Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have issued the following update:
“We may not like playing video games all that much, but we do like it when our music is featured on them! Makes us a bit proud, even when it’s a game as big as Saints Row for the PSP and even prouder when the nice developer people show excellent taste by picking ‘The Lotus Eater’ for it. So if you love playing video games, the game is expected to hit the streets around March 2010.”
OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke to Finland’s Domination TV about how he first got into heavy metal. Watch the six-minute chat below.
OPETH will take part in the European installment of DREAM THEATER’s Progressive Nation tour, set to take place throughout September, October and November 2009. Also appearing on the bill are UNEXPECT and BIGELF.
OPETH recently completed an eight-show tour of Norway which included stops in major cities Oslo and Bergen as well as dates smaller towns like Volda and Sogndal. The trek was arranged by Rikskonsertene, a Norwegian state-sponsored organization that normally handles events featuring jazz, classical and folk artists.
The OPETH three-CD box set called “The Candlelight Years”, featuring the the band’s first three albums, was released in Europe on July 13 via Candlelight Records.