The release of Opeth‘s hotly anticipated eleventh studio album, Pale Communion has been rescheduled for 25th August. The opus was previously set for a mid-June release via Roadrunner Records.
Opeth mainman and visionary, Mikael Åkerfeldt explains:
“Many of you have heard the rumours already and we can now confirm that the release of Pale Communion has indeed been pushed back to late August. Several circumstances prevented us from delivering essential tools to Roadrunner in time which are needed to set up the album release properly, and release schedule conflicts made us mutually decide on August instead of June.”
Pale Communion, which was produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator, friend and Porcupine Tree leader Steven Wilson, will be preceded by lead single, “Cusp of Eternity” and available for pre-order starting Tuesday 3rd June. Pre-orders for Pale Communion made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of “Cusp of Eternity” as well as a second album track to be released on July 15th, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records Webstore and O Merch.
Opeth also play Download on Friday 13th June.