Swedish progressive metal legends OPETH are set to release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater on 2nd November via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. This historic show in the band’s career was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and vinyl formats during their set on 11th May 2017 at the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. In a trailer released today, Mikael Åkerfeldt offers a behind the scenes look at the making of Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre:
Check out Sorceress, the lead track taken from the set here: youtu.be/cHt4KNTgujQ
Video footage for Garden of the Titans was overseen by The Deka Brothers (Carpenter Brut, The Prodigy) and audio was mixed by David Castillo (Bloodbath, Katatonia). All versions of the release feature the masterful artwork of revered artist Travis Smith.
Ahead of the album, OPETH will release the limited 10” vinyl ‘Ghost Of Perdition (Live)’ on October 19th. Side A contains the haunting live version of the band’s classic ‘Ghost Of Perdition (live)’, while the previously released ‘Sorceress (live)’ can be found on Side B. The release is available in the following formats:
Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater track listing:
- Sorceress (live)
- Ghost Of Perdition (live)
- Demon Of The Fall (live)
- The Wilde Flowers (live)
- In My Time Of Need (live)
- The Devil’s Orchard (live)
- Cusp Of Eternity (live)
- Heir Apparent (live)
- Era (live)
- Deliverance (live)
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 honoured tradition of blowing our minds with both class and forward thinking. All these years later, nothing and everything has changed once again with their most recent album, Sorceress.
‘Sorceress’ is the band’s first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH‘s imprint label Moderbolaget Records and was released in September 2016. For the recording, the group returned to the legendary Rockfield Studios in South Wales – also the birthplace of pivotal releases from Queen, Rush and Judas Priest – where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety.