Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”

Opeth: In Cauda VenenumThe mighty Opeth has returned with their thirteenth studio album, entitled In Cauda Venenum, which is Latin for “Poison in the Tail.” The album is a first for the band in that it comes in Swedish and English language versions sung by frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt.

It continues their more experimental trajectory with heavy notes of prog rock rather than their death metal origins. It is, however, still distinctly Opeth with rich harmonies and huge riffs.

“It’s a new direction for us. The mix is different,” Martín Méndez told TotalRock Radio. “I love the sound of it. It’s really natural in a way. You can hear every instrument, which we had problems in the past with especially with the bass. It can be tricky to get a good sound, but this one is really nice.”

Hear Méndez’s monster tone in the track “Dignity”:

In Cauda Venenum is available now on CD, vinyl, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3). Opeth will be embarking on a North American tour in support of the album in February and March.

In Cauda Venenum Track Listing:

Disc 1:

  1. Livets Trädgård
  2. Svekets Prins
  3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör
  4. De Närmast Sörjande
  5. Minnets Yta
  6. Charlatan
  7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas
  8. Banemannen
  9. Kontinuerlig Drift
  10. Allting Tar Slut

Disc 2:

  1. Garden of Earthly Delights
  2. Dignity
  3. Heart in Hand
  4. Next of Kin
  5. Lovelorn Crime
  6. Charlatan (English Version)
  7. Universal Truth
  8. The Garroter
  9. Continuum
  10. All Things Will Pass

Opeth 2020 North American Tour Dates:

Feb 13Agora TheatreCleveland, OH
Feb 14The Riviera TheatreChicago, IL
Feb 15Royal Oak Music TheatreRoyal Oak, MI
Feb 17The PalladiumWorcester, MA
Feb 18MTelusMontreal, QC
Feb 19RebelToronto, ON
Feb 21Apollo TheaterNew York, NY
Feb 22Apollo TheaterNew York, NY
Feb 23The FillmoreSilver Spring, MD
Feb 25Egyptian Room at Old National CentreIndianapolis, IN
Feb 26Ryman AuditoriumNashville, TN (Without Graveyard)
Feb 28House of BluesHouston, TX
Feb 29The Pavilion at Toyota Music FactoryIrving, TX
Mar 1Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandKansas City, MO (Without Graveyard)
Mar 2The Mission BallroomDenver, CO
Mar 4Hollywood PalladiumLos Angeles, CA

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