Opeth have announced several European live shows for later this year.
They’ve lined up an initial run of nine shows, kicking off in Munich on November 8 and wrapping up in Copenhagen on November 17.
The band say: “Opeth are pleased to announce the first round of new European headline shows for later this year in support of their forthcoming new studio album."
He explained: “We’re very much into demoing. I’ve recorded a lot of solos so far and Mikael Akerfeldt has already written 12 songs for the new album, so we have more than enough material for an album.
“But I think we will at least try to finish 15 songs. Hopefully we’ll work on song ideas very soon.”
Akesson also hinted at the direction of the new material, adding: “Compared to the last three albums, I would say this album is more complex, more energetic and I think it’s gonna be something.”
Speaking in 2017, vocalist and guitarist Akerfeldt said he wanted the follow-up to Sorceress to be “something twisted”.
Opeth release their live package Garden Of The Titans in November on DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and CD. The footage was captured in May 2017 at the Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Opeth 2019 European tour dates
Nov 08: Munich Backstage Werk, Germany
Nov 09: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Nov 10: Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland
Nov 11: Paris L'Olympia, France
Nov 13: Cologne E-Werk, Germany
Nov 14: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany
Nov 15: Nuremberg Meistersingersaal, Germany
Nov 16: Berlin Huxley’s, Germany
Nov 17: Copenhagen Det Kgl. Teater, Denmark
Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheater
Opeth's live performance from the Red Rocks Amphitheater is captured on this release, featuring tracks including Sorceress, Demon Of The Fall and Cusp Of Eternity.