Opeth – Damnation (20th Anniv. Re-release)

When this record originally came out in 2003, it represented a paradigm shift in the band's approach to composition, seeing them side-line their metal roots from the forefront of their arsenal. The band replaced that with a new insight into ambience, atmospherics, and progressive rock which, together with Mikael Åkerfeldt's signature lyricality and musicianship, created a record..

Opeth to reissue ‘Damnation’ on vinyl for 20th anniversary (Music For Nations)

RELEASED ON 15th DECEMBER (MUSIC FOR NATIONS) To mark the 20th anniversary of Opeth's ground-breaking 2003 album Damnation, a special vinyl re-issue has been meticulously crafted to pay homage to a pivotal and trailblazing moment in the band's illustrious history. Originally recorded in the serenity of Åkerfelt's native Sweden, with additional production from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, the album acclaimed..

OPETH – “In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)” is out Now + Band gearing up for summer festivals & European tours

After concluding their successful co-headline tour through North America, progressive rock legends OPETH finally release In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition). This special edition, 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..

Vokonis’ fourth studio album “Odyssey” out May 7

Vokonis will release their fourth studio album "Odyssey" in May 2021. More dynamically diverse than ever, the 6 new tracks feature guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard. Odyssey is Vokonis' first true prog-record. A record for the new decade. The album has gained a lot of hype in the stoner metal..

Opeth announce ‘Blackwater Park’ 20th anniversary reissue (Music For Nations releases)

RELEASED 16TH JULY / MUSIC FOR NATIONSTwo decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth's magnum opus 'Blackwater Park' is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog's ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced..

Scaphoid – Absent Passages (Shunure records)

Four years after a promising debut EP, the Austin (Texas) prog-metal/post-rock artist Scaphoid returns with Absent Passages, revealing a musically dexterous, hugely skillful and fascinating soundscape that flows freely between aggression and atmosphere, from incendiary roar to infectious groove to intoxicating delicacy. Each track is impeccably composed and, allied to a scintillatingly clean production, this..