/Alicante, Leyendas Del Rock Fest
08/13/2022 FI – Oulu, North Of Hell Fest
08/20/2022 UK – Bristol, ArcTanGent

support: The Vintage Caravan
09/14/2022 EST – Tallinn, Helitehas
09/15/2022 LAT – Riga, Palladium
09/16/2022 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
09/17/2022 PL – Wroclaw, A2
09/19/2022 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
09/20/2022 AT – Vienna, Arena
09/21/2022 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
09/23/2022 RO – Bucharest, Arenale Romane
09/24/2022 BU – Plovdiv, Roman Amphitheatre
09/26/2022 CRO – Zagreb, Culture Factory
09/27/2022 IT – Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
09/28/2022 IT – Rome, Ostia Antica Theatre

30th Anniversary Tour – Opeth By Request Set
11/12/2022 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
11/14/2022 DE – Berlin, Admiral Palast
11/15/2022 DE – Wuppertal, Historische Posthalle
11/16/2022 FR – Paris, Pleyel
11/18/2022 UK – London, Eventim Apollo
11/19/2022 NL – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg (Grote Zaal)
11/20/2022 NL – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)
11/21/2022 DE – Zurich, Komplex
11/23/2022 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
11/24/2022 ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
11/25/2022 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
11/26/2022 PT – Lisbon, Sala Tejo