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Opeth Inspired By The 'Negative Aspects Of Love'.

08/03/2016
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(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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