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EXCLUSIVE: Hear the first track from the new Opeth album

Opeth will be releasing their new album Pale Communion on August 25 and you can preview the album's first single Cusp Of Eternity right here.

Produced by Opeth’s own Mikael Åkerfeldt, the Swedish quintet’s eleventh studio release has been described by Åkerfeldt as being “more melodic” than 2011’s Heritage album.

The tracklist for Pale Communion is as follows.

  1. Eternal Rains Will Come

  2. Cusp of Eternity

  3. Moon Above, Sun Below

  4. Elysian Woes

  5. Goblin

  6. River

  7. Voice of Treason

  8. Faith in Others

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Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.