Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OPETH: Four Album Reissues Due Next Month

On April 10, The End Records will reissue four iconic titles from Swedish metal band OPETH as part of the label's acquisition of rights to the Music For Nations catalog. Having collectively shifted more 300,000 copies, these three
albums plus one live DVD/CD recording present the very best of OPETH from their black metal era to their progressive rock transformation. The albums, produced by Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE, along with the magnificent live DVD and documentary "Lamentations", are necessary reissues for any OPETH enthusiast.

"Lamentations" Special Edition:

* Live DVD and 2-disc CD live recording (first time ever that the audio and video components will be in one package)
* Includes documentary on the making of sister albums "Deliverance" and "Damnation"

"Blackwater Park" Casebound Legacy Edition:

* "Blackwater Park" package includes bonus DVD, and 28-page full-color casebound booklet / digipak
* The band's first collaboration with PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson
* First OPETH album ever released in North America

"Damnation" Reissue:

* Departure from the band's death metal sound and entrance into progressive rock genre

"Deliverance" Reissue:

* Album won Swedish Grammis award for "Best Hard Rock" performance
* Appeared in the Top 20 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Top Independent Albums charts
* Considered one of the band's heaviest albums

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