Opeth Inspired By The 'Negative Aspects Of Love'.


(Prog) Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt says that the writing process behind upcoming 12th album Sorceress was inspired by the "negative aspects of love." The follow-up to 2014's Pale Communion is due out on September 30, with the band releasing a lyric video for the title track this week.

Speaking of the meaning behind the album tracks, Akerfeldt tells Rolling Stone: "I'm not talking about specific people in my past, girlfriends or ex-wives or anything like that.

"I've struggled a little bit in my relationships these last couple of years, and that has inspired me, I think, to write. Not that I deliberately sat down trying to write these types of lyrics. That's literally what came out when I started trying to write. It's only in retrospect that I kind of understood what it's about.

"I was trying to draw inspiration from the negative aspects of love: the jealousy, the mindf***s, the paranoia and everything that comes with what's ultimately a beautiful feeling.

"It's something that I value extremely highly in my life, but it really can have a damaging effect on you, which it did on me." Read more here.

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