Opeth has unveiled a new track, “Will O the Wisp,” from the band’s forthcoming, 12th studio album, Sorceress. The album will be released on September 30th, via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
Have a listen to “Will O the Wisp” through the player on this page, just don’t expect anything resembling heavy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeously crafted song and an absolute pleasure to listen to, but if moshing is your thing, this track will be like a day at the spa for you.
In a recent, exclusive track-by-track feature with Metal Hammer, vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt gave some insight behind the creation of the song:
It’s a song inspired by ‘Dun Ringill’ by Jethro Tull (from the album Stormwatch, 1979). I wanted to do a song with my capo really high, so it’s up on the fifth fret. It makes the guitar sound really glittery. I just wanted to go for a simple, catchy vocal melody. It has a slightly positive vibe to it, but the lyrics are really, really dark. It’s a beautiful song, I think. I’m really happy with that one.
Opeth will make their long-awaited return to the U.S. later this month with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest in San Bernardino, California, which will be followed by a headlining North American tour. Tickets are available for the tour here. See dates below.
Opeth Tour Dates:
Sep 24 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest/Knotfest @ San Manuel Amphitheater
Sep 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sep 30 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
Oct 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Oct 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Oct 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Oct 7 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
Oct 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End
Oct 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
Oct 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
Oct 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 14 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Oct 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Oct 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Oct 25 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theater
Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
Rock Hard \m/