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Opeth Release New 'Sorceress' Studio Video


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(Prog) Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt has checked in from the studio with a new behind the scenes video, where he and the band have been recording their 12th album Sorceress.

The follow-up to 2014's Pale Communion is set for release on September 30 via Nuclear Blast, with Opeth previously stating the album came together in a short space of time compared to their previous work.

Akerfeld says: "In the past I've waited with writing lyrics until the very last minute and then recorded vocals under insane amounts of stress, which I hate.

"I wrote mock lyrics in the past. I sung that and it sounded great - and once I replace those with the real lyrics, it doesn't sound as good, which has always been a problem for me doing it that way.

"So for this record, I just wrote the lyrics I'm going to use on the record, come up with a melody, then record it. All the vocals are basically done before we go into the studio these days."

He continues: "When we start recording using the demo as a template, everybody can play along to the whole record. It's got the guitar, it's got the keyboards and the vocals with the real lyrics. We improve each individual sound as we go along." Watch the video here.

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