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This Just In: Opeth Cancels Some North American Dates Due To Illness

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Back in October we shared the news about the return of Opeth to our shores and a North American Tour. The full scoop on that and some album discussion can be found by clicking HERE. Sadly, with road travel there sometimes comes an issue. Read on down below the original poster.

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The Statement:
“I regret to inform you that we have to cancel the following shows on the North American run: Worcester, Toronto and Montreal. The reason being ”acute laryngitis” according to the doc. It all started with voice problems in Royal Oak, Michigan. I had a doctor take a look at me before that show, and even if he gave me the all-clear in terms of being free from flu symptoms and the likes, he couldn’t dismiss potential problems with the vocal cords. Which indeed I had during Saturdays show. So we have a day off to rest during Sunday and arrived in sunny Worcester Monday morning to another doctor’s appointment. This time the doctor advised a 3-4 day rest due to “acute laryngitis”. We set the stage up and started getting ready for soundcheck anyways. As I was warming up my voice it was abundantly clear that I was not going to be able to perform at the level where I want to be vocally. I sounded like a goddamn troll. And not in a good way.
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Opeth Announce North American Tour For 2020

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Though we’ve been showcasing a busy few days on the Pop Culture side of the fence with the New York Comic Con taking over our city come tomorrow until Sunday, the Metal and Hard Rock scene is as vibrant as ever with new tour and music announcements such as this recently revealed information from the incredible Opeth. They’ll be coming over to our side of the fence in early 2020 so let’s read on down into the scoop.

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The Press Release:
OPETH will make their awaited return to North America in 2020 for a winter tour with labelmates Graveyard. This will be the band’s first tour of the U.S.A. and Canada in support of their newly released, critically praised album, “In Cauda Venenum,” that is available now via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. The dates include two nights at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York and performances at the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and at the famed Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
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“Sorceress” (Single) by Opeth

Artist: Opeth
Title: “Sorceress” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 8/2/2016
Genre: Progressive Hard Rock/Metal
Rating: 4/5

Back in June the announcement about the band Opeth signing onto the Nuclear Blast Records roster was making all of the papers, oops I mean “websites” and it was a pretty big deal considering that they had been putting out some quality work on Roadrunner Records for a little over a decade. To keep you readers in the know, that news can be gleaned on THIS LINK if you have interest in the full details.
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Big News! Opeth Signs To Nuclear Blast Entertainment

I’m going to try and do more of these “label signing” posts here on PiercingMetal and not so much to keep up with the other more news related websites that are out there but to get a chance to speak my own mind about the particular scenario and offer up what I think about the situation a little deeper.

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The Press Release:
OPETH sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment; “Sorceress” to be released in late 2016

Nuclear Blast Entertainment is very pleased to announce the signing of Swedish progressive legends, OPETH. Always an unstoppable force for uniqueness amid a sea of generic swill, OPETH has been setting the rulebook ablaze, and ploughing a uniquely progressive and exploratory furrow for over 25 years now. Neither conforming nor exhibiting any desire to be restricted to a single genre, OPETH, quite simply, has a time honored tradition of blowing our minds with both class and forward thinking. All these years later, nothing and everything has changed once again with their forthcoming album Sorceress.

“We’re happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album Sorceress via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records,” states Mikael Åkerfeldt. “The decision was made in Markus Staiger’s (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We’re happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship.”
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Opeth To Headline Radio City Music Hall In Fall 2016

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Now this is some awesome news to share. Dig into the poster below. I’ve also snagged the bands brief words on it.

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“More big news! We’ve already teased about it earlier but we can now make it official that Opeth will headline the awesome New York’s Radio City Music Hall on October 1st!”

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve only one word on this and that is “AWESOME”. A band like Opeth should sound incredible in Radio City Music Hall and I am going to hope against hope that I will be able to be a part of this monu-Metal occasion. What do you readers think about this? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.opeth.com