On Thursday Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt Would Rather Keep Music Secret was a top story. Here is the recap: (Prog) Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt says he would have liked to have kept their new album secret until it launched. And he says the decision to release Cusp Of Eternity and Eternal Rains Will Come prior to the launch of Pale Communion was out of their hands.
Akerfeldt tells Rocksverige: "The label wanted a promotional track, so they picked Cusp Of Eternity. I guess it's the most straightforward type of song on the record.
"As for Eternal Rains Will Come, I think they put that out because it leaked earlier and we were trying to stop people from putting it up on YouTube." He continues: "If I could choose, we would not give the record out to any journalists or play it to anyone until its release. But I'm obviously in the wrong."
More with Mikael - here.