By Jonathan Bradwell
Progressive Metal band “Opeth” have released a clip from their impending live DVD, “In live concert at the Royal Albert Hall”, due for release on the 21st of September this year.
The segment released is of the song “Dirge for November” off of the album released in 2001, “Blackwater Park”. The video is a total of almost eight and half minutes in length.
On a statement released on the bands “MySpace” blog, concerning the release of the full length DVD last this month, a spokesperson wrote:
“The performance at the Royal Albert Hall (recorded on April 5, 2010) includes two sets, the first consisting of the band performing 2000’s now-classic, breakthrough epic “Blackwater Park” in its entirety, and the second, a chronologically arranged selection of material from the rest of OPETH’s extensive catalogue, totalling almost three hours of music”.
The upcoming DVD has been boxed into three packages, in which buyers can decide which one they want. One of the packages is going to include a limited edition vinyl box set.
The track listing for the two sets on the DV D has already been announced and is as follows: Set One: “The Leper Affinity”, “Bleak”, “Harvest”, “The Drapery Falls”, “Dirge for November”, “The funeral Portrait”, “Patterns in the Ivy” and “Blackwater Park”.
A second set consists of the songs “Forest of October”, “Advent”, “April Ethereal”, “The Moor”, “Wreath”, “Hope Leaves” “Harlequin Forest” and “The Lotus Eater”.
Opeth have recently reached their Twentieth Anniversary as a band, since forming back in Nineteen Ninety Nine. Since 1995 the band have released a total of eight studio albums, in which there latest two releases, “Watershed” and “Ghost Reveries”, were under the “RoadRunner” label.
The band currently have no plans published on their website future tour dates.
To watch the footage, courtesy of “Classic Rock” magazine, go to: http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/opeth-porcupine-tree-mainmen-work-together/
(Picture courtesy of “Fan Pop”)
An “Opeth” music video for the song “Grand Conjuration”, note, this is not the footage from the DVD: